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Icons

Introduction

Our icons are distinctive and ownable. This is a practical guide to explain how to use and reproduce them on all communications.

We have created a huge range of icons for many generic and specific themes. The Airbus icon set is ready to download from the download.

If you can’t find a suitable icon for your requirement, you can create a new one. Please consider:

 

1. The context of an icon

Where an icon appears will influence its meaning. If the surroundings change so can the meaning of the icon. In certain applications an icon will appear with words.

 

2. An obvious association

When an icon can’t be represented directly, we use an obvious association to the subject.

For example:

• direct representation ‘mobile = mobile’

• obvious association, ‘a security man = lost and found’.

 

When creating a new icon, please share it with the branding team; we can support you to apply the design principles and then we can add it to our library.

 

The Airbus icon set

A dedicated icon set for the visual identity covers the most common needs.

All colour palettes can be used.

Icons Icon Set Flat Navigation

Flat icons, Navigation

Icons Icon Set Outline Navigation

Outline icons, Navigation

Icons Icon Set Flat Devices

Flat icons, Devices

Icons Icon Set Outline Devices

Outline icons, Devices

Icons Icon Set Flat Signagewayfinding

Flat icons, Signage and Wayfinding

Icons Icon Set Outline Signagewayfinding

Outline icons, Signage and Wayfinding

Icons Icon Set Flat Business

Flat icons, Business

Icons Icon Set Outline Business

Outline icons, Business

Icons Icon Set Flat Social

Flat icons, Social

Icons Icon Set Outline Social

Outline icons, Social

Icon Products Flat 01

Flat icons, Product related

Icon Products Outline 02

Outline icons, Product related

Icons Icon Set Flat Numbers Currency

Flat icons, Numbers and currency

Icons Icon Set Outline Numbers Currency

Outline icons, Numbers and currency

Design principles

A basic set of principles are followed so all icons are distinctive, consistent and recognisably Airbus. The design is formed from a basic outline with only necessary details.

Icons Flat Outline 01

Application: Flat icons

Design

Icons need to be simple. Start with a basic outline and apply only the bare minimum of detail necessary for recognition.

Line weight

There is only one weight of line used. Icons have to be designed at 50 mm diameter with 3 pt line weight.

Exclusion zone

Shown exclusion zone is fixed. It should be used for a clear display whenever possible.

Spacing

The spacing in between lines should be equal to the weight of the thicker line.

Curved corners

Set a small corner radius when possible to make the icons look smooth. Stroke corners have always to be set on “round join”.

Icons Design Principles Application Flat Icons 1
Icons Design Principles Application Flat Icons 2

Application: Outline icons

Design

Icons need to be simple. Start with a basic outline and apply only the bare minimum of detail necessary for recognition.

Line weight

There is only one weight of line used. Icons have to be designed at 50 mm diameter with 3 pt line weight.

Exclusion zone

Shown exclusion zone is fixed. It should be used for a clear display whenever possible.

Spacing

The spacing in between lines should be equal to the weight of the thicker line.

Curved corners

Set a small corner radius when possible to make the icons look smooth. Stroke corners have always to be set on “round join”.

Icons Design Principles Application Outline Icons 1
Icons Design Principles Application Outline Icons 2

Best practice

Best Practice 01
Icons Best Practice 2
Icons Best Practice 3
Best Practice 02
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