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Man redesigns MS Paint-inspired mobile app icons, and here’s how you can too

We all know the age-old, sagely saying that goes something like, ‘gRaPhIc dEsIgN iS mY pAsSiOn”. No? just me?

Since iOS14’s arrival, netizens have been quick to explore its new offerings, like this SafeEntry hack we think you’ll appreciate very much. That’s not the only good that has come out of the new operating system, however.

Credit – Thomas Reisenegger

31-year-old game marketer Thomas Reisenegger discovered that iOS14 allows users to redesign mobile app icons, so naturally the first thing he did was to recreate them all in the style of MS Paint—because that’s what legends do.


I, for one, think that the Snapchat art team should seriously consider adopting Reisenegger’s adorable ghost icon. Don’t @ me, please.

If you’re curious as to how you can customise your own iteration of app logos, read on and thank me later.

As so generously contributed by another twitter user @Ani1u7, here’s how you can make your own logos and casually destroy months of hard work by app logo designers too:

1. Open Shortcuts, tap the + then Add Action.

2. Select the app you want to change.

3. Tap the three dots.

4. Name the shortcut and tap Add to Home Screen.

5. On the next screen name it again and tap the new generic icon.

6. Then you get the option to add another icon. Choose a photo you’ve made or a photo that you’ve saved.

Have fun, and don’t forget to tag us in your hilarious new logos so we can laugh with you. If you need a little more inspiration, we took six of our favorite homescreens and you can view them here.


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Vera Leng

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