fellow designers,

I'm working on a toolbar, and all the triggers use only icons. One of these triggers opens a modal where users can choose an icon. However, I'm unsure about the best shape for the icon representing "Icons." In summary, what's the ideal shape for the "Icons" icon?

I understand that there are similar questions (like this one →), but none of them helped me figure this out.

Any idea or suggestion is hugely appreciated!

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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Perhaps try The Noun Project. There are a few there which may be suitable.
    – Billy Kerr
    Sep 11, 2023 at 20:57
  • If you're going to use icons that aren't universally well-known, I suggest that you use labels.
    – ironcito
    Sep 12, 2023 at 0:41
  • what will the icons that are selected be used for?
    – spiral
    Feb 12 at 15:11

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You need to zoom out, leave the specific and go abstract. You are trying to represent a group of concepts under a single topic.

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