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I have updated Affinity Publisher to the newest beta, and I see that it now has a new icon (the change might not have been implemented in the last beta). I know that it is most likely going to get improved in the near future, but I really don't like it. I assume the icons of Affinity Photo and Designer will get changed as well when 1.7 comes out. I have always looked at the icons of Affinity products on my desktop, and thought that they were one of the most beautiful and well designed icons. I understand that every software is updating it's icons in order to match Modern UI / Fluent Design, but I truly believe that Affinity's previous icons were already simple enough for the new design standards, and they are not really based off of Windows Vista / 7's Aero design language, nor the Materialistic design (which I both actually like better than the Modern / Fluent Design language). Affinity's current icons are something truly unique, and as I said I could totally see them being used in a modern style user interface. The new icon also puts an end to the Affinity triangle, which became Affinity's 'trademark'.

Here is a recreation of Affinity Designer's logo in .svg, which I made a while back in... well, Affinity Designer:

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P.S.: I have realized that the new betas of Designer and Photo have the new style icons as well. Also, Affinity Designer's new icon reminds me of Chromium's.

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It's interesting that "Affinity" have just started selling t-shirts with what looks like the old logo, rather than the new version. It hardly seems like a great piece of marketing to start selling a t-shirt with a logo that you're changing.

Personally I prefer the original style to the new one, but, at the end of the day, I really couldn't care less what the logo looks like, as long as the software is good! 

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I don't care all that much about the icons either. Or so I told myself until I installed the latest betas for Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher and realized how boxy and undifferentiated they look. It was only then that I realized I cared more than I'd expected. LOL  ^_^

To the developers: PLEASE let these new icons be only for the beta-level products so that they're not confused with the final shipping versions. I've grown to love the consistency, distinction, and creativity of the Affinity icons. The ones in use for the beta look pretty boring and blocky while sitting there in the Mac dock. :61_sob:

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On 12/26/2018 at 6:09 PM, Ulysses said:

I don't care all that much about the icons either. Or so I told myself until I installed the latest betas for Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher and realized how boxy and undifferentiated they look. It was only then that I realized I cared more than I'd expected. LOL  ^_^

To the developers: PLEASE let these new icons be only for the beta-level products so that they're not confused with the final shipping versions. I've grown to love the consistency, distinction, and creativity of the Affinity icons. The ones in use for the beta look pretty boring and blocky while sitting there in the Mac dock. :61_sob:

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These are really nice!    They would look magnificent on the dock.

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10 hours ago, jmwellborn said:

These are really nice!    They would look magnificent on the dock.

Lots of us agree! The current icons are pretty cool, dramatic, and different. They're very distinguished from other icons in the dock.

But compare with currently shipping icons with the ones that seem to be proposed in the beta. I'm not as crazy about them. Are you? They're a bit flatter, less colorful, and just not quite as interesting (sincere apologies to the team who designed these... no personal harm intended) No, they won't make the software run better or worse, but it would be nice to see icons we like.  :) 

 

P.S. — Affinity Team, it looks like the Designer app icon is a little bit different from the rest in that it doesn't have the little bump-out on the top side the way the other two do. If this icon design is where it's headed, at least make them consistent with the bump-out. Give us a little STYLE!  :) :) :) 

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