I would like an icon system and collection of icons for all of the instruments in my virtual orchestra. I'm looking for something that makes each instrument instantly identifiable by the icon.
Currently, Logic Pro X's orchestral icons are ugly, hard to discern, and incomplete. I need something far, far better.
What I need is an icon system that allows me to:
1. quickly identify the instrument,
2. determine whether it is a soloist or not
3. know if it is a sub-part of an ensemble (e.g. Violin 2-1 - second violins, first chair)
4. identify if it is representing multiple instruments (like the "violin section")
My gut is telling me that the icons need to be silhouettes that zoom in on an iconic, identifiable portion of the instrument. Icons that try, for example, to show an entire wind instrument are hard to tell apart (is that a clarinet or an oboe?).
This kind of thing is in the ballpark, I think. But - we certainly could go even more stylized. (http://www.istockphoto.com/vector/m…7-14721827)
I'd like to see a few different examples of different instruments and how you would handle the system. The awarded designer will then be expected to complete the whole set - in a separate project. Please let me know your "bid" for the completion of the icon set in a PM and I will evaluate this along with your designs.
Here is the FULL list for the winner of the contest:
Baritone / Euphonium
Keyboards + Misc