Introducing the Symbolicons Scale Icon. Because it’s a static image, the scale icon is perfect for your weightloss needs. No matter how heavy you get, the icon always shows the same weight. You can now eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Seriously. Stuff yourself with candy and sweets. Carbo-load at every meal. Take two chocolate chip pancakes, spread them with peanut butter, sprinkle on some M&Ms, wrap them in a tortilla, deep fry the tortilla, spread marshmallow fluff on top, add sprinkles, put it all in a blender with eggs, pour into a baking pan, bake, cover the resulting cake with cream cheese frosting, and then stuff it all down your throat.
I know. It sounds delicious. Scale icon FTW.
Bud-um, bud-um, bud-um. Your heart sounds good, internet. How do I know, you ask? Well, I’ve been listening to it with my new stethoscope icon.
(Also, sorry for the background image.)
It’s a syringe icon! I made the tip on this one nice and round, so you won’t get hurt when being stuck with it. Oh, wait. That’s not right. Oops. My suggestion is to definitely NOT use this syringe icon to draw blood. For starters, it’s made of pixels. For, um, seconders, the blunt force of it will be horribly, horribly, painful.
Follow the instructions carefully. Take two pill icons with a glass of water. Beware of side effects.
This drug may cause joint pain, nausea, headaches, or shortness of breath. You may also experience muscle aches, rapid heartbeat, or ringing in the ears. If you feel faint, call your doctor. Do not consume alcohol while taking this pill; likewise, avoid red meat, shellfish, and vegetables. Okay foods: flounder. Under no circumstances eat yak. Men can expect painful urination while sitting, especially if the penis is caught between the toilet seat and the bowl.
-From Side Effects, page 54 of Pure Drivel By Steve Martin.
Happy Monday! Here’s a Happy Sun Icon!
We talked a bit about the year of icons project, design processes, and being open to new opportunities, as well as pushing yourself creatively. Josh and Sarah are inspiring in how they’re helping move this industry forward, and are hands-down two of the nicest people on the internet.
As a little head-nod to Happy Monday, I designed a happy sun icon. And since we talked about process videos, I made a quick one for today’s icon.
Fancy a good strong cuppa? Well, get started by heating some water with a brand-spanking new tea kettle icon.
Or you could always purchase a Nutri-Matic machine and take your chances.
When the ‘Drink’ button is pressed it makes an instant but highly detailed examination of the subject’s taste buds, a spectroscopic analysis of the subject’s metabolism, and then sends tiny experimental signals down the neural pathways to the taste centres of the subject’s brain to see what is likely to be well received. However, no-one knows quite why it does this because it then invariably delivers a cupful of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
Milk cartons are water tight paper containers used for packaging milk for retail distribution. One of the most common supermarket items, and found in nearly every home, the milk carton is nonetheless a precision product, manufactured according to exacting standards.
The first coffee maker I ever called my own was a french press. Which is odd, because it was actually owned by my girlfriend. It followed us through college, and into our first apartment. And, if memory serves, it made delicious coffee.
And my girlfriend at the time? She’s now my wife. Coincidence?