What we made at the San Francisco Iconathon

About 30 designers, city people and citizens got together to create new civic symbols for the public domain at the San Francisco Iconathon on August 6, 2011. Our theme was 311, or non-emergency city services such as reporting potholes, requesting cycling infrastructure, and making complaints about noise.

We used a collaborative process to sketch concepts, and you can see what we worked on below.


  • 8 concept sketches that are ready to move on to the next stage, vectorization, by volunteer designers to be released in a new public domain municipal symbol suite in the next few months.
  • 5 concepts will get more brainstorming & sketching, as they were very challenging.
  • Initial sketches for about 30 other concepts, which you can see below.

Reminder: Food & Nutrition Iconathon in Los Angeles on Saturday August 13!
This was the first in a series of Iconathons across the nation this summer. (LA, Chicago, Boston & New York City.)

On August 13, 2011 designers will meet up in Los Angeles to create new symbols for Food & Nutrition, such as “urban farmer,” “gleaning,” “farmer’s market” and “nutritious.” Please tell your friends in Los Angeles to go, or register!


Remove Graffiti



Stray Animal

Fallen limbs

Flickr Group: Iconathon

Added by Chach Sikes on Mon, 08/08/2011

2 thoughts on “What we made at the San Francisco Iconathon

  1. I’m very happy to find this site. I wanted to thank you for ones time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed every part of it and i also have you bookmarked to look at new stuff on your web site.

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