#icon

Twitter Crisp

Here’s a quick twitter icon for use on your websites which is kind of a by-product from one of my last projects. But I would consider it a waste to just bury this deep in my filesystem so I think it’s best I’m throwing this out to you.

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Icy Box Icons

A friend of mine asked me to craft an icon for his external hard drive case and I would like to share those with you too. These desktop icons show the the silver and black Icy Box external aluminium case with USB interface and are intended as a replacement for the generic external hard disk icon in Mac OS X Leopard.

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Niépce's Camera Obscura And The History Of The First Photograph

These two desktop icons show the Camera Obscura as it was used by Nicéphore Niépce in an Aperture and iPhoto style and are intended as an homage to him. Nicéphore Niépce made it first possible to preserve an image taken with a camera obscura in 1826 or 1827 by using a special mixture of bitumen on a pewter plate, naming it Heliography.

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HowTo: Changing the image icons in Mac OS X Leopard

Aperture File Types

After i released my Aperture File Types icon set many of you asked how they can really use these icons for displaying the icons of images on your Mac system. Sadly this isn’t as easy as dropping them in Candybar into a well for image icons cause there isn’t any well for them. So using other icons as standard file type icons for images is a bit tricky. I discovered two ways of doing it, which involves overwriting resources of Preview.app and Photoshop. So before doing anything I mention in this post, you should make a backup copy of them.

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Mac OS X Leopard: Designer’s Guide to Icons

www.smashingmagazine.com

Nice article on Smashing Magazine by Kate England. It’s the Human Interface Guidelines for icons in a nutshell: Mac OS X Leopard: Designer’s Guide to Icons:

To get really beautiful icons, Apple recommends that you let a professional designer create your icons. Despite all the eye candy and realism that is possible to apply to icons, less is more. Strive for a simple solution using one easily recognisable object. The basic shape or silhouette of your icon can help users to quickly identify it. If you aim for an international market, your symbols need to also be internationally recognizable providing Worldwide Compatibility.

For reference you can browse the Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) from Apple online or download it as a big pdf-file.

Aperture File Types

These icons are free for your personal use and include icons for all file types Apple’s Aperture 2.0 can handle (.jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .png, .pdf, .psd, .arw, .cr2, .crw, .mos, .nef, .raf, .raw, .srw, .tif, .oly, .fff, .3fr, .dng, .mrw, .pef, .srf, .orf).

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