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!

(al)

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.addictedtocoffee.de
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/flavour-preview.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/flavour-icon-set-png.zip
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/flavour-icon-set-png.zip
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/flavour-icon-set-psd.zip
  6. 6 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/iconset-sketchd-up/158535
  7. 7 http://www.mirkku.com
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/28/feed-me-animals-a-free-rss-feed-icon-set/
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/cute-twitters-preview.jpg
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/twitter-icons-png.zip
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/twitter-large-preview.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/twitter-icons-png.zip
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/twitter-icons-sources.zip

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  1. 1

    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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  2. 52

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

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  3. 103

    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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  4. 154

    Nice!

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

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  5. 205

    Very poor, way below standard smashing!

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  6. 256

    gracias!

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  7. 307

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

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  8. 358

    suuuper cool :) thanks a lot :)

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  9. 409

    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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  10. 460

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

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  11. 511

    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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  12. 562

    THX :)

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  13. 613

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

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  14. 664

    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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  15. 715

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

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  16. 766

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

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  17. 817

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

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  18. 868

    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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  19. 919

    すばらしい

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  20. 970

    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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  21. 1021

    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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  22. 1072

    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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  23. 1123

    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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  24. 1174

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

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  25. 1225

    beautiful icons

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  26. 1276

    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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  27. 1327

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

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  28. 1378

    Great icons. Thanks

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  29. 1429

    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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  30. 1480

    I love the twitter icons! thank you!

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  31. 1531

    very cute! lovem, thanks

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  32. 1582

    So cute – excellent artwork.

    Thanks so much!

    Jill

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  33. 1633

    sono icone bellissime, complimenti davvero
    Grazia

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  34. 1684

    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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  35. 1735

    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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  37. 1837

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

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  38. 1888

    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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  41. 2041

    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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  42. 2092

    Cute icons! Thank YOU!

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  43. 2143

    another great roundup from SM! thanks!

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  44. 2194

    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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  46. 2296

    Thank for share cooling icon set that useful to me

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  47. 2347

    awesome…. it made my day…. :)

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  48. 2398

    cool twitter icons.

    Thanks

    Fabio

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  49. 2449

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

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  50. 2500

    Thanx for very nice icon’s

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