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New York City Trees
"Katie Holten has created a New York City Tree Alphabet.

Each letter of the Latin alphabet is assigned a drawing of a tree from the NYC Parks Department’s existing native and non-native trees, as well as species that are to be planted as a result of the changing climate. For example, A = Ash.

Everyone is invited to download the free font, NYC Trees, and to write words, poems, messages, or love letters, in Trees. We’ll select some of these messages to plant with real trees around the city. JOIN US! *

The New York City Tree Alphabet is an alphabetical planting palette, allowing us to rewrite the urban landscape by planting messages around the city with real trees. What messages would you like to see planted?

Share your words, messages, screenshots with us. Please email:

* JOIN US! In Spring 2019 we’ll begin planting messages with real trees around NYC.

Download the font here

Follow Katie Holten for more info: @katieholten

#nyctrees #nyctreestalk #nyctreealphabet"
trees  nyc  typography  typefaces  glyphs  icons  fonts  katieholden 
february 2019 by robertogreco
Design Resources
"Select websites, tools, assets, and readings for working in and learning about design.

Accessibility resources
Books and zines
Browser features
Colors and color palettes
Icons and emoji
Inspiration and criticism websites
Prototyping tools
Stock graphics
Stock photography
User testing and interactive feedback tools
Design Resources
Select websites, tools, assets, and readings for working in and learning about design.

made by @skullface · view/contribute on GitHub
design  resources  reference  jessicapaoli  fonts  icons  emoji  webdesign  webdev  color  palettes  stockphotography  stockgraphics  graphics  browsers  zines  extensions  chrome  prototyping 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Nikola Sarić
"Nikola Sarić was born 1985 in Bajina Bašta, Serbia. In 2000, he moved to Belgrade to study at the TehnoArt School. In 2005, he began studying at the Faculty of Applied Arts of the University of Belgrade; one year later he moved to study at the Academy of Serbian Orthodox Church for Arts and Conservation in the department of church art, where he graduated in 2014. Since 2011 Nikola Sarić lives in Hannover, Germany.

Nurtured in the practice of church art, his artistic expression is deriving from sacred Greco-Roman art and generally speaking the art of the classical antiquity and the medieval period. In his works, through the immediacy and simplicity of visual elements, he is conveying the intuition of a “transfigured world”. Using different techniques and materials, Nikola is trying to describe this unimaginable world. His interpretations reflect the personal spiritual experience as well as the tradition that breathes and evolves within the concepts of contemporaries."
art  artists  icons  iconography  nikolasarić 
april 2017 by robertogreco
The Accessible Icon Project
"Why do you think of this project as activism?

It’s easy to look at our icon and assume that it’s a graphic design project. We get a lot of questions about the features of the icon itself and why ours is “better” than any other. But the graphic is actually a very small fraction of the work. As we’ve said from the beginning, the icon has been informally redesigned many times. We weren’t the first to change it. Our project began precisely by noticing the differences among icons already in existence.

Our project is an activist work because we started as a street art campaign, knowing that the mildly transgressive action of altering public property would engage potential media coverage about the legal status of graffiti. We used that media interest in graffiti’s legality to then shape our interviews to our own agenda: the politics of disability, access, and inclusion. Like the artist/activist collective WochenKlausur, we’ve noticed that the most deserving “social goods” stories don’t get nearly the same press coverage as cultural projects (especially where audiences can debate the “cultural” merits of a work!). Disability is subject to the same political invisibility and echo chambers as that of other minority groups, and too much direct activist work around disability is targeted toward people who already think disability rights are important. We wanted ideas about disability to reach a wider public, to be a matter of debate that’s harder to ignore. And in the most successful cases, we got journalists to talk to self-advocates with disabilities who rarely get a microphone for their wishes.

The design of the first graphic itself was also activist in nature—not a new “solution,” at least at the beginning. We debated long and hard about what the icon should look like for the first street sign campaign, and we eventually arrived at the clear-back version, which shows both the old and new icons at once. We knew that it wouldn’t be enough to make a change to a “better” icon. Instead, we wanted to have a graphic that was an enigma, or a question. Sustaining that question—in the form of collaborations, events, writing, exhibitions, and more—has been the activist heartbeat of the project.

Well—? Is it street art? Or is it design?

It’s both. We started as a street art campaign, and that phase of the work is what got us on the radar of likeminded advocates. But eventually people started asking us for a formal new icon, one that would replace old icons wholesale and be a public signal about an organization/school/company’s wish to be inclusive in its practices. That’s why Tim Ferguson-Sauder brought our icon in line with other formal infrastructural symbols you’ll see in public spaces everywhere. Our design is in the public domain, so now it’s used far and wide, in places we’ve never seen or heard about.

When we talk about this work, we’re transparent about the fact that a single project can span a continuum between a new artifact and a new set of conditions. Between ordinary graphic design and design activism. Letting the work live along that continuum allows it to be both an ongoing, long-term activist work and a free artifact that’s useful for simple graphics.

Not everyone is a wheelchair athlete. What about people who don’t push their chairs with their own arms?

Right. We’ve talked about this at length in all of our interviews, and it almost never gets included in the final cut. The arm pushing a chair is symbolic—as all icons are symbols, not literal representations. Our symbol speaks to the general primacy of personhood, and to the notion that the person first decides how and why s/he will navigate the world, in the broadest literal and metaphorical terms. To us, this evokes the disability rights mantra that demands “nothing about us without us.”

I identify as disabled, but I don’t use a chair. Why should that symbol speak for all kinds of accessibility?

It’s certainly an interesting question to consider how other symbols might stand in for or supplement the International Symbol of Access. We’ve spoken to designers about taking up that challenge as a thought project.

But consider the importance of a highly standardized and internationally recognizable symbol. It guarantees that its use will signal the availability of similar accommodations wherever it appears, and its reliable color combination and scale make it easy to spot on a crowded city street, or in an airport. Icons are standardized, 2D, and high contrast for a reason: to make them readily visible to anyone, anywhere. There’s power in that.

It’s just an image. Isn’t this just political correctness? Or: shouldn’t you be using your efforts on something more worthwhile, like real change?

We get this question a lot. And we’re certainly sensitive to one of the pitfalls of design work: an excessive emphasis on the way things look, without attention to other material conditions. From the project’s beginning, we’ve been interested in political and cultural change in the way disability is understood by multiple publics. And we’re aware that many people have been agitating for disability rights through direct activism for many decades.

We see this work as a counterpart to that history of direct action. And we think that symbolic activism—creative practices that are also political—do a work that can be hard to quantify but that also makes a difference. History shows that the shape and form of what we see and hear does work on our cognitive understanding of the world, and hence the meaning we make of it. For good and for ill, governments and institutions and protestors and dictators and individual citizens have long been using the language of symbols to persuade, to question, to force. We want to be on the bottom-up, rights-expanding, power-re-balancing tradition of that history.

So what’s the goal here? Universal sign change?

We’re happy when people write to us that their town or city wants to formally adopt the icon, and from news that politicians officially endorse its use. But success for us isn’t really located in the ubiquity of the icon itself. We want to see the icon stand for funding, rights provisions and guarantees, policies, and overall better conditions for people with disabilities. And we want this web site to track and document the progress of those harder goals.

Don’t you worry that this will be shallow activism, like “sign-washing”?

Sure. This is a big worry for us. Our icon is in the public domain, and that status is important to us. So we can’t really control when it gets used as a shallow glad-handing exercise that has no real political traction. But we’re trying, with this site and the way we speak elsewhere about the work, to emphasize the substantive efforts of people who don’t make the news as easily as a shiny new symbol.

Do you identify as disabled? Are you an ally? Does it matter?

We’ve always had people on our team who identify as disabled, and others of us who are immediate family members or direct co-workers of people who identify as disabled. It matters, of course, that we do this work and any work in disability as a “nothing about us without us” effort. Having said that: allyship also matters, and this project should be seen as one among many efforts to make new connections among new audiences who’ve seen disability as ignorable or irrelevant. We know from experience that we need much, much larger cultural conversations about disability to happen, including among people whose lives disability has not yet politicized.

Wow, you’re opinionated. Anything else you want to say?

A wise adviser told us, some years into this project, that any effort to create new and different forms of access will necessarily close off access of other kinds. We know that a wheelchair icon doesn’t stand for all kinds of ability. We know that our icon is being used in ways we don’t fully endorse. We know that this project’s birth in the US conditions our understanding in a way that’s culturally limited. And we know that we can’t control the journalistic treatment of this story. But the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve gotten from those of you who’ve reached out to us in the last five years is evidence that you see something in this work that you recognize. We hope that’s true for another five and beyond."
accessibility  sarahendren  icons  pictographs  symbols  caseygollan  activism  design  designactivism 
february 2016 by robertogreco
The Humane Representation of Thought on Vimeo
"Closing keynote at the UIST and SPLASH conferences, October 2014.

References to baby-steps towards some of the concepts mentioned:

Dynamic reality (physical responsiveness):
- The primary work here is Hiroshi Ishii's "Radical Atoms":
- but also relevant are the "Soft Robotics" projects at Harvard:
- and at Otherlab:
- and some of the more avant-garde corners of material science and 3D printing

Dynamic conversations and presentations:
- Ken Perlin's "Chalktalk" changes daily; here's a recent demo:

Context-sensitive reading material:

"Explore-the-model" reading material:

Evidence-backed models:

Direct-manipulation dynamic authoring:

Modes of understanding:
- Jerome Bruner:
- Howard Gardner:
- Kieran Egan:

Embodied thinking:
- Edwin Hutchins:
- Andy Clark:
- George Lakoff:
- JJ Gibson:
- among others:

I don't know what this is all about:



New representations of thought — written language, mathematical notation, information graphics, etc — have been responsible for some of the most significant leaps in the progress of civilization, by expanding humanity’s collectively-thinkable territory.

But at debilitating cost. These representations, having been invented for static media such as paper, tap into a small subset of human capabilities and neglect the rest. Knowledge work means sitting at a desk, interpreting and manipulating symbols. The human body is reduced to an eye staring at tiny rectangles and fingers on a pen or keyboard.

Like any severely unbalanced way of living, this is crippling to mind and body. But it is also enormously wasteful of the vast human potential. Human beings naturally have many powerful modes of thinking and understanding.

Most are incompatible with static media. In a culture that has contorted itself around the limitations of marks on paper, these modes are undeveloped, unrecognized, or scorned.

We are now seeing the start of a dynamic medium. To a large extent, people today are using this medium merely to emulate and extend static representations from the era of paper, and to further constrain the ways in which the human body can interact with external representations of thought.

But the dynamic medium offers the opportunity to deliberately invent a humane and empowering form of knowledge work. We can design dynamic representations which draw on the entire range of human capabilities — all senses, all forms of movement, all forms of understanding — instead of straining a few and atrophying the rest.

This talk suggests how each of the human activities in which thought is externalized (conversing, presenting, reading, writing, etc) can be redesigned around such representations.


Art by David Hellman.
Bret Victor -- "

[Some notes from Boris Anthony:

"Those of you who know my "book hack", Bret talks about exactly what motivates my explorations starting at 20:45 in "

"From a different angle, btwn 20:00-29:00 Bret explains how "IoT" is totally changing everything
@timoreilly @moia" ]
bretvictor  towatch  interactiondesign  davidhellman  hiroshiishii  softrobotics  robots  robotics  kenperlin  jeromebruner  howardgardner  kieranegan  edwinhutchins  andyclark  jjgibson  embodiedcognition  cognition  writing  math  mathematics  infographic  visualization  communication  graphics  graphicdesign  design  representation  humans  understanding  howwelearn  howwethink  media  digital  dynamism  movement  conversation  presentation  reading  howweread  howwewrite  chalktalk  otherlab  3dprinting  3d  materials  physical  tangibility  depth  learning  canon  ui  informationdesign  infographics  maps  mapping  data  thinking  thoughts  numbers  algebra  arithmetic  notation  williamplayfair  cartography  gestures  placevalue  periodictable  michaelfaraday  jamesclerkmaxell  ideas  print  printing  leibniz  humanism  humanerepresentation  icons  visual  aural  kinesthetic  spatial  tactile  symbols  iot  internetofthings  programming  computers  screens  computation  computing  coding  modeling  exploration  via:robertogreco  reasoning  rhetoric  gerrysussman  environments  scale  virtualization 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Release Material Design Icons · google/material-design-icons · GitHub
"Today, Google Design are open-sourcing 750 glyphs as part of the Material Design system icons pack. The system icons contain icons commonly used across different apps, such as icons used for media playback, communication, content editing, connectivity, and so on. They're equally useful when building for the web, Android or iOS.

Read on for the release notes, view a live preview of the icons or download the icon pack now.
What's included in the release?

• SVG versions of all icons in both 24px and 48px flavours
• SVG and CSS sprites of all icons
• 1x, 2x icons targeted at the Web (PNG)
• 1x, 2x, 3x icons targeted at iOS (PNG)
• Hi-dpi versions of all icons (hdpi, mdpi, xhdpi, xxhdpi, xxxhdpi) (PNG)"

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google  design  graphics  icons  svg  googledesign  glyphs  opensource 
october 2014 by robertogreco
Map Glyphs | The Ultimate CSS Map Font
"Map Glyphs has hundreds of scalable vector map icons of the world, continents, globes, countries and states."
maps  mapping  icons  svg  resources  css  continets  globes  countries  states 
september 2014 by robertogreco
Customizing calibre — calibre User Manual
"calibre allows you to override the static resources, like icons, javascript and templates for the metadata jacket, catalogs, etc. with customized versions that you like. All static resources are stored in the resources sub-folder of the calibre install location. On Windows, this is usually C:/Program Files/Calibre2/resources. On OS X, /Applications/ On linux, if you are using the binary installer from the calibre website it will be /opt/calibre/resources. These paths can change depending on where you choose to install calibre.

You should not change the files in this resources folder, as your changes will get overwritten the next time you update calibre. Instead, go to Preferences->Advanced->Miscellaneous and click Open calibre configuration directory. In this configuration directory, create a sub-folder called resources and place the files you want to override in it. Place the files in the appropriate sub folders, for example place images in resources/images, etc. calibre will automatically use your custom file in preference to the built-in one the next time it is started.

For example, if you wanted to change the icon for the Remove books action, you would first look in the built-in resources folder and see that the relevant file is resources/images/trash.png. Assuming you have an alternate icon in PNG format called mytrash.png you would save it in the configuration directory as resources/images/trash.png. All the icons used by the calibre user interface are in resources/images and its sub-folders."

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calibre  icons  osx  mac  applications  customization 
august 2014 by robertogreco
St. Ambrose of Milan ~ Saints, Saints A-Z, Patrons Saints A-Z, Patron Saint Index, Saint Index . . .
"PATRON SAINT OF: Bee keepers, bees, candlemakers, chandlers, domestic animals, French Commissariat, learning, Milan Italy, schoolchildren, students, wax melters, wax refiners."

[Found after @MaxFenton mentioned Ambrose]

[See also: ]
icons  religion  saints  learning  chandlers  bees  beekeeping  saintambrose  ambrose  atambrose  catholicism 
july 2012 by robertogreco
The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face | NeuroTribes
"Once software was developed that enabled Kare to start brainstorming digitally, she mined ideas from everywhere: Asian art history, the geeky gadgets and toys that festooned her teammates’ cubicles, and the glyphs that Depression-era hobos chalked on walls to point the way to a sympathetic household. The symbol on every Apple command key to this day — a stylized castle seen from above — was commonly used in Swedish campgrounds to denote an interesting sightseeing destination. [Note: See comment by Lennart Regebro below for an even older citation of the design.]

Kare’s work gave the Mac a visual lexicon that was universally inviting and intuitive. Instead of thinking of each image as a tiny illustration of a real object, she aimed to design icons that were as instantly comprehensible as traffic signs."
susankare  stevesilberman  design  icons  mac  history  symbols  sketchbook  hobosigns  hobocodes  glyphs 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Augmented Reality: iconic skeuomorphs | Beyond The Beyond
"These icons represent user interactions associated with Layar augmented “Points of Interest,” or “floaties.” It’s a pretty good graphic-design job and I have no problem with that, but check out how many of these icons are archaic “skeuomorphs,” or references to old-fashioned, no-longer-functional forms of analog media."

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layar  obsolescence  graphicdesign  icons  2011  skeuomorph 
september 2011 by robertogreco
"Mission: “sharing, celebrating and enhancing the world's visual language”<br />
The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way. Here is our pledge to you:

FREE: The symbols on this site are and always will remain free. We believe symbols can not be effectively shared with the world if they are not free

SIMPLE: Everyone like simplicity. We want you to be able to come to our site and effortlessly find and obtain what you are looking for. Simple as that.

FUN: We think a language that can be understood by all cultures and people is a pretty amazing thing. We also think our symbols and the objects or ideas they represent are works of art worth celebrating.

HIGHEST QUALITY: We get excited about things like scale, proportion, and shape. We are committed to design and quality in everything we do."
icons  design  free  graphics  symbols  semiotics  search  archives  nouns  classideas  images  visuallanguage  language  communication  simplicity 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Free Images on French - French Paper - America's family-run paper mill
"CSA Images free when printed on French Paper: Restrictions Apply<br />
<br />
This vast selection of rights managed black & white images are perfect for solid-color offset, letterpress, or silkscreen printing. Free CSA High Resolution Tiff Images capture the authenticity and detail of hand-drawn illustration and the beautifully tactile look of ink printed on paper, allowing you to keep the printing simple and let French paper provide the color."
drawing  illustration  illustrations  graphicdesign  images  design  graphics  diy  icons  frenchpaper  paper 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Neven Mrgan's Tumbl → Glyphboard 2.0
"Just in time for today’s release of iPhone OS 3.0 with its oh-so-handy pasteboard, I’ve updated a little project of mine, Glyphboard. It’s a sort of keyboard which lets you type glyphs not available on any of the standard iPhone keyboards. These glyphs include , ☂, ☺, ✔, and even ♫. You may find this handy for Twitter, text messaging, emails, and I’m sure I don’t know what else. A clarification: unfortunately Safari won’t let you just tap a key to copy it; you have to hold and tap. I wish you didn’t, but there. On the flip side, even though it’s a web app, once you’ve installed Glyphboard it will work even when you’re offline. How’s that!"
iphone  applications  webapp  characters  unicode  utilities  text  icons  glyphs  csiap  ios 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Custom WebClip Icons for iPhone 1.1.3 -
"The icon is actually 57x57, but any square image will work and be reduced automatically, and you can also add just add a HTML header like you can with a favicon.ico rather than put it the root: <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/customIcon.png"/>."
iphone  icons  mobile  howto 
july 2008 by robertogreco
felix sockwell
"GUI is an ugly process, but an interesting one. Pixel reduction is a nice diversion from drawing my linear crap. I mean "art". Here is a peek inside some of the process, which was considerably smooth."
icons  design  iphone  nytimes  informationdesign  iconography  illustration 
july 2008 by robertogreco - Doozla - Play to Learn
"Doozla is the easy-to-use drawing application for children - it is what your kids have always wanted!"
applications  mac  osx  kids  children  drawing  vector  software  design  icons 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Vintage Logos - a photoset on Flickr
"Collection of vintage logos from a mid-70's edition of the book World of Logotypes."
logos  brand  graphics  history  branding  icons  identity  design  database  typography 
march 2008 by robertogreco
The History of Visual Communication
"attempts to walk you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavour: The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication."
aesthetics  anthropology  architecture  art  books  communication  caves  craft  creative  culture  design  drawing  graphics  history  icons  illustration  infodesign  infographics  information  visual  visualization  via:kottke  typography  type  toread  painting  memory  photography  print  printing  literature  technology  words  writing  process  reference 
february 2008 by robertogreco
How To Set an Apple Touch Icon for Any Site — All in the head
"most sites don’t specify an icon. Whilst the thumbnail screenshot is a pretty neat trick...Wouldn’t it be great if you could specify the icon you wanted to use when adding a site to your home screen? So here’s how."
iphone  icons  bookmarklets  tutorials  howto  hacks  favicons 
january 2008 by robertogreco
sprout: symbols to cultivate change: MFA Thesis Exhibition at California State University, Fullerton.
"series of universal pictographic symbols to raise consciousness about environmental issues facing global community. Amidst complexity of accelerated lives, these simplified visual interpretations act as concise abbreviations promoting awareness."
design  logos  icons  pictographs  sustainability  environment  activism  green 
january 2008 by robertogreco
iPhone bookmark iconage
"After lots of feedback from my readers it looks like the best file size is 60x60 at 72dpi. Thanks everyone for your contributions."
iphone  icons  webdesign  howto  webdev 
january 2008 by robertogreco
megafone : : graphic design : nicholas felton
"The iPhone icons are a disconcerting blend of metaphors, colors and executions, but with a little time in-between projects, a replacement icon set was born. Download the “Feltron” theme here, and install using SummerBoard."
iphone  icons 
january 2008 by robertogreco
iPhone and iPod Touch Firmware 1.1.3 - Create Custom WebClips | Kevin Worthington
"For maximum “crispness” make your icon 158 x 158 pixels. The home screen will scale it down. Name your file “apple-touch-icon.png” and put it in the root of your web site. For maximum compatibility, add this to your (X)HTML header:"
webdev  iphone  icons  webdesign 
january 2008 by robertogreco
HOWTO: iPhone Webclip Icons - Dan Dickinson: The Primary Vivid Weblog
"So: if you want to make a custom icon for your website that will show up in the Springboard when a user makes a "webclip", using their iPhone or iPod Touch, the dirt simple way is:"
apple  design  iphone  icons  howto  web  webapps  webdesign  webdev 
january 2008 by robertogreco
mypictr - we make your profile picture
"mypictr provides a free picture resizing service, which allows you to create a custom profile avatar for your favorite social network. You don't need to install any programs, plug-ins or any other software, just upload your picture, resize it online and
avatars  onlinetoolkit  photography  icons  web2.0  tools  identity  imaging  images  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  converter  generator 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Symbol Signs: Society & Environment: AIGA
"The complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols developed by AIGA is now available on the web, free of charge. Signs are available in EPS and GIF formats."
aiga  infodesign  symbols  signs  signage  graphics  icons  images  visualization  wayfinding  travel  cartography  information  international  design 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Mock Dock -
"Mock Dock makes your iPhone apps look more like native"
iphone  icons 
july 2007 by robertogreco - Home
" contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics."
archaeology  art  communication  definitions  encyclopedia  graphic  graphics  iconography  icons  infographics  images  ideas  language  linguistics  logos  meaning  symbols  signs  typography  visual  visualization  shapes  semiotics  religion 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Pulse Laser » Blog Archive » Editing documents as playing music
"People don’t use paper files like they use to, and besides, computers aren’t office focused but for the home now. And at home, it’s all about the media. Could play, pause and the rest replace save and open?"
icons  interface  commands  comments  user  interaction  documents  files  design  berg  berglondon  schulzeandwebb  time  timelines 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Tiny Icon Factory
"Created by Brent and Luis. A loving rehash of Amber's Mini."
art  design  icons  internet  simplicity  tools  web 
september 2006 by robertogreco
Harpers Ferry Center: NPS Maps
"This page contains the standard cartographic symbols and patterns used on National Park Service maps." - in PDF and Illustrator formats
art  design  iconography  icons  images  maps  mapping  reference  resources  symbols  us  webdesign  geography  graphics  webdev 
september 2006 by robertogreco

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