Some more icons
by marex, Thursday, July 24th @ 12:45 am

“Yeah, I suck at post titles.” - one of the many things I always realize when writing a blog post…

What I tried to do after my last blog post, was to clean the icons up and add some more sizes. During that process, I decided to switch to a One Canvas Workflow. I already experimented with this but after Jimmac proposed his implementation I crabbted the script and some nice helper extentions for inkscape and converted my canvas-icons to that system.

Also while converting the icons I created some fancy semi-realistic high resolution version (256×256) , which then led to some changes on the smaller resolutions to reflect some changes I did to the 256×256 icons. As a result the look changed a bit to a less tangoisch look. It still fits in with the tango look quite well. What is most visibly, is that I went from a solid outline / inner-outline to a grandient version, thus the hight resolution version is more consistent with the 48×48 versions.

But enough talk, lets show off some icons:

As you can see in the last icon (trash can paper sheets, the white thin line) Inkscape generated some artifacts in this icon. Does someone know a way to work around this?

Also, if you are interested in a color table for inkscape, just put this as file in ‘~/.inkscape/palettes’.

GIMP Palette
Name: Human
Columns: 3
255 231 146    Peach 1
255 213  67    Peach 2
213 150   0    Peach 3
252 175  62    Orange 1
245 121   0    Orange 2
206  92   0    Orange 3
255 237 207     Cream 1
227 194 153     Cream 2
191 139 100     Cream 3
138 226  52    Chameleon 1
115 210  22    Chameleon 2
78 154   6    Chameleon 3
114 159 207    Sky Blue 1
52 101 164    Sky Blue 2
32  74 135    Sky Blue 3
239  41  41    Scarlet Red 1
204   0   0    Scarlet Red 2
164   0   0    Scarlet Red 3
244 232 219    Sand 1
208 191 172    Sand 2
169 146 122    Sand 3
141 124 105    Sand 4
90  82  73    Sand 5
49  44  41    Sand 6

As always, if you have some feedback or suggestions, feel free to drop me a comment.

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  1. : Vadim P., July 24 @ 1:52 am

    The computer mouse looks a bit odd and squishy. Might I recommend this mouse to be used: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mice_pointers/mice/devices/3271&cl=us,en

    It’s a sexy little thing that I use myself, I think it would look better than the corded squished one you got :)

    (also, I don’t know why, but I don’t really like that trash can. Also it’s not really used in many parts of the world, so people, like me even, might have trouble associating trash with it)

  2. : marex, July 25 @ 5:09 pm

    @Vadim P.

    Yeah I was not too sure about the trash can as well. I thought I would try something different, but maby I’ll change that too something that’s more familiar for most people.
    I’m currently working on the mouse to make it look less ‘odd’. I’m actually using a G5 (with cord) here. ;-)

  3. : kikvors, July 26 @ 9:29 pm

    The folder icons are nice and clean. The computer icon is a little too complex imo. It could also look a little more streamlined…

  4. : Ryan H, July 30 @ 4:39 am

    I’d like to get in touch with you regarding the icons. I like the way they are turning out and would love to work with you on them. Give me an e-mail (I believe you can see it, I included it above), and we’ll discuss more!

  5. : swj, August 14 @ 3:54 pm

    Nice work! I would like to see what the computer icon looks like without the mouse and I like the trash icon.

  6. : wedderburn, August 20 @ 10:14 am

    very nice work, not a fan of the mouse on the computer logo, other than that hoping to see this in the next release of ubuntu, the old icons did need a refresh and these work a treat, keepup the good work :) and hope mark likes them enough

  7. : osliner, September 17 @ 5:31 pm


    is it possible to download this pack somewhere?