Holiday Gift from Adobe: New Icons for their Apps

21 Dec 2006 - 5:55pm
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Dana Smith
2005

Bleech.

Perhaps the pumped-up color coding will make them easier to find, but all
square?!?

I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

Dana

On 12/21/2006, "Dan Saffer" <dan at odannyboy.com> wrote:

>http://www.flickr.com/photos/codepo8/329003007/
>
>Ummm. Wow, are these, erm, ugly.
>
>I like the Adobe Rocket Powered Grenade though.
>
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21 Dec 2006 - 6:16pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Some thoughts on the design concept:

http://rhjr.net/theblog/2006/12/21/adobe-alphabet-soup/

-r-

On 12/21/06, Dan Saffer <dan at odannyboy.com> wrote:
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/codepo8/329003007/
>
> Ummm. Wow, are these, erm, ugly.
>
> I like the Adobe Rocket Powered Grenade though.
>
>
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21 Dec 2006 - 6:23pm
Mark Schraad
2006

Surely this is not as lame as to be the "periodic elements" of adobe...

On Dec 21, 2006, at 5:55 PM, dana at danasmithdesigns.com wrote:

> Bleech.
>
> Perhaps the pumped-up color coding will make them easier to find,
> but all
> square?!?
>
> I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
>
> Dana
>
> On 12/21/2006, "Dan Saffer" <dan at odannyboy.com> wrote:
>
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/codepo8/329003007/
>>
>> Ummm. Wow, are these, erm, ugly.
>>
>> I like the Adobe Rocket Powered Grenade though.
>>
>>
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21 Dec 2006 - 6:41pm
Dana Smith
2005

They could take a page or two from this one ;)

Visual periodic table
http://www.theodoregray.com/PeriodicTable/PeriodicTablePosters/index.html

On 12/21/2006, "Mark Schraad" <mschraad at mac.com> wrote:

>Surely this is not as lame as to be the "periodic elements" of adobe...

21 Dec 2006 - 8:17pm
AlokJain
2006

I like the tying to Color Pallette, have generally just seen color
swatches to capture the pallette, but this kind of representation
seems more effective.

Cheers
Alok
http://www.iPrincipia.com

On 12/21/06, Dan Saffer <dan at odannyboy.com> wrote:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/codepo8/329003007/
>
> Ummm. Wow, are these, erm, ugly.

21 Dec 2006 - 8:29pm
Leslie Chicoine
2006

These new designs have gotten a lot of flack. Sadly.

I know we have standards for icon design and these seem to fall short. But
if you think of them more as labels, which is a more accurate way to
describe how they are used on a daily bases, they are brilliant. You already
know what it is, you installed it after all! When these icons are sitting on
the doc they shine. Simple, clean, and easy to find. In my applications
folder they've got a full spelled out name in text (and typically sit in an
Adobe folder anyways).

I for one, love these new designs.
-Leslie

On 12/21/06, Alok Jain <alok.ajain1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I like the tying to Color Pallette, have generally just seen color
> swatches to capture the pallette, but this kind of representation
> seems more effective.
>
> Cheers
> Alok
> http://www.iPrincipia.com
>
> On 12/21/06, Dan Saffer <dan at odannyboy.com> wrote:
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/codepo8/329003007/
> >
> > Ummm. Wow, are these, erm, ugly.
>
>

21 Dec 2006 - 9:48pm
Chris McLay
2005

I have to say that I like them as document icons, much more than
application icons.

Something else to note is that the Macromedia icons were basically
the same but in a circle - I dodn't like them either.

On 22/12/2006, at 4:55 AM, Dan Saffer wrote:

> http://www.flickr.com/photos/codepo8/329003007/
>
> Ummm. Wow, are these, erm, ugly.
>
> I like the Adobe Rocket Powered Grenade though.

--
Chris McLay.
Interaction & Visual Designer

chris at eeoh.com.au http://eeoh.com.au/chris/

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