The Launcher

Various Gnome Stuff

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Hi all, this is a call for help. I've recently found this great application http://www.gnomefiles.com/app.php/The_Launcher called The Launcher, which I think it's a great application. I've been in contact with the author and he asked for an icon for the application, so I've tried my best to accomplish that, but I'm not very happy with the final result.
So, I thought of asking for help on the community. If you think you can create a good icon then please any ideas are welcome. This icon is for a Launcher type GNOME applet application. The requirement is that the icon must be in svg and be related to a launcher. Thank you for all the help.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

1.0 - Initial release
1.1 - Darkened paper sheet icons a bit
1.2 - New Mockup upload
1.3 - New Icon
1.4 - Search beautification
1.5 - Substitute Gimp and Firefox icons for Calculator and Menu editor

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spookykid

11 years ago

Well, I can't fully utilize Inkscape yet, so I'm combining existing icons (this is a dirty hack), I didn't really thought about the copyright issue. The idea of using icons inside a box comes from the idea of when you clean your stuff, you normally keep it inside boxes and you label the box to know it's contents. A launcher was my first idea but I can't seem to make a good one :'( they look like Flintstone's cars loll

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freakcode

11 years ago

Don't use other icons INSIDE your icon, this can cause confusion by the user, poor metaphor, and most importantly, copyright problems (Firefox logo is a Mozilla copyright, for your information).

A good proposal, as said, is something related to the Gnome (so, the Gnome foot), combined with something that reveals the launching intention (a spring, or maybe a rocket, a catapult... but I guess the spring is still the better metaphor for launching).

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DanRabbit

11 years ago

The metaphor I see when i think of this app is either something like what you have, except maybe with the little springy launcher icon on the box

or possibly

the little springy launcher icon combined with the gnome menu icon.


hope this helps inspire you

: )

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spookykid

11 years ago

The springy launcher was my first possibility but I've substituted it with a label.

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11 years ago

1.0 - Initial release
1.1 - Darkened paper sheet icons a bit
1.2 - New Mockup upload
1.3 - New Icon
1.4 - Search beautification
1.5 - Substitute Gimp and Firefox icons for Calculator and Menu editor

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