The first version of the Arrows set
August 10, 2021By Jan KovaříkUpdates
It started as routine work on yet another icon set and ended up as the second-largest icon set I’ve ever made. While at the first glance, this set may seem trivial, the amount of "invisible" work and total time I devoted to this set is something I'll remember for a long time, that's for sure :) You may think – phew, they are just simple arrows, right? What was so complicated about it? It turned out that that pretty much everything.
Filetypes set update 2.1 and Halflings set update 2.3
Summer is here in full force. Except for a few short trips, I don't plan any traditional vacation this year, so my hope is, that I'll have more time to work on new updates and brand new sets as well. The following two updates are not particularly huge, but since they are bringing some long-awaited icons (especially in Halflings set), you could say they are important updates. Let's get to them.
New icon sets collections
I've never been good at marketing. My first thought was always: a quality product must suffice on its own to be successful. You could say that I was against doing any marketing in a traditional sense at all. Luckily, a good friend of mine has extensive experience in this field and offered me help. It turned out I was wrong. Marketing isn't bad in general, I only used to see its very rough and sometimes even manipulative methods. But it can be actually useful to both parts, sellers, and customers as well, and truly helps to resolve various problems.
Basic set update 2.4 and Halflings set update 2.2
February 01, 2021By Jan KovaříkUpdates
These updates are both (Basic set and Halflings set as well) rather "technical", as most of the new icons were made upon on requests I received during the last year. Some of them should be already part of the previous update, but I wasn't able to finalize them in time. So, in the dry language of numbers, with 30 new icons it's 1060+ icons for Basic set and 30 new icons in Halflings set make a nice equal number of 300+ icons.
Custom icons process
January 31, 2021By Jan KovaříkHow to
Over the years, I had the privilege to create custom icons for various companies, organizations and individuals. I learned very quickly, that each client has slightly different requirements, as each project is unique and has its own specifics. Nevertheless, there is a certain pattern for custom icon design process, routine even, made of the steps that repeat in each project.
The first version of the Contagion set
January 30, 2021By Jan KovaříkUpdates
Last year, the global pandemic changed our day-to-day lives in ways and degree nobody expected. Lockdowns, quarantines and even restrictions of personal gatherings, this affected more or less all of us.
The first version of the Camera set
December 20, 2020By Jan KovaříkUpdates
The way people consume content on the web has shifted during the last decade. As YouTube is now the second largest search engine (crazy right?), video is something you can't ignore.
More than ten years together
December 19, 2020By Jan KovaříkThoughts
November 11th, 2020 marked the tenth anniversary of GLYPHICONS icons. More than a decade, since I draw the first icon set. It still kind of blows my mind, every time I think about it. Ten years may not seem like a particularly long time, but when you put it in a perspective of today‘s average lifespan of tech startups, it's a quite long time.