Friday Freebies: Flavours Icon Set And Cute Tweeters Icon Set

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We continue to deliver fresh high-quality freebies to our readers, and we continue to pursue the diversity of subjects that we like to cover on Smashing Magazine. Since the beginning of the year, each icon set has been dedicated to a specific theme or topic that could be useful in your next project. Today, we are releasing two free high-quality icon sets.

Flavours Icon Set

Oliver Twardowski1, a graphic designer from Bonn, Germany, has put in a lot of time and effort to release this handy icon set especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. His set, aimed to help designers in their Web and user interface designs, contains 177 icons in a resolution of 48×48 pixels. The files are available for in the PNG and PSD sources, so you can modify the files as you wish.

Icon Set2

As usual, the set is available as a free download and can be used for any purposes without any restrictions whatsoever. 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, sub-licensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Icon Set3

Behind the scenes

As usual, here are some insights from the designer himself:

In November 2008 I designed and released my first icon set, Sketch’d up!6. This set was 100% vector-based and contained over 100 icons. After finishing it, I knew exactly what was the next task on my list. I wanted to create a pixel-based set of icons for websites and Web applications. For the size of the icons, I choose 48x48px, because for me this is the perfect size to fit on a website.

I never thought that it would be such a hard task to create an icon based on pixels that says what it has to say. Pixel by pixel, every single icon of “Flavour” was created over the weeks.

I am personally pretty satisfied with what came of it in the end. And I do really hope that you like it, too! Would be a pleasure to hear and see where you used it. Just drop me a line at icons [at] addictedtocoffee [dot] de. And who knows, maybe there’s a Part 2 of the “Flavour icon set” already in my head…

All the best from Bonn, Germany,
Oliver Twardowski

Thank you, Oliver, for your great work! We hope the second part of the set comes soon!

Cute Tweeters Icon Set

This set was designed by the talented Mirjami Manninen7, an illustrator from Finland who released the beautiful RSS feed set Feed Me Animals8 on Smashing Magazine last year. This new set contains eight transparent PNG icons for Twitter, available in resolutions of 128×128 pixels, 256×256 and 512×512. The sources are in EPS files (for CS4 and CS3), PSD files and AI files (for CS4).

Icon Set9

Again, the set is available as a free download and can be used for any purpose without any restrictions whatsoever. 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, sub-licensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Icon Set10

Behind the scenes

As usual, here are some insights from the designer herself:

I am an illustrator from Finland. While drawing for one design competition that was about Twitter, I started to really like this little bird, and decided to create a whole set for Smashing Magazine’s readers. I am very excited of the mesh tool in illustrator, andIi want to encourage all designers to try it. I have found it very helpful in my icon design. Greetings to all Smashing Magazine readers!

Mirjami Manninen

Thanks, Miriam, we really appreciate your efforts!

Suggestions for particular icon sets?

What icons would you like to be released on Smashing Magazine next? What are you looking for? And, more importantly, what kind of icons shouldn’t we release anymore? We appreciate your input in the comments to this post!

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    dellustrations.com

    January 23, 2009 7:23 am

    Very Nice Icons. Thanks Smash!

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    Awesome icons!

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    lovely

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    I laughed at the twitter icons :D

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    Nice icons sets. Thanks SM !

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    Lovin’ the Flavour. Thanks!

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  7. 7

    Nice icons!

    I would like to see a set for wordpress site developers – a range of icons we can use to customise the admin console for end users – nice and smart looking icons preferably!

    Also….icons in png format would be great!

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    Simon Harlinghausen

    January 23, 2009 7:39 am

    Again and again. Genius freebies.
    Great icons.

    Have a great weekend.

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    I would love to see a set of icons covering the basics of web applications from an administration perspective; a lot of the sets floating around right now tend to be focused on the front end – let’s give the back end come love too people! :D Awesome icons by the way, thank you!

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  10. 10

    great icons, excellent work!

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    Freebies time again !!!
    I like the Tweeters Icon Set which is soo cute and refrashing.

    Thanks SM.

    DKumar M.

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    Seriously Twitter icons? What a revolutionary technology. I say things, you see them. Come on.

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  13. 13

    Nice set. Thanks.

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    WOW! – awesome work mirkku!! those are very nice

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    Tweet Tweet Tweet !!!!!
    luuuuv ‘em !!!!!
    nice SET !!!! :D

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    Twitter!!! Haha nice one

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    These are great !
    I would like sets that can be used together on the various toolbars.
    I would like to see more of this size, 48, and up.
    I would like to see some that could be put on folders for things we really save, to customize the folders with the icon to match.
    I would not like to see the same old “office” type.

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    Oops! I meant things to customize folders when you go to “properties” with the icon to match.
    Sorry to repeat the above. I could not delete this one

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    The flavour icon set totally rocks, it’s perfect for many of the things I do regularly! =)

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    A great set of icons. I love the flavor icons and hope for a second part.
    I’m not in Twitter but these icons bring me a smile. Thanks SM.

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    Jennifer Van Grove

    January 23, 2009 1:04 pm

    Those Twitter icons are gorgeous. LOVE!

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    Awesome-O! They look brilliant.

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    Sweet Twitter’s icons. I love it!

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    what program(s) are best for creating really clear icons?
    also i hear that when vector images are shrunk up tiny like 16×16 theyre unclear.
    whenever i make a raster 16×16 icon it looks horrible.

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    Thanks. These Rock!

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    The flavour icons are beautiful, really well crafted.

    As to the question on what should be next, it would be great (as a working web designer) to get more useful icons for everyday use for sites and applications. Things that represent a process that you would typically like to assist in explaining with an icon (arrows, actions, help, mail, contact etc.)

    And with what to include less, i think the social media icons and twitter stuff has been absolutely done to death (even though the ones listed are also very nice), maybe less of this?

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    Oooo… That bird is sooo cute..may be the cutest twitter icons I have ever seen.. right ?

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  28. 28

    Wow! Twitter’s icons. I love it!

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  29. 29

    Some of the nicest Twitter icons I have seen! Thank you!!

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    Loving the icons. I’m sure it won’t be hard to find something to use them in. THanks for sharing, Smashing!

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    nice collection

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    As usual, you are great! Thanks…

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  33. 33

    Its a great resource…

    Thanks!

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  34. 34

    this bird is gay

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    Please make some great eCommerce icons. :)

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  36. 36

    These are some of the best (for my purposes) pngs I have seen. Thanks for such a great job. Looking forward to your second release, too.

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    again with this twitter? :

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    Once upon a time, back in the wayfaring nomadic tribes, someone designed an icon of racist, hateful and violent things while the icy, glassine winds from the North pummeled down on the Vikings’ horny-type helmets.

    And that icon caused the vikings to pillage and murder.

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, guys. There’s nothing I like more than Twitter. But when will it stop? When will all of this twittering finally end?

    Love to all,
    Philip Brightmore,
    Champion Dog breeder

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    Very nice and usefull, thanx!

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    Very nice! Thank you.

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    How about some Web Application icon sets? That, or a collection of lots of styles of the most comment icons? (Home, About, Information, etc.)

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    Great stuff, oliver! thanks so much!

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  43. 43

    Thanks for these! I’ve always loved your freebies!

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  44. 44

    These are fantastic. Thank you very much to the designers for taking the time to produce these, and to Smashing Magazine for sharing.

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    thanks,… useful

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  46. 46

    Wow ! Those are wonderful..i’ll use then for sure ;)

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  47. 47

    As always, SM you are a very important resource for us web designers/developers. You help the industry evolve and transform. Keep it up guys.

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  48. 48

    Those twitter icons are the cutestest I’ve ever seen ! You rocks :D
    It would have been nice to also have a “follow us !” along with the “follow me !”.

    Thanks for this set :)

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  49. 49

    Very nice icons.

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  50. 50

    excellent…collection, thank you very much..keep it up man

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  51. 51

    I can use this icon pack to our user interface panel.

    Website panel can be without icons but if i use icon , panel really look like beatifull.

    Thanks to smashingmagazine :)
    My Website

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  52. 52

    Oliver’s the man! Thanks to you and to Smashingmagazine.com! You really inspired us.

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  53. 53

    Thanks so much for taking the time to produce these and then give them to us. Both sets are absolutely fantastic – can’t wait to use them,
    Nikki

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  54. 54

    Nice!

    Icon set suggestion: a set of government icons to celebrate the new administration’s support for better government websites.

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  55. 55

    Very poor, way below standard smashing!

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    gracias!

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  57. 57

    Really sick of the twitter icons. The others are great, thanks!

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  58. 58

    suuuper cool :) thanks a lot :)

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    Since you’re asking, I’d actually like a set of icons that relates to the services an ISP would offer, e.g.
    * E-mail
    * WWW hosting
    * VoIP
    * Hardware setup
    * Web login
    * The above for both business and personal packages.
    * Contact us, FAQ, etc
    * Anything else you can think of

    I imagine that these icons could be based on web.png of the Flavours icon set.

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    Flavors is the best icon set you’ve ever released here, thanks!

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    But I have to be picky (in published work)

    all .psd ressources?

    Still, that weirdness aside (typos always hurt more in images) these are super sweet

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    THX :)

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    Chargebacks happen for a lot of reasons, not always within the adult merchant’s control.
    laptop pc ibm

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  64. 64

    Been lurking here for a long time and thought I would pop in and say that I really enjoyed this article. I found a few of these tools very useful…and glad that some folks find type important on the web.

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  65. 65

    I would really like to see some mapping icons! Like atm’s, tank stations, restaurants, cinemas, etc etc.

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  66. 66

    omg thank you so very much for these! they’re awesome :)

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  67. 67

    Those are some spiffy icons, thanks for sharing. I love them!

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    Best Twitter icons yet!! Changing mine right now. I’d love to see icons for community resources – like movies, restaurants, local deals, sports, etc. Can you tell I’m working on a community project?

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    すばらしい

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    Would like to suggest some church smilies such as praying, bible, cross, church, pulpit, etc… in an icon set.

    Thanks this site is awesome!

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    I love your work, thanks so much for sharing in.In answer to your question, I help run a few sports related boards and blogs and sports related icons are so so hard to find. In particular to do with our love of horse racing here in Australia. You would have a free place to stay in Oz if you ever made one available(jockey silks, binoculars, horses,scales, money, trophies etc…..Cheers

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    I love all of the icons here at Smashing Magazine. I would love to see some icons that look library/bookish. Going to start using these and/or the heart ones tonight!

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    Love the Flavacons. I downloaded both sets.
    I’ll be sure to share this link with my peeps!
    Thanks for the freebies.

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    I love all of the icons here at Smashing Magazine.^^
    thanks~

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    beautiful icons

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    Planning on using some of the Flavour icons as part of a partial redesign of NPR National Public Radio websites. Nice work.

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  77. 77

    Sidekick LX icons? Something for the “other” phone users would be GREAT!

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    Great icons. Thanks

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  79. 79

    Really cute & useful! Thank you!

    As for the very few who don’t get twitter….there’s no need to be negative here…

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    I love the twitter icons! thank you!

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    very cute! lovem, thanks

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  82. 82

    So cute – excellent artwork.

    Thanks so much!

    Jill

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  83. 83

    sono icone bellissime, complimenti davvero
    Grazia

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    Lots of great Twitter birds icons here:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/twitterbirds/

    Including my own Twitter Bird illustration:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthamm/3383916444/in/pool-twitterbirds

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    excellent Work . Very Nice
    God Bless you and thanks for sharing
    SUB!

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    Thời Trang Teen 9x

    April 24, 2009 10:36 am

    Thank for share. theme very beautiful

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    Thanks so much for these wonderful icon sets. I know I will be putting them to good use!

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    Thank you! These are AWESOME!

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    Andreas Fendri

    May 2, 2009 10:26 am

    haha… the twitter icons are really cute and funny. i’ll choose one of them for my site. big thanks!

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    Thanks a lot!

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  91. 91

    I manage the website for a financial company and I have found this site to be useful for so many things and I love the creative ideas, but I would love to see a professional/corporate icon set, sleek and simple. Thanks!

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  92. 92

    Cute icons! Thank YOU!

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  93. 93

    another great roundup from SM! thanks!

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  94. 94

    Loved the twitter birds here! I made a few too, so check it out even if you dont like twitter but like birds: Cute Twitter Birds

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    Debra J Adamson

    May 20, 2009 6:43 pm

    Thanks so much. These are just adorable!

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    Thank for share cooling icon set that useful to me

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    awesome…. it made my day…. :)

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  98. 98

    cool twitter icons.

    Thanks

    Fabio

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  99. 99

    Love the coffee cup one!! Will definitely use it on my blog!!! Thanks!!

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    Thanx for very nice icon’s

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    Guys, those are by far the cutest icons I ve ever seen, I only use them in my pages, thank you so much, and sorry for taking so long to come over ;)

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    These are perfect. Thank you!

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    Thank you for the icons – the Twitter set is fantastic!

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    Thanks a lot for the icons, they are reaaly great. I really like twitter and the cute bird, so i designed also a icon-set. 6 Beach TWITTER ICON u can download on my site:
    My beach twittter icon set
    please enjoy

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    Love those icons and have been wondering for a while now where those are hosted until I entered the search string “free twitter follow me graphics smashing” into google ;-)

    Thanks,
    Andreas

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  107. 107

    Loved these!
    Thanks so much! :)

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  108. 108

    I love how twitter allows you to create your own twitter icons yourself, you can really let your imagination go wild! check mine out here.

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    Thanks for the share. I have used one of these birds on my Twitter profile. I wanted to come up with a way the integrate one on my blog.

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    Mirjami is the best! I just read an article about her on the Iconshock blog and I have to say she is Hot!

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    Thanks a lot…love this site

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    Awesome – Mirjami Manninen will be featured in conjoon.

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    Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats

    November 16, 2009 3:22 am

    excellent collection

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    Very cute cute Icons. Thanx for sharing.

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  116. 116

    Very cute cute Icons, excellent collection
    ThanQ

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  117. 117

    Yo!
    I just love these one! Really pretty and looks so pro… You are a pro, right? :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  118. 118

    Thank you! Great set

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    Nice thanks

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    the nicest twitter birdie ever, my favourite :)
    thanks!

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  122. 122

    very very rare tweeter icon,,,

    downloading ,,,,,, thank you

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  123. 123

    Thank you,It’s so beautiful!

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  124. 124

    so cute
    THANQQQQQQQQQQQUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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  125. 125

    thanks so much…

    they solved my problems in one illustration!

    thanks so much!

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  126. 126

    Hey! I just draw a twitter bird. He is sitting at the bottom of my site :) mascotdesigner.com

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  127. 127

    Lots of great Twitter icons and free vector imageshere:
    http://www.999designs.blogspot.com/

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  128. 128

    Some ppl are using these icones as logos+some type to get payed. You need to publish some rules for commercial use.

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  129. 129

    Thanks Smash. Great work!

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    agus-mustofa.com

    March 21, 2010 7:34 pm

    Beautifully Icons..

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  131. 131

    Beautiful Icons! highly creative and very detailed!

    Thanks for sharing,

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  132. 132

    Thank you! They are so cute!

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  133. 133

    Love it. thank you for the post.

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    stacey (blogger4)

    June 27, 2010 10:13 am

    Thanks for the sets.

    Blogger4

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  135. 135

    super awesome!…thanks a lot for the smashing sets !

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  136. 136

    They’re GREAT and cuter than cute! Thanks and hugs and tweet, xo

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  137. 137

    SMASH rocks the house baby! Awesome icons! Thanks!!!!

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  138. 138

    bonitos pajaritos, muy creativo, thanks for sharing your creativity. success………….and more

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  139. 139

    SmashMag comes up with the goods again !!! Top work.

    … heaps more cool social media icons sets at: http://www.DryIcons.com, http://www.JuicyIcons.com, http://www.IconPedia.com

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  140. 140

    very cute twitter bird icon set, making me smile. gonna use it @ my blog. Tq smash

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  141. 141

    Great twitter icons by Mirjami Manninen! As a Finnish web designer working in the USA I am so glad Finns are bringing their design skills to the international table! We’ll be promoting these icons for our USA and Finland based clients

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    This is a collection of icons and buttons free Twitter. These icons are available in various sizes and formats. You can put one of these to your blog or website for your visitors to follow on Twitter. So the download icon twitter to your desire and use for free.
    fasterpony.com/free-30-twitter-icons-and-buttons/

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  143. 143

    Awesome Icons! Thank’s for sharing..

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  144. 144

    Beautiful Icons! highly creative and very detailed!

    Thanks for sharing,

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  145. 145

    Really nice set of icons. Thank you!

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  146. 146

    Cool icons, thanks so much !

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  147. 147

    Awesome Icons! Thank you! They are so cute!

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    cute tweety images! thanks for sharing :)

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  149. 149

    Nice, really nice icons sets..!

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    Love the Twitter icons – how about a Facebook one?

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    I like it.

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  152. 152

    nice, thanks bro…….

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  153. 153

    Very cute.
    Thanks.

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  154. 154

    very cute, thanks

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  155. 155

    Thank you so much for generously sharing your artwork. These Twitter birds are the most adorable ones I’ve seen! I would like to use a couple of them on my website.

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  156. 156

    Thanks you so much, these icons are GREAT! :-)

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  157. 157

    hi there your right there custest you want them on your websites cant we train birds too use technolgy soo they can take a picture then upload too website send blogs and tweets

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  158. 158

    These cute twitters are gorgeous. Such a fun set to use :-)

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