New icon for Elisa music player
Elisa is a new music player app (yes another one) cassettes are old-school yes, but the benefit is that it look like an old (stable well developed) app in addition it's way more unique than other music player apps.
I was a little bit hesitant at first, but I'm starting to like the idea of a cassette as an icon for Elisa. But I think the text in the icon is not required. It will usually be so small that no-one can read it.
Anyways, Matthieu should have a comment about this.
Agree with the text not being useful for small sizes, but it could look good for a large logo-style image (like say, a 256px logo on the wiki/homepage).
A cassette is definitely an interesting idea for an icon. At least it's not another musical note or play icon :)
It's true that it's old school, but we also use CDs for albums which is also kind of old school now, so it's not totally off. Green is ok too, since the CDs and their background are all green (and blueish). You could also mixing it with some subtle blue/cyan tints in there.
Also, I think if we're going 80s we should go all the way. Instead of a gradient (green to white), consider using some 80s motif like the vanishing lines in here:
You should probably limit it to 1-2 lines for the smaller sizes though. You could probably replace the text with the lines/motif in small sizes too.
More ideas for that: https://www.google.com.ar/search?dcr=0&tbs=imgo%3A1&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Rj1-WvPjLYaTwgTj1p2YCw&q=80s+cassette&oq=80s+cassette&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l2j0i30k1l4j0i8i30k1l2.18392.20298.0.205220.127.116.11.0.0.0.115.1019.11j1.12.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.12.1013...0i67k1j0i10i24k1.0.PyemoiQ5FVk
BTW, love your avatar!
Thanks for your work. I am hesitant about the choice of an audio tape. I fear people under 30 will not recognize it.
I would like to propose trying the tape with the current color and we can revisit this decision in 6 months.
I agree on the text removal and your choice of color is good for me.
I followed your advice, here is a big version and a preview in my application launcher
I understand your concern. However we could say the same thing about vinyls, and many apps are using vinyls as icons.