Simplicio: A Free 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. 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 Simplicio icon set. The main motivation behind the design was to create a simple, even minimalistic set which can fit into every project. The set contains 78 free icons in .png and .ico including AI which can be useful for both corporate and personal setting. You can use the set for free – without any restrictions whatsoever.

The icons are available in the .png- and .ico-formats in the resolution 128×128px. AI-sources are also included in the package. This icon set was designed by Neurovit3 from Turkey especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download Icons For Free!

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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Thank you, Neurovit!

You want to showcase your work as well?

We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists. You may not know it yet, but we might feature you in one of our upcoming posts.

If you would like to release a high-quality free font, a WordPress-theme, some wallpapers or an icon-set please contact us7 – we would like to support you (both financially and with the broad coverage on Smashing Magazine).

You may be interested in the following freebies as well:


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    September 2, 2008 7:09 pm

    did you really just post the download type as a .rar –what a jackass. Nice crap frosting on a beautiful cake. Now I will not use them because I do not have time to install shit to open rars. Nice customer focus

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    Awesome, more icons is always good :)

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    Nice, thanks!

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    Excellent! Thank you!

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    thanks i use the rss one on my site .. they are ace..

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    Awesome, thanks!

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    Cool Icons. Thanks

    Always awesome Smashing Magazine.

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    One of these days, I would love to create an icon set for Smashing mag. I’ve done several for my own use, but never for mass consumption. What a great idea!

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    OMG, that cup of coffee is UGLY!

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    Wow, thanks… Nice icons…

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    The floppy disk and computer screen are pretty craptastic as well

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    Simply and amazing!


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    Smashing Rocks! Thanks!

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    The colors could benefit from a bit of work for my own personal tastes, but the icons themselves are pretty hot. I especially like the simplified approach to some of these. I’ll definitely be checking these out the next time I need some icons. Thanks for sharing the set! MakeDesign,NotWar

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    September 2, 2008 1:43 pm

    thanks! Great Icon set

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    Thank you so much!

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    Makes me wanna make something cool for you guys. :)

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    Ooh, very clean and nice! Thank you so much.

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    Bout time son. I love icons, they make me want to click 4 ads on your page.

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    Wow, my surname is the name of the icon set, very cool.

    They look like small stickers. (That’s a compliment).

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    Incredible set. Excellent.

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    icons, icons, icons…..

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    I like them very much. Thank you SM!

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    great download. simplicity is great

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    I can’t open this download – it is a .rar file and Windows has offered me two options that cost money. Doesn’t seem like a good way to fold up a file that’s supposed to be free?

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    Wow, these are awesome. Will see if I can use them somewhere.

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    Great that other people want to make icons for Smashing Magazine – take heed guys ;-)

    The icons are nice and clean which is normally what I go for but I don’t see a use for them in my projects. Thanks though!

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    don’t these icons somehow perfectly fit to google’s chrome browser color invironment? good work, nice and fresh new approach.

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    I have a question on the license…

    Can I use these (and other smashing mag free icons) as part of a CMS template that is distributed a) free, or b) commercially?


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    thank you

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    September 3, 2008 4:11 am

    @Stuart (#29): these icons are absolutely free. You may use them as a part of a CMS template that is distributed free or commercially.

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    It’s great that Smashing mag releases great icons but you really should pick a “real” license like MIT, BSD, Creative Commons, Public Domain, GPL etc. Something that is more “clear” to users than that sentence you now use.

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    Ho hum. Pretty average.

    Want great icons?

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    Simple and Beautiful

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    Awesome, thanks!

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    GREAT icon set! I’m tired of the shiny and glossy icons these days.. These are nice and clean! Many thanks!
    (but indeed the coffee doesnt fit the rest)

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    Maybe u could make some more of em! :-$ -> as in, more combinations like famfam in this style!

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    Thanks nice work

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    Wonderfull! and AI sources are really good, one more inspiration to foolow :)

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    lovely!! i like it so much thanks for sharing :)))

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    it would be nice to choose svg as the vector format, since it’s supported in almost every vector application ;)

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    Thank you for releasing this for free!

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    Hi friends,
    In first place, congratulations, very nice icons. Good job.
    At second, I want to make you a question:
    I getted you icons and I modified some they and I created others news icons in base to Simplicio Icon Set. I used “my news icons” in the backend of an aplication that use “Bueditor”. This is an open source WYSIWYG javascript editor.

    May I send “my icons” to contribute to Bueditor project?

    Thank you.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    October 1, 2008 5:54 am

    @aaromnido: sure, they are absolutely free, you can use them for whatever purposes you want.

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    Simple and very efficient ! Thanks very much for sharing.

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    Cool & Thank You

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    Parabéns. Ter qualidade e de graça, é algo raro hoje em dia.

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    감사합니다. 좋은자료받아가요 ^^

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    Magnifique. Bravo et merci.

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    Awesome! Thank you!

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    Gilberto Ramos

    May 11, 2009 7:13 pm

    I use this iconset in differents proyects and I still want to use them for more..!!

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    I love these simple design !!

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    So Cute taste. Thank you!

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    Thank you for you great icons, they are looking very beautyfull. I had founded a site where are nice and free 3D images: Free imge stock

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    Very nice icon set. Has anyone expanded the set? If so, can you share? I really like the simplicity of the set, but I’m not very good with Photoshop!

    Please post a link if you have it.


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    Клево и стильно!
    Very nice and stylish! Thank you!

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    Very very bad collection.. Just repeatation of other sites…I dnt get my urgent picture… I need an icon for “ignore” button.

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    I like it! =)

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    thanks, buddy.

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    Thank you.
    Nice Icon

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    The one thing I love most about authors who share their stuffs is the not-so strict sharing policies.

    I’ll definitely use it for the backend of my opensource php project and to some web site template I will create in the future.

    Cheers! + respect!

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    So cute! Thank you :)

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    Great set! Thanks

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    You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!

    thank you so much……………………

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    简约又漂亮,谢谢作者免费提供!Thank you so much!So pretty~

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    Download links are BROKEN!

    cu, w0lf.

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    nice colours! thanks

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