This icon bug was created as an emblem to denote an adherence to “Long Term Evolution” which is a standard and cutting edge technology for high-capacity wireless and backhaul links that power the world’s cellular networks. LTE is a big buzzword in the wireless carrier industry. You’ve probably seen “LTE” on the smart phone icons, along with other modes like 3G and 4G.
This design was also an exercise to scratch an itch I had to counteract all the “flat” design I see — All. Day. Every. Day. — a popular design trend I am tiring of already. Consider that itch scratched, for now.
Plus, I love creating shiny metal and glass effects with vectors in Adobe Illustrator.
Let me know what you thing in the comments.