The Iconfactory’s David Lanham on what it takes to build home screen-worthy icons

David Lanham is an illustrator at The Iconfactory, where he designed many of our favorite icons for apps like Twitterific, Acorn, Fantastical, and Coda. His unique style, which combines juicy color palettes with imaginative shapes and creatures, has made him one of the most sought after icon creators today. Lanham took a few minutes to talk The Verge about the art of crafting great icons, the best apps to get stuff done, and what makes Sword and Sworcery so damn good.