The Breakroom

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 […]

Summer On A Stick

July 24, 2012

Summer on a Stick is a set of ice creams and popsicle icons to keep your desktop stylish, cool and refreshing. Designed by Kate England, these icons are inspired by childhood memories. Refreshing like popsicles on a hot, sunny day. Nostalgic like a childhood memory. The clarity of a recollection, expressed with simplicity, rich in […]

Slab

July 10, 2012

Slab is a new icon style from Iconfactory designer Corey Marion. His original intent for this set was simply to extend the popular Smoothicon collection with all of the latest Apple hardware but somewhere along the line it evolved into something more precise and more technical. Inspired by the BeOS icons from the 1990’s, Slab […]

With the imminent release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott is returning to the ever-popular science fiction franchise he kicked off more than thirty years ago with the classic Alien. To say that we’re all excited to see what he’s going to show us is putting it mildly – it’s sure to be an impressive experience. Of […]

Avengers Refresh!

May 8, 2012

Dave Brasgalla has assembled a new set of folders to expand his Refresh folder replacement icons. Avengers Refresh adds on to the Refresh series with character symbols from Marvel’s latest superhero adventure, The Avengers. Head on over and download them from our freeware page today!