The Breakroom

It Just Keeps Spinning!

November 6, 2007

Since the launch of Marble of Doom back on October 19th, Mac users have been faithfully logging their frustration with our shiny, spinning master. As of this writing has logged a total of 2 months, 2 days and a little over 11 hours of wasted time as people patiently wait to regain control of […]

The cobwebs have come down, the candy bowl has been stripped bare and things are now getting back to normal around the factory floor. We hope you enjoyed our annual tribute to things that go bump in the night. The workers managed to pull out all the stops and cranked out 4 creepy icon sets, […]

Beware the Marble of DOOM!

October 19, 2007

Forget ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night. Every mac user knows the true meaning of fear. It goes by many names: The Spinning Beachball of Death. The Marble of Doom. The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse. Ok, maybe not that last one. But the OS X spinning wait cursor is well-known […]

Midnight Hour Approaches

September 26, 2007

Here at the Iconfactory, the steady creep toward October means just one thing – Halloween baby! That’s right, in just a few short days, switches will be flipped, graves robbed, spooky links posted and long dead pixels will be re-animated to send shivers up your mortal spine. But in order to keep the marching throngs […]

Year In Review for 2006

December 15, 2006

We’re flipping the switches and turning off the assembly line until January 3rd so the workers can take their annual holiday break from the pixel grind. As is tradition around here, we’ve gone back and taken a look at all we accomplished here in 2006 and the results surprised even us. Of course the big […]

Welcome children of the night! That’s right, we’re dripping with excitement to announce that our 2006 haunted Halloween makeover has finally arrived! Our favorite holiday is fast approaching and so the slaves (sorry, we mean workers) have conjured up a few ghoulies and ghosties to help ‘redecorate’ the factory. The month of October means spooky […]

Hot off the Press 

October 5, 2006

Do you develop software or publish an e-zine? Broadcast a podcast or draw a cartoon about gaming? Do you design fonts or have you seen a design related event or contest on the web? A great tutorial on graphic design or CSS? Some geeky fun? If any of these things (and more) have caught your […]

Halloween Is Coming!

October 2, 2006

Any long time visitor to the Iconfactory knows that this is positively our most favorite time of year. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing and All Hallow’s Eve approaches! That’s right gang, its almost time for the annual spooky transformation of the factory from friendly pixel playground to the frightening bastion of undead […]

Roll Out the Barrel!

August 3, 2006

We are now officially at launch day plus 2 and we just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have taken time to send us your incredible feedback on the new site. We are all gratified by your unadulterated love for the new site’s design, functionality and content. You like us! You […]

Welcome one and all as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with the launch of all-new versions of and Over 2 years in design and development, the new sites have been rebuilt from the ground up using Ruby on Rails and are now hosted on Apple’s xServe platform. These two sites boast many new […]