I was jotting down some notes for a future project, sketching some simple icons for functionality etc, but all I could come up with for an icon to represent 'edit' was a pencil.
The pencil seems to have become pretty universal in icon design, but I think it's pretty outdated and it's not clear enough from a distance (it just looks like a diagonal line).
For 'add', we have the universal '+' sign, and for delete we have 'X' or '-'. I feel like we (the world) needs something similar for 'Edit'.
I saw the similar post on here about the 'Save' icon not being a disk, and found it really fascinating. But what about the pencil?
I've been thinking about this now for a few days, but I can't think of anything. Can anyone else?