The Breakroom

No Guts, No iGlory!

July 28, 2007

It’s safe to say we love our iPhones. So far, Talos, Craig and Ged have all taken the plunge and become early adopters of Apple’s cool 1.0 product, with no regrets. The iPhone is a perfect testament to Apple’s philosophy of elegance, ease of use and friendly user interface design, and all indications point to […]

Just a quick note to let any of our fellow icon designers out there know about some issues we’ve discovered with the new Dock in Leopard. The details of the changes and how they might affect you are available on my new weblog: The HIG still matters, even with special effects. I’ll be using this […]

Ars Technica sat down during this year’s WWDC conference with several noted software developers and got their thoughts on a wide range of subjects. The series includes interviews with Alex Payne of Twitter, Amit Singh of Google and several others. Today’s entry is our very own Chief Typist, Craig Hockenberry. Ars writer Clint Ecker delves […]

Congrats to Panic!

June 13, 2007

Word just came via the Chief Typist’s tweets that the fine folks at Panic have walked away with another Apple Design Award, this time for Coda. The team at Panic loves creating killer Mac software and their impressive ADA stash is the result. We’re pleased to have been able to contribute, icon-wise, to Coda and […]

If you’ve ever wondered what goes through the brains of icon designers as they work their mojo, you are in luck. 37signals invited Iconfactory Principals Corey Marion and Dave Brasgalla to an informal Fireside Chat to discuss the state of icons and icon design. They met up online with noted icon artists Brian Brasher and […]

The Next Piece of the Puzzle

February 16, 2007

Observant visitors to the factory might have noticed some subtle clues that we’ve been dropping for the past several months. You see, we’ve been working on a special new product with ARTIS Software, the great company behind xScope, to bring you something fun and all new. Over a year in the making, and in beta […]

Don’t Get Philiminated!

February 12, 2007

Being the TV junkies we are, it comes as no surprise that we’re all hyped up for the start of season 11 of one of our favorite shows – The Amazing Race. This time out the producers have assembled the show’s “brightest stars” in the hopes of recapturing some of the audience that started to […]

Anyone who’s “hip” knows that Leo Laporte is the man when it comes to all things techno. So imagine our surprise and delight when we listened to the latest episode of the MacBreak podcast and found that Twitterrific was Leo’s software pick of the week! Leo and the gang rap on all things Apple including […]

We’re back folks! Fresh and rested from our annual holiday break, the workers are eager to get the new year off and running by cranking up the assembly line and getting back in the pixellated groove. Every year at this time we dust off our WACOM tablets and sort through the thousands of Spams built […]

“The Night of Meat”

December 11, 2006

WARNING: if you are a vegetarian then we advise you to skip this post. Nothing to see here, move along. But if you enjoy a good hearty steak, or just about any other mouth watering cut of meat you can think of, then this one is for you! Each year around this time, the workers […]