|From the Artist
Red Tab System Icons
by Dave Brasgalla
The enclosed folder contains 45 icons that are intended as an attempt
to create a simpler, more minimalist look for the Mac OS. They came
about after a discussion with Sara of Sara's Icon Parade, the massive
Swedish icon index. We had mentioned the fact that as icon designers,
we were all going "Copland-crazy", everything 3D and isometric.
With this set, I tried to go for a very basic type of stylization,
yet wanted to keep some of the more familiar elements and visual cues
of the Mac OS. Also, they were designed to look almost exactly the
same in thousands of colors as in black and white, so folks with monochromatic
compact Macs are not being left out with this set - in fact, it is
a good way to give your older Macs a sleeker, more modern icon update!
In actuality, I started this set as an exercise and stopped work after
about 16 or so icons, having sort of explored the idea enough to satisfy
my curiosity. I was going to shelve it until people started to write
and ask what had happened to it! So, here they are - due to popular
demand! I realise that these icons will not be everyone's cup of tea,
but in a 32-bit "World of Copland", they hopefully provide
a intrigueing alternative...