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Basic set update 2.4 and Halflings set update 2.2

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.

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Custom icons process

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.

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The first version of the Contagion set

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.

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More than ten years together

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.

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The first version of the Weather set

The first version of the Weather set

July 27, 2020By Jan KovaříkUpdates

It almost seems like the demand for apps showing various weather conditions is never ending and it kind of makes sense, as depending on the weather, we often plan our whole day ahead. Almost everybody have some kind of weather app installed on their phone or desktop computer. So naturally, I've been getting a lot of requests for weather icons during the last few years and now I finally had some time to create them.

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Basic set update 2.3

Basic set update 2.3

February 18, 2020By Jan KovaříkUpdates

1030+ icons in total make the Basic set the biggest GLYPHICONS icon pack ever. I know it's obvious and that the Basic set has always been the biggest. It may sound a bit like when new iPhones are introduced – with a better display, thinner body and better battery, it's the best iPhone ever made – of course it is! Nobody would buy a new, but slightly worse iPhone :). But this is not an iPhone, this is different.

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The first version of the Mind set

The first version of the Mind set

February 17, 2020By Jan KovaříkUpdates

I remember that not so long ago the meaning of terms such as meditation or mindfulness was known only to a minority, at least in the western world. Today, these words have penetrated almost all mainstream media and most of us have at least a vague idea about their meaning. I think it's great that more and more people try to live in a present moment and improve their mental health. Also one of the side effects is that those people become kinder, more relaxed and compassioned.

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Introducing the new Humans set

Introducing the new Humans set

December 08, 2019By Jan KovaříkUpdates

This new set of people's silhouettes is a combination of traditional pictograms and modern icons. They come in handy anytime you need to express something concerning people's actions or activities and since they share visual language and attributes with the rest of the GLYPHICONS sets, it's great to use them together.

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Basic set update 2.2

Basic set update 2.2

July 22, 2019By Jan KovaříkUpdates

A thousand icons... My first thought was: phew, it's done! But almost immediately I realized: wait, what's "done" exactly, what does it really mean? It actually means it's a nice rounded number and that's about it. The best thing I can actually do would be just to keep calm and carry on, with no fanfare, no ceremony or silly discount, to celebrate this occasion.

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On sales and discounts

On sales and discounts

July 21, 2019By Jan KovaříkThoughts

From time to time, I get an email from a customer asking for a discount. I always try politely explain, why I don't do any sales, but it is difficult to keep my answer brief without sounding harsh. That's why I've decided to wrote this article, so I can refer to it whenever I got a similar request (feel free to use it too). Don't expect any vocational marketing article, I have literally zero knowledge in marketing and the following text is rather my own brief personal reflection on this problem and as my experience is almost solely with icons, the following text will apply mainly to digital products.

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Halflings set update 2.1

Halflings set update 2.1

May 27, 2019By Jan KovaříkUpdates

Halflings set has got its first update since version 2.0 and this group of tiny icons is now larger than before. This update is already out now and as always, completely free for all previous owners. You can see all 30 new icons right now, on the Halflings page or simply open your inbox, download the latest version and check them out in more detail.

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Your account

Your account

May 26, 2019By Jan KovaříkHow to

It turned out that many GLYPHICONS customers don't know how to use their account or aren't even aware that they have such a thing. As this concerns everyone who ever bought any set / license (including those who own former PRO version), I should have written this tutorial probably sooner, well, better late than never, right? Luckily, to claim your account is really a simple process and it allows you to access all your previous (and future) orders in one place. Let's get down to it.

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Logo update

Logo update

April 22, 2019By Jan KovaříkUpdates

Last year's version 2.0 was the most important milestone in the entire GLYPHICONS existence and updated logo was part of it. Yet, because of all the fuss around this version and the lack of time and my attention caused it didn't get as much attention as it deserved. Now, when everything settled down, it's been a great time to re-evaluate its appearance in the context of new icons and the entire website.

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The first version of SVG tool

The first version of SVG tool

March 29, 2019By Jan KovaříkUpdates, How to

Today, I'm really happy that I can announce the first version of this new online SVG tool! This simple web tool runs in almost any common desktop browser and it lets you upload multiple individual SVG icons, edit some of their basic attributes (without changing anything else in their code) and download all icons back to your computer in one ZIP file.

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Introducing GLYPHICONS 2.0

Introducing GLYPHICONS 2.0

October 23, 2018By Jan KovaříkUpdates

I've finally caught up with everything around, even though I'm still catching my breath. Due to many circumstances, this version took much more time than I expected, but every cloud has a silver lining and thanks to this, I had a time to rethink and most importantly to recreate all GLYPHICONS from scratch and set a new direction for the whole project.

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