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 Link

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 Link

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 Link

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 Link

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? Link

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 Link

  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

    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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  5. 5

    Nice icons sets. Thanks SM !

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  6. 6

    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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  11. 11

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

    Thanks SM.

    DKumar M.

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  12. 12

    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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  14. 14

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

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  15. 15

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

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  16. 16

    Twitter!!! Haha nice one

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  17. 17

    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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  18. 18

    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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  19. 19

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

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  20. 20

    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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  22. 22

    Awesome-O! They look brilliant.

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  23. 23

    Sweet Twitter’s icons. I love it!

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  24. 24

    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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  26. 26

    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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  27. 27

    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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  30. 30

    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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  31. 31

    nice collection

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  32. 32

    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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  35. 35

    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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  37. 37

    again with this twitter? :

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  38. 38

    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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  39. 39

    Very nice and usefull, thanx!

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  40. 40

    Very nice! Thank you.

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  41. 41

    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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  42. 42

    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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  45. 45

    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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