Inspire Yourself: More Creative Favicons

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Recently we’ve selected 50 Remarkable Favicons you can inspire yourself from. This follow-up is supposed to give you some more ideas for fresh, inspiring and creative favicon design.

Favicons, mini graphics for a particular web-site, can be displayed in the browser’s URL bar, next to the site’s name in lists of bookmarks, and next to the page’s title in a tabbed document interface. To be recognized immediately, favicons have to be visually appealing and fit to the design or logo of a given page.

Below you’ll find over 45 more beautiful favicons, which can serve as a nice source for inspiration. You can click on favicons – they lead to the page, which uses the image as a page icon.

Rounded Elements

Favicon http://www.nathanbeck.co.uk
Favicon http://www.formag.sk
Favicon http://www.igalia.com
Favicon http://www.keepyousafe.com
Favicon http://www.bouyguestelecom.fr
Favicon http://www.spiffycorners.com
Favicon http://www.sailingteam.tv
Favicon http://www.collanos.com
Favicon http://www.silicasolar.com
Favicon http://www.webjuicy.com

Petal

Favicon http://9rules.com
Favicon http://www.alsacreations.fr
Favicon http://www.plum.com
Favicon http://www.dappit.com
Favicon http://www.oyogi.com
Favicon http://www.ziki.com
Favicon http://nationalgazette.org
Favicon http://www.justinshattuck.com
Favicon http://www.flixya.com

Raster

Favicon http://www.accessify.com
Favicon http://www.axialis.com
Favicon http://www.techdirt.com
Favicon http://web.eglois.com
Favicon http://christoph.stoepel.net
Favicon http://www.bluehost.com/
Favicon http://www.ouvaton.coop

Dark

Favicon http://www.bloobseven.net
Favicon http://www.bootlog.cl
Favicon http://www.crobbo.com
Favicon http://www.jamglue.com
Favicon http://www.31three.com

Squares

Favicon http://www.bittbox.com
Favicon http://www.modxcms.com
Favicon http://www.triplecrowncs.com
Favicon http://www.yourminis.com

Misc.

Favicon http://beta.chartu.com
Favicon http://www.clearwired.com
Favicon http://www.findory.com
Favicon http://www.netvouz.com
Favicon http://www.nuff-respec.com
Favicon http://www.huasonic.com
Favicon http://www.kaneva.com
Favicon http://www.xing.com
Favicon http://www.zerbit.de
Favicon http://www.ignite-games.com

Animated Favicons

Modern browsers can also show animated favicons, if the designer of a page provided some .gif-image as favicon. However, since the effect is sometimes obtrusive and disturbing, the animation is used rarely. Unless it’s used as shown in the example below. The effect remains subtle and surprising.

Favicon http://www.antilimit.com

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Co-Founder of Smashing Magazine. Former writer, web designer, freelancer and webworker. Sven is now writing Science Fiction Stories.

  1. 1

    Some are nice but far from original. The first one is a copy of the new waiting cursor of vista. Dappit looks a lot like the old Flash logo.

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    Just a heads up. The favicon for http://xiapdesign.com is actually the default bluehost.com favicon. If you don’t set one up yourself bluehost uses theirs. I only know this because I use bluehost and have changed it before.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    March 29, 2007 10:41 pm

    thanks ryan for pointig this out. exchanged urls.

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  4. 4

    I’ve always liked my own favion but then again I’m biased :)

    It used to be animated as well but I found that a bit distracting after a while…

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  5. 5

    None as great as mine! :)

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    @BOB – Yours would have been better if it was rounded as the smiley face instead of odd shape and just cropped from the header image.

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    @3stripe

    are you sponsored by adidas, or just use their logo?

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  8. 8

    I realise it’s quite busy, but I like the animated Poke London logo.

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  9. 9

    I got one also I quite like :)
    Great List!

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  10. 10

    Nice list, thank you!

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  11. 11

    good list.
    lots of variations i like the petals versions..

    Fav Icon Generator images > ico. might come in handy

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  12. 12

    Grande BOOTLOG, estan buenos los favicons. Me gustaron los dark y los square.

    Saludos
    D.

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  13. 13

    two latinoamericans and chileans, that’s a great and pleasent surprise for us, great news for de chilean design. (again)
    ce ache iiiiii!!!!!!!!!

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  14. 14

    nice to see a .cl there :D

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  15. 15

    Nice, i am on the right way with my little favicon. :-)

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    Nice icons! I liked Petal most of all.

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    Totaally Sweet STUFF!

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  18. 18

    Very nice icons.

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  19. 19

    Smashing magazine has an awesome favicon :)

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    i like rounded elements=]

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    I have forgot about this feature, that webpage can have icon, i dont now why=] But now i will create icons for every webpage. Thanks for idea

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    You can get an animated favicon if you can find the instructions at the Angel of the Garden’s favicon instruction page.

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