Previous articles about the icons have generated a lot of interesting questions about the drawing technique, namely mini-illustrations. I will try to uncover this simple mystery :)
I am not going to give you a detailed description of that, because this would require writing a series of lessons, but I want to share a common principle.
I took the icon from the current project as an example.
Rizzoma is a collaborative tool, an alternative to Google-wave.
During working on the website was born the idea of making beautiful icons for each block with the benefits. The snail symbolizes the context messages and essentially it is an advanced symbol @.
Usually working on an icon starts with a pencil drawing, but this time here are enough inspiring Fast snail images. It was decided to make own version of the beautiful and charming snail with a turbine.
Corporation of Good, Google has made a lot of good deeds, so people loved it for this. Then Facebook came, which is popular very much. Perhaps jealousy or envy has changed something in the minds of the good magicians, and they began to look for a way to destroy Facebook. They even got a corporate term WWF (War with Facebook). In addition, there were assigned special commanding officers, responsible for this war with their general Vic Gundotra.
At that time the brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen that are known for their start-up Google Maps, got a new idea: the communication service and collaboration (later - Google Wave). Google has decided to invest in this project, just because they saw in it a weapon against Facebook. As a result, Google entrusted to the malicious commanding officers oversee the development of the Rasmussen idea. In my opinion, namely this mismatch between the mission and the Wave idea led to the fatal errors in the project. Morality is banal: the envy and the jealousy go before a fall.
Rizzoma service continues to develop the concept of Google Wave. Naturally, they do not want to repeat the same mistakes, but it's important not to miss the best that was in the service. Therefore, they conducted a survey among users of GW out of 500 teams. Here are the results.