Cheers: A Free “Social” Icon Set

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We love to release freebies. 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.

Icon Set1

Today we are happy to release Cheers: a free set of 12 “social” glasses, designed by Helen Gkizi from Webtoolkit4me2, especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the Set for Free!

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell them. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Cheers Icon Set3

Motivation Behind the Design

As usual, here are some insights from the designer herself:

“It’s really funny if you think about it as the motivation behind it was a simple and basic question. Helen is a graphic designer specializing in invitation and brochure design. The question was “Can you design icons” and she said “Sure why not, what kind of icons?”

Gerasimos browsed through a few sets and that was it. She had her first one ready in about 30 minutes. We just said “glasses”. Icon in a glass. Gerasimos and Helen run a small design agency in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a web designer she’s in the print business. But now he thinks they need to expose this talent somehow and here it is. Their “web 2.0 in a glass”. Cheers!”

Last But Not Least

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

If you would like to release a free high-quality font, a WordPress theme, Photoshop brushes, a Drupal theme, some wallpapers or an icon set, please contact us5. We would like to support you (both financially and with the broad readership of Smashing Magazine).

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/glasses-icon-set/cheers.jpg
  2. 2 http://www.webtoolkit4.me
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/glasses-icon-set/cheers.jpg
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/glasses-icon-set/glasses.zip
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/contact/index.php/form

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  1. 1

    I’d love to see some of the awesome stuff made by :
    mikemike
    Arnar
    Thorsten
    Jon Hartmann
    and johnny

    now why am I Not expecting any links to or other proof of their wonderful creations….

    It’s so easy and cheap to be negative guys

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  2. 52

    sweeeeeeeeeeet!!

    thanks

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  3. 103

    thanks for your kindness

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  4. 154

    michaelaustinproductions.com

    September 17, 2008 11:03 am

    I love your freebies!!! I might use this for my blog

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  5. 205

    Thanks. Freebies are always good!

    2
  6. 256

    hey designfloat icon looks a bit odd! don’t you think so? At 1st I even didn’t recognize my icon.

    1
  7. 307

    cool! i like some of them,not all

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  8. 358

    Would be nice to have a google one or perhaps the psd’s so that we can create more… Nice Work!

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  9. 409

    Exellent icons.

    Joe

    -2
  10. 460

    Awesome guys! :)

    -2
  11. 511

    thx a lot…

    -2
  12. 562

    thanks for your kindness

    -2
  13. 613

    Nice work! Thanks for remembering us out here! ;-)

    -2
  14. 664

    mil gracias, estoy seguro que mis carpetas seran mas amables,

    GRACIAS.

    -2
  15. 715

    Hey!!!! Qué bakanos que están estos íconos!! Muchas gracias

    -2
  16. 766

    Just amazing!! Great work. Thanks.

    -2
  17. 817

    Priscilla St Claire

    July 9, 2009 11:06 am

    Phenominal! I love them and will be using, thanks a bunch!

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  18. 868

    This are awesome thank you I will use. <

    -2
  19. 919

    Smashing Magazine continues to amaze. The content, the resources, the links – They’ve developed their own niche IN A EMPHATIC MANNER.

    SM rules.

    -2
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    jennifer abernethy

    August 20, 2009 8:07 am

    love the cheers buttons. Is there one for Facebook?

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  21. 1021

    These are great, but need a facebook icon ;)

    1
  22. 1072

    They were rocking soon going to use them in my sites . .

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  23. 1123

    Awesome design on these icons! I think they’re great and will be using them on my blog. Thanks!

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  24. 1174

    I used these for my sight, but there was no Facebook icon (had to get it from somewhere else) and I’m on the lookout for a DISQus one. This look was perfect, and just what I was looking for, thanks!

    -1
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    Michelle Shutter

    March 1, 2010 6:00 pm

    Just found these Icons and absolutely love them! Thank you! If you have another Cheers set, please let me know. I would love to add Facebook and Skype to my Social Hour!

    Thanks again!
    Michelle

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  26. 1276

    I think they’re great and appreciate them being given out like this. I would, however, also love to see one for Facebook!

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  27. 1327

    cool! but where’s Facebook? Myspace…

    -1
  28. 1378

    Brilliant and inspirational :)

    -1
  29. 1429

    Wow! this is just AWESOME! Thanks so much for this resource list
    Thanks
    Yeanii

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  30. 1480

    Icon design is Nice…….

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  31. 1531

    These are great!

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  32. 1582

    Beautiful icons. Thank you, mate!
    I might as well use your icons for my next project :)

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  33. 1633

    these are so cute! i would love to see facebook and linked in glasses though…

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  34. 1684

    AWESOME absolutely love these so so cool I’ll send a link of how I am using them on my site be a while as i am a noooobie :)

    Kind Regards

    Richard

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  35. 1735

    Cool graphics, Thanks!

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  36. 1786

    We adore these graphics, they are the perfect fit for our events planning and design firm. Can you let me know if you have design for blog, mail and web.

    Thanks!

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  37. 1837

    You know i am lucky to have this webpage’s icon. Loveeeeee icons and perfect.

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  38. 1888

    cute! hot!

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