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Our icon system is simple, clean, and open. Use standard icons to represent general technology concepts in marketing materials, presentations, web content, infographics, and diagrams. They’re intended to be used at small sizes, working best for sizes between 32 and 100 pixels. If you need a larger visual, use an illustration.

Example showing white standard icons being used on a red background
Example showing red standard icons being used on a black background
Example showing black standard icons being used on a gray background

All icons use the same stroke weight and corner radii, show objects from the front when possible, use flattened perspective, and are made from geometric shapes. They're available in 3 colors—red, black and white—but they can be changed to any color in our brand palette.

Standard icons in use

Two slides from the Red Hat presentation template showing standard icons

Standard icons are a quick way to add visual interest and reinforce main points in presentations.

Example showing icons used in a technical diagram

Standard icons can be used in diagrams or charts to quickly call out important components or operations.

Examples showing red icons being used on a web card design

On the web, use standard icons in cards or lists to add visual interest.

Mug with a grid of standard icons

Standard icons work well as small visuals on swag like mugs or buttons.

Red cloud icon used alone

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Use the icon as designed without modifications.

Red cloud and lock icons being merged together

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Do not add elements to create a different shape or combine icons. Use an illustration for complex concepts.

Quote with small talk bubble icon to the left and attribution

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Use icons to complement text or other small design elements. They work best between 32 and 100 pixels in size.

Quote with large talk bubble that is not proportional to the text

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Do not make the icon too large. The icon should complement other design elements, not be the dominating visual.

Arrow and lightbulb icon being used without modifications

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Use the icons as provided without modifying the line weight or dimensions.

Arrow and lightbulb icons being distorted and used incorrectly

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Do not change or distort the dimensions of icons or add weight to the lines.

Red Hat standard icons for monitor and printer being used correctly

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Only use icons from the Red Hat standard icon library.

Red Hat standard icon for monitor being paired with an outdated icon for printer

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Do not use a mix of icons from the internet, another brand, or the previous Red Hat library.

Standard icons as patterns

Patterns are a way to use our icons to create visually interesting graphics quickly. Use patterns to aid recognizability for a program, team, or product. Carefully consider where you use a pattern to ensure that its placement makes sense. Remember that whitespace is a key element of our brand, so not every blank space needs to be filled.

Cloud icon unfilled and filled repeated and used as a pattern

Experiment with one icon by varying the size and fill.

Container, app, and cloud icons used in a grid as a pattern

Try picking a set of related icons and using them at the same size.

Orange and red pattern of icons connected by dotted lines

Try adding connecting lines to icons in a set. The lines should match the weight of the icons.

Pattern including icons that are multicolored in red and black, connected by teal dotted lines

Experiment with color and scale, but always include Red Hat red to reinforce our brand.

Icon patterns in use

Example of an icon pattern printed on a notebook

Icon patterns are a great way to customize a piece of swag for a team, product, or program while staying true to the Red Hat brand.

Example of an icon pattern being used on an email header

Icon patterns can be added to small spaces on documents or email headers to add visual interest without adding clutter.

Pattern made from the talk bubble and conversation icons

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Vary 1 or 2 elements to create rhythm and interest.

Talk bubble icon repeated on a grid with no variation

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Do not use the same icon with no variation. It’s boring and repetitive.

Image with text

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Use a pattern that is not too complex and that does not interfere with text or other elements.

Image with text that is obscured by an icon pattern

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Do not use a pattern in a way that makes it difficult to read the message.

Pattern of monitor and laptop icons linked by dotted lines

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Use icons independently and connect them using lines or other shapes.

Pattern of monitor and laptop icons that have been modified to connect together

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Do not combine icons together in a way that makes them lose their meaning.

Pattern with the shield, server, and container icons used in a grid

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Only use standard icons in an icon pattern.

Pattern with shield and server icon and container mini-spot illustration

Do not do this

Do not mix different styles of icons or illustrations in a pattern.

Creative Commons

Using a Creative Commons license lets us share our standard and UI icons with our customers, partners, and communities.

This icon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. If you redistribute this icon, Red Hat should be given attribution. For individual uses, such as a diagram or presentation, attribution is optional.