Friday Freebies: Font, Icons, Wallpapers and Screensaver


Free stuff always comes in handy. Particularly if it offers a high quality one would usually expect from a quite costly commercial product. The latter holds particularly when it comes to typefaces and icon packs. On the other hand, when you are looking for some excellent desktop wallpapers to spark your creativity, it’s just damn hard to find the good ones. Well, not any longer.

Below you’ll find some sweet friday freebies — a high-quality font, icons, Photoshop brushes, screensaver and wallpapers. If you have any further suggestions please don’t hesitate to share them in the comments.

You may also want to take a look at our previous articles

Free Font

Fresco5 (thanks, Chris Apalodimas)
Fresco Semi Bold is just one member of a large and flexible type family by Dutch design legend Fred Smeijers. OpenType. Registration is required.

Fresco Semi Bold OT6

Free Icons

Free eCommerce Icons7
Presenting 32 free icons to use or remix in your eCommerce projects complete with master SVG file. Released under Released under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).


Louie Mantia Icons9
21 icon sets designed and released by a designer Louie Mantia. Versions for Candybar iContainer, Mac and Win are available in various resolutions.


Free Photoshop Brushes

Free Photoshop Brushes11
Abduzeedo presents a collection of free abstract, grunge and vector Photoshop brushes created by PaulW, a graphic designer from the UK.


Free Vectors

Free Vector World Maps Collection13
A collection of free vector world maps that you can use in your projects. Format: Adobe Illustrator (.ai).

Vector Maps14

Free Symbols: 56 Free Arrow Symbols & Icons15
Professional edited free vector arrow symbols & icons for personal and/or commercial usage. This collection of arrow symbols can help you in your art & design. Arrows are often used in Signage and Wayfinding design to guide a visitor in the right direction. All 56 arrows are drawn by Sander Baumann with Adobe Illustrator and can be used in many different ways. Released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.


Free Screensaver

Free Screensaver: Word Clock17
Word Clock is a typographic screensaver for Mac OS X. It displays a fixed list of all numbers and words sufficient to express any possible date and time as a sentence. Word Clock displays time by highlighting appropriate words as each second passes. The screensaver is highly customizable. Mac only.


Free Wallpapers

Free Wallpapers: Signalera 196719
Retro strikes again. Signalera 1967 piece presented in wallpaper format. Feel free to download these for use on your desktop, iPhone or Playstation Portable.



Louie Mantia: Desktop Wallpapers22
23 desktop wallpapers created by Louie Mantia. Available in fullscreen and widescreen. Most archives include a variety of wallpapers, not just the wallpaper dispayed on the site.



Free Wallpapers: Aqua Pack25
A take on creating an aqua-styled wallpaper. Comes in Graphite, Aqua and High Contrast flavors.


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    thanks for some more awesome stuff!

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    Web Design Glasgow

    May 23, 2008 7:47 am

    The eCommerce icons link appears to be broken…

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    May 23, 2008 7:48 am

    @Web Design Glasgow: the link works perfectly.

  4. 4

    the leaf from the Louie Mantia icons is actually the icon for Coda ( ). Who ripped off who?

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    May 23, 2008 8:02 am

    We believe Louie Mantia created this icon for Coda.

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    These incredible wallpapers seem to be very popular.

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    Philipp Antoni

    May 23, 2008 9:41 am

    David Lanham from the Iconfactory created the Coda icon but Louie got permission to release his mods.

  9. 9

    Wow, awesome screensaver!

  10. 10

    Thanks for the wallpapers! Check out mine HERE

  11. 11

    did i ever tell you how much i love maps!

  12. 12

    Superb post again ! Thanx

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    Brendan Falkowski

    May 23, 2008 5:32 pm

    Louie Mantia rocks, I’ve been following his site for about a year.

    @Jack – Icon redesigns aren’t necessarily ripoffs. Think how many iTunes icons there are. Changing the shading and hues (especially with permission and for non-commercial purposes) seems perfectly fine by me.

  14. 14

    I think “Louie Mantia Icons” link is wrong,it should be “”

  15. 15

    Grr. If only Word Clock was compat with PC >:(

  16. 16

    I just downloaded above free fonts, I like it and I want to use it in may blog iNetBuzz.

  17. 17

    These wallpapers and symbols are incredible. I love these wallpapers as my hobby is to collect these from whichever source it may be possible.

  18. 18

    Thank you very much for the mention of my vector arrow collection! Highly appreciated! Good luck with SmashingMagazine.

  19. 19

    WOW, i love it…

  20. 20

    Nice collection of freebies, but it would be good to state that the Photoshop brushes are NOT free for commercial use. The creator requires a fee.

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    Should have included this in my first comment; it’s from the comments on the page with the brushes:

    Hi Guys,

    Just to let you know the brushes can be used in commercial projects but you will need to contact me first to discuss. A small rights fee is required. £50.00 for the rights to use all my brush packs, including any future releases.

    Email me at for further details.



  22. 22

    Amazing stuff, when you give out freebies like this I feel all warm inside.


  23. 23

    Providing good links to all the users of the internet is a good way. This helps a lot many people to get a really good stuff from the internet very easily and with very less efforts.

  24. 24

    Great freebies bro and thanks for new icons set. I’ve added free ecommerce icons into my free web development icons..

  25. 25

    excellent freebies today. i particular love the Louie Mantia Icons

  26. 26

    A treat as usual! Thanks so much!

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    Thanks for the great icon set that will inspire me on my next caviar site.

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    WordClock FTW. My new favorite…


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