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A road sign on a British road.

Web Fonts, Icons and Me

An icon is a graphic device that represents an object or action, the graphic device being ascribed. Their purpose is to quickly communicate the nature of a message.A well crafted icon can communicate a message in a fraction of the time that a fully worded description takes. They’re also language independent – meaning that the same symbol can be used whether you are communicating to a French, Welsh, or English user. The best example of icons in use today is probably the British road sign designed in the early 1960’s by Jock Kinnear and Margaret...