Best Icons of the Month! (August)

Best Icons of the Month! (August)

First of all, some really exciting news, guys — my Icon Design Guide is approaching the finish line! It took me way more time than I had expected, but the final draft is already done and being proofread right at this very moment. However, I still need to design the guide itself and complete an unimaginable number of various tasks before publishing it. If everything goes as planned, the Guide will be released in October. Fingers crossed! Now let’s move on to the other thing I want to share with you today — August Icons of the Month! It’s unbelievable how many different styles and unique approaches towards icon design there are! Always a great pleasure to discover them. I’m pretty sure that you will find some fantastic icon designers and icon sets amongst the ones I’ve selected for you today....
The History of the Olympic Games icons

The History of the Olympic Games icons

I’d be lying if I said that I wouldn’t want to create the icons for the Olympic Games one day. I think this is an every designer’s dream. Icons representing sport disciplines have become an essential feature of the Olympic Games, and usually they tend to reflect the hosting nation’s culture. Good iconography is crucial for the Olympics because it attracts people from all around the world. Therefore, overcoming the language barrier is extremely important. Since I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the iconography used for the Olympic Games. And recently, while doing my research on the Rio Olympics pictograms, I came up with the idea to collect and share with you all the pictograms that have been made up until this year. So I invite you to go on a journey in time and see how the Olympic iconography has changed throughout the years. 1964, Tokyo Officially, for the first time icons were introduced and added to the Olympic design programs in 1964 at the Tokyo Olympic Games. They were designed by Masasa Katzumie as the artistic director and Yoshiro Yamashita as the graphic designer.   However, it was not the first time icons were used in the Olympic Games. The Berlin 1936 Games and the London 1948 Games had unofficial sport discipline icons. I really like the iconography approach of the Berlin Olympics. It has a clearly visible design system and the structure that keeps all the pictograms consistent, as opposed to the London Games’ pictograms that look more like freehand drawings.     1968, Mexico For the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games, really bold...
Best Icons of the Month! (July)

Best Icons of the Month! (July)

If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you should remember that I used to compile the best icons and share them on my blog every week. Truth be told, some weeks dragged on slower than the others, and sometimes the collections were simply not as good. For these and some other small reasons, I’ve decided to switch to Monthly compilations. So on that note, I would like to invite you to check out the best icons of...
Best Icons of the Month! (June)

Best Icons of the Month! (June)

Hello, friend! Hope that things are going great! I have even two exciting occasions to get in touch with you. First of all, I wanted to let you know that my free icon design guide is coming along nicely! I’m putting a lot of work into it, and I’m so thrilled to see the progress and can’t wait to finally show you the result! Stay tuned for more updates. Another great announcement is that I’m once again starting to post up compilations of the best icons. If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you should remember that I used to compile the best icons and share them on my blog every week. Truth be told, some weeks dragged on slower than the others, and sometimes the collections were simply not as good. For these and some other small reasons, I’ve decided to switch to Monthly compilations. So on that note, I would like to invite you to check out the best icons of June!...
Best Icons of the Week (Week 21)

Best Icons of the Week (Week 21)

Hey guys! How are you doing? Once again I present you collection of great icons and icon sets. It’s nice to see so many different styles and interesting approaches on icon design. I’m sure you will discover some great icon designers and awesome icon sets....
Best Icons of the Week (Week 20)

Best Icons of the Week (Week 20)

Hey guys! How are you doing? Once again I present you collection of great icons and icon sets. It’s nice to see so many different styles and interesting approaches on icon design. I’m sure you will discover some great icon designers and awesome icon sets....

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