I'm Nicholas. A designer living in Omaha, NE.

Just like that, there were icons.

Thanks to Joe Sparano, I was recently introduced to The Noun Project.

The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.

How can I not want to be involved in that?

I’ve started work on several icons to submit, with a goal of a few each week. Perhaps soon I’ll have a much more precise weekly goal, but for now I’ll keep it fairly relaxed. The above image is the first I have submitted, which is an icon for a bridge or more obviously a suspension bridge. But you knew that already.

Expect plenty more submissions in the future. They’re small and simple, but wonderful at the same time. I love icons because they must be minimal, yet they’re a magnificent form of communication. They’re symbols for much larger and complex things, yet can be mere pixels wide. Also, they’re flat. No gradients, layers or varying colors.

They’re pretty much perfect for me.


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