Practika: A Free Icon Set


Today we are glad to release Practika: a free set of 11 practical and useful high-quality icons, designed by DryIcons1, especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The icons are available in resolutions 64×64px, 128×128px and 256×256px, in 32-bit transparency PNG. These icons can be used for a variety of purposes — in particular, in portfolios and in corporate designs.

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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.

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Motivation Behind the Design

As usual, here are some insights from the designers themselves:

“When asked to design a set of icons for Smashing Magazine, DryIcons’ designers decided to create a practical, user-friendly icon set, one that could have a large range of uses, and look great at the same time. Our main motivation for this icon set was to give the readers something they could really use.

The “Practika” icon set is stylish and elegant and can find its use in all websites, blogs, applications. The set contains 11 high quality web icons in 32-bit transparency in PNG file format. They come in 64x64px, 128x128px and 256x256px size.”

Thank you, guys!

Last But Not Least

We are 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).


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    Thanks a lot SM! Once more!))
    first by the way

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    One of the most useful free icon collections I’ve seen here. Nice work!

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    I’m third so what? Yay! icons……….free icons!

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    whoo!! very very nice logo’s

    Can i request a article smashingmagazine style (quality) about rules and guidelines of designing a good corporate logo.. One going deeper then the article(s) you already got on logo designing?

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    Slightly less useless than the last lot. An envelope less useless.

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    Really good, so I need the resources, thank you

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    Am I the only one who doesn’t understand these “icon sets”? To me an icon set is a collection of graphics based on a certain theme that are designed to convey meaning even at a very small size. When I look at these all I see is a random sampling of seemingly unrelated vector artwork. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very nice, high quality artwork, and it’s free, so I’m not complaining – but I think that calling it an icon set is a bit of a misnomer…

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    @Jillian: I believe these do have a theme. A career/job hunting/poor web designer looking for a job theme :)

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    Great RSS icon! It looks wonderful! :D

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    RSS on smashing does not work! Do something with it, now !

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    Why are there no editable files in the zip? I really want the “Free for job” text on the “Job openings-sign”.

    Cool icons anyway. :-)

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    @Jillian – Come on! These are the perfect set for that boxing website your designing. You know the one with the twitter and RSS feeds and the jobs available. ahaha. Somewhere someone is saying “there is is”! The perfect icon “set” and free! ;)

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    Beautiful, thanks SM!

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    Beautiful set. Could be really useful for a website/Blog design.

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    The RSS subscription is not working.

    “Live bookmark feed failed to load”. Check it!!

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    The portfolio and testimonial icons are really useful. The others not so much but this is a freebie after all so thanks a lot to the designers and thanks also to Smashing Magazine for offering them to us !

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    Nice graphics. Cute bird ;)

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    …thanks smashing, theres no pleasing some people…

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    The Twitter/Twitterrific icon is so cute, thanks for sharing!
    My new set of icons. :)

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    great set

    I agree with pascal about a corporate logo, one deep article about would be really very handy

    Thank’s SM

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    These are great. I’ll definitely be putting these to good use. Thanks Smashing and Dryicons!

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    These came at a great time. I’ve been talked into linking up my Twitter account and that blue bird should do quite nicely. Kudos to DryIcons for putting these together.

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    What a perfect set. Thanks to SM and Dryicons.
    Does anyone knows who these guys are? Where are they located?

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    I use Windows XP and can’t use .png icons
    What can I do to use them???

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    Thanks a lot for this, will try to put this for my Desktop Icon

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    I am 24th, so what? :-|
    Anyway, nice icons.

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    loving these :D

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    Lovely icons. Beautiful work. Amazing…

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    Thanks a lot!

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    Thanks, I like the birdie the best!

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    These are really great icons :)


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    Thanks a lot!

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    thanks. really appreciate this :)

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    Thanks for share ! I like it very much

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    thanks smashing magazine :) cute bird ;)

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    Thanks again for this great icon set. Really cool that you give away icon sets so often :)

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    NetOperator Wibby

    October 3, 2008 12:50 pm

    This is excellent! The icons look fantastic.

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    i rely like to this icon
    in like ih

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    give me some icons fre set site name this email id par
    i like to learn to icon see and create the designe

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    thanks……. again

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    very nice icons… thanx!

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    Thank you, this is beautiful!

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    i love this collection, nice set of icons….. i love to use this for some of my designs…

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    Very, very good!!
    many tks =)

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    Thanks alot very nice =]

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    Thanks for the wonderful icon set! I’ll link back to you for every icon used on my website! Thanks!

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    pls put more logo’s in this

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    these icons are super!

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    this is very useful… :)

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    Great Collection really High quality .. keep it up..

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    Thanks very much.

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    Great collection, thanks for sharing

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    Thanks! Great work, no restrictions. Thanks again and keep ‘em coming!

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    Ur Entertainment Port

    March 28, 2009 9:33 pm

    I love it… They are all awesome and unique. Great work and thank you for sharing!!!!!!

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    very good indeed thanks!

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    Hey, do I see the Twitterific bird there? :O

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    this job really awesome.I use this icon in my website. thank you very much.

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    Great icons! Thanks!!

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    Amazon icon


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    Cute bird icon! It is VERY ironic, though, that you release a good, free bird like this, while your own website’s link to Twitter makes use of the copyrighted Iconfactory icon for Twitterific! Twitter and Twitterific are NOT the same product, and that whispering bluebird is a copyrighted image representing a piece of commercial software.

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    Thank for sharing, I love your free stuff :)

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    cute!!!!! super cute!!!!

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    Really, 64×64 is the smallest “icon” in this set? Oh please.

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    thanx for sharing…

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    Thank! cute !

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    you are verry nice………………….

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    Dryicons produce fantastic free icons and this set is up to their high standard.
    The Twitter blue bird is classic, just what a Twitter icon should look like!

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    Thank you for sharing these! I’m a freelance graphic designer and the twitter bird was exactly what I was looking for to add to the ‘contact’ page on my site ( Cheers!

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    Thanks for sharing, I love the Twitter bird too – grabbed these for that one but may use several of them because they are clean and attractive.

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    Cool icon, my site have a cool icon Twitter to !!!

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    Great icons! Thanks!!
    kristen stewart o kris

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    Hi there,

    I love the Twitter icon and thought I’d pop by and say thanks, I’m just positioning this on my new site now.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Loving the Twitter logo, been looking for a decent one all morning! Certainly will be linking back to this, cheers.

    Sam Thompson

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    Thanks for the icons, I am making the page with the tutorial Build a Promotional iPhone App Website. This is So Cool.

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      These are great icons! Thanks for sharing! I think I am going to use them on my site if that is ok? Its been hard to find good qutilay rss icons in vector format.

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    Thanks very useful

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    thanks! Good job!

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    April 7, 2010 9:12 pm


    I just wanted to say thank you for the icons, especially the Twitter bird. I wanted to make my own Twitter button, so I used GIMP to make one with your bird. I had a lot of fun doing it and I think I’ll get more Twitter followers with it.

    I didn’t want to put the link to my page with my edited version of your bird (don’t wanna look spammy), but my name is the same as my site.

    Thanks again!
    -Megan Anne

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    juan iconshock

    May 8, 2010 11:32 am

    Wow, great icons here, I think our latest freebie could be interesting too, more than 50 vector twitter icons with great quality:

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    These were wonderful, and perfect for my site. Thank you so much for making them available, I will be sure to thank you on our credits page. Best wishes, Ben (

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    Good icons. It would be excellent, if you could offer them in EPS format )))
    Look through our FREE photos blog. I think it will be interesting too.

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    Thank you for these great icons. The bird icon is so cute!!!

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    Awesome work :)

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    Great icons, great resource. Thank You!

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    very nice icons .its very useful

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    Hey :-)

    Thank you very much for this set :) Not every person give it out for free and with the license to use it ;) I Like you and this set.

    Sry for my bad English…

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    Winklet Web Design

    April 28, 2011 8:07 am

    Thanks. I love the Twitter one :)

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    thank you for your help!!! You save-me today rsrs

    Life is good!
    Sorry my wrongs….=/

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    These are beautiful! thank you for sharing!

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    Perfect icon for design!!


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