We're a couple of guys making iPhone apps in our spare time. We've got a new release ready and we're excited but we need the icon! That's where you come in.
Our audience is trendy teen iPhone users who love kittens. We know these users will respond favorably to a great icon.
Please design an application icon for Kitten Kontest in both 512x512 (AppStore) and 57x57 (iPhone) sizes. Feel free to just resize the 512x512 icon to be 57x57, but if there are lost details, please touch them up in your final submission. The appearance of the 57x57 icon is the highest priority.
I'll give solid, constructive feedback shortly after you post something.
My initial thoughts are that a colorful kitten or two would be good (but not a photograph), but I'd love to see whatever you come up with.
In addition to being a beautiful, meaningful, cute icon for this app, the icon should match the iPhone UI guidelines and not be completely out of place when sitting next to Apple's iPhone icons. The icon should
* Be square.
* Be facing the screen head on, not facing left or right with perspective.
* Have a light source (if needed) coming from the top, not from the left or right.
* Must look good on a black or light gray background.
You can submit screenshots of rounded icons, but I'll need the final assets to be square (Apple requires this). In addition to the final images, I'll need the PSD or illustrator file.