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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
James Bond Icons: A View to a Kill Icon
It’s another late entry in the Year of Icons. Egads! I’m having a hard time finding time for these icons, especially when they need to be at least slightly clever. (I’m mostly failing at that. But let’s just say that “A View to a Kill Icon” is a bit harder to make than a “Blueberry Icon“.) But the icon is done, and it’s up on the site. So there. I’m done for the day. What will tomorrow bring!?