The Breakroom

Stick-Or-Treat!

October 17, 2017

That’s right, it’s our favorite time of the year once again. Time when the air turns crisp, night time takes on a eerie vibe and the ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties come out to play. To celebrate, we’ve summoned the spooky Iconfactory design from its long slumber, complete with links to some of our […]

Last month we partnered with Twitter to publish an update to their Twemoji suite that covers a new set of expanded occupational and gender-based emoji. These additions were first suggested by Google to Unicode back in May of 2016 and since then they have been on track to be released with the official Emoji 4.0 […]

Twitter has published an update to their custom suite of emoji – Twemoji – that covers over 70 new icons from the Unicode 9.0 specification. The Iconfactory was pleased to once again help Twitter bring these new additions to the social networking service. The update covers a wide range of subjects including an expanded set […]

Facebook’s popular Messenger app launched an important update today that added, among other things, an all-new, custom suite of emoji for users to enjoy. We’re gratified to have been enlisted by the Messenger team at Facebook to help make this new icon collection a reality. This monumental effort spanned months of work and included everything […]

Nope

March 17, 2015

People have been asking us if the Iconfactory had a hand in the creation of the new Windows 10 icons. We’re here to simply say: Nope, we didn’t.

Working as a set designer and concept artist on the classic 1979 space horror film “Alien”, visionary illustrator Ron Cobb created a set of industrial icons that presaged the look of iOS 7 by over 30 years. Intrigued by the similarities between the two, Iconfactory artist Dave Brasgalla adapted Cobb’s signage to the iOS 7 […]

The visual iconography in 1979’s ‘Alien’ proves that simply, elegant visual approaches are about as timeless as any designer can hope for. Rob Cobb’s work in the film feels right at home in iOS 7.

Flat is the New Black

August 9, 2013

Apple’s recent introduction of iOS 7 is understandably a shock to many people, especially after years of the textures, chrome and dimension of Aqua-style design. iOS 7’s flat approach presents a new challenge for iOS developers and designers; how do you make your app stand out in a crowded field of similarly styled icons with […]

Studio Ghibli

October 16, 2012

David Lanham delves into Studio Ghibli’s animated films for this week’s freeware releases. His Studio Ghibli icon set brings you characters and objects from many of their films. He’s also created two desktops, from Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, featuring the mysterious Noh Face and the mask of the wolf princess, San. Got an iPad? […]

A New Era for CandyBar

August 3, 2012

If you love to collect, organize and customize Mac OS X desktop icons as much as we do, CandyBar has probably been your best friend since it launched back in 2007. Unfortunately, over the years Apple’s efforts to make OS X more secure have slowly crippled the app. Customizing icons of signed apps causes the […]