Adobe CS3 Icons

Posted on January 17, 2007

adobe cs3 icon colorwheel

Ryan Hicks answers Veerle's questions about designing Adobe's new icon set, the scope of which has expanded enormously since their acquistion of Macromedia.

adobe icons dock

A look at the dock shows a definite move towards the established Macromedia icon style; with 40-odd applications to cover, it would be difficult to continue the current Adobe icon approach. The "periodic table" style seems to me to be a good solution. Applications keep their established colours, (putting Freehand closer to Photoshop than Illustrator!). I initially looked for some deeper meaning in the colour-coding...

Acrobat and Flash, arguably the two most established, recognised and wide-spread Adobe technologies, keep their symbols - almost certainly wise exceptions.

Comments (2)

Web Design India said

Looks nice. Are they downloadable.

Posted by: Web Design India at July 25, 2007 07:51 PM .

Shingi Mushipe said

I'm trying my best to see the good side of these new CS3 icons, but I can't. Have the guys at adobe gone nuts ?

Dw, Fh, Ai, Fl, Fw, Fw - this does not live up to the usual high quality we expect from adobe.

Very dull indeed.

Posted by: Shingi Mushipe at October 29, 2007 09:42 PM .