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Surprised: a jack-in-the-box toy? Scared: a Halloween pumpkin? A bat? A ghost? Snaring teeth? Disgusted: a rotten fruit? Just a mushy looking fruit with "smell" coming out of it. Or a dirty sock? Confident: a rolled up diploma? A graduates beret? A judge's hammer? Sad: a fainted flower? Amused: a clown? (Mind you, they are scary for me) Unimpressed: agree ...


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Loving || Agree Angry || A hissy cat? Surprised || This one is the hardest for me to visualize, maybe just "BOO"? Happy || Agree - maybe a sunflower! ;-) Scared || A scorpion to gives a good impression of something that is scared and scares. Disgusted || Roach or pile of trash with curl of stench/smoke. Confident || Sunglasses or military hat. Sad || Agree ...


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Loving || Yup, obvious! Angry || I would go with fire rather than lightning; when someone is angry or mad, they're "fired up", "hot under the collar", etc. Surprised || I imagined a Metal Gear Solid styled exclamation mark, but a gift or present would probably be friendlier! Happy || Agree Scared || A spider, a skull, a snake, or some of other similar ...


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I would think twice about using exact Apple icons in your own projects (especially if they are commercial projects), but that said, you can download an iOS7 PSD template from Teehan + Lax that contains the icon you need. They've been sharing these files for a few years now and they're very handy (and pixel-perfect). http://www.teehanlax.com/tools/iphone/


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The tricky thing about favicons is that they are tiny (well, while the classic favicon was 16x16 px, you can now use 24x24 px. Still quite small). Because of this, and just as it happens when working with small icons in general, you need to create a version of it pixel by pixel. Scaling just doesn't do. Check this related question: Tools or methods for ...


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Fast thought and even faster execution. Maybe something like this? Personaly for me only the "car" is correct. Of course it should be a bit faster ;) but I know that it's in progress yet. Thumb means rather OK than easy and the padlock means that something is locked.


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You can check this comprehensive MSDN article on icon creation. IMHO it is one of most valuable all-basics-in-one-place sources around. It focuses on creation of Windows 3D icons, but the principles are universal.


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Rough idea, and "flatish", in the same line that has been discussed.


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My experience is primarily in c++, and a mix of misc. high level languages. I don't do much work with .html or web work. From my experience the first two are the most semantically consistent: [] An array, generally a collection of items or data structure. This is probably why it was selected by code academy. It implies a collection of type code, ...


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Opened penknife or pocket tool gear. Of course for better legibility you should simplify it. However it might be too much detailed for something you want to place into a tab.


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If it is for tabs, I would use icon symbolizing cluster of all things, either something more relaxed or less relaxed , depending on overall app style. Also the target audience is important for the decision, because some audiences may already have their 'all' symbol. For example for advanced computer users, 'all' can be expresed by asterisk (wildcard *).


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They mean whatever you want them to mean. They're just a decorative element. As you state, most of them refer to 'code' of some sort and have been used for the past couple of decades in tech company logos. In fact, they've been used so much for tech company logos that it might be almost cliche now to use it, so you may want to consider going a different ...


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In all your samples (except perhaps the last one) they simply are a reference to web design/development. The use is similar to a wrench used in a logo for a mechanic or plumber - it's just what the trade uses so it's included as part of the logo. Note the word "code" in 99% of your samples, this is what the various brackets refer to. < > = html ...


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I liked Random's idea of ready out of the box. Pretty literal, but: How about a chair coming out of the box? Source: IconFinder Source: IconFinder Now imagine something like this but that actually looks decent: Another idea I just had, what about a chair that looks like it's been assembled? Something like the last image in this series: Source ...


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It isn't ideal, but maybe a truck with chair on it.


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It's not a radius. The iOS icon grid, including the corner curve can be easily put together using two ratios. These ratios are the golden section and the square root of two. Determining the points through which the curved corner passes is surprisingly simple. The grid as it is presented by Apple shows how to establish three points of the curve: 1) the point ...


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To be honest, I'm not too big a fan of your secure and easy icons. Particularly the secure one - it made me think that the car is unlikely to get stolen, rather than that my family would be safe in it (which I gather is the point?). I like @Yisela's suggestions... Alternately, if you want a part of a car instead of the entire car, you could do something ...


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Like the design. The car needs a bit more details but i know its a work in progress. What is the theme for the site ? The easy is kind of 2 way might mean good. But its a hard word to describe


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Fast: should be a clock or timer like icon representing a time saving. Secure you can choose a shield icon.


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I'm afraid I cannot help for recent icons but for the historical part of your question, I have given a brief presentation about the history of pictograms before. Obviously, starting at the Egyptians may be a bit of a long shot depending on what you are trying to accomplish. I'd advise looking at the work of Gerd Arntz as a starting point. Gerd Arntz was ...


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I am not sure if I understood what you are trying to do. How I don't have enough reputation to comment, I will write this step-by-step answer. Have you tried using an action to do the work? Open any image on photoshop, then create a new action. All you have to do is open the window Actions (option + F9), and click the blank paper icon to create a new ...


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I'm not a lawyer Would this be considered plagiarism? Not unless you're in college. Reality is its barely plagiarism and its unintentional plagiarism so unless you're in college working on an academic paper nobody cares. Does this violate trademark/copyright? Doubt it. Small logos are hard to trademark, the industry is probably different, but ...


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I would not consider it plagiary. First of all it was med from scratch. It was made whiteout the knowledge of the existing icon and the existing icon was not used as a template. The style is similar but not the same. Its like you should not do pixel logos because it was already made. Your work is protected by artistic copy right, not the style itself. ...


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I cannot comment on whether the design is legally defensible. That's the domain of lawyers, and even they may end up just saying you won't find out unless you take it to court. However, I can suggest a change that would appear to still fit your name well and make it more substantially different: Remove the gap separating L from B. Change the color and/or ...


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They do look alike, a little bit.Simple advice, Just change it a little bit to make yours unique.You clearly have the talent.The time it would take to do that is nothing compared to the legal hassle you might get into when you publish.


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Extremely similar trademarks are often approved by the USPTO provided they are used in different kinds of business. What is LiveBulb? If it's not very possible for someone to reasonably confuse one party with another, it's probably fine. I would think the presence of the pencil distinguishes the two logos sufficiently. There are many extremely similar (and ...


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There's no 'right' answer to this. It will all come down to lawyers. Anyone can sue you for any reason so if someone feels your logo is too close to theirs, they can sue for Trademark infringement. The person you need to ask this question to is an Intellectual Property Lawyer.


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Is it plagiarism? No. Plagiarism is taking another one's work and trying to pass it off as your own. If you really did conceptualize, sketch, and design it from scratch, then you did not plagiarize. However, those two logos are pretty similar, and I can't say you wouldn't get into hot water by releasing it. The fact that you didn't steal the design doesn't ...


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You should look into asking a trademark lawyer, but for my personal opinion: There is a different usage in color. You are using a stroke to define the B. Yours is slanted. The gap is less in between the separation of the | and 3. The curve of the 3 doesnt match and yours appears to be higher up. You aren't using a pencil. I would suggest maybe: ...


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Looks like an infringement to me. Either conscious or not. They are far too similar with the rotation being the primary difference. However, just because your idea matched a previous idea it doesn't automatically mean there was any malice in the creation. To determine whether or not you can use it legally, you need an attorney specializing in ...


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It's a very simple shape - just recreate it in Illustrator color it the green color you need and export in any format/size needed.


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There is no real standard but I did some extensive research when making a vector set for my sites and the majority used on sites were yellow. I figured if thats what the majority is using, why not go with it. The less you make a user think, the better. This may be caused by Outlook(the email program) have used it has its brand color for years, but that's ...


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There is a certain point in a long design process where it's easy to fall into the trap of overthinking what you're doing. Different parts of the design seem like they could be better, you aren't sure how, exactly, but maybe if... At that point, you begin an endless (and pointless) round of tweaks that as often as not end up uglifying what was fine to start ...


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Ok, Ideally, you should have had those bigger and or in vector. But as it is, here it goes.. This is in photoshop: Select the checkmark. You can do this by using the "select in quick mask mode": When you have switched modes, select the brush: Use the brush to "paint" over the checkmark. When you are happy with your painting, that you have covered the ...


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The icon used for religious places will differ from country to country. Usually unique symbols that represents each religion is used. Here is an example from a Sri Lankan map where it's 4 dominant religions are represented with 4 different icons. I'm not sure how universally accurate this is, but in most countries putting your hands together symbolizes ...


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Even Google Maps does not have a single symbol: Patrick Hoffman is a user experience designer for Google - including Maps: "Google Maps visitors probably don't think twice about the little pictures that dot its maps, but an icon's creation can be a fraught process, he says. "Some of the best landmarks are places of worship because they tend to ...


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If I need inspiration I go to shutterstock and see what the keyword gives me for example -


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Try representing vibration with three jagged horizontal lines parallel to one another. Think of the lines on a seismograph that monitors earthquakes.



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