Symbols are like an universal language
Thanks to the visual nature of symbols, they can be universal and understood by everyone, regardless of nationality. They provide context, represent ideas or concepts, and are the perfect addition to...
Thanks to the visual nature of symbols, they can be universal and understood by everyone, regardless of nationality. They provide context, represent ideas or concepts, and are the perfect addition to certain compositions. Since they’re easy to recognize and decipher, we can conclude that symbols are very effective!
What are some cool symbols?
Symbols are great for communicating an idea or a concept universally, regardless of the language that the viewer speaks. Who doesn’t associate a heart with love? Doves are a synonym for peace, trees are associated with growth and nature, owls and associated with intelligence, etc. Have you ever used emoticons? We bet you do! Some sources also consider emoticons as symbols, and to convey feelings, they are perfect!
How can I design symbols?
First, think of what you want to represent. Is it an idea? Is it a group of people? It’s usually best if you use colors whose meaning or associated emotions are tied to that idea. Of course, try to get some inspiration from real-life examples, or from Freepik or Flaticon, which have millions of icons and symbols available.
What is the difference between icons and symbols?
While both symbols and icons are graphic representations of ideas or things, an icon is a representation of the object it stands for, whereas a symbol focuses more on ideas or more abstract things.