29 Nov Orion: the Aftermath

My, what a few insane days it has been. Orion hit the Apple website, while also being linked from other major sites like the Iconfactory. At the moment of writing, Orion just exceeded a grand total of 300 GB in downloads, with well over 150,000 new visitors on my websites. Actually, it’s the fourth most downloaded thing on Apple.com, just under iTunes, Quicktime, and Safari.


I got a lot of email asking how to use the icons, and I gladly replied; Kupuk’s great tutorial of the ‘good ol’ manual way’, and Panic’s awesome Candybar 3. Of course, your downloads are flattening and the kind emails and comments have been very encouraging. Work on the extended set of Orion, with all system replacements for Mac, Windows, and Linux, along with several creative new folder motifs, has commenced already. I will push out a new volume with a complete system replacement icons, and a dock for OS X, late in December or in January. What’s that? A sneak peek? Okay, one of the ‘fantasy’ microsets in the extended Orion is… a ‘sci-fi’ themed, highly detailed EVE Online architecture set.


Permission from CCP Games pending.

What is most important in all of this, is your feedback. You want more folders? What kind of folders? Your vote counts! As the cumulative comments of this blog are reaching 500 fast, there is chance that your comment will be the 500th – which means prizes, baby!

Drop your requests in this post’s comments and have a fair chance of winning a full license for Noble, my stock icon set, and a single folder icon request for the upcoming extended Orion iconset that will be fulfilled – guaranteed!. Of course, comments on all posts are eligible – be sure to use your actual email address.

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15 Responses

  1. 1

    It would be nice to have the Developer Tools folder “Orionised”
    I probably shouldnt have been first to comment :p

  2. 2

    The more complete the set the better, just so it’s easier to drop into CB and poof – stellar looking UI.

    One thing I always wish for in replacement sets, particularly folder sets, is more generic folders. So the base folder with some color treatments just to have handy for marking or labeling. It’s great to have all of the system folders covered, but users have lots of other classifications and contexts where they use could use custom folders.

  3. 3

    I’d really like a nice set of folders with multiple colors. I like to color code my files based on importance. It would be nice if you included some by default. I also would really like a full set of folder for OS X. You included many but left out some. Music, system folder, user, are just a few. It would be nice too if you added something inside the folders so they aren’t empty. I’d really like a folder for software maybe a bunch of cd’s?

    Lastly maybe some custom drives with windows flag and the apple on it.

    Keep up the great work. I really want to use this set, but it looks odd with many of the icons missing. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the full package.

  4. 4

    Kudos !
    You did a nice job, Apple likes you (Or at least the “staff” pickers ;-) )

    Way to go !
    Next, you’ll work in Apple.com’s design team ?

  5. 5

    @Moitah; Hehe, would be nice. Thanks for the good suggestions, everyone, keep it coming!

  6. 6

    Thank you for this icon set ! Just keep making such good icons.
    And feel free to tell us about the process for making it.(Like I told you via email) I’m found of icon making so I can’t wait to see articles from you about that !

  7. 7

    PS : I guess you’re waiting for the beginning of blackfriday on the Apple Store aren’t you…

  8. great work. were pretty excited over here. i hope you’ll include orionized icons for adobe products and the more popular softwares like disco, limewire, adium and the like. keep up the good work and thank you

  9. 9

    great stuff! OS X icons are great but these are add so much more personal touch to the Mac experience. they look great. I love the sci-fi teaser.

  10. 10

    I don’t play eve online but that set would look great on my MBP. I just pray that the completed Orion set will be faithfully freeware.. at least the full system replacement of the original Orion. Millions would use it, get addicted, and purchase the extended microsets such as above… ;-)

  11. 11

    Love the icons — I would really like to see folders for something like torrent files or an application folder replacement! Great work!

  12. 12

    Hmm… strange but my comment didn’t published… Any way – its good to see full system folder set to use it with Candybar. Plus some extra stuff like Inbox, Draft, Projects, Research (& Science ;) ) folders.
    And thanks for your work!

  13. 13

    I really like your icons, it would be great if you did an icon for school things (being a student and all), thanks for making my computer look better.

  14. 14

    Music, Application folder, Usser folder, system preference, system folder, a common games folder, apple works or iwork, burn folder, Desktop, home, old folders.

    great work, they are the best things i have seen in computer icons. keep up the good work.

  15. 15

    Congrats on this pack man! Excellent work!!!