Thoughts on weight lifting icon

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by dominsbeard, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. dominsbeard macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2013
    The app is a workout tracker to log your exercises at the gym. What do you think of the icon?

  2. wmukj macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    MI -we got lakes! I am not near any of them.
    I like the colors and the direction you're going in.

    First as someone often called upon to play the role of graphic designer on my team (I'm not by trade, but of my team of designer/developers I am often tasked with this role) and as a formerly avid lifter, I have two suggestions.

    1. I recommend adding a third plate to each end. I feel if not given a description beforehand, I would have struggled for a moment to make the connection. I realize context is immensely helpful, but just a first impression :)
    2. I would like to see the handle slightly thicker. Just my preference given past experiences.
    Just my two cents, otherwise I like it. And I am nitpicking honestly.
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    I'd work on the spacing between the elements. Right now they feel a little too spaced apart. But I'd want to see it reproduced at the smallest size it will appear and see how it looks then.

    Not crazy about stair-stepped gradient. I'd prefer either a smooth gradient or a solid color.
  4. winston1236 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
    Definitely work on the spacing, the equal distance between elements really cuts down on legibility.
  5. Reibergraphix macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2013
    i think you have a good start, if you just flip the color shame and add a depth

    and if you can name it something that starts with an H like "HEAVY" or "HeavyTrac" you might be going the right direction

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  6. dominsbeard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2013
    I flipped the colors and changed the spacing a little. I do like the step gradient on the other one because it sort of represents the list style that you find in the app screenshot. I played around with having 3 plates on each side but I think that just adds too much to the icon.

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  7. gwizz macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2013
    I would reduce the size of gap between the handle and the plates, and add the bar ends. Currently it's looking to much like a trains wheels to me. On the right track (pun intended) by needs tightening up.

    Not sure why you have chosen to use rounded corners? I would prefer squared edges. Soft edges don't say weight training to me.

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