Adobe CS3 icons
So, the CS3 icons are out. The idea here is to use colors as information carriers and group the icons into families. Ryan Hicks, Experience designer at Adobe says “Their elegance comes from how the entire desktop brand system works as a whole. The more Adobe apps you have, the better the system works.”
Unfortunately it seems like no art director was present as the final design was nailed. Sure, if you quickly look at them positioned on the color wheel in a presentation slide, I’m sure they looked fine to board members.
But what happens when you place them in the real world, like the traybar?
As always, it all comes down to personal preferences in the end. If any, I will use only a very limited range of the CS3 application suite, and those icons will most likely feel out of place.
Come on people, what were you thinking? Or, to quote a colleague’s comment, “WTF”.