[Tango-artists] Re: Looking for new icon for FileRoller

Mike Stern Mike.Stern at Sun.COM
Mon Jun 5 13:05:17 PDT 2006

Hi all, I just joined the list a little while back and have just  
started to track the discussions here.  I'm not sure how much I'll be  
participating but I want to make sure that the icon work we do at Sun  
is staying aligned to Tango in some aspects.

WRT the File Roller action icons, I would suggest using the down and  
up arrows in combination with the cardboard box for the actions 'add'  
and 'extract' respectively.  The plus sign / box combo would seem to  
suggest adding and archive, not adding something TO the archive.  The  
arrows should definitely be up / down and not left / right and it's  
more clear if the box is open.  New and Open should be the default  
tango icons as suggested by others.  I think 'view' should be an eye  
as opposed to a magnifying glass as the later also suggests the  
actions 'find' and 'zoom'.  Neither of those are the same as view and  
therefore to use a mag glass for all of them would dilute the  
symbolism of that glyph.

Cheers, m.

Mike Stern
mike.stern at sun.com

On Jun 2, 2006, at 4:47 PM, Jones Lee wrote:

> I have contacted him and here is a general mockup that he agrees  
> on. Please check the attachment.
> On 6/1/06, Jones Lee < joneslee85 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>      Paolo Bacchilega of project FileRoller is looking for a  
> completely new icons to replace 3 years old icons of the program.  
> All icons should strictly follow color tone used in new style GNOME  
> icons (gnome-icon-theme-2.15.2 http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/gnome- 
> icon-theme/) because he wants the program GUI has a high integrity  
> with future GNOME.
> FileRoller Homepage: http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/news.html
> Icons need to be redesigned are:
>    http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/file-roller/data/
>    file-roller.png - main logo - great if some1 can reuse the  
> current design - 16x16, 22x22 and SVG (what about 32x32, neccessary??)
>    http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/file-roller/src/icons/
>    (all are size 24x24)
>    add.png - reuse 'package' icon in gnome-icon-theme-2.15.2 and  
> add in '+' or '<--' or other better metaphor
>    extract.png - reuse 'package' icon in gnome-icon-theme-2.15.2  
> and add in '-->'  or other better metaphor
>    file.png - reuse 'empty file' icon in gnome-icon-theme-2.15.2 or  
> other better metaphor
>    folder.png - reuse 'folder' icon in gnome-icon-theme-2.15.2 or  
> other better metaphor
>    view.png - some better metaphor than 'eyes on file' metaphor
> <s1.png>
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