As most freelancers, I work hard for a living. Helveticons took me over 600 hours to create, so I can't even begin to describe what I felt when the first purchase came through. Standing on your own feet makes you evaluate what to spend your hours on.
At the time I was working on Helveticons Extras, more iconsets in the same category started to arrive. I've always felt good about competition since it makes you work even harder on your own goals. The competition also seemed to aim for a different market segment than I did.
Shortly after releasing Helveticons Extras, one of the rivaling icon sets also released their second edition. I found this through some users on twitter comparing my iconset to his and pointing out some obvious similarities.
Strangely enough I had never really reflected about the similarities between the icon sets, but this made me look into it. So, I purchased these icon sets and made a table which compares Helveticons and Vital Vector. The result was rather disappointing, I felt almost breathless while looking at the comparison.
The reason I'm writing this and showing the comparison for public display is that I simply cannot tolerate anyone taking my icons and then re-selling them at a lower price. I have no sacks of gold for lawyers, nor time for such a lengthy process, but this clearly is a breach of my license agreement.
Here's a link to the comparison table that shows a side by side (and fill) comparison between the sets.
(updated 12:00 / 03-27-2010 with 10 more icon comparisons now a total of 80 icons)
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I have been busy this summer releasing my biggest icon set yet, and this time its for sale. 245 Royalty-free vector glyphs / icons avalibe at Helveticons.ch. And im currently working on the next Helveticon set to be released this winter. Don't miss to download the 22 free Helveticons folders at the site.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Little BIG Folders, Yes Its a Completion of my concept Knitted folder idea i had wayback. I got alot of response from the community at macthemes to complete the folder set. As i worked on the folder i couldn't help associating it with Little BIG Planet™. An upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 game. The design direction in the game is handmade playful design. And that's exact the same style i was going for. After making a "Sac boy" as the user folder symbol. It was extremely clear to me that this was a Little BIG Planet™ Folder set. This is my tribute to the folks over at Media Molecule. An "unofficial" folder replacement for all the fans of Little BIG Planet™.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Playfire is a new gaming community, And the founders asked me to design their new logo.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
This is the Unofficial icon set for the animated movie WALL-E. The set currently only contains EVE. I'm not going to spoil anything go watch the HD trailers at Apple.com. I just love how well made the characters in the movie are. I think i have watched the trailers about 50 times and counting. So this is my personal tribute to the movie and every one that had something to do with creating the movie. Great work Pixar & Disney, You inspire me. And i can't wait to see this movie.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Mindfuck, Optical illusion, Impossible figures, Paradox design. Its all too confusing, A icon tribute to the Impossible figures father Oscar Reutersvärd, who was the first artist to make a Penrose triangle a.k.a. Tribar.
6 icons total in black and white variations.
Download iContainer or Zip.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The era of Cd's is over, Digital music is here to stay. So associating music with Cd's is pretty odd in this digital world. I haven't bought a music cd since Y2K.
So i refreshed the old iTunes icon with a thing that is strongly associated with itunes, Coverflow!
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