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I am creating a template for TV programme details. For each programme, I have a title and a subtitle. Instead of writing "Title" and "Subtitle" in full, I was thinking of using an icon.

What icon would you suggest for "Title" and "Subtitle"?

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Since what is being asked is for icons to replace the words, I'm not sure it's a good idea. I can't think of anything that could be clearer than the words themselves - they're not exactly long, and they are perfectly descriptive. –  Roger Attrill Oct 28 '11 at 14:00

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The best option is to use "Title" and "Subtitle".

Images as icons work when they are either standard (e.g. pause, home, or refresh) or concrete terms (e.g. person, global, or phone). When they are both non-standard and abstract, text is the least confusing choice.

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Instead of icons, use different text sizes. Title should be bigger (and maybe bold) than subtitle. And you can give subtitle less contrast (use grey instead of white on a black background).

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Is this for data input or data retrieval/display? If for input, I agree with the others...just use the actual text. If for display, I don't think you need text nor icons...as the content is rather self Explanatory:

M*A*S*H
Klinger Does Something Silly
Episode 24, 1982
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