Icon Designers Blog

New 2014 Facebook Logo

Facebook’s new icons

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Every year or so, Facebook tend to roll out a new design and layout. These changes are always met with uproar from users and are eventually quietly accepted. The last major change was ‘Timeline’, which restructured profile pages into linear, narrative-style pages. Now, Facebook have made big changes to their news feed, events and group… Read more »

Dribbble Icons

Dribbble Icon Design Inspiration

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Flat icon design does not mean boring – Dribbble Icon Design Examples Indeed, flat design can be beautiful and charming, attractive in its purity and simplicity. In a context of an over-abundance of information products, flat design can appear as an island of calm, stability and clarity. Many designers use the method of “almost” flat… Read more »

Illustrator Icon Design Tutorial

Step by Step Illustrator Icon Design Tutorial

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In this Illustrator icon design tutorial we look at creating a small set of ‘almost flat‘ icons from scratch. First, open the Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Then create a rounded rectangle using Rounded Rectangle Tool with: Width:200px; Height:155px; Corner Radius:10px. After that create another Rectangle with: Width:36px; Height:36px; Rotate it 45°. Unite… Read more »

iOS7 Flat Icon Style

Flat icons & brand logos

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Lately there’s been a lot of talk of how the ‘flat icon’ has come to dominate interface design across all different platforms. The flat icon trend can be seen as a conscious effort by developers to return to basics when it comes to design. Of course, the ideal icon is one that explains its function… Read more »

Android App Icons

36 Awesome Android App Icon Designs

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So here it is… I am very slowly falling in love with Android. This romance is still in its early stages. I am still metaphorically stealing glances from afar, working my way up to my ‘big move’. You see, I have been having a lukewarm affair with iOS for some years now. Never an Apple… Read more »

Icon Design Glossary

Icon Design Glossary of Terms

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Icon design is ever evolving. As new platforms embrace the use of icons, new terms and references are dreamt up and older terms fall out of favour. This glossary is an ongoing project to document the icon design lexicon. Contributions are very welcome. 16×16 Pixel Icons This icon size has its own entry here because… Read more »

Almost Flat Icons

44 inspirational Almost Flat Icon Designs

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The evolution of the flat icon design, to the ‘Almost Flat’ Icon Style OK, it’s time to nail my colours to the wall. Sorry, but I don’t like the flat icon style. I think they are boring and bland. When they first started appearing and even worse started becoming popular, I did get a little… Read more »

Flat Icon Design

Flat Icons: a trend in Icon Design

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Flat design has become very popular recently. Many websites utilise the principles of  flat design and simplify their interfaces accordingly. Indeed, many recent user interface redesigns and new websites use a flat design; this trend has begun to appear almost everywhere, both on websites and in applications. Icons are also keeping pace with the times,… Read more »

iOS7 Icon Size Template

iOS 7 App Icon Size Template

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As Apple have decided to make some changes to their App Icon size and corner radii form iOS7, I thought it would be helpful to myself and others to create a PSD template to both produce all the different Icon Sizes now required, as well as show how these will look on both iOS6 and… Read more »