I am not a trademark attorney which is really who you should ask.
My understanding is the ™ is merely an indicator that the mark is being used in an effort to register it. ™ means "We intend to make this an ® when unique usage has been established." ™ does not provide any legal protection, it merely is a notice to infringers that the user may intend to file ...
All of the planets, as well as the sun and the moon, have symbols ....
In fact, some planets have multiple symbols, depending on context. Astrology tends to use differing symbols for Uranus and Pluto and slight variations for Mercury, Saturn, and Neptune.
Generically, it's called a "fleuron". Some specifically call it an "aldus leaf".
A fleuron is essentially an ornamental typographic character. The Aldus Leaf being a commonly used one.
More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleuron_(typography)
Sorry I came upon this question so late.
You can have symbols instances with different colors to some extent. Use the Appearance panel to add a fill or stroke color to the selected symbol instance. Here I have added different fill colors to each instance of the same symbol.
This is called a Trefoil knot and it's a rather common symbol in both arts and iconography. If the outer 'leaves' are pointed, it's known as a Triquetra.
Both symbols have seen a lot of use, as especially the Triquetra Wikipedia article confirms. Among others, it was a Celtic symbol adapted by Christianity.
Note This answer is from 2012. Things have since changed.
Adobe has implemented Dynamic Symbols in Illustrator CC, which allow for further editing than was previously possible. See here: Adobe Help for help implementing dynamic symbols and changing colors of symbol instances.
Previous answer, related primarily to Illustrator CS6 or older.
No. You can't ...
Sorry about this, but I have just found the answer to my problem:
Given this, I then created my own using Adobe Illustrator (seen in the following image). The outermost circle I used as one unit (in my case, 100 px diameter).
Imitation of an older convention
It's clear that the designers of more recent currency symbols have their own rationale for including the slashes or 'strikeouts' in the symbol. It's also clear that these elements naturally evolved in older currency symbols through the use of abbreviation and shorthand.
It's more than likely that modern currency symbols are ...
The question asks about prime and double-prime symbols for minutes and seconds, which have been used for ages, and even feature in a piece of piano music (or what would be piano music, if there were a note played).
However it then veers off from the question title to ask about extending this to using degree ° for hours.
Prime/Double prime &...
Method one - works with any shape.
Create a no-fill, no-stroke rectangle and place a $ sign in the middle of it. $ sign must be on top of the rectangle. The amount of space between the $ sign and the rectangle edges will determine the spacing between the repeated $ signs.
Drag all that to the Brush panel and choose Pattern Brush when asked. Then click OK ...
In general, no, you don't want more than one 'aha' element in a logo. That's not to say you can't, or no one has, but it's a tough thing to pull off successfully.
In this particular example, you actually have 3 things going on...the 'bike', the 'saddle' and the 'speech bubble'. And I do think they are all competing. None of them stand out in terms of scale ...
This is probably most likely considered a "rosette" and the style of the time period would be probably be called "Romanesque."
As far as this particular design, I don't know if it is a class of design, but it was built up using some very basic geometrical manipulation. The cross is an obvious choice from a cultural perspective as well as a geometrical ...
How one can represent several grayish materials in 6 by 6 px using realistic colors? Well... you can't, at least if they're supposted to look different.
Personally I'd stick to using just the three colors bronze, silver, gold which have a fairly well recognized order, known from sports-medals.
As soon as you add more metals or elements you start to assume ...
In the end I couldn't find a mechanism to automatically distribute and repeat a pattern, but this article on The Noun Project's blog did give a really good runthrough of how to do it; manually, but reliably and relatively easily.
Summary of article
The most important thing to note, is that each shape on the edge of
our square needs to have a ...
User experience is more important than precision. Take the phone icon for example. Phones haven't looked like this for a long time, but the icon is still very effective for communicating.
The two concepts you are trying to communicate are shower and woman. Luckily, there are common icons for both so it's most communicative to just combine the icons. It ...
Bathroom icons don't describe what you do in there, they describe who goes in.
It's become a universal sign for restrooms as it's one of the few spots that's segregated by sex in most locations. But it can work equally as well for showers/changing rooms.
I assume you're trying to do all this with a single stroke?? Things really depend upon how you currently have objects constructed.
In order to get the appearance of an "overlap" you need an overlap. So draw a section of road to cover the overall path:
Same stroke style applied to an additional path on top of the base path. You won't be able to create the ...
Asterism ⁂ (Unicode character U+2042 and HTML symbol ⁂ as well as Alt + 8258 on Windows)
Used to 'indicate minor breaks in text,' call attention to a passage, or to separate sub-chapters in a book.
Currency Symbol ¤ (Unicode character U+00A4 and HTML symbol ¤ or ¤ as well as Alt + 0164 on Windows)
Used to denote a ...
Yes! It's called GREP styles, and you'll find it under paragraph styles.
It allows you to enter a "regular expression" (AKA "regex", a code-based super powerful advanced search), then, it applies a character style of your choice to anything that matches those criteria, instantly and automatically. If you edit text so a snippet no ...
These kinds of ornaments can also sometimes be called fleurons. A set of them is included in the Wingdings typeface with different transformations to allow for easy symmetrical decorations.
There are some fleurons available in the Unicode specification under the Dingbats block (PDF).
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Use symbols as explained in the Adobe manual. It can save you time and greatly reduce file size.
To create a symbol do one of the following:
Click the New Symbol button in the Symbols panel.
Drag the artwork to the Symbols panel.
Choose New Symbol from the panel menu.
Flourish, Filigree, or Ornament are common terms.
Usage doesn't generally change the name. Simply because it's been used by the book designer to separate content, there's no special term I'm aware of for that specific type of usage.
The issue with silver, platinum and diamond is that they are all usually represented with similar colors. Color alone would not be enough, but shape can go a long(er) way. You mention you want your icons to be really small, if that's the case, only way to go is very simple shapes, like Stein mentions. I don't think it would be a good idea to have two ...
In my opinion. Forget the option 1. It is for toddlers.
I thought Junior as a son that have the same name as the father. Posible terms, kid, minor, child, under 15...
For the icon, probably a head with a cap. I think that is representative of that range of age. (And maybe not pointing forward, but lateral or backwards)
Here's a link to a quick discussion on international symbology you might find interesting since you’ve already read about the ISO standard.
A Brief History of International Symbols
As the article and @johannes mentioned in the comments to your question, there is the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 50 icon set designed in 1974 that has become a ...
Designer Udaya Kumar author of the in INR (Indian Rupee) ₹ symbol explains:
The parallel lines at the top (with white space between them) are said
to make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag and also depict
an equality sign that symbolizes the nation's desire to reduce
economic disparity. (Wiki)