Sunday, January 21, 2007

Icon Inspiration

I really like the experiment Ro London, of Intersmash, decided to do. He went around to Fortune 1000 companies' websites and collected up examples of common icons they use.

The result, as he mentions, is a great place to start for brainstorming with icon ideas.

I find that icons are one of the trickiest graphical design elements to get right. On one hand, an icon can convey a huge amount of information in just a small, colorful space. On the other hand, how do you come up with a graphically universal way of saying something like Click here for driving directions?

At least I have 300 more ideas to play with and get me inspired.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Here is my quest to find 1,000 search buttons... Another great resource.