I found that the X-Men and their associated villains to be a fun and challenging subject for icons and pictograms. For the icons, I played a mental game of, "How many elements can I simplify before these characters aren't recognizable?" I boiled them down to their essences; identifying colors, costume traits, and personality. With the pictograms, I extended the mental game further, asking, "What one item defines their character?" It was a fun and challenging project.