From The Jam Factory – Sarah Hyndman.

Design Week Voxpop

Posted in Press by Type Tasting on May 15, 2012

Last week I was asked to contribute to Design Week’s Voxpop:

What is your favourite example of an icon or pictogram-led design system?

The topical answer would be the Mexico 68 and Munich 72 Olympics pictograms. However I loved the classic Mac icons – happy mac, the watch, the simple trash can that got fat when it was full (remember Oscar the Grouch who was responsible for hard drives being trashed by kids? ), and the fear of that cartoon bomb. Simple and they were what they did. I’d be chuffed if the current operating system had classic mode as an appearance option, or as an iPhone app where it would be an interesting test to see which icons still work in pixelated black and white.

Sarah Hyndman, founder, With Relish

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