Stationery Icons, Soccer Icons And Atlantic WordPress Theme

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Last year, some of our readers complained about the lack of diversity in the sets we released in 2008. We heard you, came up with new ideas and decided to offer our readers a wider variety of sets. From now on, we are going to release more specific, more practical and (hopefully) more useful icon sets — not just social icons or RSS icons. We start 2009 with a stationery icon set, a soccer icon set and a fresh Atlantic WordPress theme. Please let us know if we are on the right track.

Stationery Icon Set

This is a useful set of 22 vector icons (256 by 256 pixels). It contains book, brush, crayon, clip, color pencils, document, eraser, pad, palette, post-it note, scale and scissors, as well as the Fireworks source file. In particular, you may want to use the set in corporate designs and on blogs for various purposes. The set was designed by Deziner Folio1 and is released in conjunction with Smashing Magazine as a gift to our readers and the design community.

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Icon Set3

Soccer Icon Set

We are aware it’s winter out there right now, but it’s always good to prepare for summer early, right? This set was designed with the owners of sport-related websites in mind. If you are a fan or have designed a soccer-related website, these icons may come in handy. The set contains 8 icons in resolutions ranging from 32×32 to 512×512 pixels. It was designed by the design agency Artua7 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

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Motivation behind the design

Here are some insights from the designers of the theme:

Soccer is the thing that inspired us to create this icon set. Being the most popular game in the world, it can also be a great source of inspiration!

These icons are meant to be used on the desktops of soccer fans, but even if you don’t like soccer or don’t know what a penalty kick is, but you like the shapes and colors, feel free to download them!

We also have a small request for you all who like to download icons from Smashing Magazine: please tell us which theme for the next free icon set you would like the most!

Thank you, guys!

Atlantic WordPress Theme

Atlantic WordPress theme was designed by the design agency Farktory12 from Turkey. It has two fixed-width columns and is cross-browser consistent and SEO-ready. The theme uses sIFR for headlines and includes a built-in Twitter application, gravatar support and Flickr RSS support.

Download the theme for free!

The theme is released under the GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.

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Motivation behind the design

Here are some insights from the designer himself:

The Web has changed. Blogs have to change, too, in order to keep abreast of the times. The first way to achieve this renewal is by modifying our themes. But it’s hard to find a harmonized theme for both blogger and reader.

On our crew, everybody has a blog, and we know the difficulties of this stuff. So we researched for a very long time before revising our themes. We were fortunate to be able to search, experiment, try new and old themes and also see all the comments about themes throughout Smashing Magazine. Then we asked a question of some bloggers: “What do you need in your blogs?” Based on their answers, we made a list of necessities. From this list, one of our interface designers, Ali, designed this dream-like theme and played PES while designing it. (We were certain that the theme would be all green, but he surprised us!) :) Our front-end developer, Çağatay, converted the artwork to CSS, HTML and PHP. Our interface designer, Murat, tested the theme. I only gave it a name: Atlantic!

Why Atlantic? Because the theme reminds me oceans: their color, happiness and power. As I said, we all have blogs and use WordPress. Like everyone else, we use social media tools (social networks, sharing platforms, micro-blogs, etc.). If blogs are a reflection of our personalities, then they have to include our social media contents. So we attached Flickr and Twitter gadgets to our theme.

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Also, we didn’t forget the classic WordPress functions. :)

Bubbles WordPress Theme17

We didn’t want to release our theme on any other website than our lovely Smashing Magazine. We are so thankful to Vitaly. He has always supported us. God bless you, man! :)

Hope you all like the Atlantic theme.

Gülnur, from Farktory, Istanbul, Turkey.

And thanks again, guys!

Which freebies did you like? What would you like to see released next? Please let us know in the comments to this post.

(al)

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://dezinerfolio.com
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/stat-preview.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/stat-preview.jpg
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/stat-preview.jpg
  5. 5 http://dezinerfolio.com/system/files/df_Stationery.zip
  6. 6 http://dezinerfolio.com/freebie/stationery-free-vector-icon-set
  7. 7 http://www.artua.com
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/soccer-preview.png
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/soccer-preview.png
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/soccer-preview.png
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/soccer-icons-set.zip
  12. 12 http://www.farktory.net
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/full-preview.jpg
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/full-preview.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/atlantic-free-wordpress-theme.zip
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/full-preview.jpg
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/full-preview.jpg

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  1. 1

    Nice looking theme

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  2. 2

    Uber Nice Icons :)

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  3. 3

    Who doesn’t love some good soccer icons? Go Man U!

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  4. 4

    Not sure I love the theme, but free icons always work for me! Thanks for the contribution.

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    @Chris

    I don’t.

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  6. 6

    Nice looking icons …

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  7. 7

    Great icons! Not sure of the theme, though.. the bubbles and huge scroll space at the top for the RSS are a bit much.

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  8. 8

    Is it my eyes, or is the Atlantic’s body text just unreadable? I think it’s either to small or to bold.

    The stationary icon set does look very nice though. Finally a ‘regular’ icon set.

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  9. 9

    Who is Gulnur? :) Surname?

    (because I’m Turkish)

    and super theme.Turkish version is coming soon.

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    Christopher Anderton

    January 5, 2009 9:34 am

    Free is tasty!

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    I’m loving the icons like a fat kid loves cake!
    The theme however doesn’t look that good to me. I’m digging the build in features though, nice to see sIFR being used. As the squirs at sikbox would say “If coding is like poetry design should be like art”, I’m not feeling it.

    G

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  12. 12

    Nice freebies !! Specially icons !!

    Thanks
    DKumar M.

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    Nikki - http://www.logodesignguru.com

    January 5, 2009 9:52 am

    Nice icon designs. Thanks for posting. I enjoyed the stationary ones best and could think of a lot of uses for them.

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    Thanks guys :)

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  15. 15

    Nice WP theme.

    About icons, it’s not Soccer, it’s FOOTBALL ! You play that game with the foot and we all call it like that.

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    :) Thank you again guys for publishing!

    And thank you all Smashing Magazine readers for the comments :)

    Gülnur Öztürk
    fark@farktory.net
    http://www.farktory.net

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  17. 17

    my goodneess, it’s so pretty :-)

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  18. 18

    Thanks for the stationery icons! Can always count on you guys for quality posts…

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  19. 19

    nice on the stationary icons!

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    Thomas Dedericks

    January 5, 2009 1:34 pm

    I love the Stationery icons! Thank you!

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  21. 21

    Great theme! Thanks!

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  22. 22

    not sure i like the theme too. Doesnt look practical to me. But the icons i like :)

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  23. 23

    Far out those icons are sweet. I’ll have to try them out!

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  24. 24

    Stationery Icon are really awesome…thanks a lot!

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  25. 25

    Stationery Icon Set is well designed, but WordPress theme is not making so much sound!

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  26. 26

    cool icon set….i love it

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  27. 27

    Awesome icons Thanks for sharing…….

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  28. 28

    go Liverpool!

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  29. 29

    yep nice collection

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  30. 30

    love the icons, but not so much for the theme

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  31. 31

    Great theme! Thank you Smashing magazine!

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  32. 32

    This stationery icon set is extremely useful for me – many thanks!

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  33. 33

    Smashing magazine! I really love the stationery icon. I just recently graduated and really interested in what you guys are doing. I saw this this job in the related industry field.

    Pls advice ya, really appreciate it.

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  34. 34

    I love the icons, but what an ugly theme!

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  35. 35

    I love the icons, they are different and actually have quite a cool style.

    …But the theme. I am sorry but it is a bit of a shocker. Not something I would usually expect from Smashing Magazine.

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    Atlantic Theme gives a real ocean breeze. Great backgound and art work. Congrats!

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  38. 38

    Theme is fugly and amateurish.

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  39. 39

    WordPress Theme is so Futuristic. I ve never seen before something like that kind of Wp Theme.

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    The soccer icon set is a treat to the eyes though.

    LotusBoost

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  41. 41

    thanks a lot for sharing .(the icons)

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  42. 42

    great icons.

    what kind of licence are they?

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  43. 43

    Wonderful icons.. I want share this article, that taught the icon creation process.

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  44. 44

    More office icons

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    SoccerIcon are perfect…!!! THX

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  47. 47

    I like the icons, but the theme is awful! Especially the font. It’s not fit for Smashing Mag.

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  48. 48

    I’m missing markers in the stationary icon-set. But other than that – I think it’s great!

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  49. 49

    The stationary icons are AWESOME! I love having the source files!

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  50. 50

    Thanks very much for the top-quality work here =)… All and every one of these icons are absolutely incredible.

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  51. 51

    Thanks ….
    very nice icons….

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