We want a new icon for our photo app, CameraBag. CameraBag was the first iPhone photo app to emulate old-school cameras with the iPhone camera, and topped the app store back in its first days. It's named CameraBag because it's like having all your favorite cameras and lenses and film types in a your camera bag, but that's all now inside your iPhone.
We want to update the icon design for the newest iteration of CameraBag. The same or similar icons will be used for the iPhone and desktop versions of the software. Whereas other photo apps focus on toy cameras and a certain hipster vibe, we want the CameraBag icon to take in a wider range of camera aesthetics and history in its styling, or at least focus on a slightly different era. The style could focus on, say, the kind of camera you'd see on a tourist in Italy in 1961, which would end up feeling a little less grungy and a little more mod than some other toy camera photo apps. CameraBag photo filters aren't just about grunging up your photos to look old, they're about bringing back the magic of film. So the icon could end up featuring a lens and camera styling (as do many other photo apps), or it could be more abstract or inventive - it should probably focus on either the idea of multiple cameras or the magic of analog film from the past 100 years.
I'm including the two logos we've used for CameraBag in the past. They're both pretty generic looking - the three-lens one does say "multiple camera styles" a bit, but not very well. A touch of moody color somewhere might be nice (think olivetti typewriter colors). Using the textures of the grips or leather cases of classic cameras would probably be one easy way to get at some of the feeling we're going for. It would be nice to have an icon that doesn't necessarily directly incorporate the rounded square of the iPhone icon, so that we can also use it for both the iPhone and desktop versions. It should, however, basically fit within a square.