Foodicons – Designers, help us create a global visual language for our food systems!

We are excited to announce the Foodicons Challenge – a global initiative that invites designers to develop a shared, open-source, and royalty-free iconographic language of food to be unveiled at the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

The challenge is co-sponsored by The Lexicon, Adobe, The Noun Project, AIGA and the Cumulus International Association and intends to provide consumers with greater food literacy while making the food system more transparent.

Five challenges for designers worldwide will focus on agrobiodiversity, climate change, food waste, plants and proteins, true cost accounting, food equity, and regenerative agriculture.

Using a style guide specifically developed by Adobe for the challenge, designers will be invited to submit icon designs for hundreds of terms selected by the Foodicon’s international committee of food experts. The icons will depict everything from basic elements like water, rice, and gluten, to more complex concepts like no-till farming, plant-forward diets, and appropriate technology.

The Foodicons Challenge will develop a cooperatively-built visual language for over 500 core concepts to explain our food system. Join us at http://foodicons.org!

See also the press release on the launch of Foodicons challenge.

 

Not a Member yet? Apply here!

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