The Breakroom

WhatsApp Emoji Suite

July 15, 2020

The Iconfactory has been working hand-in-hand with the talented team at WhatsApp since 2017 to craft thousands of expressive icons in the form of custom emoji for their popular mobile messaging application. The project has involved the design, refinement and production of over 3,000 unique emoji spanning Unicode 10, 11, 12 and the recently announced entries […]

Sticky Treats for Halloween

October 7, 2019

The days are growing shorter and the leaves on the trees have started to fall which can only mean our favorite holiday isn’t far away – Halloween. Anyone who’s visited the Iconfactory knows how much we absolutely love this spooky season. The Iconfactory website has once again undergone its annual transformation to reflect our love […]

It’s clear that this year’s WWDC is going to be a doozy. We’ve written here previously with our thoughts about Dark Mode, now it’s time to talk about iOS apps coming to the Mac. Of course I’m talking about Marzipan, a technology Apple introduced with few details during last year’s Keynote. We knew that some […]

This week marked the start of the final season of HBO’s epic fantasy adventure – Game of Thrones. We’re huge Thrones fans here at the factory and so it seemed natural to create our second set of macOS desktop icons centered around the saga. Our Patreon backers who have subscribed at the Hero level have […]

In October, 2013 the Iconfactory released its last macOS desktop icon collection. For more than a decade prior, we had built our brand on crafting, among other things, amazing and fun Mac icons that people could use to customize their folders and hard drives. We eventually stopped creating desktop icon sets as the world turned […]

For over 20 years The Iconfactory has been drawing icons, designing user interfaces, and building great software. We also used to create loads of free wallpapers and desktop icons just for fun, but we got busy and that tradition got lost. Before we knew it, years had gone by without any new freeware. Let’s Do […]

This year at the Iconfactory was an especially busy place and much of that was because of you. Thanks to your support, we were able to bring a fine feathered friend back from the ashes. We also launched exciting new products and helped clients around the world expand their Emoji and icon offerings. The year […]

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 […]