Tools Icons, Horror Icons and Twitter Icons


We continue to deliver fresh high-quality freebies to our readers and we continue to pursue the diversity of subjects that we are going to cover on Smashing Magazine. From the beginning of the year each icon set is supposed to be dedicated to some specific theme or topic that may turn out to be useful for your next project. Today we are releasing 3 free high-quality icon sets.

Tools Icon Set

Tools always come in handy. For instance, if you are designing an online-store you may need some easily recognizable tool icons to indicate some categories. And this is where this set, designed by David Mottram1, may help you out. This set contains 8 free icons (bookmark, caliper, gear, hammer, screwdriver, toolbox, tools, window) in the format .png in resolutions 64×64px, 128×128px and 256×256px.

As usual, the set is available for free download and can be used without any restrictions whatsoeve. 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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Horror Icon Set

If you are designing some project that is supposed to be scary – be it a Halloween-themed site, a private blog or an online-store with some particular merchandise – you may need some beautiful yet scary icons to set up the atmosphere on your site. David Arazim4 created a horror icon set for this very purpose. The set contains 8 icons (axe, bat, eye, grave, gun, jason, skull, voodoo) and is available for free download and use.

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Twitter Icon Set

Currently everybody is speaking about Twitter. This lifestreaming application is supposed to be the next big thing. In fact, we added a “tweet about us”-image at the bottom of our posts. But maybe you would like to add something more colorful to your blog? This is why we release this icons set, a set of 6 cute tweet-birds, designed by Gopal Raju7. The package contains high-quality 360×360 transparent .png-files. The set is available for free download and use.

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    Scott at Realepicurean

    January 12, 2009 10:07 am

    The twitter icons are cool – might find a use for the “follow me” one on my blog. Thanks!

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    Thanks for the icons. Loved the Twitter ones!

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    Nice set of icons.

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    Amazing… love the twitter icons.

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    wow really nice sets of icons, especially like the tools – thanks alot smashing for finding these!

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    I appreciate the great sets of art, you share with us, but it would be good to express licence more precisely with each theme/set. Many times I’m not sure under what restrictions (if any) I may use them. The bes idea would be to use one of standard licenses, like Creative Commons.

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    !Thanks !

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    Wow.. nice collection.. :)

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    It’s cool, especially the horror icon set!

  10. 10

    OMG! David, those are the sweetest icons ever!

  11. 11

    Nice set, thank you smashing ; )

  12. 12

    Very cool, I released a similar Twitter set a while back: Tweeties: a Free Twitter Icon Set

  13. 13

    Thank you for all your great stuffs !!

    Ekios from france :)

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    awesome…I was looking for it..

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    Very Good set. Really enjoy the Twitter ones :D

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    horror icons are amazing! good work man

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    Awesome stuff! Thanks so much!

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    lovely very nice tweet bird is so sweet

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    lovely very nice tweet bird is so sweet

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    I totally love the Tools Icon Set!

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    Funny ones

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    Like everyone here, we’re huge fans of Smashing Magazine, and are especially grateful for the fantastic resources you uncover. While you do list the usage rules, it would be super if you could encourage the contributors you feature to add their work to a repository such as Wikimedia Commons (e.g.

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    중딩인데도 해석을 못하겠심;;;

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    Abrishca Digital Media

    January 14, 2009 5:58 am

    Thanks once again for the fantastic quality icons – sure to come in handy somewhere.


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    Tool PNGS have white background ???

  27. 27

    nice icon.. I already download them

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    I use a set of icons on my blog that are similar; these are REALLY nice. Thanks for putting them out there. I may try to incorporate them into the next issue of Serious.Life Magazine.

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    It is really helpful for me as design element, thanks and very much.

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    Henrique Artur Wint

    January 22, 2009 3:16 am

    Great twitter icons.

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    These are wicked awesome…the horror ones, quite literally.

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    thank you!!

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    Thank you great twitter icons.

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    amazing icons i m using twitter icons on my site. gr8 stuff. thanks

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    Nice Icon sets. I am planning to use that twitter bird in my website. Thank you for it.

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    Horror Icon Set is awesome!

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    Donagh Mc Sweeney

    July 10, 2009 3:09 am

    Love the Twitter icons! Thanks

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    I redesigned my entire website with the sweet tool icons as my inspiration!

    Thank you so much for posting this freebie post!

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    Magnifico!!! Genial! Gracias!

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    hey really cool icons i will use in lol

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    i looking for rock music horror icons for

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    Creating new twitter icons has become a real challenge for designers. Check out my twitter icons here.

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    I like the twitter icons.

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    Lovely Lovely Lovely :)

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    Cool twitter icons. Will use follow me on our website.

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