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  • Vincent Le MoignVincent Le Moign, over 7 years ago

    I'm the Streamline Icons creator, and I've also created the Minicons collection (1500 icons).

    Creating a single icon can be fast, but when the collection become big it take a lot of time to organize and create different variations. And actually the bigger, the longer it take (proportionally more).

    The Black tie collection will come in 4 different weights, that can take a lot of time. Especially if Dave adjust some points for each weight.

    Also, a subsetting tool is planned, that would cost a lot of time and money.

    Hey Dave :-) If you read that, do you know that i've created a tool, Fontastic, that can create this kind of subset (customized icon fonts or SVG sprites)? If this what "subsetting tool" means. (and also note that access can be attributed by generated coupon code)

    Also, note that this set is created by the creator of a super useful, and high quality, icon collection. It's used on hundred of thousands of website. So this money is also a way to give a big thanks to his creator.

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  • Adam WintleAdam Wintle, over 7 years ago

    I don't fully understand this project, is he raising funds to make a commercial set of 150 icons?

    Currently he's raised just over US$38k, which would make it about US$250 per icon, not bad! If he reaches US$100k then he'll boost it up to 200 icons, and US$150k to boost up to 250 icons in the set.

    I've never spent time to create a bespoke icon set, but does it really consume that much of your time to create?

    I've recently seen some nice sets, for example Streamline and Retina Icons, which both have ~1,500 icons in the set. Did those really cost the creators US$40k+ of their time to create?

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