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.
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.”