Icons that are in uniform and simple have been developed in chucks over time, but now there are libraries being built. Once a library is constructed there is greater attention to what’s all included, what’s missing, and possibly know if there will be more styles or collections.
These icon libraries such as The Noun Project, Pictos, and Symbolicons to name a few are being crucial resources for any UI or UX designer striving for simplicity, character, and uniformity. The attention to choice of icons has never been higher before.
With rising popularity comes debates over the mission, ideas, and methods behind these libraries.