Today we are happy to release our brand-new icon set named “Minimal”. The name of the set reflects our approach during the design process: unique, usable icons and yet simple icon set. Simple doesn’t mean boring and the distinctiveness of “Minimal” will make your interfaces look phenomenal.
The set contains 400 hand-crafted icons in both vector and pixel format (48x48px and 64x64px). You can mix and match the icons to fit your need. We’re proud to say that “Minimal” is our best work up-to-date. Priced at $25, it’s no brainer. Grab it now, we know you want it!
Firstly, we’re sorry for the quietness recently. In fact we have been busy to work on our icons rather than compose new blog posts. Today, we’re excited to release a major update for our popular icon set Glyph.
With over 120 additional icons, we’re proud to say that Glyph 2.0 is the most complete and versatile icon set you have ever seen. Glyph now has 800 hand-crafted icons for every single category and industry; you also can mix and match the icons together for endless possibilities.
In our last two articles, we shared with you some major issues about lighting and shadow and gradient and how to bring them into icon design. So this time, based on what we have learned about, let’s pull it off with this little practice in creating a glossy button icon. Just to remind you that we also had a very long article that guides to create a simple button icon, including a small part showing how to give a style to a button icon (located at the end of that article).
Look at simple icons, you might think it’s easy to create, and you might ask why it’s supposed to do the way we are doing. If you ask whether there was any other way to do, we say “Yes”. If you say, “I know other techniques and what if they can help achieve my desired result”, we will say “It’s okay, too”.
Whatsoever method you choose to follow, please keep in mind that all of your icons should be designed with the same technique, giving a family relationship to them all (involved in color and lighting). The simpler an icon looks, the easier it is to create it. However, to give it simplicity and sensibility, long-time experience is required.
In this article, we continue to deal with some last-but-not-least issues regarded as indispensable post-tasks in icon design: pixelation, resizing, retouching and exporting.
As mentioned in the beginning of our last post, we had to cut the old long article into small and separate subjects for easier discussion. So today, we are going to continue to get back and dig into other essential aspects that have hugely significant effect in our icon creation: Material, Coloration and Gradient. This topic has been revised and updated as well.