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The Icon Handbook

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Have you ever needed to create an icon for something and not known where to start? How do you go about crafting the right message, the tone, the line work and getting it to work in the environment it's supposed to; be it mobile, operating system, or browser. Thankfully we now have the place to go.

Jon Hicks' 'The Icon Handbook' will become the go-to book for the modern desi
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Paperback, 323 pages
Published December 26th 2011 by Five Simple Steps
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Greg Mathews
Aug 18, 2012 Greg Mathews rated it liked it
Shelves: design
This book was mostly about the process of making an icon and not some of the more detailed techniques that could be applied when making icons. Some topics like consistency were talked about briefly but could definitely gone into deeper detail. A very beautiful book and has good interviews with people who make icons. As with some of the other five simple steps books there was not enough detail about the theory of the process or what makes something good.
Wendy Sheridan
Dec 18, 2013 Wendy Sheridan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This is an excellent volume about icon design; its history, usage and techniques. I refer to the size chart almost daily in my work. Beautifully designed book with a lot of interesting historical information.
Esteban Mulki
Aug 07, 2012 Esteban Mulki rated it it was amazing
Completísimo y atractivo libro sobre el diseño de íconos en web y aplicaciones. Varios tramos conceptuales se combinan con tramos ultra técnicos. El libro es muy abarcativo, ameno y completo.
Filipe Dias
Aug 06, 2012 Filipe Dias rated it liked it
Interesting topic for sure.
Either new or experienced in graphics, any curious person would enjoy this book.
Christoph Hellmuth
Oct 27, 2012 Christoph Hellmuth rated it it was amazing
Really loved it.
Perfect for getting a wide range of information about general icon design. If you search for a book to get you into this subject I defintily recommend this one!
Joey Heflich
Aug 16, 2014 Joey Heflich rated it really liked it
If you design icons (even if it's just favicons), you should read this. Straight-forward and informative, with lots of color and inspirational bits.
Mark Love
Nov 09, 2012 Mark Love rated it it was amazing


Fantastic. With any luck, I'll get far enough along with my app to put this book to use before I die.
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