Download Retro iOS App Icons That Nod To Apple’s History

Product designer Ben Vessey developed 110 black and white, pixelated icons for today’s most popular apps, including Twitter, Tinder and Netflix. Dubbed the “iOS (Old School)” project, Vessey looked to Apple’s history to inform his clever designs. In addition to the app icons, Vessey created six monochromatic wallpapers. Together, the backgrounds and icons can be purchased for a little over $5 and installed on any …

Luce App Tracks the Fine Details of Film Photography

Digital images today are captured with an EXIF meta data layer that stores pertinent facts about the shot so that photographers can study, report and refine their technique. Analog photography (somewhat by definition) remains largely under-serviced by this kind of high-tech service. Luce, an upstart iOS app—from developers Don Chia and his partner, Diego—offers a centralized space for analog photographers to log image data while …

Ivory Coast Artist O’Plérou Grebet’s Africa-Centric Emojis

21-year-old Ivory Coast-based O’Plérou Grebet noticed a lack of applicable emojis for many Africans to use in everyday instant messaging and did something about it. Grebet’s emoji library Zouzoukwa (meaning “picture” in his first language Bété) includes 200+ images from food to furniture, facial reactions, tools, and more. “I love it because it’s exactly why my project is useful to an African, it fills a …