Announcing the Information Card Icon

I want to congratulate Mike Jones and my other colleagues for all their work in creating and figuring out how to protect an Information Card icon that can be used by everyone worldwide who supports InfoCard technology.  Creative people, legal people, and marketing folks all helped bring this to fruition.  Here's Mike's post:

I’m very pleased to announce that, as of today, there is now a graphical icon freely available for people to use to indicate that “Information Cards are accepted here”. This icon is intended to provide a common visual cue that Information Cards can be used to provide information to a site or program, similarly to how the RSS icon is used to indicate the availability of syndicated content.

The guidelines for the use of the icon, a frequently asked questions document, a set of png images of the icon rendered in a range of sizes, and the original artwork in Illustrator format are all available together in a download package. Please consult the guidelines and the FAQ before using the icon.  [You can also download the icon package here – Kim]

You’ll notice that the login page for my blog now uses the icon. Hopefully your sites will soon too!

And just for fun, because the icon is, after all, a graphical element, here’s a gallery of the renderings of the icon that we included in the downloads package. Enjoy!

OK Mike – I just updated my login page too.  I used to have the picture of my heroine Elastigirl as my InfoCard icon, but it's time to move on.  I'll continue to honor her through the quote at the top of my blog.

For the curious, Mike's posting includes the definitive series of icon variants – an outstanding display of Warholian excess.

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Kim Cameron

Work on identity.

2 thoughts on “Announcing the Information Card Icon”

  1. I like the logo. But for some reason the version you have on your page looks awful, all the smooth shadings etc are pixeled. The logo looks good on Mike's page. Maybe make sure you use the original png file on your page as well?

  2. Why not in XAML, like that exported from Expression Designer? There are XAML plugins for other products so there's no worries about compatibility, and it makes the logo easier to use (and nicer looking in the finished product) in XBAP, Silverlight, and other XAML products – tying together the entire WinFX suite.

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