031. Spectre Icon

Jan 31, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

Spectre Icon

James Bond Icons: Spectre Icon

Boooooooo. Here’s a another literal take on a James Bond movie title. This time, for the upcoming movie Spectre. Did you know that SPECTRE (at least in the James Bond movies) stands for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion? Well it does. Or at least it did. Maybe they’ll change the acronym definition in the new movie.

And so finishes the James Bond icon series. Boy oh boy, that was fun. I’ll have to do something with all of the icons soon. Maybe make a poster. In the meantime, tomorrow we return to our regularly scheduled Year of Icons programming. It’ll probably be a banana icon. In other words, TIME TO GET EXCITED.

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030. Octopussy Icon

Jan 30, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

Octopussy Icon

James Bond Icons: Octopussy Icon

I knew exactly what I wanted to create for this Octopussy icon the moment I decided to embark on the James Bond icon series. There was no question that it was going to be a fusion of a cat and an octopus. And because of that, designing it took a long time. I needed it to be… right. But it also had to have it’s own personality. I didn’t want it confused with Github’s Octocat, afterall.

And so here it is. An octopus smashed together with a pussy cat. Octopussy. Or, as my 4-year-old son says:

It’s a CACTAPUS!

My child, ladies and gentlemen. He’s a genius.

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029. Live and Let Die Icon

Jan 29, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

Live and Let Die Icon

James Bond Icons: Live and Let Die Icon

Once upon a time there was person named Live, who fell in love with a person named Let. And then they died. And were buried together.

The movie Live and Let Die was the eighth James Bond film, and the first to star Roger Moore. The theme song was performed by Paul and Linda McCartney.

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028. The World is Not Enough Icon

Jan 28, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

The World Is Not Enough Icon

James Bond Icons: The World is Not Enough Icon

I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel here folks. This isn’t my favorite icon, but it’ll do. Using the “less than” symbol as a stand-in for “enough” kind of works, but I was hoping for something a bit more clever. Oh well. They can’t all be On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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027. For Your Eyes Only Icon

Jan 27, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

For Your Eyes Only Icon

James Bond Icons: For Your Eyes Only Icon

Don’t you DARE let your feet look at this icon. This is strictly a for your eyes only icon. And while we’re on the subject, if I even catch you thinking about letting your Es or your Ys have anything to do with this icon, well… well, there’ll be trouble.

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026. Moonraker Icon

Jan 26, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

Moonraker Icon

James Bond Icons: Moonraker Icon

When I started this icon series, you all knew that this moonraker icon was coming. And here it is. I hope you enjoy it.

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025. Die Another Day Icon

Jan 25, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

Die Another Day Icon

James Bond Icons: Die Another Day Icon

We’re getting down to the wire with these James Bond icons. If I count the upcoming film, Spectre, then there are seven 007 movie titles left to iconify. I’ll have to make a poster of these when I’m finished.

Today’s icon represents Pierce Brosnan’s last outing as James Bond. The icon itself is a play on words. Or, a play on homonyms. Dye one day, and then dye another day. Not the cleverest icon I’ve created, but it’ll get the job done.

After I’ve completed the James Bond movie titles, I’ll probably cycle back to a few simpler icons. Perhaps I’ll finish the “fruit” series I started a couple weeks back. But after that, I’m going to try to veer back to pop culture. Creating the 007 icons has been really fun (if somewhat time consuming), and having smaller goals within the year is definitely the way to go. Last year I was always a bit limited with my icon choices because they both needed to fit within the style of Symbolicons Block, and not be duplicative of icons I had already created. Because I’m working in a new style this year, I can do anything. Which is fun! But also daunting. The year has only just started!

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024. The Spy Who Loved Me Icon

Jan 24, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

The Spy Who Loved Me Icon

James Bond Icons: The Spy Who Loved Me Icon

Happy Saturday, fellow James Bond fans! The icon series continues with reference to 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me starring Roger Moore. The Spy Who Loved Me icon imagines a world where you might received a Valentine’s Day card from the spy who loved you. Could that spy leave you a normal message? OF COURSE NOT. Said spy would need to leave a coded message. A coded message… to your heart.

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023. Quantum of Solace Icon

Jan 23, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

Quantum of Solace Icon

James Bond Icons: Quantum of Solace Icon

I’ve dreaded this icon since I began the James Bond mini icon series. And then I had an idea for it. And then I made that idea a reality. So there. Enjoy your very own Quantum of Solace icon.

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022. Skyfall Icon

Jan 22, 2015 | 007, A Year of Icons, News, Symbolicons

Skyfall Icon

James Bond Icons: Skyfall Icon

Yesterday’s icon was a bit late, so today’s is coming in on the earlier side. Skyfall is the third James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig, and has been one of the easier icons to illustrate. It’s parts of the sky… falling. Amazing! I think Chicken Little would approve.

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