Design tips

You want to contribute and send your icon to this project.

Here are some tips :

  • image is a 22px square
  • file must be PNG24 transparent
  • symbol is white (pure 255, 255, 255)
  • transparency/aliasing is allowed but must be reduced

15 Responses to Design tips

  1. gps_dr says:

    Any suggestions on tool(s) to design icons? I've done some simple icons for my GPS using paint and would like to be able to add some more icons to better match some common GPS symbols..
    Above design tips says 22×22 px, but downloaded icons indicate 32×37.
    The tools I've tried don't seem to line up with pixels.
    Thanks for the great work!

    • nicomollet says:

      If you submit your icons designed in 22×22, the website actually generates automaticly icons in 32×37 with the borders, shadows, colors and all.
      You should not use Paint: Photoshop, Gimp or other professionnal tools are much better.

  2. Stephen Quinn says:

    This is one of the best iconic design sites I`ve seen on the web yet. Great work guys.

  3. @jbduzan says:


    this is a very nice site.

    I'm wandering if is there a way to get your icons in white symbol color with transparent background for coloring on the fly ?

  4. Hugh says:

    I wonder if there is a way to hook up with the folks at so that users here can select a noun from that project and get a marker. Might be good press for both projects.

  5. Sascha says:

    Is there a way to use two colours in the symbol?

  6. Is there a way to get SVG instead of PNG

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