Smashing Royal Icon Set


If you have been following Smashing Magazine for a while you know that 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 fonts, free WordPress themes, free wallpapers and, of course, free icons. You can find many of them in our section Freebies1.

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.

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Today we are glad to release a free smashing royal icon set. The set contains 6 “royal” icons which you can use for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free — without any restrictions whatsoever. The icons are available in .ico and .png-formats in resolutions 32×32px, 48×48px, 64×64px and 128×128px.

This icon set was designed by Artua Design Studio73 from Ukraine especially for Smashing Magazine as a gift for its readers.

Download Royal Icon Set 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 or redistribute the icons without author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

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Motivation behind the design

Sergio Perets and Erik Nuriev are the creative minds behind Artua Design Studio73, the designer of Pirates Icon Pack8 we have released in one of our previous posts. We’ve asked Sergio to design a creative, memorable and beautiful icon set for our readers. He agreed. Here are some insights from the designer himself:

Monarchy is the idea that has inspired us to design the icon set for Smashing Magazine. This are luxury and classic things that can be seen in some royal museum. These icons can be placed on your desktop. Compass can be the cool new icon for your browser, Roll can easily replace the icon of you email client and so on.

We hope everybody will enjoy these icons!

Sergio Perets and Erik Nuriev

Thank you, Sergio and Erik!

Please notice: we’re regularly looking for creative designers and artists9. You may not know it yet, but we might feature you in one of our upcoming posts.


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  1. 1

    great stuff smashing mag!

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    sweet designs. cant believe this is free. good work!

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    according to their website artua is from Ukraine, not Russia

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    Lovely designs, just have to find a use for them :)

  5. 5

    Love this set! SM has done it once again!

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    How can you call an icon an icon when there’s no icns file? Tssss

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    Man! I really admire that ones who have the ability to draw icons with so many details. Cheers from Porto Alegre, Brazil!

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    Wuhoo, amazingly done!

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    Wow, this set is truely amazing

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    I love them!

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    Hey, I’m not really fond of that style but I appreciate the details and the hard work !

    I’ve made atutorial for designing Mobile Me icon, and if some people are interested, I will translate it. I think Smashing readers can be interested but I didn’t know where to share it so here it is :

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    Great icons !

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    Tyler @ Building Camelot

    June 20, 2008 7:41 am

    Another awesome set! Thank you

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    thanks!!! It’s awesome..

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    yay! nice design, thanks for your work

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    I honestly can’t think of a single time I’ve ever needed to or would ever need to use an icon of a guy with a 17th century hairdo.

    Nice icons all the same though. :)

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    Very nice work. Such good detail. Thanks for sharing it with us. =]

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    I like this! Please more of this :D

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    Nice Icons!
    Love the Freebie section :-D

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    Great resource! Thanks!

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    Great set !

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    Cooooooooooool Stuff..thank u

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    Thank you for the good words guys! :)

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    yeah royal style !

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    These should not be free! You are too kind! :P

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    NIce design………………..

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    Thanks a lot!

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    Thanks a lot !

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    Royally Good. They have some more free sets on their website too. very talented

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    Nice icons!
    Does anybody know where i can get such backgrounds, like in the preview.jpg?

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    Thanks .. bud, Great Design.EYE CATCHING!!!!!!

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    Simple awesome. I have the perfect site to use these on. They’re …. hmm, I already said perfect didn’t I.

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    Really great ico set

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    Thank you for the good words, great resource!

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    i love guys

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    Thanks, for sharing

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    Hii, Its really very nice icons. thanks for sharing.

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    wow really nice icons, thnx

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    great icons , thanks a lot

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