Heart: A Free Social Icon Set


Another day — another fresh freebie. Today we are glad to release Hearting Social Icon Set, a set of 22 social icons in .png and in resolutions 16×16, 32×32, 64×64. This set was designed by Aravind Ajith, the creator of TheDesignSuperHero.com1, especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the icon set for free!

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Hearting Social Icon Set2

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).


  1. 1 http://thedesignsuperhero.com/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/hearting-social-icon-set/preview.png
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/hearting-social-icon-set/preview.png
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/hearting-social-icon-set/hearting-social-icon-set.zip
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/contact/index.php/form

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  1. 1

    Nice set ! Good work :)

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  3. 3

    Lovely :) I’ll try this one out on one of my upcoming projects!

  4. 4

    Curt Simon Harlinghausen

    October 27, 2008 1:40 am

    Pretty Nice. Lovely.

    Stay tuned, Simon


  5. 5

    Not bad, although a bit generic :)

  6. 6

    Looks nice, but what do you need these icons for? Do you write about social platforms all day?

  7. 7

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    October 27, 2008 2:08 am

    @Andreas: if you are a blogger, you may use them to increase your traffic by asking visitors to support you in social media sites.

  8. 8

    How many of these social icon packs do you think the world needs???

    Seems to be an easy way to get a great backlink for every designer.
    Sit down for an hour, create a template, paste the social bookmarking logos in and thats it.

  9. 9

    The word “social” is spelled wrong in the preview ;)
    Anyways, nice icons. They are really useful for me!

  10. 10

    nice work, will add them to my site

  11. 11

    Another quiet day at Smashing Magazine? There are too many of these social icon sets featuring on the site now. Worse still, this one’s a bit of a lazy example that was probably designed expressly for free adversising. V-boring.

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    October 27, 2008 6:34 am

    This set icon really look good, love it ,thank for the creator & Smashingmagazine


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    Michal skrzypecki

    October 27, 2008 6:34 am

    Thorsten i TOTALY agree!

  14. 14

    Ridiculous, I’m not clicking any ads for this.

  15. 15

    Great post! love the icons, I am going to throw them in to my layout I have up right now using RSS Stream WP plugin. I love these articles!

    Thanks again!

  16. 16

    Edouard Stenger, France

    October 27, 2008 8:40 am

    very nice set of icons. I may use it for my blog.

    Keep up the good work !

  17. 17

    Stickers & Donuts

    October 27, 2008 8:58 am

    More fun than squares!

  18. 18


    October 27, 2008 9:10 am


    loving this

    but check this out http://missrichie.blogg.no/

    xoxo :)

  19. 19

    This looks like a good set to liven any blog. Very creative work! Thanks

    EP at hubabee.com

  20. 20

    THANKS! :)

  21. 21

    Lovely set well done, nice work.

  22. 22

    I just don’t believe these are the quality that smashingmagazine usually holds, not a fan.

  23. 23

    really cool.

  24. 24

    With all due respect to the icon designers and Smashing’s editors/authors, these “social” icon sets are a massive waste of bandwidth. Thank you to Aravind Ajith, but perhaps your time would be better spent making something other than fadworthy icon sets.

  25. 25

    If you love a post/site only you will bookmark/share, isn’t it?. Basic idea of these icons lies there.. I know already there are enough social icons out there. But this is something I was looking for when I redesigned my blog. I found nobody has released these kind of ‘heart shaped’ icons before.. So I just skipped off the idea and used some other icons. Later I thought if I design icons in this idea, there would be somebody who will be happy to use them.. Anyway, thanks for all the comments.. =)

  26. 26

    Navego já a algum tempo na SmashingMagazine e de fato este é o point do WebDesign..
    Parabém pelo excelente trabalho!!!!

  27. 27

    No MySpace heart?

  28. 28

    Well done. gonna use some of those lovely icons on my site.

  29. 29

    Thanks for this content. I will surely try this in my current project

  30. 30

    Wow !! That was pretty Awesome ., well i have subscribed you !!

    Regards ,

  31. 31

    Great, I think I am going to use them in my site wplancer.com.

  32. 32

    Great set! Thank you!

  33. 33

    Great work!
    Someone have the psd-file to that icons? :-) So it is eassier to add more social networks.


  34. 34

    Looks great!

    I was just wondering. We’ve got a lot social bookmarking and rss icons for download, but the question is, “How many of these are really being put to use by other designers?”

  35. 35

    Excellent work by you and we will be using these in our websites to honour your work

  36. 36

    Thanks. I feel there is so much ‘love’ and giving on this site. Great work. Thanks again.

  37. 37

    I use these on my blog. I’ve looked through all these comments, and no one has mentioned that the 64px set does not contain a Digg icon, and the Digg icon in the 32px set is only 16 x 16 px. Can the designer post a corrected set? Thanks in advance.

  38. 38

    Very Nice Collection

    As “Dot” mentioned Digg Icon is missing. Please post Digg icon for 64×64 size

  39. 39

    nice icons thanks , going to use it on my new site…

  40. 40

    very very very very very good set :D

  41. 41

    Awesome set thanks again I just found a great resource for Facebook Buttons you peeps should check it out!

    Regards Tom

  42. 42

    Very nice and very much appreciated that you’re sharing them for free.


  43. 43

    Love it! Can you do one for YouTube?

  44. 44

    These are my favorite social icons.

    Lea Charlton

  45. 45

    Thanks for the great icons!

  46. 46

    Beautiful,creative looking designs.It’s nice of you to make them available.

  47. 47

    thnx, nice set :) i published this bencagri.com

  48. 48

    Hmmm ….. seems suitable for my new women’s clothing site (butikbajuwanita.com/).
    Thanks for sharing.

  49. 49

    Thank You for your generosity!!!

  50. 50

    Really Very cool icons i am using these set in my site bollywoodarea.com

  51. 51

    But how to put this icons on a blogspot ?? I need a code…?

  52. 52

    Nice work, thanks a lot!

  53. 53

    After uploading it in my Smashing Multimedia theme it says header loading fails etc. Please see if the plugin requires any update.

  54. 54

    hi there – love these icons. bit of a newbie though. i have a mac and also use blogger. how do i install/make these work etc plse? many thx

  55. 57

    Excellent collection. Thanks you very much

  56. 58

    Thanks for sharing! I used them for my website:

  57. 59

    Excellent graphics I see websites with great social icons and now I know where they come from . Very generous and much appreciated. Have a good year 2011. Keep up the good work.

  58. 60

    I love these! Thank You.

  59. 61

    thank you, this is nice.

  60. 62

    lol im in love…. with these icons… great work

  61. 63

    great! Thanks so much for creating and sharing. Ummmm, is there one for YouTube?

  62. 64

    Lovely icons!! The best social media icons I’ve ever seen ! I’ll use them to the fullest thanx a lot!!

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  64. 66

    Thank you so much for this awesome set! Used it on a client site and it looks completely amazing and adds a phenomenal touch!

  65. 67

    Loving these icons, but how would I upload them to my blog? (wordpress) Is there a HTML code or anything?
    Soz if this is a dumb question.

  66. 68

    These are so cute – would love if there was an update that included an icon for
    Pinterest :o)

  67. 69

    Cindy Englan Wentz

    May 30, 2012 5:39 pm

    These are adorable! So much nicer than the usual ‘squareish’ RSS icons. But, I’m with Jas up there … trying to figure out how to upload ‘em and make ‘em active links on my WP site. Any techie helpers out there?

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      LOVE these and will ba adding them my website, but was wondering if you had doen a “You Tube” one? Also Cindy & Jaz easiest way to add them a WP theme is DL the zip file for the theme and locate in there where your icons are and simply replace them in the zip file with these, remove the theme using your admin page, then reupload (is that a word?) the zip file direct from your comp and VOILA!! Heart shaped icons!! (dont worry all your formatting will remain when you remove then reapply your theme, the only thing that will change is your artwork) You can use this technique to change ANY of the artwork in your theme, just triple check your pictures are the same size!!

  68. 71


    Love Love Love these and would like to use them!!! Was also wondering about an You tube one and a blogspot one, and if its possible to get them all in pink :-)

    I would like to use them for my business email :-)

    facebook, you tube, google plus, twitter, and blogspot

    Thanks so much!!!! They are awesome!!!

  69. 72

    great set, thank you!
    I was wondering if you guys had a button, that i can post on my blog with a link to your site.

  70. 73

    I downloaded the package…but I am new to all of this tech stuff…How do I install these on my hosted wordpress.org blog?


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