Angus Hyland and an all-star panel of designers drew a large crowd to a discussion on the nature of a good symbol and what makes them so appealing. The event was in support of Hyland’s book, “Symbol”.
This article from Salon.com covers the basis of the discussion and, oddly enough, the panels wardrobe choices. It’s worth a read just to get a feel for how some of the big names think, though I think it’s bigger purpose should be to draw attention to what might be a very excellent resource for designers. If I ever manage to get a copy I’ll post a review.