Smashing Retro Icon Set

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Over the last few months, we have extensively covered the influence of retro and vintage style on modern Web design. We have looked at recent vintage Web designs1, showcased posters2 and typography3 and presented vintage tutorials4. In fact, we are confident that vintage is still in, and that many designers are experimenting with this style to achieve unusual, creative and (hopefully) effective results.

So today, we are pleased to release the Smashing Retro Icon Set, a set of 10 beautiful, high-quality “vintage” icons, created by the talented Russian design agency SoftFacade5 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The set contains 10 original icons: search, sign-up, calendar, news, RSS, comments, email, ads, home and address.

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Download the set for free!

You can use the set for free and without any restrictions in 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.

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Thank you, guys. We really appreciate your efforts! (al)

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/07/retro-and-vintage-in-modern-web-design/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/21/celebration-of-vintage-and-retro-design/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/26/retro-and-vintage-typography-showcase/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/14/30-beautiful-vintageretro-photoshop-tutorials/
  5. 5 http://www.softfacade.com
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/smashing-retro-icon-set.zip

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  1. 1

    Great set of icons. I adore the Sign Up icon.

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  2. 2

    awesome icons! i’m sure i’ll download and use them.

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  3. 3

    Nice Set of icons !! Freebies is always appreciate :)

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  4. 4

    They are very detailed… Nice job SoftFacade!

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    myPhotoshopBrushes

    February 12, 2009 10:42 am

    These are so beautiful! I love the old car!

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  6. 6

    Thanks for this great Icon set :-)

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    2expertsdesign.com

    February 12, 2009 11:00 am

    Thanks for beautiful Icons!

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  9. 9

    the dick tracy search is amazing

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  10. 10

    Wow they are really awesome.. realistic !!

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  11. 11

    Great set. Love them.

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  12. 12

    That’s my car! Except the hubcabs should be white, and they never made them in lime green…

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  13. 13

    Awesome icon set, many many thanks
    Larson

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  14. 14

    These are truly great! Thanks so much.

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  15. 15

    These are beautiful. Thank you again and again for all the freebies and great articles.

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  16. 16

    Wow! Lovely set of icons softfacade and smashing magazine !! I’m lovin’ it.

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  17. 17

    wow! great articles,

    thanks for icon set
    here you can find retro site gallery csshook.com

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    SeedsForWealth.com

    February 12, 2009 1:31 pm

    My names Jimmy and the designer who designed this is AWESOME!!!!!

    Now these are what you call killer icons.

    Hey…
    What happened to the great link back to my website???

    Whatever, SmashingMagazine does rock it out pretty hard none the less.

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  19. 19

    Lovely!

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  20. 20

    Wow! It’s really gorgeous icon set! Every icon is so creative and nice,… Mmmmmm,.. Great job,.. Well done, SoftFacade!!!

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  21. 21

    very impressive work – can these be used for commercial purposes ?

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  22. 22

    Simon Harlinghausen

    February 12, 2009 3:16 pm

    Nice set. Great collection.

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  23. 23

    I just love it! Thanks.

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  24. 24

    I need more icons like these like I need another hole in my head.

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  25. 25

    Very, very cool. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. 26

    Thank you so much, great job as always!!!

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  28. 28

    so beautiful!!

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  29. 29

    Awesome set..Exactly wat i was looking for :) ..

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  30. 30

    Thanks nice set
    smell vintage

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  31. 31

    Should there be a preview when you click the large image below the paragraph ending “Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word”?

    Otherwise, it’s a great site I that I visit every day.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    February 13, 2009 6:32 am

    @clive

    there is no additional preview. the link was wrong. thanks!

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    Anton (SoftFacade)

    February 13, 2009 7:10 am

    Thanks for publishing these icons. It was very interesting to work on this set!

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  34. 34

    Very cool!!! I will do a page inspired to these icons and definitely send you the link!

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  35. 35

    Question please.

    Can I use these icons in templates I will upload to websites such as themeforest?
    Thanks.

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  36. 36

    I love it

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  37. 37

    These are beautiful. Thank you again and again for all the freebies

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  38. 38

    hey! i loved the set but i have a problem, i dont now how to install it help me!! pleasee…

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  39. 39

    the BEST! the rss and sign up are my VERY Favorites!

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  40. 40

    I cannot download the brushes for some reason, keeps saying not a valid archive.

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  41. 41

    Scratch that, apparently it wont in FF for some reason but IE was fine. Thanks for the icons and for all the awesome freebies Smashing!

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    digital perspective

    February 19, 2009 12:39 am

    This is super cool icon..i love the old radio very much! thanks!

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  43. 43

    Nice set

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  44. 44

    wow ..
    That nice

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  45. 45

    Nice…it’s really awesome icon

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  46. 46

    Wonderful set of icons – thanks to keeping it free.

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  47. 47

    very nice thank you so much

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  48. 48

    Creative people are those who deserve to live longer to make our lives beautiful and smashing :-) It Rocks …
    Am I allowed to use them in my own way into my website?

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  49. 49

    Good work, Guys ;o) Link – free christmas icons: http://www.dooffy.com/cs/christmas-icons-vanocni-ikony-pro-vas-zadarmo.html Nice day… Danny

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  50. 50

    awesome icons!

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    Template Library

    April 27, 2009 12:48 am

    nice thanks..

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  52. 52

    감사합니다.

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  53. 53

    Thanks for your Great Work

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  54. 54

    Flawless!!!

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  55. 55

    awesome icons man.. too good.. hats off 2 d creative brain behind it..
    Kittu

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  56. 56

    Hey PNG format is only for mac OS. can u plz provide it for window.

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  57. 57

    thanks for this great icon package.. :D

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  58. 58

    Appreciate the hours and the generosity that these selfless designers have put in.
    Thanks for the icons the students will love them!

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  59. 59

    Thank you! These icons are far out!

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  60. 60

    Congratulations !

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  61. 61

    Great set of icons, thank you for allowing free useage. Have linked back to your article.

    kindest regards

    Steve

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  62. 62

    Thank you so much for the icons. Long live smashingmagazine.com

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  63. 63

    Nice Icons, Thanks for Free Download

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