Versioning Icons

2 interesting version management applications have been announced on the Ubuntu forums.

TimeVault and Pevo.

Both could use an icon. It would be nice to mark managed files and folders with an emblem. So here are some concepts for icons / emblems.



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3 Responses to Versioning Icons

  1. bennyp says:

    Hey Thorwil,
    Maybe you could explore a theme of progression with a non-temporal archetype for this project. (nice sentence, hey?) Instead of clocks, perhaps construction, development, evolution or craftsmanship would provide a fertile theme for such an icon.

    Just thoughts…

  2. thorwil says:

    Heh yes, impressive first sentence 🙂

    I tried to come up with alternatives. Thing is, you can’t tell much of a story in only so few pixels. Oh, and TimeVault will likely use a moebius strip by someone else as icon / emblem.

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. porl says:

    i like number 4, but i think the moebius strip is a great idea too 🙂