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Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, OS X Yosemite provides a cleaner-looking interface including new system font and icons

Updated: at 10:33 PM

OS X Yosemite’s consistent and simple icons push design interfaces forward

There is a lot more to the new icons than just a fresh coat of paint — the visual language extends far beyond just the gradients.

The flat dock is back—let’s rejoice.

Icon designs stick to a grid to provide visual consistency.

Icons have a shape hierarchy. The circle for apps: “lightweight pieces of software, entertainment, or consumer-focused products.” The square for system-related utilities. The tilted rectangle for applications that help you get the work done.

Lighting effects are richer and more refined.

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