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    Principles of icon design

    February 18, 2020

    So many great insights (and illustrated examples!) in this article about icon design. Bookmarking this for sure!



    Redesigning Adobe’s File Type Icon System Language

    October 21, 2017

    Really insightful post on an important design overhaul from the Adobe Design Brand team. Adobe has a massive amount of file types, and I think this solution works well.

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    Susan Kare Interview

    July 31, 2016

    This interview with designer Susan Kare is fascinating! Kare designed icons and fonts for Apple in the 80s and helped create the graphical user interface for the original Mac.

    I love Kare’s approach to creating icons that goes beyond the obvious concepts and is even sometimes humorous. She describes icon design as “like solving a puzzle, trying to marry an image and idea that, ideally, will be easy for people to understand and remember.”

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