I've searched online for a very long while now but there seems to be no iconography or symbolism for mold-breaker. Internet only knows the Pokemon ability of the same name or mold, the disease.
It basically means breaking the mold, like we use ice trays to get identical ice cubes, right? Each pocket of the ice tray is a mold. We pour water in it and get ice in that particular shape.
The definition of mold or mould is:
a hollow container used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material when it cools and hardens.
Mold-breaker basically means:
a person or thing that is boldly original or pioneering.
And here's my question: If you wanted to show mold-breaker through an icon, how would you do it?
Where will I use it: I need to identify our department in college as a mold-breaker, it's completely my idea and I didn't want to do something like "original" or "creative." Mold-breaker is selected to define our department in one word. The icon will be used on our classroom doors, in events where we participate, and some official documents as well. We will also paint or craft the icon in a big size. So far, here's what I've come up with:
I think the pouring part makes sense. I can use a fluid inside the text mold-breaker itself, the text working as the frame or container of the fluid. And then I break it in some places. But that's more like a logo idea. What I need is a standalone symbol or icon.