in Web Development

Back in 2008 Brendan Mitchell sat down and decided the world needed a ‘standard’ blog icon, one that would be recognised and used regardless of blogging platform adopted.

Blog Icon

Brendan tinkered in Illustrator and came up with this.

Mixing a styled ‘b’ for blog, with a part of the well-known, recognised, and blog associated RSS icon, the icon does a great job of conveying it’s meaning.

The icon has no reference to any particular platform such as WordPress, Drupal, Tumblr or Blogger.

The RSS icon is now standardised, e-mails are synonymous with ‘@’ symbols and envelope icons. Why not blogs? They’ve been around for a while now, and are getting more and more recognition as a valuable source of content rather than a soapbox for the internet.

I came across the icon while designing this layout, to utilise in the button navigation in the upper-right of this page. Works a treat.

Download the pack
Downloadable packs containing the icon in various formats (original Photoshop and Illustrator files, PNG and GIF) and sizes can be found over at

Or you can read Brendan’s original blog post.