Fresh, Free and Gorgeous RSS/Feed Icons

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We love high-quality freebies. Over the last years we’ve featured a number of designers and developers who released their work for free — among other things we presented high-quality free fonts1, free WordPress themes2, free wallpapers3 and, of course, free icons4.

Every release helps to make the Web a nicer place which is why we support designers and challenge them to release something for free in order to be featured on Smashing Magazine. And the results are quite often pretty impressive.

Smashing Icon Set5

Today we are glad to release a free RSS/Feed icon set. The set contains 8 icons which you can use for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free. The icons are available for both Mac and Win-users in resolutions 16×16px, 24×24px, 32×32px, 48×48px, 128×128px, 256×256px and 512×512px.

This icon set was designed by Dirceu Veiga6 from Brazil especially for Smashing Magazine as a gift for its readers.

Download RSS/Feed Icons For Free!

You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free. However, please take a closer look at the license agreement — e.g. it’s forbidden to sell the icons and in order to use them, the designer asks for a backlink.

Smashing Icon Set7

Motivation behind the design

Dirceu Veiga is the creative mind behind FastIcon11. We’ve featured Dirceu’s icons in our previous posts and we’ve asked him to design a creative, funny and beautiful icon set for our readers. He agreed. Here are some insights from the designer himself:

Who has something to say naturally wants to be heard and in the Web the feed icon is one of the most important instruments to keep readers’ focus on what we are saying. But, does a feed really matter if no one subscribes to it? Right here lies the challenge for designers: how do you attract more subscribers for your feed?

Trying to help to solve that dilemma I decided to create more illustrative and flashy feed icons. FastIcon’s Smashing Feeds Set with 8 attractive icons certainty won’t pass unperceived in your site or weblog.

No, I’m not ignoring the several years of the effort of web-communities to establish the standard feed icon. And respecting that whole hard work I had the concern of maintaining the orange as a dominant color. Apart from orange, the most frequent color used in the set is gray, a neutral color. Thus I strongly believe that the icons will be as easily recognizable as standard feed icons.

I hope you’ll enjoy those icons.

Dirceu Veiga

Thank you, Dirceu!

Please notice: we’re regularly looking for creative designers and artists. You may not know it yet, but we might feature you in one of our upcoming posts.

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/08/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/08/100-excellent-free-high-quality-wordpress-themes/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/12/really-stunning-desktop-wallpapers/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/06/35-really-incredible-free-icon-sets/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/smashing-icons/FastIcon_Smashing_Feeds_Png.zip
  6. 6 http://www.fasticon.com/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/smashing-icons/FastIcon_Smashing_Feeds_Png.zip
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/smashing-icons/FastIcon_Smashing_Feeds_Png.zip
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/smashing-icons/FastIcon_Smashing_Feeds_Win.zip
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/smashing-icons/FastIcon_Smashing_Feeds_Mac.zip
  11. 11 http://www.fasticon.com/

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  1. 1

    Many thanks finding the time to go over this, I find myself strongly concerning this and love learning more about this topic.7m

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    Wow! Huge creativity displaying here. I cannot get over that little boy reading the RSS feed from a book. Love it so much I have to use it on my blog. Thanks a million for sharing, and please continue your great work.

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    Sometimes things are not working as forecasted, thats life….

    bye,
    Elli

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    That´s a new point of view,interesting…sometimes things are not working as predicted….

    regards,
    Sara

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