abstract images of weather icons

Rebble Weather Icons

Inspired by the Pebble revival project, Rebble, and their unique aesthetic inspired by the original series of icons developed by Heydays design for pebble, I set out to make my own weather icons to use in projects on the platform in the future. While I took inspiration to make them familiar to users, I also sought to give them their own flair and individual personality.

Many various icons for apps, weather and watch functions
The original Pebble icons, designed by Heydays.

Rain, Snow and Clouds

Different kinds of weather icons on a purple background. Example, snow, rain etc.

The weather icons with clouds proved challenging at times, being limited to 3 angles (flat, 1:1 and 1:2) meant the shape was very limited in terms of originality and looking good. Eventually I took the cloud icon Lavender had made for the project, and jazzed it up making it more fluffy and rounder overall. There were many different prototypes designed before I landed on the final shape.

8 variations of the cloud icon
Prototyping the cloud shape.

Sunny Day

A cartoonish sun with rays coming off it on a yellow background

Witht the sun icon, I tried to build upon Heyday’s design by making it more rounded and less sharp overall. The rays on the original are far nicer in my opinion, however I feel the rays on my design also fit well with the whole concept. The shape of the central ball took several prototypes trying different ideas to pick the right one. On real hardware, the ball looks more square with rounded corners.

3 circle like shapes with variations
The ball prototypes.