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One thing we all struggle with is coming up with ideas for icons that illustrate an idea. Let's start a thread where we put our challenges and we all come up with suggestions.
Today, I have the task of making icons for two separate columns:
Traditional and innovative. However, both are positives, so I don't want old vs new.
The context is cars.
Traditional in what sense? Aesthetic? Classics?
On a smple leve, I wonder if you could have an icon that combined/contrasted grille/front types?
Something like an old Rolls grille vs. something pointy and elecgtric (ie. no intake)?
Power source. Although it’s old vs new it’s also the most innovation in automotive, going from combustion to electric. That’s where I would start.
I spent years developing a library of hundreds of icons and I can write a book about how much of a waste of time they are and how useless they are at communicating. They’re fun for designers and for people who like them, but functionally they are overrated, in my opinion.