At first glance, it might look like some variation of a design portfolio. But look a little closer and you'll see that the awkwardly named Icons Times is in fact a news website, albeit one quite different from anything you've probably seen before.
The Icons Times displays articles as a montage of colourful graphic icons, some of which are pretty straightforward, while others offer a clever twist – a horseshoe designed to look like a meatball; a red clock topped off with a leaf to illustrate a story about Apple testing a watch-like device.
Click through and you're taken to an excerpt from a news story, and the option to click through to the original source.
Parisian illustrator Sylvan Boyer, the person behind the site, told Computer Arts each icon takes him up to half an hour to create, though some events are obviously more difficult than others to illustrate (the Oscar Pistorius one may ruffle a few feathers).
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