They say you should write about what you know, and I'm sure roughly
the same applies to drawing. Having spent a year in the land of
the All Blacks, I thought I would explore some of the impressions
of New Zealand/Aotearoa.
Some of the Icons in the set might be unfamiliar
to someone not versed in Kiwi culture, but it's a rough idea of
the sights and objects that stayed in my memory after travelling through
the country as a sunburnt Irishman. This is also intended more as
a backpacker set than a tourist board one. Also some things just make
crap icons, no matter how you cajole them onto a desktop. That
said, there may be a follow up set for any glaring omissions.
Any suggestions to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Aotearoa: The original name for New Zealand which
means "Land of the
Long White Cloud"
Moko: Maori Facial Tattoo
Marae: A traditional
meeting house in the Maori community.
Beehive: The Government Building in Wellington.
Mount Taranaki: A distinctive mountain in the North
Bach: A holiday home/beach hut.
Jandals: The humble holiday sandals.
Buzzy Bee : A staple of every Kiwi's toy box
L&P: A concoction not allowed outside of New Zealand's borders. Stands
for Lemon & Paeroa.
Slang Dictionary will provide some explanation
as to any other phrases used in this set.
Feel free to email your friends the icon
set or just the link to the icon page.
The icons must not be used for commercial
purposes. These icons can only be distributed as freeware, and may
not be redistributed, sold or exchanged for any goods or services,