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500,000 Icons and why the Number Matters

On April 14th. 2015 Iconfinder hit a major milestone. Icon number 500,000 was uploaded. The icon was a glyph style question mark icon created by contributing illustrator Sergey Demushkin.

Icon number 500,000 uploaded.

We wanted to celebrate this milestone for our humble site, but more than that, we want to give some perspective on what this number actually means. Last year just about 50,000,000 icons were downloaded from Iconfinder by people all over the world. And since 70% of the revenue goes directly to the contributing illustrators, lots of dollars was sent back into the design community.

Read on and discover how the icon business resembles Amazon, iTunes and Netflix. How icons are a truly global niche. And how trends affect icon design.

Read the entire post on Medium.

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