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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    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..

  4. 154

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

  5. 205

    super cool..thanks!!

  6. 256

    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!


  16. 766

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

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    Thanks for free~

  18. 868

    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 :)

  31. 1531

    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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