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We Need an Icon!

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Peter Atwood, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Peter Atwood

    Peter Atwood Empty Pockets

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    We need an icon for this forum...something emblematic of the subject but it has to be simple. I'm thinking maybe a pocket with Levi's kind of stitching. Anybody with mad computer skills up for the task? :)
     
  2. stillphoto

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    Well mad computer skills I certainly dont have. But I will try to see what I can come up with photographically, and then try to manipulate a picture into more of a photo-illustration type of deal. Will keep you posted
     
  3. pipedreams

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    Found a pocket. Maybe someone can fix it.

    todd
     

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    Probably better than my idea. I was thinking of a pocket protector. :uglystupid2:
     
  5. idleprocess

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    Hm, maybe a keyring theme? Those seem to be nearly universal in western society...

    Artistic skills I lack, but here's a rough concept (painstakingly created with AutoCAD. Ouch):
    [​IMG]

    Not sure how that would scale down to an icon. It certainly needs someone better with, uh, art than me...

    EDIT : On second thought, that looks more like a charm bracelet than a keyring. Maybe not a good idea after all.
     
  6. Peter Atwood

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    Yeah, it has to scale down to an icon. I think there is some software that will genrate an icon from a pic. I'll ask the resident computer expert when she gets home. :)
     
  7. Sunnie

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    We need some iconic things *in* the pocket -- maybe a torch (with light rays coming out -- okay, it wouldn't be on it your pocket, but it makes the point!), a pen, a knife, and maybe something really eccentric like a spanner alongside some pliers. Anyway... you get the idea! 8)

    Sunnie
     
  8. deeker

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    How about a SAK type folder or LM with a flashlight, pen, knife and pliers being 'opened' at various angles instead of blades and other typical SAK/LM tools?
     
  9. Nicodemus

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    I'm a graphic designer, and could probably come up with something.

    What size or sizes would be optimal?
     
  10. Peter Atwood

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    My submission for an icon:

    [​IMG]

    Is clear enough shrunken down in the .ico format.

    Not quite the pocket, but definitely in the spirit of a pocket.
     
  12. heathah

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    Here are a few I created.  I can edit these further if anyone really likes them or I can change these to icons if you want.  Enjoy!   :eek:

    [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]

    So I had some spare time on my hands!  ^-^
     
  13. heathah

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    I thought about doing an animated gif but I'm not sure if anyone would like an animated icon.  What does everyone think?
     
  14. Peter Atwood

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    Heath, I like that one alot! It has the pocket look but also the gadget look. Don't know how it will reduce though and it doesn't need any lettering. Remember this is for the URL line at the top of your browser and for your Bookmarks.

    No animations! Those are obnoxious. :p
     
  15. pipedreams

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    Looks pretty cool.

    todd
     
  16. andy

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    I just borrowed something from the banner:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. heathah

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    Here is one in .ico format. It gets itty bitty doesn't it. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. pipedreams

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    I like it.

    todd
     
  19. Nicodemus

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    Is 16 x 16 pixels the correct size for icons?
     
  20. heathah

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    I think the standard is 32x32.