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A call for icon designers


WordPress is currently looking for people who can help them design new sets of icons for the WordPress 2.7 version.  The 2.6.x versions are using icons from the Crystal Project, excellent because they are released under the LGPL agreement, but unforunately does not fit the general design requirements of version 2.7.


If you’re an experienced icon designer, you just may want to give the people of WordPress a message of interest.  Send them to jane_at-sign_automattic_dot_com .  Okay?

Here from the WordPress blog are the requirements:


The icons:
We’ll need icons for each of the main navigation sections, plus a matching pair of list/excerpt view icons for the table screens like Edit Posts. That’s a total of 13, and for the navigation icons we’ll also need a larger size for use in the screen headers. Some of the sections have natural iconography, while others may be more challenging. The sections are: Dashboard, Posts, Media, Links, Pages, Comments, Appearance, Settings, Users, Plugins, Tools.

The style:
Icons should be subtle, with a classic/designed look, nothing cartoonish. Thin lines. Maybe a little old-fashioned looking. They’ll be grayscale by default, possibly with a color version for active menu items.

The timing:
Fast, fast, fast. 2.7 is due to release on November 10. That means icons need to be ready within two weeks, give or take.

The required experience:
To be taken seriously, you’ll need to show a background in icon design. It’s a different skill than web site or application design, and given that there’s not much time before the 2.7 launch, someone with experience (and possibly existing work they can leverage) is going to be the best candidate.

Now’s your chance for immortality (!) LOL.  Seriously, now’s your chance to “give back” to the WordPress community.  If you work fast and good… I’ll definitely go for it!



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  1. campolar says: 11/1/2008

    I’ve emailed them…awaiting a reply :)