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A new Gnome is coming, 3.0!

In these days a nice GUI is one of the most important parts a of successful operating system.

My dream is, to be a part of the future face of the gnome desktop. So I decided to start a project. The "symbol Icon Project".

It's a concept now and there are still no style guidelines or even a website. But I will launch this in the near future.

I hope you like the icons, there are just 5 of them. I will show you more soon.

Feedback is needed!

All Icons made with inkscape!

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UPDATE: More icons will follow within this week. For example camera, home icon etc.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

25.04.2009: Concept Preview!
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26.04.2009: .png files uploaded.
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27.04.2009: monitor icon added.
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28.04.2009: folder icons added. Please give feedback and suggestions!

klemperal

10 years ago

This looks like such beautiful and unique icon theme. Please give all of us who are anxiously awaiting its release an update on how it's coming along.

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odysseusjak

10 years ago

Just wondering what the progress is with your set. It looks great.

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klemperal

11 years ago

The preview you have up looks fantastic. Is there anyway you could give us an update on your progress?

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leadgolem

11 years ago

These are very nice. Would you be willing to provide the .svg files?

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shankru85

11 years ago

Tell you what... With this small preview itself, i can sense a great icon set coming.. Please keep it going... Eagerly waiting for Gnome 3.0 :)

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daz4126

11 years ago

Just to reiterate what other people have said - this is a huge project, putting together a whole icon theme can take a long time.

But, this is no reason to not get this theme going. As Dan Rabbit says on the Elementary Icon Project page - it all started with one blue folder icon. You have to start somewhere and this is a great start - just look at the buzz that has been created here. Gnome 3 would really benefit from a full set of new and original icons and this looks like a great start.

I like that these icons have a bit of a shine and gloss to them - too many of Gnome's icon sets are a bit drab and have a matte finish. Some of them do look a bit too close to Apple icons though ... perhaps some differentiation is needed in some of the icons?

A website would be a good idea - especially if there was an area where people could upload ideas and comment on them. How about a flickr group for ideas? It might also be an idea to develop the theme on a modular basis - mimetypes, actions, devices, apps etc. That way the work can be easily delegated and spread out to different people.

I really do hope that this takes off and eventually develops into a full theme with metacity, backgrounds and gdm themes too.

DAZ

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fallenhammer

11 years ago

I like the blue folders, looks very elegant. Keep up the good work!

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odysseusjak

11 years ago

Please, don't use blue as your base color. Personally, I prefer a nice manila folder. It goes with everything. When you have a system (I use Ubuntu) and you use the default colors, the blue base for an icon set just doesn't cut it. Try to make one that would go with ANY color scheme. To me, a manila folder does just that.

Obviously, this is a personal preference. But look at the Hydroxygen icon set. The author realized that people like different folder colors and built it accordingly. I really like where you are going with this set -- the style and look is amazing -- but, if it has blue folders, I wouldn't use it.

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daz4126

11 years ago

white folders with subtle grey shades would look very cool, be different and go with most things....

DAZ

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naaamo2004

11 years ago

uh thats lookin great. a complete set on this level would be cool. and don´t forget the evolution toolbar icons, please ;)

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schollidesign

11 years ago

DanRabbit is right - narf! My experience says that the work with the small sizes killes more nerves than the creation of the Hi-Res-icons. The next problem is the amount of the icons what should be created. And we don't speak about only 50-100 icons ... ;)
It's impossible for only one person to do this. Breathe for example haves some talented peoples involved, but even here it's going all very slowly. The best is, if we want a new, good and complete Icon-Set in a short time, we will need 20 or 50 peoples who's working over it. ;) It's the hard reality... :D
And if I talk about a Icon-Set, so I mean the real Art-Work-Set and not the Collections-Sets ones ... ;)

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DanRabbit

11 years ago

Looking very good, my friend. You are embarking on one hell of a project, let me tell you. I've been working on elementary for the last 2 years and It's still not complete :)

Best of luck to you.

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reihe12

11 years ago

Hello everybody,

I just want to say thanks again for all your nice comments. This is a big motivation for me!

What are the future plans? At first, I will upload the style guidelines as soon as possible. A website will follow, too.

Some new Icons will follow this week.

Please make suggestion what you want? For example an icon for the games folder. What should I choose? A gamepad, a joystick, a pacman ... say it!

Best regards

Florian

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techwizrd

11 years ago

Great work! I can't wait to see more of these amazing icons.

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reihe12

11 years ago

I will upload the .svg files on the upcoming weekend. So you can scale it to every size you want and artists can have an eye on it.

:)

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Anarchj

11 years ago

It seems to be a very good project!

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Shalakhin

11 years ago

I think that it would be better to have all icons in svg format. It will allow any size of the icon with the same quality and it is not so huge size of the Icon set as it can be with .png.

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Didi84

11 years ago

:-) No, it isn't correct. But okay, everybody have to see and to learn. ;-)

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Didi84

11 years ago

:-D You know how much icons you still have to draw? For have a perfect Set the small sizes will make sometimes more work than the develop of new icons. Really you know what hard footwork you are doing with this? :-) Maybe think in helping some existing projects which are in work since time and quite strong yet would be a better idea ... For choose: Erectus, Elemantary, Breathe(Ubuntu), Echo(Fedora), EvolveAir(Kde), Oxygen(Kde), ... and some more! This is maybe more easy going for you and everybody with the idea of making some icons! What do you think? ;-)

And yes, it's looking nice ...

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bitzer

11 years ago

Keep on this good project!

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reihe12

11 years ago

At first, many thanks for all your kind words.
I'm really glad that you like them and give me so much feedback.

I will work on it again and again, some new icons will uploaded by me today.

And yes suggestions are welcome, too! I will make a small house instead of a folder. Or I will make both, so everyone can choose.

Best regards

Florian

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odysseusjak

11 years ago

I really hope you continue this work. It looks amazing. I'm looking forward to a whole theme!

Could I make a suggestion? I don't know how you feel about the 'home' folder, but I have always preferred a 'home' icon instead of the folder with a home on it (or next to it).

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fallenhammer

11 years ago

looks amazing
keep up the good work!

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thedarkside

11 years ago

They look just amazing!

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Shalakhin

11 years ago

Really cool icons. :) Continue your work! ;)

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11 years ago

25.04.2009: Concept Preview!
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26.04.2009: .png files uploaded.
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27.04.2009: monitor icon added.
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28.04.2009: folder icons added. Please give feedback and suggestions!

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