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The Impossible Icon: Giving Designers Nightmares Since The Dawn Of Time

I got to hang out with some of my favorite designers tonight! One of them just started working for a new niche company, and was put on a project that requires solely material icons, zero customization permitted. And since he inherited the project and it’s final stage, he’s not able to make any changes to the design itself. The entire project is complete other than one pesky icon.

All 6 of us took a look at it together and not one of us was able to come up with an icon selection that fit. It’s one of those impossible icons that consumes your thoughts. Because there HAS to be an icon that makes sense, right? Wrong.

It’s 3am, and I STILL can’t stop thinking about it haha — it’s driving me crazy. C’est la vie! #DesignLife

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