Although there is no official mark for the Apple iOS logo, that didn’t stop me from creating an entire set of conceptual illustrations representing it. I’m nerdy like that, and I like to seize any opportunity I can to jump into my 3d modeling software and whip up some good designs of logos that don’t exist.
My full set of illustrations representing the Apple iOS logo
Hope you liked those HTC logo renderings I recently uploaded. And if you were wondering, yes, this set of iOS logos was based on that set. I will admit that creating the iOS versions were much easier, as there seems to be a lot more controversy over the tight control that Apple puts on their mobile operating system.
My first set of illustrations
Combining that logo with objects such as handcuffs and chains seemed too darn easy. Why do I always start with the kinky stuff? Well…I’m going to avoid answering that and just get straight into the logo illustrations:
I was a little bit concerned about how this chrome logo would look within my style of rendering. I like to use a lot of metal and gloss (as I did for my full set of Apple logo renderings), so I was hoping that the hard reflection across the front of the iOS logo wouldn’t interfere with the reflections in my 3d renderings.
I guess it didn’t turn out too bad – though I did have to put the logo on a dark gray background (instead of the standard light gray) so that it would stand out more. I think it still holds true to the style that Apple had intended.
Here’s a more detailed description of this first set:
- Two large and heavy chain links lying over top of a framed iOS logo
- A transparent blue and orange globe sitting on top of a chrome iOS logo
- A pair of silver handcuffs attached to an iOS logo in a circular frame
- A large wrench and screwdriver resting on top of a framed iOS logo
- An iOS logo in a circular frame sitting in a pool of molten metal
- A large silver trophy standing next to an upright iOS logo in a metal frame
My second set of illustrations featuring this logo
Shortly after creating the first set above, I figured that I should probably finish the remaining set of ideas I had floating around in my head. It’s kind of funny because I’m always a bit nervous about doing anything with an Apple-related logo on it, although really, I’m not trying to do anything that shows them in a bad light.
However, knowing how strict they are with their logo usage guidelines, I’m sure that I’m giving them a bit of heartburn by producing images like these. But I’m a conceptual 3d illustrator, and taking some creative liberties and stretching the rules a bit is just part of my job.
Here’s a more detailed description of this second set:
- A large brass key lying beside an open tin can with a chrome iOS logo on the label
- A framed iOS logo embedded into the side of a metallic file folder
- A set of gears lying over top of a framed black and silver iOS logo
- A glossy Apple iOS logo printed onto a black microchip over an electronic circuit
- A large microphone standing in front of a glossy black and silver Apple iOS logo
- A big magnifying glass hovering over a generic tablet device with an iOS logo on the screen
I hope you enjoyed this full set of logo illustrations! Please feel free to use these however you wish, just as long as you give me credit for the image. Thanks, and enjoy!