Humans have long loved using symbols to represent common concepts. But as visual communication becomes even more common in our digital lives, can there be a standardized system of icons that are understood regardless of culture and geography? Edward Boatman thinks so. Over the past year or so, he's developed The Noun Project, a free online library of icons for every noun and concept.
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