Before 1995, the word icon meant something completely different to me, than it does today. We have got many new words since the Internet came into play, but «icon» is on my mind today.
I wanted to have a snazzy icon/logo for my page here, and thought it could be fun to try and make one myself. I know the real icon creators have special programmes for this, but it was worth a try. There have been many years since I tried, and now I found a converter online that was so much better than the ones I remembered.
I’ve tried a lot now … still haven’t made up my mind, but it seems the plain, black duck is the one that gets most distinct in the browser tab. Spent an hour cutting out this mallard I’d shot last year, but as an icon he was hardly visible. Sad!
I like to look at logos … figuring out the thought process and the creativity behind them — the arrow in FedEx, for example. There’s an authority in Sweden called SWEDAVIA. They handle all aviation, airports ‘n stuff. It’s fairly new, it was instated since I left, and the first time I laid eyes on their logo I thought it was really cute, but I didn’t get it, why they chose a snowflake for a logo … then I looked closer. Clever, huh 🙂