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Comment: Re:History of the cone icon? (Score 2) 85

by OhSoLaMeow (#49149085) Attached to: VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release

Why does VLC use an orange traffic cone for its icon? It has always seemed misplaced to me.

On the wiki page for VLC:

The cone icon used in VLC is a reference to the traffic cones collected by École Centrale's Networking Students' Association.[12] The cone icon design was changed from a hand drawn low resolution icon[13] to a higher resolution CGI-rendered version in 2006, illustrated by Richard Øiestad.[14]

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