When nostalgia looks soooo good
I know the saying ‘an oldie but a goodie’ is a BIG cliche.
But while I was graphic recording at a couple of events last week, I noticed how this ‘cliche’ applies to icon drawing.
There are some things in this world I think just look GOOD the old fashion style. And so their icons are some I (almost) always draw the old way.
Why? you may ask…
Well, I think there’s a mix of reasons –
- the audience EASILY RECOGNISES the object, even though designs have been through upgrades and changes
- the old version can be more interesting / VISUALLY APPEALING and
- they can be just EASIER to draw ON THE RUN!
So I thought I’d share them with you. Check out my suitcase, alarm clock, phone and light globe.
Are there any icons where you prefer ‘the old fashioned’ designs? I would love to hear…
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