Smashy The Alien Icon Set


We are always looking for creative and talented artists and designers. Once we find them, we ask them to cooperate with us and release something for free. We provide them with the full freedom to showcase their professionalism and express their creativity. And we support them financially and with a broad coverage in our magazine. Every release helps to make the Web a nicer place. In fact, the results are quite often pretty impressive. You can find our previous releases in our section Freebies1.

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Today we are glad to release a free Smashy The Alien icon set. The set contains 8 icons (RSS, news, home, download, contact, calendar, blog and Smashing) with a nice modest alien who is just too shy to show his face completely. You can use the set 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. If you love Smashing Magazine just like Smashy does feel free to place him on your blog.

This icon set was designed by Maja Bencic3 aka Abeja from Croatia especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

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You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to sell or redistribute the icons without author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

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Motivation behind the design

Maja contacted us through our contact form and asked if we are interested in some kind of cooperation. We were impressed by Maja’s work, so we have comissioned Maja to design a memorable, lively and beautiful icon set for our readers.

Here are some insights about the motivation behind the design from the designer herself:

I prefer clean and simple designs with lively colors and original elements such as icons. Since I love creating characters and try to include them often in my designs, I wanted to use them for a set of trendy and cute icons inspired with cartoons and picture books.

I think these icons could be used to make web-sites more lively and friendly no matter how serious they are supposed to be. At least that’s how I like my web-projects to be. I hope people will find a way for incorporating some or all of these icons into their designs.

I started as a web designer 6 years ago, but recently I do a lot of graphic design and illustrations as well. Some of my work is presented on my website abeja.org7.

Maja Benčić

Thank you, Maja!

Want to showcase your work as well?

Please notice again: we are regularly looking for creative designers and artists and we are more than happy to support them financially and with a broad coverage in our magazine. If you think you can design a professional icon set, theme, wallpaper, typeface, screensaver or whatever — feel free to contact us8. You may not know it yet, but we might feature you in one of our upcoming posts.


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    Wow those are so cool looking. Really nice. Thanks guys!

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    The second

    BTW. This icon set looks amazing…Well done

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    These are really nice…creative. Keep up the good work Maja!…and very smooth website too! Good work!

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    Nice sets! Nice idea! Nice! …Maja, and nice website!

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    Very nice! I noticed this guy before, I remember visiting her website (probably from a showcase?). Love the somewhat “naive'” icons, the bright color and of course his imagination.

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    Wow, nice set and for free! Thank you SM :)

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    Fernanda Prevedello

    July 23, 2008 4:47 pm

    Very cute!

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    Nice work, as always.

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    Sweet – Nice set guys.

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    Awesome icon packs with very cute looks :)

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    Aww, it’s so cute. Thank you for this free pack, I will be sure to use it in future projects.

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    Cute .. very cute…

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    Mithun Sreedharan

    July 23, 2008 8:30 pm

    Thanks, thanks alot

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    so cute ^.^

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    Very naice icons…Thanks

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    wow!!! Another awesome work from Maja!!
    I knew that you’re cooking something!! See you next week!!

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    Very Nice looking

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    I like it ;)

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    Cool! Well done.

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    Very nice, I’m impressed with your work Maja.

    Samo napred Majo ! ! !

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    Nice Iconset.. Congratulations from a boy of mallorca (spain) for this pretty online magazine… Regards,


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    Every day i got something new from your site , no matter what is it , an article , an icon set or anything useful

    thank you so much ..

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    go maja go ;-) … nice collection

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    She did an extraordinary work with this icon set again… She’s simply fantastic :D

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    Nagyon szep!


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    Bravo Maja! Super su, šarene, vesele:)

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    Cool and amazing. waiting for more….

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    good icons! nice!

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    This is lame.

    Smashing Mag rocks but this is just lame.

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    thank you all and specially to the SM :)

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    Clap clap Maja, excellent work, I’m actually not surprised by this since I enjoy almost every piece of art you make :)


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    Very nice work!
    Thanks SM !

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    These are great! The best part is they’re truly FREE.

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    Wonderful work Maja. Keep going. BTW, cool site :-)

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    wow, really hot work!

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    I’d like to balance your usual set of sycophantic comments by mentioning that these are extremely childish, and I can’t imagine how a single person could utilise them.

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    I agree with Tom Mayers. I don’t think I’ll ever use these, but I do appreciate your clean work, Maja!

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    Thanks!. These are really good. Excelent job.

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    Pretty icons :)! Thanks!

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    smashy is creepy.

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    Excellent work Maja! You are very talented :)

    SM – Keep it up!

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    This is a very good work. I’m totally agree with Tom Mayers too, it’s useless for me (until now) but i must recognize the clean work.

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    Good work Maja! Nice to see more Croatian designers on smashing :)

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    Cool icon Freebies!!!!Very Nice!!:)

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    yeah.. cool, very sweet. dont know how to say it.. its awesome

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    this is a very cool set of icons. thanks for this set.

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    Cool Icon!!!
    I like it!!!

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    Its nice to see some professional class material here!

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    fine colors ………..

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    @TOM / comment #38

    I so agree, i would expect more QUALITY from sm.. If this was a site to help 7 year old design websites it would be the greatest post ever….

    But its not.. UNLESS im wrong of course..

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    The icons are crisp, clean, and cute. They are an adorable set.

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    super cool..thanks!!

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    wow very very nice,thanks

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    Fantastic, congratulations!!!

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    so cute and adorable … Thanks :-)

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    Odipo Brian Sospeter

    August 15, 2008 1:55 am

    Nice wallpapers to view

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    Great icons! Thanks!!

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    Thank you very much for the awesome looking icon-set. Excellent colors sober looking.

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    Wow love them, theanks guys!


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    The icons are very very … very nice. thank you.

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    what makes this soo much nicer is the people behind these icons who created them with their sweat and gives it for free!


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    Thank you Maja,
    Lovely work
    Id like to use them for all my works :)

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    Thanks for free~

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    So good icon set. Thx so much from Poland

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    nice icons….thnx

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    Great icons! Thanks!!

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    Kate Phizackerley

    March 6, 2009 7:09 am

    Great to see a set with attitude and character. So many sets are functional but bland.

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    Very Goooooooooooooooooooood !!!!!!!!

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    Thanks ill grab one for my blog. really nice

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    Thanks it’s very nice..

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    Alexander Davis

    July 4, 2009 11:02 pm

    Beautiful Icon Set I have featured your Icons on the front page of my site
    I look forward to seeing more of your incredible Icons so I can add them into my listing and get people to download them ;-)

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    Thanx a Lot !

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    Nice Icons…
    going to use in my blog…

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    Fantastic …many thanks!

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    Hola, nos gustaria saber un presupuesto para hacer un logotipo para una pagina comercial de transporte de pasajeros privados, pongase en contacto conmigo y le diré mis preferencias en el icono.

    Hello, we would like to know the price for one logotype, for one comercial page/site for private passenger transport, contact me and tell him my preferences on the icon.


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    I will use the RSS icon in my edited version of BrightSky theme.It will be alien compositioned :)

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    Many thanks for sharaing all icons. Will you please illustrate how do I change different default icons from my blog to these new icons at different places .

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    Very nice icons. Any second part of it, with Twitter, facebook, and more?

    That would be great :)

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    Great! Thanks very well!

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    i like it

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    I love it, thanks for sharing

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