The Best Emacs Icon on the Internet

The entire spectrum of text editors is represented here at DevMynd. Among them is Emacs. Emacs is a great editor, but one thing I couldn’t stand is its hideous icon. I searched far and wide and couldn’t find one to my liking so I created my own. It’s clearly, hands-down the best Emacs icon you’re likely to find on the entire internet.

Without further ado, here is the best Emacs icon on the internet:

Best Emacs Icon

And here is a shot of it in action:

Emacs icon action shot

This is a 512×512 png, making it simple to create an icon file for your OS.


I’ve since done some research and learned that indeed there can be no more appropriate icon for the Emacs editor. The picture in the icon is of St. IGNUcious. An alter ego Richard Stallman created in a light-hearted display of the religious aspects of Emacs use. Here is a link to a video in which St. IGNUcious gives a speech about the religion of Emacs.

Dayton Nolan served as a Principal Consultant at DevMynd from 2012 to 2016.