Exploring Foodicons

Just bumping the Foodicons project again… I needed an icon for the Rothamsted experiment module and went to see if they had anything - they did! There are many many more icons than I had remembered, maybe a couple hundred now?

I first learned about Foodicons in 2021 from their OpenTEAM in-depth:

An introduction to Foodicons, an initiative to build a universal language, an iconography, to food and agriculture. This initiative has challenged designers to develop a shared, open-source, and royalty-free iconographic language of food to be unveiled at the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

I’m using this monocrops icon for a “Research” menu because it resembles crops in the experiment “plots”. I removed the surrounding hexagon so it can be enlarged to fill the menu (even then still is a bit small):

Screenshot from 2023-02-14 09-41-10

It might be interesting to explore using these icons more extensively in farmOS. The hexagons might not be a great fit for the menu icons but might work better elsewhere? Or perhaps in Asset Link and Field Kit?


What’s neat is that even if there isn’t an existing icon, there are extensive design guidelines and templates to create your own :slight_smile:

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