History of Icons

A visual brief on icon history through different UI and OS

#5 Product of the DayAugust 22, 2017
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Hi Product Hunters! History of Icons illustrates the history of computer icons and icon design from the 1980’s to the present. On the one hand, we show a clear unbiased chronological development of icons, but on the other hand, we present how — in some sense — history comes full circle. We also wanted to honor the people who invented and refined those tiny, but life-changing design elements. A single-page format was chosen to reflect the nature of a timeline. Enjoy and share your feedback! Cheers Zocha
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@zofiadunikowska Great way to educate ourselves about something that we use every day :)
Thanks @tcodinat! We wanted to show how important icons are in user interfaces and design in general. I hope we managed to do that. :)
This is a brilliant idea for any icon lovers (nerds like me :D) Thank you for your initiative and time you put into it!
Thank you for appreciating our work @aneta_duszynska! It was indeed a big effort to create the history, especially finding all the graphics, icons and interfaces was a challenge. But good people helped us :)
I love icons, this is awesome! It's like a museum in my browser, nicely done.
That's a really nice comparison. Thanks @leandrobthomas !
Request for product: This but for emoji 🙏🏼
Superb idea @rrhoover ! In the past I had the pleasure to create concepts for chats and communication systems. Naturally they had a lot to do with emojis and I was always amazed by how people got creative using them. I definitely put the idea on my to-do list!
@zofiadunikowska 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼