Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Ink Blot Profile v1.1

Ink Blot Profile has a new Icon!

Ink Blot Profile is our stand alone iPhone App which allows you to complete the famous Rorschach Ink Blot test.

The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach who detailed the relevant procedures in his book Psychodiagnostik, which was published in 1921. During the test you will be shown a series of ink blot images and then asked what you think they resemble. Based on your responses, the App will calculate over 27 indices and ratios, which are then used to provide a detailed diagnosis in 7 key areas.

To differentiate this App from our other Personality App we wanted a fresh new look for the icon so we approached the Graphic Designers Red Alfalfa. I'm really happy with the results and I think their approach to icon design may be unique. I will let the designer describe what they did...

"Inkblots are produced manually by hand, so I designed the icon with the same approach.  I used water-colour paints and painted one half of the inkblot on paper.  The direction for that design came from the Manta-ray in the ‘Reefwing Software’ logo.  I then scanned the painting into Photoshop, rendered the image, duplicated the layer and flipped it horizontally to give the inkblot effect.  A few adjustments and blends later and the design was complete.  Adding a metallic frame, custom corners and reflection was also deliberate, in order to stand out even further in the app store." 

If you would like Red Alfalfa to design your next App icon then you can contact Adam at adam.woodleigh@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/redalfalfa

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