VLC media player 0.9.2 was released this week, featuring some icons I made for “Preferences” pane and for the “No album art” image.
A couple of years ago the VideoLan team had a redesign contest for the VideoLan website.
I posted my take on the design. Unfortunately for me my design was not picked, though it was the (very close) runner up.
The VideoLAN team approached me afterwards , told me that they really liked the icons I created for my design and asked if I can help with the icons for the upcoming 0.9 release.
It took me a while, but eventually I came up with a set of icons that I really like.
I wanted them to express the do-it-all nature of VLC and at the same time to keep a friendly feel.
It started with some rough sketches:
After some trial and error sessions I decided to go for the 3D feel.
I have no good knowledge in 3D design software so I created everything in Adobe Illustrator, using the pseudo-3D techniques it offers.
The final icons are these:
I’m really proud of these little cone guys 🙂
All the icons are released under GPL, including the source .ai files (although I never really published them, I’ll find some place to put them online if people ask me to, they are really bloated…)
And of course, kudos to the VideoLAN team for their efforts to make the best media player around even better.