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Cheers: A Free “Social” Icon Set


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.

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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! Link

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 Link

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 Link

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).

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    This Rocks!! I just love them..Thanks Again SM….

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    Thanks Helen for releasing this set of icon :)

    I like the Yahoo! design!

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    very nice!

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    Thanks a lot !.
    keep these coming !

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    nice set. thanx.

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    thanks for the download.That’s really nice icon.Cheers too..:)

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    Thanks! Now when my clients ask for an RSS logo in the shape of a beer glass, I’ll be sweet.

    Thank you Smashing Magazine for taking care of my glassware-shaped social-bookmarking website icon needs!

    I’m eagerly awaiting a set of RSS feed icons shaped like olde-worlde woodworking tools. Please also consider doing more articles about how superior Apple computers are, because I really did enjoy the last one you ran… so informative!

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    thanks a lot dude!
    keep it coming :)

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    Great work… Thanks to SM. long back i was searching some thing different icon

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    Awesome. I wonder if they are available for Joomla. I’d like to put them on my dating site.

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    I like socializing :) but not these icons….sorry

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    great idea!!! :)

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    Many thanks, Great work!

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    Wow! These are quite creative!

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    More of designtips of “social” icons please! And good examples how to display them on sites.

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    Curt Simon Harlinghausen

    September 10, 2008 11:47 pm


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    good work, but i don’t know where i should use them. nice inspiration anyway

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    I’m thirsty for them :) Cool work!

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    haha, i like this icon set :)

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    Kind of surprised to see Design Float in there among the bigger names. Very nice and unique set though.

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    I think these icons are poorly designed, most of the service-logos within the icons are pasted awkwardly (see YouTube and Reddit icons), the size of the icon (glass) is way too big in comparison to the logo within-it, they don’t scale well and are completely unsuable.

    Honestly, what website do you see using these?

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    Great idea but it’s really difficult to see the specific icon.

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    I agree with Arnar. These icons are, well they are free and I don’t have to take them, but honestly, their are not good enough.
    Where should one use such a big feed icon? And the shadow looks like a simple effect. Really just a 30 minute work…

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    very nice :D

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    Great, i really like it…but…why don’t you have do the flickr, facebook, and maybe anobii too??
    Sorry for my english

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      These would be great for my cocktail blog if the set also included a Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram icon… too bad.

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    I have to agree with some of the others… they look “spiffy” but who would never need such a thing? These stand a better chance of appealing to MySpace kiddies than to designers.

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    They are cute, but who really uses these things? Anyone? Bueller?

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    Facebook – It would be one of those giant, novelty, fish-bowl sized glasses with some deep blue liquid inside, filled with the most random assortment of umbrellas, lemons, colorful ice cubes.

    Myspace would be the same thing but instead of a glass, a small wooden barrel.

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    It’s amazing how many people complain about free icons they are not obligated to use….

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    YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! :D

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    The rss icon is so cute! Thanks Helen & SM!

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    Very clever. Excellent!

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    Yahoo one is the best

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    When I use it, will everyone know my name???? :)

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    very nice, thanks

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    Tyler @ Building Camelot

    September 11, 2008 8:14 am

    Bad ass! Thank you

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    I love your free stuff. This iconset is just awesome !!!

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    Thanks for this stuff ! Like it a lot :)

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    Make Design, Not War

    September 11, 2008 8:35 am

    Ironically, I love it when you release freebies too! Nice little set of fun icons, I’ll look forward to the next ‘bar 2.0′ project where I might be able to use ’em. Cheers!

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    hehe, reminds me of the RSS sets I made this summers :

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    wonderful set thanks to Helen Gkizi.

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    Idea stolen from ??? Or its better to say your were inspired by this post?

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    I agree with Arnar. They are poorly designed. Besides, this isconset reminds me another one release by – free siconset for bloggers. The only difference is that the icons from are worse.

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    the yahoo design is the best, I dont like the twitter one, and the YT one simply sucks.


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