UPDATED FEBRUARY 2013
THE NOUN PROJECT
MORE RECENT INFORMATION ADDED 26 FEBRUARY 2013
In this conversation we learn from The Noun Project founders,
Edward Boatman and Sofya Polyakov, how a shared visual
language can be the connective tissue across disciplines and
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The Noun Projectâ€™s mission is to create a place that enables
"sharing, celebrating and enhancing the worldâ€™s visual
Their website houses hundreds (and counting) of universal
pictograms and signs from many collaborating designers that
are attempting to surpass the language and text barriers
through simple visual representations. The pictograms are
licensed under public domain which means anyone can freely
download and use them. Most of the icons are instantly
recognisable and/or understandable.
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In order to ensure that the collection remains of the highest
design quality, all submissions go through a curation process.
Having design and style guidelines is critical to maintaining a
collection that remains consistent in style while it grows.
Therefore, following these design considerations when
submitting a symbol is recommended.
1. Your design should contain only the essential characteristics
and facts of the object or idea you are turning into a symbol
2. Design style should be consistent throughout the symbol
3. The symbol should not look illustrative or hand drawn,
rather it should have the characteristics of a street sign
4. Symbol designs should not include your own personal
opinion, feeling, or belief towards the object or idea you are
trying to depict
While following the design guidelines above will not guarantee
that a symbol will be accepted, submissions that do not follow
them will most likely not be added to the collection.