Icons for CraigStream

CraigStream is an app I am writing for the iOS App Store. It is a reader for craigslist aimed at presenting lots of information as simply as possible. The first version focuses only on Japan, with a global version following soon. The name comes from the idea of turning multiple lists into one simple stream.

These are my designs for the icon. The top 2 are near final. The initial ideas used multiple waves, at varying phases, to represent water and the stream of information. However, it did not look good at the small sizes icons are usually seen at, so I had to simplify things.

With the release of iOS 7, icon design is becoming much more focused on flat illustrative forms. The last 2 are some works in progress towards updating the aesthetic to suit iOS 7 more.