Category filter: Icons

Magnus Walker 911

Most car enthusiasts would be happy to own or even to simply drive one Porsche 911 in their lifetime. For Magnus Walker however the 911 has become more of an obsession. Over the years Walker has owned around forty 911s. Growing up during the heyday of formula racing he was exposed to racing culture very early. At an even with his father he discovered the car which started it all. It was a white 1977 Porsche Turbo with the classic red and blue Martini Race striping.


Modern Pictograms

Modern Pictograms is my favorite new “font”. These perfectly designed pictograms are a great touch for web and interface designers to make use of in projects. You can pop over to Font Squirrel to download them where they are licensed under the SIL Open Font License.

(via Quipsologies »)


City Scout

Ever try finding relevant travel information on a city and even more specifically design related advice on where to go and what to do? Well the girls from Studio Sweet Studio have come through for us. Their newest project is called City Scout, which offers the inside scoop from designers and creatives on their favorite spots in their city. Currently you could say City Scout is in beta with information only on offer for Chicago, with Brooklyn to be added soon. I also have to say the icon set they created for the project is great.

(via Pitch Design Union »)


The Noun Project

The Noun Project is an awesome new project with the mission of “Sharing, celebrating and enhancing the world’s visual language”. By creating a library of symbols and icons they have created a universally accessible visual language that anyone can use at anytime free of charge. Whether you are a designer or otherwise you can download and use the images. Beyond having created a visionary idea, the UX and site design are very fun to use despite their simplicity.

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Little Big Details

Little Big Details is a nice minimal tumblr blog, which allows you to view a great collection of UI details and explinations of the interactions in a easy scrollable format. This will definitely come in handy when I am having trouble deciding how something should function.

(via swissmiss »)


Al Kimiya Typeface

Designers Benjamin Varin and Pierre Ferrandez have created this sans-serif typeface called Al Kimiya, based on alchemical symbols. This is a great example of adaptation and the use of reference material to create something wholely different. In the end product, besides the set up glyphs that are infact alchemical symbols, the typeface only hints at the symbols it is derived from.

(via Swiss Legacy »)

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USA Beer: Ordinary Company

The porfolio site of Matthew Genitempo, oddly named Ordinary Company, is a nice simple housing for some super clean and varied work. In addition to working for himself Genitempo is a member of the collaborative work space Public School in always beautiful Austin, Texas.

The self initiated project of branding a fictitious beer company is badass. Great colors and a cool array of icons and peripheral design elements. The type lockup is also a highlight of this project.

(via Design Work Life »)


Icon Series: Post 1

I have been obsessed with icons since I can remember. Their nature to clearly communicate such an array of things both intrigues and inspires me. Whether using an arrow on a way-finding sign or a website it says something in context of the space, environment and collaborative content. It could be saying the bathroom is that direction or if you click this link it will take you to past entries. Either way the field of icon design seems to have become so much more integral with the advent of IXD and UI that I continue to see unique and fun ways to approach icon design and usage. Hopefully as I find and collect more icons this will develop into a larger series of posts. For now here is a great series of arrow icons collected from websites.


The Movie Icons

The Movie Icons is a project by a slightly hard to track down designer by the name of Timo. That aside these icons that distill two hour movies down into a single bold graphic are striking. I appreciate these quite a bit more than that minimalist movie poster trend that was going on a few months ago.

(via Quipsologies »)