Fresh, Free and Gorgeous RSS/Feed Icons


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.


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  1. 1

    hi,thanks for these icon.very nice

  2. 52

    beautifull…. really like these. so much so that i just cant see why i should create my own

  3. 103

    i saw these icons on a few other blogs, and sat down to search for them. at last i found them. great job. this is really cool

  4. 154

    Very good icon. Thank you very much for sharing. Very much appreciated :-)

  5. 205

    I was trying to put the RSS feed onto my blog, but when I downloaded into my Plugin list, it did not show up. Is there a way you could explain exactly what should be done to use the designed feed? thanks ahead of time.

  6. 256

    I’ve seen some blogs using the newspaper icon, now I found the source. Great, I’ll use it. I like the cup also. Thanks a lot.

  7. 307

    Thank you for the beautiful icons!

  8. 358

    I have been looking for rss icons for about a week, and right before i gave up on my search I found the mother of them all. The dude with the paper is amazing. thanks

  9. 409

    nice rss icon
    thank you

  10. 460

    beautiful rss icon…thank for your information

  11. 511

    I love it! Thanks!

  12. 562

    Thx for sharing. Great job!

  13. 613

    Thank you for sharing :D

    Biju Subhash

  14. 664

    Thanks … hopefully after many pairs of fun together … and any posts that many subscriptions.

  15. 715

    You’ve stated

    “The set contains 8 icons which you can use for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free”

    Yet there included license states that icons are free only for personal, desktop use?

    Am i right to be a little confused?

  16. 766

    thank you! =]

  17. 817

    Nice Ones. Thanks a lot.

  18. 868

    Jacob Lee is right; the license in the pack says we can use the icons for personal, desktop use. So we can not publish them in web sites. Maybe the license was included by mistake, I don’t know… :/

  19. 919

    Thanks for beautiful icons.

  20. 970

    really funny and cute icon! i put for my web,the newspaper one. thank you.

  21. 1021

    I wanted to use one of these icons to replace the regular feedburner one, but I don’t know how to install it. Can anyone please help?


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    I am also confused.

    It says that these can be used for free in personal sites and ALSO in COMMERCIAL SITES.

    However, when I VISIT site.. it says that to be used in commercial sites, you must use a LICENSE and that the icons are only for personal sites…

    CAN ANYONE tell the definite license terms?


  23. 1123

    In the comment above, I mean that FastIcon site, says that you must buy a license to use these icons in COMMERCIAL sites… and the icons are only for personal use…

    What is the truth??

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    ooh thanks a lot for the tips?
    thank’s for the good post?!!!

    yes cemlouis i just notice the notification there..either i missed that
    part when i upload the theme or they just recently updated their site and also make it more clear about their theme submit policy.
    but still is there anyway they can prevent anyone uploading someone
    else theme..that’s still the biggest question need to be solved. I know if i release a standalone theme with my own footer link without sponsor links..i would be glad to submit the theme there and they can add the extra links in the theme since the they got a very potential click download rate and that’s without a doubt since i did feature their site for great theme place but there’s still sponsors issue that need to explained if the sponsors suddenly asked about the extra link..what should i tell them?

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    thx,very good!

  26. 1276

    love love love these. thanks

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    September 3, 2009 12:51 am

    Incredible icons great help for the blogger thanks

  28. 1378

    wow man!u have done an amazing job,ill surely gonna use it in my blog :p.please also visit my website for
    3d,graphic design jobs,models,portfolio and more.

  29. 1429

    Thanks alot! Love’em!

  30. 1480

    Thank you very much for these cool Icons :) Catched one =)

  31. 1531

    Hey, I really like this Icon Set, thanks for sharing :-)

    I just designed a new RSS Icon Set in American Diner style for free download too. Please have a look at my blog and tell me what you think :-)

    Thanks a lot!

  32. 1582

    Ok, I admit I’m an idiot!! I love these icons, but how do I turn a jpg image into my rss feed on my wordpress theme. I don’t understand how to connect one of these images to my feed address.


  33. 1633

    Great work. thank you!

  34. 1684

    awesome icons.
    thanks for sharing with us.
    keep up the good work :)

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    very nice collection here! You can also download for free my RSS icons pack here:

  36. 1786

    thanks many. looks great!

  37. 1837

    Great work

  38. 1888

    Very good!

  39. 1939

    thank you ^^

  40. 1990

    Great design, but is it relay free to use any way you want? I see that this question was asked above but I’ll repeat it anyway…
    By unzipping ‘FastIcon_Smashing_Feeds_Png’ there is a “License – Read Me” stating among the lines next;

    “License Agreement:

    All Icons on the …Icon”Freeware” page are property of …com and free and available as FREE only for personal, desktop use.
    If you need use the icons for a commercial project, you need order a commercial license.”

    Smashing here is telling us that we can use it as commercial too!?

  41. 2041

    like it,, i use coffee icon, thanks

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    Alexander Trofimov

    January 7, 2011 2:48 pm

    Thanks, used it for my blog wrap up application. It’s gorgeous now =)

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    Boundless Freebies

    February 1, 2011 7:13 pm

    Thanks a lot. I hope you don’t mind if I post this on my site.

  44. 2194

    Helpful information thanks. I added your website on my favorite, will visit again.

  45. 2245

    I added your website on my favorite, will visit again thank you.

  46. 2296

    thanks, very cool collection and great to have one location to find them

  47. 2347

    Nice design , I love this one !!

  48. 2398

    Thx for information.

  49. 2449

    Thank I took pictures that I have something I really hate this, I allowed my recommended links.

  50. 2500

    Wow icon rss desing good
    i am sory i introduce my web agan

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