Icon Design Problem

Quick: what’s a good, one-color icon shape that says “clear”?

A circle with an X? A circle slash? No, this isn’t delete — this is like clearing the list in Safari’s download window. Just removing things you don’t need to see anymore. A little brush, dustpan style? Without color, it reads as a paintbrush, and seems too detailed.

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By Jeffrey Zeldman

“King of Web Standards”—Bloomberg Businessweek.

Designer at Automattic, Inc. Co-Founder, An Event Apart. Publisher, A List Apart & A Book Apart. Author. Father. He/him.

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