We are looking for a unique icon for our new iPhone/iPad Wikipedia App. We have uploaded several screenshots from the app (iPhone-x.png) and a few competitor logos (for reference only, we want this icon to be differentiated from the competitors).
We want to have a nice professional feel to our icon. We are envisioning something with a rounded frame. Whether this is a frame of a book, or a newspaper, or what, I'm not sure. But the icon has to convey "information".
We like simple icons -- icons that beautifully express few ideas. So not too busy. But we don't like whitespace.
As you can see from the app screenshots, we like chrome-grays, black gradients, whites, and blue colors.
If there is a fabric in the design, we like to see textures and shadows. We think that it is hard to make raw text look good on an icon, but if you think you can do it, go ahead and try.
I want to encourage designers who love Wikipedia to enter this contest -- so all designers who submit a design that is rated at least a three will get a free promo code for the app when it is released.
If you have questions, please ask. We will try to give super feedback.