Hi icon designers,
Some time ago, we got an interesting request from a customer.
'Age-positive’ icons launched to replace stereotypical symbols of ageing
I’m getting in touch from the Centre for Ageing Better, a charity working to improve later lives.
We’ve just released a series of age-positive icons, designed to replace the limited and stereotypical selection of icons and symbols commonly used to depict ageing and older people.
The launch of the new icons is part of a wider effort by the Centre for Ageing Better to tackle ageism and use of damaging stereotypes across public life. They follow the launch of an ‘age-positive’ image library, which offers a wide selection of photographs that avoid negative stereotypes associated with older people and are free for public use.
I wanted to bring this to your attention to hopefully help highlight that it’s possible to depict older people in icons without relying on stereotypes such as walking sticks.
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We can definitely see how old age is often depicted as a synonym of sickness and frailty. We count on you to bring a new interpretation of what ageing can be. 💪 😊