20 Skeuomorphic Design Examples

Skeuomorphic design refers to the practice of “borrowing” real world objects or design elements and reproducing them in a different context, even though they may have no functional use in the new context. The most famous digital examples of this aesthetic come from Apple: its Calendar, iBooks and Notes apps that look exactly like their real-world counterparts, down to the stitched leather binding, wooden bookshelves and the ripped page edges.

Skeuomorphic design is a controversial topic amongst designers with one side arguing it is merely decoration and a trend with a high potential to date, whilst the other side argue it adds a level of comfort and results in a more user-friendly and engaging design. In this article we’ll round-up 20 examples of Skeuomorphism.

Skeuomorphic Switch

Skeuomorphic Switch

Status Dome

Status Dome

Nick Wooster iPhone

Nick Wooster iPhone

Cinematic Icon

Adjust Controls

Flat Design

Flat Design

Dusty Hat

Dusty Hat

Sketchbook

Sketchbook

Yunait Email template

Yunait Email template

blue Pentagon

blue Pentagon

WholeApp

WholeApp

Retina Video Buttons

Retina Video Buttons

Coming soon to the App store icon

Coming soon to the App store icon

Camera App Icon for Travelers

Camera App Icon for Travelers

moleskine pull to open concept

moleskine pull to open concept

Sharp Calculator

Sharp Calculator

Ancient UI

Ancient UI

Ice Breath UI Kit

Ice Breath UI Kit

Black Stationery Mock-up

Black Stationery Mock-up

Win scroll bar evolution .psd

Win scroll bar evolution .psd

Vintage Calculator App

Vintage Calculator App

Posted on by Henri Wijaya