The Graphs: A Free Icon Set

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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.

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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.

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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).

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.nicer2.com
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/preview.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/preview.jpg
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/the-graphs-icons.zip
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/the-graphs-sources.zip
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/preview.jpg
  7. 7 http://www.nicer2.com
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/contact/index.php/form

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  1. 1

    I think this could have been better executed using only Illustrator or PS

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  2. 2

    It’s good , but not great. Simple.

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  3. 3

    not bad at all.
    gr8 stuff keep em coming

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  4. 4

    Great set of icons, really useful for future projects or inspirations.

    Thanks

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  5. 5

    It could be done better in PS en illustrator i agree

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  6. 6

    I like them. It’s good that they are simple, it’s a lot more useful that way. A lot of times the icons here look great but are very hard to use.

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  7. 7

    great work…shiny and clean

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  8. 8

    Nice Graphics, but where’s the legend/info?

    Cya
    Andymontoya.com

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  9. 9

    It is ok but I must agree it could be done much better in Ai and PS even in Fw but appreciate the effort and willingness to share :)

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  10. 10

    Has this guy paid for this spot? If not, why is he being given free advertising to his ‘personal portfolio’.

    There’s plenty of freelancers out there who’d kill for a spot on this site, with, i hasten to add, better work than these fairly lame icons.

    Whats going on guys?

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  11. 11

    I appreciate your efforts, too. But I don’t think the icons are very special.

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  12. 12

    Excellent graph design.

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  13. 13

    Great set. Thanks smashing magazine!!

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  14. 14

    I like it. It’s usable! That’s why I come to this site, to get usable stuff.

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  15. 15

    Excellent!

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  17. 17

    What a bunch of whining ingrates.

    Great set, very useful, thank you.

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  18. 18

    Don’t like them at all… It remains me the Web 1.0…

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  19. 19

    Thank you Smashing, Thank you Goce Mitevski.

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  20. 20

    Looks very very very nice!!!

    Thank you very very very much :D!

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  21. 21

    these will be useful if i ever design a site for The Man!
    i’m sure he’d thank me.. but he is so busy making money.

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  22. 22

    This is the kind of icon set we really need. Enough with the cutsie social icons: give us icons we can use in a professional environment.

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  23. 23

    I like this set… it’s different as the usual representation…
    Thx Smasing Magazine!

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  24. 24

    Bravo Goce! :) odlicno!

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  25. 25

    thanks a lot. great as usual. and thanks for the source files. pretty sweet.

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  26. 26

    These are a lot better than the other mentioned icons which have incorrect perspectives.
    You can still improve these yourself, just retouch and finalize them with PS by yourself.

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  27. 27

    Very nice set. Thanks.

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  28. 28

    What I really need is a good graphing engine for live graphs. They MUST LOOK AMAZING and be free.

    Has anybody integrated Google’s graphing engine or are there others out there I don’t know about? How about any tutorials on the subject?

    I’m a big jQuery and Coldfusion 8 user. CF’s graphing engine is ok, but not great. I’ve also tried some of the php ones – again, just ok.

    What I’d really love to find is a site comparing all the different options out there with their strengths and weaknesses.

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  29. 29

    Thanks for sharing! I like this set.

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  30. 30

    Nice set! Good job!

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  31. 31

    perfect to decorate some presentations!

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  32. 32

    Where’s the bar-chart?

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  33. 33

    What you state in the article is not completely matching the “license.txt” file included in the package. Indeed, this file says that the icons are delivered with a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License. So…?

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  34. 34

    Good look ^^
    Thanks for share !

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  35. 35

    Thx a lot
    I am just hunting this
    :)

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    Tony Eleninovski

    August 26, 2009 1:35 am

    That is an excellent and professional graph set. Inspirational stuff. And from a fellow Macedonian. Keep up the good work.

    Need a designer? Intelligence Driven Design

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