Like in the last week, the time is for exercise the principles of design in a really small artboard (60px by 60px): icons. Sometimes we think that little draw is really small to be designed or for having enough space to apply a good design, and no matter too much the detail, but that is not true, the smallest and simplest artwork usually is the best. I thought in the target audience through I designed these icons, all people who use a cellphone can understand, since an adult or child, and represent and emotion easy to understand and easy to use, with a simple stroke, shape and concept.
Look these icons set I redesigned with the theme of traveling and landscape, I improved with your comments (thank you very much by the way) actually, adding more details.
Even an icon is designed for not to be appreciated for a long time, (the people will see it for a couple of seconds, I think 2 maybe 3) we can detail it to bring it quality. I tried to add contrast, to highlight the Big Ben and the red bus to create the concept of London.
2, Just a Castel,
In this case, I used the repetition of geometric shapes for making a Castell, and to add shadow and depth with the same shapes, just with triangles and squares, and we imagine a place.
This is really incredible, how the contrast in color the same color in a different tone and repetition between the shapes creates a whole concept, in a group of layers we can create a complex landscape.
4, Desert in the night.
In this, the proximity of the objects and its size on the artboard creates the sense of distance and depth.
You just look an icon 1, 2 or 3 seconds to judge it, immediately you recognize a good one of a bad one. But if the icon is well designed you understand easy and can express a better idea, concept, and art, and simply works better.