Another day — another fresh freebie. Today we are glad to release The Graphs, a free icon set with 18 various graphs in the formats .png and .max (3D Studio Max). This set was designed by Goce Mitevski1 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.
- preview3 (0.3 Mb)
- download the set4 (.zip, 7.1 Mb)
- download the sources5 (.zip, 3D Studio Max, 1.1 Mb)
Motivation behind the design
As always, here are some insights from the designer himself:
“In general the idea was to create a stock-like collection of widely usable graphs with a professional look and feel. The initial idea was to create a singe graph icon, which was then extended and “The Graphs” was born. During work on various corporate projects I often find myself in the need of simple graphs to show the success of my client (to graphically represent progress), and I don’t always have the time to make custom graphs. That’s why I created “The Graphs”. I needed a nest for graphs, so I made one. :)
The project is extensible as well, since everyone can download the source files, re-render and modify the models regarding the personal needs.
The design took place in 3ds max and the rendering was done with Vray. No previous sketches were made, so the design process was more like a 3dsmax + Vray experiment of getting high-quality 3D graphs with very little effort and fast.
Personal information: I’m a freelance designer from Macedonia. I work mainly as a web designer, but I’m a great Vray enthusiast. I love to illustrate. I love photography and realistic 3d animations. My current portfolio page is www.nicer2.com7.”
Thank you very much, Goce! We appreciate your efforts.
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 us8. We would like to support you (both financially and with the broad readership of Smashing Magazine).
- 1 http://www.nicer2.com
- 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/preview.jpg
- 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/preview.jpg
- 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/the-graphs-icons.zip
- 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/the-graphs-sources.zip
- 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/preview.jpg
- 7 http://www.nicer2.com
- 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/contact/index.php/form