Living Earth was being updated for iOS 7 and needed an icon that looked fresh but also familiar. Living Earth has a wide range of features and tools within it, but the most memorable and stunning is its rendition of the earth with live views of daylight or nighttime portrayed on the globe. The night view are especially interesting because they show the city lights and their representation of our life and influence on the planet. So we decided to focus on this aspect for the icon. The end style landed on a mix between the simplicity of iOS 7′s shapes and focus, with a bright detailed contrast for the night time lights to bring in some warmth to balance the cool tones.