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Now I remember why I do not work in the graphic field :(

 

At least I tried.

 

 

How to say it .. I don't want to demotivate anyone and this is not a reply to any particular effort, just kind of recommendation how I see it.

 

If we open from our profile pages full matrix of icons, we can see many different styles. But some of them are repeating and visually I like them most. They are tiny drawings with blue sky behind, very stylish! I'm talking about these ones:

 

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.. later appeared different style of icons, also really neat:

 

EarthGlobes.gif

FieldHospitals.gif

ElectricCarChargingStations.gif

 

.. this is only my personal view that I found these styles awesome (when limited to 40px gifs) .. enough to maintain some consistency. I wouldn't be fighting against any icon, proposals are great, just for an inspiration :)

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First I had thought about this as well. But I came to the result that it would not be the best idea to copy someone else's style (apart from lacking skills to do this at all). After two generations of GS icons, now we have a switch to user generated icons. I think it is very well justified to allow a break in the styling history here.

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I'm seeing that a little bit like Rikitan.

I like the old (very old) icons most. This style of art is called Pixel-Art. I would not say that it's coppied if the new ones look like Pixel-Art.

I can't do this designs and I think perhaps noone of us can do it. So we have to think if someone knows someone who can do this for us (for free would be good!).

If we don't find an artist who helps us we have to do them by our own. In this case I think the best idea is, to collect more and watch them together in a line.

In my opinion they should fit together. How do we know if they fit together when we load up an icon all three days?

We waited so long, a few weeks should be no problem.

@pstidsen: What about your icons? I thought you work on some?

lumbricus

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I can't do such artwork - so I'm out of business. I'm no graphical desinger or artist.

I have tried to make icons with already existing symbols like Way of St. James or Fish Ladders.

And I still think this icons are good as they are.

 

I have tried to make some more artistic icons like the ones for Insect Hotels or Numismatic Photographes.

And I still think they are OK too.

 

But more artwork is not possible for me. So I give the pencil to someone else.

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I tried it one time, so what do you think?

 

Quite good, you are a Pixel-Art artist :)

 

Ups, what we forget is, that the icon has to be 24x24 for the grid, so I tried another version:

 

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I thing that "Tante Hossi" is right, the icon is 40x40px and is resized for the grid.

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Perhaps you missunderstood me. I meant that we have to take care when we create an icon in 40x40 that it will be resized to 24x24.

So if we have too much details in the bigger version, it could be that we have problems with the small version.

 

I tried another one:

 

Love Padlocks

 

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Comments are welcome!

 

Edit: Added the 24-pixel version.

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Millstones:

 

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All your icons are great, so so much thank you for that. Only this one looks so "simple" - do you think you could add some "3D effect" - like that it's really millstone, not just circle? I even feel bad to say so, cause of your effort, but just have to :D

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I like it.

 

Which one do you like more?

 

Is this too simple for the 'Current and Former Exchanges' category?

 

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I prefer the one with the blueish flags, because they are different.

 

The Exchanges icon is nice, too. But I would prefer a lighter background color.

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Sorry, I can't do more details. The 40x40 is a problem. I looked through the category grid. Almost all icons are in 24x24. Only about 120 icons are in 40x40 (The first is the Inside Airports. The problem is that if the 40x40 will be made smaller for the grid the quality gets worse. Yes, the small version is used often too. I'll check it up with Groundspeak if it isn't better to do only the 24x24. Everybody can proof that, create someting in 40x40 and resize the result to 24x24, you'll be amazed.

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I like all the proposals, but Mill Stones can be 3D and Exchanges not so simple ... maybe like this?

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or with blue screen / building in background? 02ba9969-e040-407a-a61d-cf6f0bd1a99a.gif

 

.. and amateur attempt for Mill Stones 3D: 5137987f-c8fe-4657-a0cb-bd6e696e0806.gif

Edited by Rikitan
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I like all the proposals, but Mill Stones can be 3D and Exchanges not so simple ... maybe like this?

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or with blue screen / building in background? 02ba9969-e040-407a-a61d-cf6f0bd1a99a.gif

 

.. and amateur attempt for Mill Stones 3D: 5137987f-c8fe-4657-a0cb-bd6e696e0806.gif

 

Exchanges: Good! We'll see what fi67 will say, he is the leader.

 

Millstones: I think the millstone should be grey like a stone.

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I like all the proposals, but Mill Stones can be 3D and Exchanges not so simple ... maybe like this?

65d127cf-6d23-4d2a-a00a-bc23839ab589.gif

or with blue screen / building in background? 02ba9969-e040-407a-a61d-cf6f0bd1a99a.gif

 

.. and amateur attempt for Mill Stones 3D: 5137987f-c8fe-4657-a0cb-bd6e696e0806.gif

 

Exchanges: Good! We'll see what fi67 will say, he is the leader.

 

Millstones: I think the millstone should be grey like a stone.

 

Funny, I was thinking the same thing. I like the new exchanges - either color.

 

I too, like the 3D effect of the millstone, but would prefer a color that would look more like an actual mill stone.

 

You all are doing some great work with these icons; it's nice to see such creativity!

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I like both Exchange icons, mybe the colored one a bit more.

 

And the shape of the millstone is great, but not so the color.

Thank you all for feedback, I tried my best:

 

Simple gray 3D: 7190efd7-d816-42fe-bd71-4a07a5d3befa.gif or "rough WM classic" 4b375b71-2178-4508-b7a9-df10dcfc9a84.gif

 

... or differently, anyhow ... please, suggest. :smile:

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