[TxMt] TextMate Icon proposal - Anime icon

Lief Stryder email at liefstryder.co.uk
Thu Dec 2 18:38:57 UTC 2004

Hehe, great to see someone else using it.

I had been looking for a legitimate reason to use that icon for ages. 
It's perfect for my Textmate because of many reasons: the robot looks a 
lot sturdier than the original little Txm guy, symbolising the power 
within the program; I can imagine the mandibles that come out of the 
front of the robot speedily manipulating text, with its multi-coloured 
eyes viewing it from different angles, just like the dynamic syntax 
highlighting of Txm. My passion for programming was partly born out of 
watching movies like Ghost In The Shell and the live-action Matrix as a 
child and teenager respectively so the icon has a very strong emotional 
impact for me due to its cultural origin.

Red certainly stands out amongst my pastel/blue/green/metal/fox-fur 
Dock and the icon screams its purpose at me the instant my Dock 
emerges. As far as I know, the only thing close to a text editor that 
has a red or orange icon is MarsEdit, Ranchero's blog editor - not in 
the same category as Txm. I vote for red as the choice of colour for 
any proposed icons updates (for the sake of another icon-related thread 
in this list).

Lief Stryder, graphic designer / web designer.

On 29 Nov 2004, at 19:14, Eric Hsu wrote:

>> On the subject of anime and icons; when I bought TextMate, the first
>> thing I did was replace the icon with the Fuchikoma (from Ghost In The
>> Shell) icon from the World Of Aqua 4 icon set by Icon Factory.
>> http://iconfactory.com/preview.asp?type=search&id=155&query=fuchikoma
> Hah! That's the icon I'm using too!  The red makes it stand out, it 
> looks like a robot and it's cool!  - Eric
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