If you happen to visit Wikipedia or Wikileaks from time to time, chances are you’ve seen this faceless person sitting on top of the page staring down at you:
However, chances are that you’ve probably never really asked yourself where it comes from. Then again, who in their right mind would? ;)
Funny thing is, this icon – among others on Wikipedia, is actually from the original icon set of the Plone CMS.
Media Wiki later as a true testament to the amazing work of the Plone CSS developer community, shall we say
blatantly stole ‘borrowed’ the whole Plone CSS – complete with the icons. Then Wikipedia and Wikileaks made use of Media Wiki and the rest is – as they say – history. So now you know.
Funny thing for me is, that I am the one who actually created the Plone icon set and as an afterthought after I had finished completing the whole UX design concept. Because there were no open source icons that didn’t suck ass at the time I actually had to make some icons too.
Please leave a comment if you have seen other Plone icons in the wild.