I wanted to review the design language changes and the evolution of the news eco-system looking back from Newsstand to the current Apple News.
My first step in designing the icon for Apple News was looking at the 3 icon types and their grids that were introduced with Mac OS X Yosemite. I decided to use the rotated rectangle as it maps closest to a newspaper and because it resembles an analog paper stack as is the case with icons for Notes and Reminders.
I took a look at several differant Apple applications, looking at the differant navigation paradigms, styles, grids and scale of differant components.
I developed some iterations of the small article type, with varying text, logo alignments and image placements within a horizontal bounding area. I applied stylings of existing Apple apps and Apple News on iOS to create Apple News for MacOS, with the intention to bring a great news application to the entire Apple eco-system.