11 Aug 944: The biggest release in the history of Icondesigner.

No, it’s not gone that far that I have pushed 944 icons so far. Perhaps I have, I don’t know, but that’s beside the point. What matters is the future. The time after 9:44 UTC.

Having gotten enthusiastic responses to the Iconizement plan I set forward in a few posts, I have been able to get ‘sponsoring’ for at least two icon sets. I have a whole road ahead of me when it comes to the freeware icon sets I am producing.

Picture 12.png This is, basically, the timeline for my upcoming icon sets. The three in the ‘hot zone’ above (the Designer Icons set 2, the War on Bad Design icons set 2 and the Designer Folders) are coming up very quickly, very possibly at the same time, when the brand new version of Icon Designer will be unveiled.

But there is more, a lot more. 944, the enigmatic number, stands for 512, 256, 128, 32, and 16; the new sizes that I will be releasing my icons in. You read that right, all new icon sets will feature super-hi res icons a month before Leopard. If anyone’s even been ready for Leopard, I am.

Apart from that, not only Mac users will rejoice. Icon Designer’s new releases come in all formats; for Windows in .ico, for Mac in ICNS, and for Linux users, PNG’s for all sizes. The growing popularity of this website has shown me that there is a righteous demand for these extra formats, and as such, you are getting them!

This wouldn’t be the Cocoia Blog if you would get out of this blog post without being peppered by desire-inducing preview images. The Designer Folders set, which will contain anodized metal, standard aqua and wooden folders with the following interesting motives;

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Slight touches of reflection in the anodized steel folders (which are depicted here) are among the fine details in the new sets. The folder set is truly a showcase of new, unique ideas in folders and overflows with gimmicks and eye candy. Since there was a lot of ado going on at Macthemes over Susumu’s latest folder set release “Cats 2″ being ‘inspired’ by other sets, I set to inspire this set by cats as well. In fact, since they have always been so supportive in my life, I included a cat – he’s not so comfortable in folders, though, or so it seems.

I wanted to put a solid date on this release, and although it is highly dependent on my picky sense of perfectionism, I expect to launch Icon Designer v. 3 by the beginning of September – ideally, the last day of August. I will keep you up to date with the developments!

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5 Responses

  1. 1
    Pinky von Pout 

    I know just how much work you are putting into these and I can’t wait to see the final result :D

    Good luck with the rest of your workload ^^

  2. 2
    soho 

    Bright future here on cocoia ^^

  3. 3
    Required 

    Nice looking set!

  4. 4
    crooner 

    Wow.
    So glad I stumbled onto your site. Beautiful work. I’ve been looking and looking around for what icon set I want to commit to for 10.5 when I saw the preview above (as well as the progress of an icon graphic you have elsewhere). These are the coolest icons I’ve seen in a long, long time. They instantly got me going.

    So the next question that naturally follows is… when/are they available? I’ve seen Sept 15 as a possible date, but can’e-mail them. Are you still polishing and adding variants? Please let us/me know when we can download them and spend more time drooling over our GUI than the applications on our Macs.
    Feel free to e-mail me at the address attached to this comment.

    Thanks!

  5. 5
    crooner 

    Okay… I just futzed around some more and realized that these ├╝ber-cool icons *have* been released and I even managed to download them all by myself. Perhaps going to the toilet alone will be next.
    Very great work and I shall bookmark your site as I’m sure your future stuff will be equally fantastic.

    Obviously, the pain killers I took for my neck earlier have made me the equivalent of one who fell from the stooopid tree, hitting every branch along the way.

    G’night.

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