Smashing Community Icon Set: Comment and Win!


Ready for this? Here’s how it works: you tell us what icons you need, and then we design them together with SoftFacade51 (which recently created the beautiful Smashing Retro Icon Set2) and release them for free. And to make it a bit more interesting, we’ll smash six commenters and forum participants with original nerdy gifts.

To participate, just suggest an idea for a great useful icon set in the comments to this post or in this forum thread43. Details are below.

How do I participate?

Participating is very easy: just let us know what icon set you would like us to design (and, if possible, what specific icons the set should contain) in the comments to this post or in this forum thread43. The set may contain at most eight icons.

On the 20th of March, we’ll select the most popular ideas and requests and publish a poll in our magazine, inviting our readers to vote on their favorite theme. Once it’s done, the creative minds behind SoftFacade51 will carefully design the set and submit drafts of its work in progress to the forum, documenting the design process. Hence, you can observe how the set is created and, if there is something you would like to change, communicate with the designers directly. You can keep track of updates on Twitter @smashingmag6 and @softfacade7.


A total of six commenters and active participants in the forum will be awarded Mac Dock Icon Throw Pillows8 (see images below). The winners will be picked randomly and announced in the forum and on Twitter after the theme of the icon set has been chosen.



Finally, we’ll release the set as a free download, which you can freely use for personal and commercial use.

Smashing Magazine Is All About Our Readers

At Smashing Magazine, our readers have always been our highest priority. We respect our readers; we listen to them; we are always open to their suggestions; and we always appreciate constructive criticism. This is why we created a number of ways to interact with our readers:

  • We created a friendly Smashing Forum11 to make it possible for our community to exchange ideas and help each other in problem solving.
  • We are using Twitter12 to share useful resources and knowledge with, and get feedback from, our readers (e.g. deciding which article should appear next), and we now have almost 20,000 followers.
  • We are preparing the Smashing Book13, in which our readers can decide what topics will be included.

And now we would like you to decide what icon set we should design and release next, especially for you. We hope to get great feedback from you, and we would like to thank SoftFacade for its cooperation in this event! Please spread the word, too; we would like the design community to decide what would be most useful and interesting for designers out there!

So, what icon set is it going to be, folks?



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    a la taraska!

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    Do me a slick web 2.0 icon set with huge icons for use on portfolios, please. :o

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    Ok, as much as I dislike Apple those pillows are fukken awesome.

    That’s all. :3

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    A cool Firefox icon will be awesome :)

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    wheeee! I was thinking a new adobe set would be cool… or maybe a folder set

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    My blog has the following major sections and I would love to iconify them: life, philosophy, technology, food & nutrition, and political science.

    Thanks. :D

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    I think a yahoo messenger icon pillow will look awsome :) !

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    Since we are about to start March Madness, how about some sports or (gulp) gambling icons?

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    A good set of account icons would be great. There’s a lot of good free icon sets out there (including many folders, adobe, browser icons), but it seems as though a lot of the new 2.0 style icons are more geared toward desktops, rss, and social networking.
    I think account icons would be something not so commonly found. Good examples would be: log in/ log out, edit my info, etc.
    The ebooks suggestion below is also great.

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    Smashing Community Icon Set submission.
    I’ve never been able to find icons specific to eBooks. And so suggest icons for eBooks/eLibrary
    – library icon(s)
    – eBook File icon
    – eBook Device icon (generic, kindle, eReader, other?)
    – favorite eBooks icon
    – eBook Maker (printing/Gutenberg press) icon

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    awesome…. Thanks Smashing Magazine…


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    I have a few Icons in Mind:

    First, a Picasa icon set on a face of some-sort. Their are 5 different colors in their logo so it might be challenging.

    Second, I would love to see a blackberry icon for blackberry messenger. This kind of icon would drive traffic to your site like crazy because its a Google search gem.

    Third, and lastly: a calender icon that will impress. There are many calender icons out there but they are pretty bland. Is it possible to make something sexy?

    I don’t want the prizes as much as I want those three icons! If you do them, that is prize enough!

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    A usauabilty set, u know for indicating to users: internal links, external links.

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    I’d like to see sea based icons. They are quite rare, I must say, so I have much trouble to find sea creatures, like seahorse, shells, tridents & anchors anywhere. So, I’ll go by that.
    There sure are a bunch of social icon sets out there and we don’t need another one.
    Although, what I’d really like to see is one Tweety [from Sylvester & Tweety] twitter icon.

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    Phillip Mackenzie

    March 18, 2009 10:54 am

    I’m desperate for high-quality, customizable icons…like a photo album that has a photo on the front of it that you can replace with your own; or a folder with a spot to put your own logo on it, etc.

    These would have to be in PSD format, but I think adding a few of those in with the set would be…smashing!

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    An Adobe set would definitely be really cool. What about ammunition?

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    customizable social grunge icons maybe?

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    I’d also like to have a nice web 2.0 icon set with huge icons for use on portfolios ;)

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    Hi guys,

    I need it for the website I’m working on and I can only find square box, we sell wall decalls so we send it in smashing tubes, so do a TUBE set guys :D to put awesome icons on our shipping infos page !

    Smashing magazine is all about the details right ? MAKE ME PROUD.

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    e-commerce icon set would be great.
    basket, product, category, attributes, brand, order, shipping, bank, credit card, paypal, etc…

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    How about a nice set of icons for Tumblr (Text, Photo, Link, etc…) that could be used in a custom theme.

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    We would like to see some huge icons too for use in portfolio’s or in footers. Even some room plants would be nice !

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    Cool ! all are very great … i want it !!!

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    Something I’ve searched for but not found is a nice ‘forum’ icon set. Which involves threads/stickies/popular/updated/new/fav/etc….

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    A set of TINY icons for a web portal, icons like writeNewArticle.gif or deleteComment.gif. Using them as link enhancer.

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    An extreme sports icon set would be super cool. Skate boards, bmx bicycle parts. that would be sweet!

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    I would like to see a set of icons for folders that organize my different design work. Examples: Freelance, Full-Time job, Web, Print, Fun, Test Projects, Finished Work, Current Work, or Upcoming Work.

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    Hi, I need icons to indicate that certain post contains a video as well.

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    A Underwater (some like splash in the water) social icons!

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    Good idea. I agree Avanak. E-commerce icons would be appreciated here :D
    Thanks SM !

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    A set for different media types which could be used for tumbelogs/microblogging/lifestreams: text, photo, link, video, quote, chat, audio, status. That makes 8, and I’m out of ideas anyway.

    But free icons are great, so I’m cool with whatever comes out of this.

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    A LIFEATREAMING icon would be nice.
    Since Lifestreaming is the next big thing, it would be good to start with new icons.

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    These pillows are every obsessed apple fans (such as myself) ultimate home furnishing accessories!!!

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    I would go for health related icons.

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    Nice -

    March 18, 2009 11:19 am

    I want cute icon set for blogger that contains
    1. Comment bubble
    2. Email icon
    3. Feed icon
    4. User icon
    5. Delicious icon
    6. twiiter icon
    7. Pencil/Pen icon
    8. Star/Heart icon
    9. Folder icon
    10. Paper icon icon, simply because I love cats! :P

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    Hello! Samsung T260 icons would be nice. Also different pen/pencil icons would be useful. Good luck everyone! Matt in Chicago.

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    Would love an Art Deco style icon set! Could conatin Art Deco versions of RSS, folder, Twitter, etc icons.

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    I would love to see some high-res FOOD icons: coffee mugs, sandwiches, sodas, steaks, popcorn, etc.

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    What about a Fashion Icon Set?

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    I’d like to see a full developer icon set with about 100+ icons

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    I’d like to see popular free software icons. Could include:
    * GIMP
    * Notepad++
    * Audacity
    * Firefox
    * Inkscape
    * Digsby

    Or, go generic so they can be used across programs:
    * Graphic Software
    * Text Editors
    * Chat Clients
    * Sound
    * Video

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    I like the idea of folder icons for different types of projects. As an artist I have a lot of trouble keeping all my files organized. Maybe some things like photography, vector, pdf, web, graphic etc. I think that would be wicked cool =)

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    I love art and history so maybe some sort of sweet Indiana Jones inspired themed ones: excavation of an artifact (pot) for ‘search’ function, a stack of old library books with candle for ‘archives’, a broken column for ‘help or repair’, maybe an old scroll and pen for a ‘blog or communications’, an aged blueprint possibly for ‘site map’, ancient coins coming out of a purse for ‘purchase’, an old decrepid mine entrance with danger sign for ‘caution’, aged lock for ‘protection’, a shovel, trowel, and paintbrush for ‘tools’, vintage airplane and jeep over an old globe for ‘travel’, nailed up crate with bits of straw poking out for ‘security’, old tent for ‘home or accomodations’, water bottle & exotic fruit for ‘food or rest’, big boulder rolling down hill at you ‘caution’, fedora & whip for ‘accessorizing’, an old sepia tone photo of an explorer/adventurer in front of pyramids in a scrapbook for ‘images’, well you get the picture.

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    A nice Opera icon or Icons vor graphicprogramms and webdevelopment tools

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    WordPress or mini icons will be great :)

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    icons to use on the blog would be great!
    as in Comment bubble, Email, Feed icon, User
    ,Pencil, paper etc :) and the social media ones obviously hehe

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    Do me an Icon for Searchplugins (the browser-thingi in the topper-right). And for Ideas (no excamation mark), Music (no notes), Video-Games (no gamepad), Party (no dancing people) & blogging (no pencil).

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    How about robot icons? Everybody loves robots. What about like, different robot head icons spanning the entire lifetime of how robots appeared in that time period. Know what I mean?

    Man I gotta get off this robot kick.

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    I would love a set of icons that portray career venues or hobbies. (ie architect, accountant, teaching, director, etc)

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    My vote goes for a host of original matching icons for social networking sites and RSS feeds.

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    Productivity icons would be cool. They could be used in most Organization Apps such as ToDo lists and in Web apps….

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    Those mac pillows look good for me, they look soft te he he.

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    Each month of the year (12 total) would be nice for blogging. Could be used in displaying the date for posts. Each month would exemplify the month mood/holiday/or weather. Could be traditional icons or could be larger format with room for the day of the month to be placed overtop.

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    I’d like an icon that represents “collaboration” (such as collaboration on projects or between an agent and a client). thanks! :-D

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    I also concur with the blog/forum type icons. Different sizes would be nice too.
    Those would be awesome.

    Though I’m loathe to admit it, I’d also like some “sexy” smiley icons too. Something along the lines of the GTalk square set, perhaps. I just want a set that doesn’t look like they were made in 1999, or like I probably downloaded a botnet virus along with them.

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    Horror icons! At least a zombie one. Not sure about the rest. :D

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    A nice set of modern or grunge motorcycle or streetbike icons would be nice. There doesn’t seem to be any created as of yet that I have been able to locate.

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    I think a slick “Go Green” icon set would nice. Keep the world clean with some icon inspiration

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    Finally, my dreams can come true! What I need:

    1. Gin & Tonic icon
    2. Coffee related icons, cups, stirrers, lids, coffee bean, hot smoke etc.
    3. Torrent Tracker related: ratio, upload, download, seeders, peers
    4. “Donate” icons
    5. Radio related icons: two-way radios (Motorola) Antenna towers, repeaters.
    6. Brain icon, brains storming icon, ink icon, pen icon, pencil icon etc.

    Thank you in advance

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    I’d like to see some retro browser icons. Opera, IE, FF and chrome in a vintage style.

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    Pet Icon set would be great. Dogs, Cats, Fish, Hampster, bird, etc.

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    I would like to have a slick looking icon set for a dating site with the following icons: register, login, logout, profile, heart, broken heart, search and contact.

    All icons will be used to make a lot of people happy.

    DISCLAIMER: And a few people sad, disappointed and/or hopeless.

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    A set of “The Good Life” icons: wine, cigars, high end meals, bling, etc. In fact, nobody has a set of good cigar icons out there.

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    This is what I would really, really like:

    1. Lounge (icon somehow representing a lounge)
    2. Tutorials/Screencasts/Videos/Watch&Learn
    3. Scripts/Free
    4. Forums
    5. Information/About
    6. Contact/FAQ
    7. RSS
    8. Search

    They should all have a “lounge” feeling.

    I would really appreciate this!!


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    I agree with the person who suggested some nice Adobe replacement icons.

    Also, a nice, flat, graphic set to offset all this Web 2.0 shininess that’s everywhere these days. =D

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    I’d like a cool CMS Admin Icon Set – like “New Page”, “Delete Page”, “Hide Page”, “Move up”, “Move Down”, “Admin Panel”, “Show Page” and etc…

    Thanks guys!

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    Just last night I was looking around to see if I could find racing icons or vector art, and I couldn’t find anything. Here is my request:

    Sporty Race Icons

    1. Two checkered race flags with poles crossed, flags blowing outward.
    2. A finish line banner, streamer, or something that represents a finish line.
    3. A race car, or race cars, with trail of color indicating movement
    4. A motocross racer, flying in the air (after jumping of course)
    5. A triathlete type logo (running / swimming / bicycling)
    6. Other individual race focused icons.

    Most important to me is the checkered flags icon. I’m sure this would be widely used, and you would receive many thanks!

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    A good set of ‘Weather Icons’ wouldn’t go a miss, which could be possible given the 8 max requirement. If this isn’t a viable suggestion I may give it a go myself, but would love to see what the experts provide. Cheers, George ‘dod’ McKnight

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    I would love an iconset for a freelancer web, I’m starting as freelancer after 5 years working for a company, and I think that have some icon for: home, portfolio, contact, about me, free for job, busy,… don’t know exactly, but somethink like that could be cool.


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    What the web development community needs is a slick icon set to replace the hugely popular FamFamFam silk pack.
    It’s an amazing set, but it could definitely be spruced up with gradients, shadow effects, etc.
    Making all the icons the same size increases appeal. Try to keep colors similar to silk pack, since it has worked very well.

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    Working on a portfolio site and trying to work a “who what where why when how” type of navigation scheme into it.

    Would be neat to have icons for these in some way. Don’t know how yet as I’m still trying to find out how to use these for my navigation in a way that isn’t too vague.

    A shame you can’t make 12 icons or I’d suggest a monthly theme that we could use as “caps” for calendars.

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    I am looking for a Space or space exploration icon theme set.
    Thanks! Cool contest :)

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    Icons for popular news sites, ie. cnn, bbc.

    Could be useful for a small news site that links to these.

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    I own indian recipe website. Can you design cool icons for mysite?

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    Set of Date icons for displaying dates on blogs, news etc.

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    Oooo :O Awesome.. I love those pillows. Are they for sale also?? :)


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    Definitely icons for web portfolios that maybe include web design/graphic design/photography – anything and everything an artist would need to showcase their goods.

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    You should make a icon set to be use for warehouse management system. From different size truck for delivery, different box/envelop style/size to the content of a shipment (tv, computer, books, radio, furniture, dishes, bicycle, etc.) JUST SMASH IT DOWN!

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    How about a good set of developer icons. Open file, close file, edit and much more

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    Hi Smashing Magazine..

    I would like you to design some unique, really elegant art icons :) – for my PC (like My Computer, Documents,.. and If you want icons for file types)

    Thanks Your Crash

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    Extreme sports icon set will be amazing:
    – mountain biking
    – paragliding
    – snowboarding
    – rock climbing

    or some kind of sport equipement icons
    – helmets
    – sport tools

    vintage poster icons (like in SM retro icon set)
    – with blog theme (rss, twitter, comments)
    – software theme (graphic&gallery, text editors, network soft, system)

    Reality icon set
    – city stuffs (park benches, signs, advert. banners, traffic)
    – nature (trees – with RSS marks, plants, stones – with blog/soft marks)

    So, I think, that one of them will be amazing ;-)

    Regards from Czech High school.

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    I got an idea for an article set that I haven’t been able to find yet:

    Say I’m creating a Sitemap flow chart to be used as a PDF, what about some icons for that? A home icon, flash page, regular page, forms, gallery, video, etc.

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    A set of customizable icons would be amazing. Fairly high res as well. PSDs would be swell.
    – Photo Gallery/Portfolio (with interchangable photo)
    – Home (house)
    – Contact (telephone)
    – About (person/people)

    – iMac Monitor (with interchangable photo)

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    A Leather Icon Pack would be cool! Leather and Metal in the style of 80’s rockstars!

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    I would love Garden Shed & Garden tools icons, the sheds would be like a UK garden shed and not a barn



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    foodie, “green” items

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    I’m always looking for cool “HOME” icons…ooh, and RSS ffed icos.

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    Text editor icons would be nice,
    or some webdesign icons

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    This would be perfect- thanks Smashing!!!

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    Carolin Hüttner

    March 18, 2009 1:55 pm

    First of all, great idea (as usual) !!! :-)

    Second of all, there are way too many RSS icons out there already, so something new for a change would be awesome!

    I agree a lot with the idea of “icons for different types of projects”

    – links
    – text
    – presentation
    – pdf
    – web
    – original file (high res)
    – official stuff (like e.g. organising/paper work, etc.)

    Also different numbers (for example Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, … during a job), would be awesome!

    Smiles from Germany, Caro

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    Mike Sammartano

    March 18, 2009 1:59 pm

    I am a science teacher and have been looking for a high quality icon set for my site for ages. It seems most science/nature related icons are really “cliparty” and poorly deisnged. I’d love a nature set with some great astronomy, weather, geology, instruments, atoms, etc icons.

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    Valter Jakovski

    March 18, 2009 1:59 pm

    I’d like someone to successfully design icons for a designers portfolio, using only one color (+brightness) and bacground color.:


    text should be optional, i wish that the icon itself would translate the purpose of it.

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    A definitive set of “basic” icons in the size range of 24 to 48 pixels. The FamFamFam Silk icons have started to become ubiquitous, but they are only 16×16 pixels. A basic, reusable set with icons for folder, forward, backward, up, down, user, etc that are in an unobtrusive color scheme would be something I’d grab and use over and over again. I have plenty of seasonal RSS and Twitter icons… I need something I can use everyday on real applications. Silk does this at 16×16, but lost of sites need larger icons.

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    Hmm…. i have been trouble for months and i have tried and looked everywhere but i still haven’t found nice and sexy poker icons…. :) I know gambling is bad… But i usually play poker 2-4 times a week so it would be best if most of those poker rooms had sexy clean icons :D
    Some ideas: cards, chips, cash, girls, gold and so on :)

    :) Good luck to everyone :)

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    it would be great, if somone would have an idea for an icon about “links” , “anchors”…
    there is no Icon for links…. i am searching since weeks

    cheers ascii

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    Web browsers icons set! :)

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    Just black apple will be perfect !!!!

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    A set of general simple (pixel) small icons, not very glossy to use for the navigation menus ( to put in the side of the links such as “My Account” – “Setting” – and these kind of menus that are not the main menus, but they are for sub menus.

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    Hollis Bartlett

    March 18, 2009 2:37 pm

    I’d love to see a steampunk themed set of icons for standard web pages; home, about, contact, blog, links, photos, facebook, twitter

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    I’m developing a nice financial application for a credit company, I’m not a designer, so I do really appreciate, if you create a nice Financial Icon set, with a safebox, a bank icon, and stuff like that. That would be great!!!!!

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    A medieval icon set :D Swords, Shields, etc!!!

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    some straight to the point, normalt icons, ut with a touch of post-war/cold war thing to them. that theme would be awesome. truly an achievement..

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    Medieval, Steampunk & Grunge have all been great ideas! I would also love to see some icons for portfolios, like many others.

    I think something a little ambiguous would be fun. Maybe the bodies 5 sense or something. Ear, eye, nose, tongue, touch. These would be useful for more than one thing.


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    I would like a blog icon set in an art style other than the web 2.0 cute and shiny. Grunge, art deco, or something unique.

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    I suggest an iconset for a web app for an specific business… Maybe a hardware store… For example it can includes an invoice icon, an order icon, a product icon, a category icon, and others icons like customers and suppliers,etc…
    Maybe could be a good idea join all these in one set because I didn’t found in internet.
    Well.. Is only a suggestion :)

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    samuel Eglington

    March 18, 2009 3:28 pm

    i think a portfolio set is needed.
    home,profile,photos,artworks,design,web design, illustration,animation,music,blog, contact detail, mobile,home phone, email,mail Address.
    these icons need to be in a range of sizes, form 32×32, 46×46, 64×64
    and a range of colours so the users can mach any layout to the icons,
    also a full social icon set including.
    myspace, skype, facebook, twitter, IM, youtube, beepo, digg, and of course smashing magazine
    these also need to be in a range, form 32×32, 46×46, 64×64
    i think the icon design needs to be adaptable to any site layout,
    its no good if you have a site that uses mostly dull colours like browns and grays
    to only be able to find bright “red” icons. so the icon colour range needs to be considered to mach any page colour layout.
    also the look of the icon needs to be match be able to site so perhaps a as well as a clean neat icon with nice gradients one to be developed with a more grungy/ hand drawn look and aswell as a basic one without any gradients.
    the perfect icon set is within reach, and you could be the ones to do it.

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    Make a icon from the followings:
    1. Graphic design
    2. Portfolio
    3. 3d creation
    4. RSS feed
    5. Website
    6. Add to Favourite
    7. Link me in

    These should be sleeky and a bit 3d look on top of that shadow on the bottom will be best.

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    The firefox one, definetely

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    Sean McCambridge

    March 18, 2009 3:50 pm

    Body parts icons could be fun and useful. I’ve been working on a doctor’s website, and it would be fun to keep a theme going with noses, ears and feet, etc. :)

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    I think we can all agree that Apple has done quite a good job overall in designing their icons for our docks, so to really test the Smash skills: I would like to see you try to re-design and better the current standard dock icons!! But still in a general theme, so no weird horror or grunge or easter or christmas theme.. good luck!!

    In short: re-designed apple dock icons.

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    I would love an icon set based around tufts of grass on little chunks of soil with icons poking through to use on WP theme…

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    Great idea! I like icons of:
    * GIMP
    * Twitter
    * Notepad++
    * Firefox
    * Inkscape
    * Ebooks
    * Pictures
    * Chrome (I like one!!)
    * OpenOffice / Office
    * uTorrent
    * IM
    * Songbird, Spotify… Music

    Thanks a lot!!

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    ooo wouldn’t mind some music and musical instrument icons.

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    or wouldnt mind some sport icons… swimming, cycling, running, etc

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    I would like to see shopping icons built for a mobile web environment. Large enough to touch, but not so big that you can’t get 4-6 on a screen.

    Specific icons would be:

    Find Product (That doesn’t use the standard magnifying glyph)
    Find Store (Store locator)
    My Account
    Order History (Or track order)
    Shopping Cart
    Wishlist/Shopping List

    Please provide a blank version to continue theme.

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    Hi, congratulations on an amazing site and your great communications!

    Would love a Tourism Icon Set…

    1 – Accommodation
    2 – Dining
    3 – Attractions
    4 – Activities
    5 – Directions
    6 – Wineries
    7 – Shopping
    8 – Tours

    Would be willing to offer any advice and suggestions

    Best Regards,

    Ray & Danielle

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    A blogging icon set would be smashing.

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    i need some cute icon about animals..!! pets especially..
    pig, cow, dog, cat, sheep, or anything..

    better if any doctor icon with them..

    thanx… ^^

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    and i’ve looking for the music metal icon for my blog..
    the vocalist, the guitarist, the drummer, the spirit, anything..
    but i never find ‘em..

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    I would like to see some fancy yet simple navigation icons, for a vehicle tracking website.
    Like two or three vehicles, a placemark/house, some traffic signs and traffic lights, a warning sign… They would fit nice on my current project.

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    a charity iconset would be a good idea, to set a new trend. eg. take action / become a member / donate… other request is for ‘step’ based icons… eg step 1, step 2, step 3 with a house theme to it.

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    Icons for a trouble ticketing or issue tracking system. Example, ticket, milestone, issue, comment, etc.

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    hey i’d like to request an icon set for a custom xmb theme for psp, although that disagrees with the requirement that we can only request at most eight icons. too bad
    so how bout a gaming icon set for a gaming site then?
    with sections for

    gaming news
    game reviews
    game previews
    top games
    game rankings
    gaming forum
    downloads (wallpapers,gallery etc..)

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    Woooooo super cute pillows…

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    My ideal icon set of gadget geekery:

    1. Game console + controller
    2. Digital SLR
    3. QWERTY smartphone
    4. iPod Touch
    5. Netbook
    6. Gaming Mouse
    7. Portable gaming device

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    Jennifer Chiappisi

    March 18, 2009 7:00 pm

    As WordPress is used moreso for CMS applications by web designers, I’d love to see either an icon-set for the inward facing WordPress, ie. icons for their menus in the case that you decide to customize the inside of WP for your clients.

    Another great option I’ve seen posted here has been ECommerce icons. Most web designers will need to use that type of icons every now & again and it would really be helpful.

    I would say, since these Icons are available for commercial usage, I’d rather see them actually be able to be used in web or graphic design rather than just for replacement dock icons or things to replace your standard icons for the Adobe line.

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    I would vote for community based icons. For social websites, like, myspace or facebook. Those are the most difficult icons to get a grab of.

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    Jordan Humphreys

    March 18, 2009 7:13 pm

    A fashionista icon set.

    Example Icons include designer suit, stylish dress, cologne/perfume bottle, scarf, shoes, pants/jeans, tie, and a bathing suit.

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    I’m currently doing a project management system (which I’m planning to make an open source version), and since I’m more of a programmer (back-end, logic) rather than a designer… I’m having a freaking hard time with the graphics that I need, specially icons. So a project management icon set will surely be useful!

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    Going to go with an “anti-Internet Explorer” icon that I can link to Firefox 3 download.

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    Following sets would be awesome:

    1. Food items in a grocery store e.g. cabbage, corn, chicken, onion, tomato, potato, cheese and peanuts (out of the web context, but will be fun)
    2. Web Design Process e.g. CMS, Graphics, Content, Designer, Client, Tech guy, Hosting, Freelance & Designer’s invoice
    3. Designers icons e.g. icons for Typography, Digital art, Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design, Character design, Web Design & Graffiti arts.

    These are just off the hat random thinking. Nice idea Smashing.

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    I think I’d really like to see some nature icons… Either forest/plant or ocean/sea creature ones would be amazing.

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    A set based on the education. Examples could include:
    – Blackboard, chalk, duster
    – Pile of books
    – Mechanical pen & pencil
    – Graduation hat, certificate
    – Rulers, t-square & other geometry tools
    – Calculator, abacus
    – Lab equipment (test tubes, microscope, etc.)
    – Globe (of the table-top kind)

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    I reckon a set of icons based on graffiti and vandalism would be great, loads of different things like a fat marker could be for illustrator or a graffiti writer as the icon for msn messenger, something along those lines!

    well done guys, this is a great idea.

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    I would love to have a set of Alternative Energy icon set.

    1, Solar power
    2. Wind power
    3. Bio fuels
    4. Fuel cells
    5. Wave power
    6. Clean coal
    7. Geothermal
    8. Energy conservation

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    Since most of SM readers are designers (I guess :p), so it would be a great idea to design custom icons for designers portfolio. By custom I mean wouldn’t it be great if we can change colors, self picture (from my works icon, or about me icon), etc. If the icon will be provided in psd, ai format, that would not be a problem. And about the theme of the icon, I think sleek/smooth icons would be great.


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    We would love to get an custom icon set for – all twitter related.

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    those pillows are super cute!! where can i buy them?

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    I need some icon sets to be used regularly by my friends and colleagues and seeing which they should be reminded of power saving, fuel saving, ozone deplition efect, save plants and plant more trees :)


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    how about a set of icons for sign-in, sign-out, sign-up, and icons for the contact page like telephone, fax, email, printer…

    i dont see these too often… atleast not good ones..

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    Abdulsalam Alasaadi

    March 18, 2009 8:51 pm


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    Some mini icon sets perhaps?

    I always thought that there wasn’t so many sets of mini icons (16×16,32×32) and all just look the same, we didn’t have many choices when it comes to building a real application. (famfamfam, milk icon, etc) It starts to get boring in the process. :-D

    Those geeky pillows are so tempting.

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    Social icons :)

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    I would like to see social icons made of plant’s roots, worms, and other underground beings.

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    Something different, something original, like book icons!

    You could have a Book with any kind of insignia on it, ie: PS, DW, ichat icon, etc.

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    I think of them :-

    Green earth icon set
    Peace icons
    Confectionary icons
    Save Time icons
    Contact – telephone,fax icons
    Web 2.0 terminology icon set eg. RSS, tagging,bookmarking etc
    Stationary icon set

    Thanks Smashing magazine.

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    Spoil yourselves and create a social networking/smashing icon set for Mobile!

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    1. Car parts (sport, tuning)
    2. Dog related icons
    3. Plant, flower icons
    4. Forum icons
    5. Mobile and communications icons

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    Hi there!

    I think a great icon set would be Real Estate. There is not much out there.

    Real Estate Icon Pack would be great.


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    How about a set for an ecommerce application. We dont have much here viz. cart, add to cart, checkout etc.

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    Allahverdi Sefihanov

    March 18, 2009 11:20 pm

    where it is?

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    Container Transport

    2.Vessel (Container Ship)
    5.Forklift (Container Handler)
    6.Locomotive (Rail Transport)

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    I want an Adobe CS4 pillow set! NOW! :)

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    How about icon for each specific application, like: music, graphic editor, text editor, etc. with vintage looks?

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    I’d really like to have some cool ecommerce-icons like carts, some arrows, “money”, more details-icon, creditcard-icons, etc. I know there are millions of them already but really no’one has created a “full package” yet.

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    I’m working in a scrum enviroment since a few weeks and i need to create a visual workflow of this scrum method. No icons to be found anywhere though. Icons i really could use are:
    – scrum master (person)
    – sprint
    – breakdown chart
    – backlog
    – daily scrum meeting
    – product owner (person)
    – product
    – time estimate

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    i want a finder pillow please

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    mini file and folder icons, 8×8

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    Arcade icons!

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    I’d like to see a set for “COLLABORATION”

    The icons would be
    1. Project (ie select a project)
    2. Publish (upload a document)
    3. Library (a place for reference documents)
    4. Team (manage your team)
    5. Search (through uploaded documents)
    6. Processes/Workflow ( link to area of site that manages workflow)
    7. Cost (are of site that controls financial implications of change)
    8. Milestones ( manage key dates in the project)


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    e-commerce iconset would be great…

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    Icons for cms system will be awesome! Thx.

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    Perfect! Good idea!

    i’d like some beautiful web2.0, social media, blogging icons. it’s better to be more cute and cartoon.



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    Icon for
    1. My Homepage
    2. My Blog
    3 . My Social page (twitter, facebook)
    4. My photo&video portfolio
    5. My Calendar
    6. My Links
    7. My charts
    8. My Contact

    hi guys good job!!!

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    Since most of the user here are designer & some Developers/Writers, I would recommend for designing next-generation icon sets for displaying in their portfolio:
    1. Home
    2. Portfolio
    3. Services
    4. About me/Profile/News
    5. Design
    6. Development
    7. Art
    8. Contact

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    hy! what a cute pillow set, very nice :) i like them.

    I`d also need a set for a CMS. We`ve created a new one and some pretty icons for the web backend would be great. What do I need …
    – edit
    – new page / new image
    – delete
    – folder
    – arrow (next, previous)
    – login
    – logout
    – save

    :) thx and have a nice day!

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    Please please please Smashing Magazine – Design an icon set treating the subject of magic (card magic, slight of hand etc) with playing cards, rabbits in hats etc. It is not existing anywhere so far and I did not get arround to do them myself.

    That would be sooooo cooool

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    * New item
    * Edit item
    * Delete item
    * Print
    * User
    * Sort up/down
    * login/out

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    Hm… I’d like some basic phone function icons for my blackberry :D Like settings, messages, media, memopad, alarm, calendar, address book :)

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    Icons on Dress

    e.g. nice skirt, t-shirt, i like this dress, etc.

    Will be very useful set for many fashion-style websites.
    In fact, I am looking for such a set for a long time, anyone knows any good place for these icons?

    thx. keep up the good work smashing!

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    Oooo, they look so cool!!

    The apple logo, but maybe in different colours like the ipods :)
    I like the idea of the adobe creative suite icons (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash…)

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    I agree with Megan (#42) and would like to see some project organising icons:

    1. works
    2. inspiration
    3. knowledge base
    4. text tutorials
    5. video tutorials
    6. [future] projects
    7. private

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    Some cool artistic icons pleazz :)

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    A nice web developper icon set would be great (PHP, CSS, XHTML, XML etc)

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    I think a practical web set would be useful. e.g. site-search, download, information, email, external link, user, error/warning and a calendar icon.

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    Ecommerce icons. Create/Add, Read/View, Update/Edit, Delete, Confirmation (that something has been changed), Warning for validation messages, A what does this mean icon, usually seen by the side of forms such as your bank CV2 number, Basket, Save, Payment cards etc.

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    Icons for all Social Webpages,

    – Twitter
    – MySpace
    – Facebook
    – Xing

    And than the basics like

    – mail
    – mobile phone
    – home

    same style to all the icons

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    I DJ and would like an icon set to use on my website – one icon for each main section:

    1. Info
    2. News
    3. DJ dates
    4. Charts
    5. Podcast
    6. Gallery
    7. Contact
    8. Links

    I realise there are lots of music icons about but I have never seen any that target DJing.

    Just a thought…

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    Twitter / Facebook

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    fuuu super :)

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    I want to car icons :)

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    I would like to ask for cool menu set icons (main page, about author, contact, archiv, fotogallery, price list,…)

    thanks a lot

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    I’d like a cool icon set for a web design portfolio site.

    Thank you.

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    i would be happy about these positiv/negative icons:
    – newsletter subscribe / unsubscribe
    – Login / Logout
    – Yes / No
    – Submit / Delete

    also a general homepage set would be nice:
    – Home
    – About
    – Contact
    – Imprint
    – Links
    – Gallery
    – Shop
    – Blog
    – News

    And last but not least a CMS backend set as mentioned before.

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    MSN Icons would be perfect

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    I’d like to have a icon set for a psd slice service. (slice icon, order icon, work example icon, testimonials icon, contact icon…)

    Thank you.

    I hope I’ll win this. Good luck to everyone!

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    What about huge (240×240 and of course the small variants too: 64×64, 16×16) Icons with transparent Background for download-categories on Web2.0 Sites?

    The Categories could be:
    “jQuery” or “Joomla”

    The jQuery-Icon would be cool, because i think there is not really an icon existing for it.

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    Old games pixel art icons.. please

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    Wow, Great Idea.

    I’d love some Fruits, Food related colorfull icons.. Icreams, drinks.. Yummy! :P

    Another idea will be Icons of Social Networking sites which are not much found like Orkut, Facebook, Linked In, etc.. People need that and much aren’t available in beautifull art. =)

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    wow!!!!! thats great. i would love to have:

    1 – A sheet of paper with a pen
    2 – A fax machine
    3 – A scanner
    4 – An Email icon
    5 – An upload icon

    all of the should look good next to each other > navigation

    thanks so much!!!

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    Alexander Poliakov

    March 19, 2009 2:14 am

    Hi! I’d like to have an icons for multitouch devices: tables, walls this could be well used by NUI Group community.


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    Icons for specific content would be great.

    Best Seller
    Special Offer
    Limited Edition

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    I would love to see and use following icons

    Alphabet icons(Typographic).
    Sepia toned icons

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    Pillows are nice!

    I’d like CMS icons

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    This comes bang on time. I have to design an icon that expresses “EMBED”, as in embed that video link on your pages. I’ve looked around and so far have found: a cinefilm with an arrow pointing down (CNN) and the code “</” from Vimeo. But we need an EMBED ICON that can become a standard!!
    thank you Smashing People!

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    I would really need myspace, facebook and weather icons to use with Samurize as a real time updater on your desktop, that would need designing the whole shabbang to it ;)

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    Great Icons!

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    How about some set for photographers as: fashion, portrait, beauty, retouch, portfolio, commercial etc.?

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    Icon set for menus. Like Contact, Home, About us, etc.

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    Some nice smooth e-commerce icons would be good. A bit of uniformity between e-commerce sites can only be a good thing. Aids usability, breeds confidence and recognition in the user etc.

    I notice a few requests for portfolio icons. Surely if you’re doing a portfolio you should make your own! There are enough blog and social network ones these days as well, grunge, 3D, web 2.0 styles etc, they’re all out there.

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    Pins. A nice and simple set of pins for customising Google maps. Those default ones are horrid.

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    I think a set of Marketing icons would be nice. Internet Marketing, Print Marketing, Viral Marketing, Guerilla Marketing, Buzz Marketing, and so forth. These could be used by web design companies, freelancers, portfolios to show type of marketing used in examples or case studies, in marketing and design blogs, or to give the readers a little hint about the type of article they will be reading about. I haven’t seen any yet on the web, and I think a collection would be nice.

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    Icons for PHP, JS, Grafic, HTML, CSS files

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    Looking at the financial crisis and it´s lasting effects, an icon set dealing with stocks, business and charts would be cool. Pretty hard to create some coherent icons for this rather complex subject.

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    A set of Marketing icons would be nice such as:

    Internet Marketing
    Print Marketing
    Word-of-Mouth Marketing
    Guerilla Marketing
    Buzz Marketing
    Viral Marketing
    Traditional Marketing
    And so forth…

    I haven’t seen anything like these yet, and I think web design companies could use them as well as freelancers, bloggers, etc.. They could be used as service icons, or in portfolios and case studies to demonstrate type of marketing used. Marketing bloggers can use them to give hint as to which type of marketing the article is talking about. I think a lot can be done with these.

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    Great initiative, I would like to see a icon set of programming languages, it would be very useful and I would like to see how it turns out, in the end being a strict theme…

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    I need a set of icons for a website deailng with soccer game!
    The site has a funny tone, so informal icons are very well appreciated!


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    I would like a set of icons related to flying like airplanes, airports, tickets, icons of popular destinations: Paris, New York, Moscow, Sao Paolo, Budapest, Vienna, Madrid, etc.

    Great contest idea.

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    Well…well .. First I would like to congratulate SM for the iniciative.

    The icon set I’d like to have is about the Graphic Design and Web Design themselves… I think I’ve never seen any of this kind of set…

    And would be great have them so as we could use on our sites or computers. If I’m not asking too much some “TECH GEEK” icons would be inserted in the set too… I’d love have this ICON SET!

    (sorry for english)

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    food & nutrition set please, I need it for yesterday ;-) You can also make some fat people avatars for me :)

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    Those mac pillows look good for me, they look soft te he he

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    A set of icons for general website navigation would be nice. Most icon sets contain some usefull icons, but also lack a few. Icons that I would like are:


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    Subject: Film animation technique

    Icons to identify:

    01. Workshops
    02. Videos
    03. PDF to download
    04. Podcast to download
    05. Forum
    06. Tutorials
    07. Software review
    08. Teachers lounge
    09. Students work
    10. Links
    11. Theater (to view films done by students)
    12. Gallery (production stills)

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    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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    Hmm… I think I saw a posting or two on this, but I’ve got a little twist. How about a food based icon set… ie: an orange with skin cut to reveal a RSS feed icon.

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    I think account icons suggested by JessicaB or sea based icons suggested by parsifal would be great. I have a marine life website [portuguese only, for now!] and a think sea icons would awesome! :)

    Anyway, thanks again, Smashing Magazine, for this amazing oportunity!

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    Different Adium Icons!!! :)

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    How about something a little outside of the tech and design realm…

    Paint Theme

    Paint Brush
    Paint Can
    Spilled Paint

    Or mechanical/motorhead theme:
    Engine block

    I also think Bryant’s idea is great…

    Bryant (March 18th, 2009, 11:57 am)

    A nice set of modern or grunge motorcycle or streetbike icons would be nice. There doesn’t seem to be any created as of yet that I have been able to locate.

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    >> Do me a slick web 2.0 icon set with huge icons for use on portfolios, please. <<

    Me too, plz. :-D

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    How bout a rocket with the rss feed thing on it which will represent how using the feed is like going to a new world type thing.

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    This is my idea:
    A microwave icon set…

    Just some icons cooked in a microwave. Some icons could be:
    -Smashing Magazine logo (in many colors??)
    -Social bookmarks
    -Cup of tea and coffee
    -Comment and icons (post new, read comment, etc…)
    -Download and upload icons
    -Animals (mmm, I won’t put animals in a microwave :p )
    -A ‘read more…’ icon
    -File type icons
    -Email and RSS icons
    -A microwave in a microwave?

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    Hey, great idea!

    How about music icons:

    Album covers

    different instrument for different kind of music:

    rock: fender and gibson like icon
    classic: violin:
    country western: Acoustic
    folk: banjo
    … and so on

    looking forward to se them in a post tomorrow! ;)

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    Some MAD icons would be great! Icons are always pretty and happy! Every time my users send my forms with useless trash, so i had to do a super thight validation… so then, if they still continue doing errors even now, i wish i had some MAD icons to show them together with the errors :D

    I love the pillows!

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    I’ve also got an other idea.

    A pillow icon set ;-)

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    A set of user experience icons for user flows would be fantastic:
    — a few user icons (different races, genders, ages, etc.)
    — decision tree icons (decision, concurrent event, system decision, etc.)
    — database icons (similar to Visio’s for email dB, web dB, etc.)
    — user actions (click, print, download, register, email, log in, etc.)
    — web page type (HTML, form, PDF, Flash, JavaScript/AJAX, search results, data, etc.)
    — window state (layer, new window, video layer, etc.)
    — status icons (error, help, information, etc.)

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    it would be nice funny icons about abstract descriptions like profesional, accurate, confidentiality, security,

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    I’m always on the hunt for phone, and fax icons.

    always seem to find everything else. but whatever happened to the neccessities?

    Home, about, contact, phone, fax?

    ya know, all in the same STYLE.

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    What about some information technology hardware icons? Like servers, storage, RAID arrays, racks, tape libraries, icons that can be used to communicate the massive datacenters that will be fueling the cloud computing everyone is talking about out there.

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    Hi, I’d need these:
    – Paint icon
    – Web icon
    – Photo icon
    – Print icon

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    I’d like to see some icons for a “social website” that i’m working on
    icons like
    – person (male/female)
    – institution
    as well as combination of the above two for searching and/or lists

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    I REALLY need some update, cool looking construction related icons. Things like cranes, bulldozers, orange cones, builders, etc.

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    Simply amazing , fantastic !!!!!!
    I wanna icons to build a cms, like text editor, logins, etc…

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    I’d love some funny stick figure icons which can be used on any website’s tour and help section.
    Love you guys, keep on doing awesome stuff.

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    Matt Litherland

    March 19, 2009 6:02 am

    Can we have a FULL set of web icons, totally new revamped!

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    I would like to see some hq file type icons (pdf, doc, wmv, etc.).

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    I’d like an icon set of animals, particularly jungle-themed.

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    Social networking pillows…

    Facebook, Twitter, Blog, RSS, Digg, Flickr, Delicious, Stumbleupon

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    Browser pillows…

    Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera, Netscape, Camino, Chrome, Maxthon

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    Adobe creative suite…

    Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, After Effects, Premier, InDesign

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    Hi guys,
    i think that some special icons for different sectors of design would be very nice for websites specialiced in our issue. I mean:
    Graphic, web, typography, interior design…

    Those pillows look great!!!

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    Some Photography icons.

    – Camera
    – Photoprinter
    – lenses
    – etc.

    Its for the use on specified photographers portfolio’s etc. Should be a bit cartoony but seriously orentiated.

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    Popular filetype icons.. such as those for downloadable documents such as RAR, ZIP, XLS/XLSX, DOC/DOCX, PDF and the likes would be very desirable!

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    Some icons that convey ideas like:

    – Happy customer
    – Easy sale
    – Friendly support
    – Pay easy
    – Connected!

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    video, image and audio icons.

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    I think enterprise icon set , which consist of enterprise icon, business process icon, information system icon, and organizational department icon, etc, will be valuable.

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    A portfolio icon set, with icons for a gallery/portfolio, contact, service, hire me, about me, home, coding, design, etc.

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    I need an icon with a street sign that says EAST13TH :)

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    I would love for someone much more artistic than I to create icons for the non-profit with which I volunteer. RSS, social networking – but with a pb&j sandwich, lunch bag, cookies, chips, bagel, coffee, etc. – that ties into the way we serve the homeless. We’re called Food For Thought (I know, not terribly original), and we’re based in Toledo, OH.

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    A group of people with big heads, from all parts of the world, such as chinese, African, Latin, etc.

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    A set of icons for driving schools would be nice :-)

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    some hand drawn flourish type ones please.

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    …holy smoke, i (want) LOVE that mac pillow…

    I always wanted to do some game (panzer general2) related icons.

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    manufacturing components – gears/cnc machines/tools
    pantone chips
    retro patterns

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    Some sports related web icons would be great. Things for areas like equipment, sports, statistics, bio, and others. There are lots of icons, but not very many sport related.

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    I think it would be neat to see some e-ccommerce icons with an automotive theme.

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    I’ve been trying to find an Icon set that has old school contact items
    phone, fax, email, snail mail, address

    Preferably in small, medium and large sizes.
    This seems like a great contest can’t wait to see the results.

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    I’ve been looking for a slick consequent icon set I can use on my personal site which has a dark background. I write articles and have a lifestream going on, so my menu bar includes sections as home, articles, lifestream, contact, about. Maybe an additional matching RSS icon would be nice. And since lots of people have portfolios, a photos and a services page, that would suit perfectly as well.

    Also, because I’m a coffee addict, anything coffee related I would go crazy for!

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    I LOVE those pillows

    I would love to see some icons related to a software interface design:
    • scan • repair • fix • delete • purchase • optimize • clean


    Some environmental icon sets, green-design is really popular right now.

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    OMG I would love to see some navy / sailor / pinup / tattoo icons!!!

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    a professional buisness icon se would be very usefull..

    i haven’t found a good looking icon for

    – fax
    – telephone (which is not a mobile or some call center thingy.. so maybe just a nice standard phone)
    – an according mail icon ( to suit the set)
    – some “download” icon which is not looking like “file sharing”
    – so make them shiny web2.0 look
    – maybe just highres grascale so everyone can change the colors to fit the needs in PS

    that would be nice.. and some pdf,doc,xls… icons to put behind the links via css

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    A flower based icon set

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    Adobe Creative Suit Icon Set, cs3 cs4.

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    How about a set of icons based around copywriting / editing / proofreading? A couple things that could be included would be:
    1. A red pen.
    2. A computer keyboard.
    3. Some various proofreading and editing marks, arrows and parenthesis in red, etc.
    4. A submissions box – like a black desk tray, with pages in it.
    5. A pair of reading glasses.
    6. A dictionary and / or thesaurus.

    Alternatively, what about an icon set of punctuation marks?
    1. ?
    2. !
    3. ;
    4. ;
    5. @.
    6. &.
    7. +
    8. #
    9. =
    et cetera …

    Anyway, I’d be really interested in seeing what you guys could come up with. I’m a freelance copywriter, and I would love to use some of those icons on my blog / website.

  266. 266

    I’d like:

    A Radio Ico – A simple little radio icon, I’d use it for a station website I’m working on

  267. 267

    I need icons to use in the Mac OS X dock for folders such as Applications, Documents, Downloads, etc. Typically I get generic low contrast folder symbols with light icons indicating their function. Alternatively, I’ll get the image of a stack of icons with the top most Application visible over the others which is particularly confusing.

    Viewing these items in the dock in a screenshot is positively confounding. Who can help?

  268. 268

    Would love a set of cinema/filmmaking icons. Could use the camera, the tripod, the clap, the movie reel, the director chair…

  269. 269

    A nice usability icon set for use in web applications!

    Loading icons, action icons, commands, abstract states, etc..

  270. 270

    -Contact Us

    Thank you!

  271. 271

    Predrag Drljaca

    March 19, 2009 8:49 am

    Maybe some sort of Portfolio Icon Set. Home, About, Services, Work, Contact… a few more on sub-pages like Services > Slicing, Design, Print, etc.

    Have a nice day :)

    hehe… Haddy typed it faster :)

  272. 272

    I would like to see grocery shopping or money saving type icons.

  273. 273

    I would like to see an icon set related to the sport of Diving.

    i.e. divers, dive boats, fins, oxygen tank, mask, manta rays, fish, etc

  274. 274

    I would like to see a spray paint social network icon set.

  275. 275

    Bank theme icon set, business (not e-commerce), anti-crisis and economy set.

    you’re grear!

  276. 276

    i would love a candy mountain logo for my website i am making

  277. 277

    Great idea !
    it’s could be interested to design a e-catalogue set icon.
    – Thumbnail view
    – Send to a friend
    – Print page
    – Download catalogue
    – Summary of the catalogue
    – Search by kewwords
    – go to page
    – fullscreen


  278. 278

    I suggest apersonal portfolio set icon.
    objective, profile, education, work experience, portfolio, intrests, competences
    Thanks a lot,

  279. 279

    Hi, I suggest an Icon set for all types of Arts out there.

    * visual arts (such as painting and print-making, sculpture and so on)
    * crafts (pottery, ceramics, jewellery-making etc)
    * performing arts (dance, drama, music, opera, new circus)
    * literature (creative writing, poetry, storytelling)
    * media (film, video, photography, computer design)

    I know you can made a cool set!


  280. 280

    I’d like to see a user set of different professions (perhaps departments)

  281. 281

    I would like to see a set of chess icons. =D

  282. 282

    +1 vote for portfolio icons like different types of project, features, about me, education, resume, etc.

  283. 283

    Would love icon sets for small businesses as I think in this economic climate, small businesses great design more than ever. For example, an icon set for restaurants, an icon set for a gallery, icon set for a boutique, etc.

  284. 284

    Some gothicy horror icons. Or classic horror icons. And they should be for everything like flickr, tweeter, rss, search, email, facebook etc

  285. 285

    Riccardo Messina

    March 19, 2009 10:46 am

    Il mio set ideale di icone è questo:

    – Musica

    – Video

    – Giochi

    – Testi

    – Radio

    – Tv

    ————————— TRADOTTO ——————————————–

    My ideal icon set is this:

    – Music

    – Video

    – Games

    – Texts

    – Radio

    – Tv

  286. 286

    People’s ideas look good! I hope to win those awesome pillows.

    For Web icons, you could create a traditional set of 3D icons that are animated .GIFs, bringing Web 2.0 back to 1999. I would probably not use such icons, but it’s a thought.

  287. 287

    Few ideas:

    Car logos set
    Xtrem sports set
    New Adobe set
    New Hard drive set and one for finder

  288. 288

    Alexander Baldwin

    March 19, 2009 11:13 am

    An icon for all the major technologies…
    XML, Javascript, PHP, XHTML, CSS, ASP(.NET), Ruby, Python, etc…

    Sometimes I even amaze myself :)

  289. 289

    A multimedia icon set would be great.


    video camera

    things like that. i had a hard time finding good ones for a project i was just working on.

  290. 290

    For buttons linking to forms:
    – Contact Us
    – Book Service Appointment
    – Parts Inquiry
    – Request Test Drive
    – Apply Online

    Website pages, preferably car dealership:
    – Home
    – About Us
    – New Vehicles
    – Pew-Owned Vehicles
    – Parts
    – Service
    – Financing
    – Careers
    – Location / Hours of Operation
    – Contact Us
    – Online Coupons

  291. 291

    e-Commerce Icons ;-)

  292. 292
  293. 293

    Zombie icon set.

  294. 294

    Like to see some icons with twitter feed update

  295. 295

    Funky retro mini cooper icons

  296. 296

    awesome! Pretty cool throw pillows

  297. 297

    cooking icon set, or one for restaurants.

  298. 298

    I’d really like to have some nice icons for web2.0 development like,

    – Standards
    – SEO
    – SMO
    – SEF
    – XHTML
    – CSS
    – Web 2.0
    – AJAX
    – and maybe MKTG icons too


  299. 299

    I need icons showing different aspects of golf – player, trophy, green, ball, club, peg, …


  300. 300

    I Think;some great icons for web 2.0 .. Social Bookmarks set maybe..

  301. 301

    The camerapillow is awesome, if you know waht i mean :)

  302. 302

    I am hoping for a volkswagen golf mark 2 icon set :) No one dared to make it for this kind of car yet…

  303. 303

    I would love an icon set for my website-portfolio

    -web design
    -Print design

  304. 304

    A cool Starbucks icon set would be super, addicted to their products :D
    Or a sticker-like icon set would also be a great thing…

    Keep up the good work SM!

  305. 305

    Those are great, Thanks!

  306. 306

    Cool desktop 3.0 icons for an Adobe Air applications, like next and back arrows , home icon, minimize and expand icons, something that you can always use when building that Air application

  307. 307

    A videoblogger icon set should be nice, with a camera, tv, films and others icons similar to those. Thank’s for all and sorry for my bad english ;)


  308. 308

    Our non-profit youth org would love some icons in the corporate colors:
    bright blue and bright green, with orange and magenta as accent colors.
    Specific icons that would be nice:
    • Site navigation (read more, news item, region, community, about us, get involved, contact, event)
    • Bullet points based on globes (for unordered lists, menu items)

  309. 309

    i want a set about hair dressing or beauty salon.

    1. stylist sissors
    2. make up
    3. nails
    4. products
    5. dryer & comb
    6. cuting hair
    7. hair color
    8. fashion

    i want em very stylish, shiny, realistic.

  310. 310

    How about a tiny set that would fit nicely inline with text? Kind of like the MediaWiki links (seen most commonly on Wikipedia) that tell you if you’re linking to a file, or an outside source, etc.?

    (This is my 2nd suggest, first was #6… don’t want to be accused of stuffing the ballot. :P )

  311. 311

    I work mainly with nonprofits and have been hoping someone would design a set of icons around their need to encourage people to take action. Specifically icons for use on their websites such as:

    – make a donation
    – volunteer
    – become a friend/member
    – sign our petition
    – contact us
    – our events
    – follow us (rss feed)

    They would need to be fairly generic, suitable for use by many different kinds of nonprofits that do many different kinds of work.

  312. 312

    A set of icons for socialmedia would be great.
    Good Linked In and Twitter icons are too rare at the moment for example…

  313. 313

    How about a DJ / Nightclub / Music icon set? Possibly in vector so they’re scalable for print too?
    – Headphones
    – Records
    – Turntables
    – Speakers
    – Microphones
    – Crowds
    – Dancing people
    etc. etc.

  314. 314

    I like to see a set of icons that can be use in medical websites

  315. 315

    I’d love to see some funky development icons, something I could use on my dock and in my company intranet and wiki. Either vanilla flavoured to cover the type of development – or more precise to the application we actually use. So very hard to find anything out there for these types of applications!

    – Java Developement (Idea IntelliJ)
    – SQL (MSSQL Server)
    – UML (Visual Paradigm)
    – Profiler (YourKit Java Profiler)
    – Reporting (iReport)
    – XML Editing


  316. 316

    a fitness related icon set, i can’t even find a decent set on stock websites (something along the lines of an icon for cardio, diet, weight training, weight tracking, calories) etc.

  317. 317

    I was about to say this or those icons… I have a better idea. A complete Gnome iconset. Why? Because it has TONS of icons that can be used in TONS of places (and also Linux). A complete Gnome iconset in SVG format would also mean that we could continue the job since we would have access to the sources (imagine more colors, and then more icons if needed) plus would also mean that translating to other formats would be not only possible but easy too.

  318. 318

    A kitchen utensils icon set

  319. 319

    Something I found lacking in most available icons sets is a “map” icon.
    I’ve recently been working on a social networking site with Maps but couldn’t find ay decent map icons.
    With location-based sites/services becoming common, it’s always nice to have some icons related to them.

  320. 320

    Any cool icon set will be much appreciate

  321. 321


  322. 322

    some good looking media icons for design portfolio purposes would be very nice. something like:

    – icon for print projects
    – icon for animations/movies/motiondesign
    – icon for illustrations
    – icon for photography
    – icon for music/audio
    – icon for design projects (layouts, websites, GUI)

  323. 323

    some business icons, software solutions related.

  324. 324

    Okay, maybe I’ll get those pillows :)

  325. 325

    Definitely some business related icons such as:
    – Archives
    – Old versions / Draft versions
    – Document library
    – Consulting
    – Business contact / networking
    – Communication tools
    – Statistics
    – Advertising
    – Administrative docs
    – Billing

    I’ve been scrutinizing the internet for those and they simply isn’t any choice (just some boring stuff there…), most of them aren’t even available!
    Please, please, please, make a business set!

  326. 326

    Make som anti-gravity icons to use when you feel extra cool. And if you have the time, make a coffee collection set.

  327. 327

    I’d like to see icons for the different streams of visual arts:
    # Graphic Design
    # Photography
    # Typography
    # Illustration
    # Animation


  328. 328

    A collection of music icons (songs, concerts, photos, lyrics, etc.)

  329. 329

    A Maori Tattoo’s set will be amazing! I see great possibilities…

  330. 330

    I could really do with a subtle shopping basket icon to go on a #d2d2d2 background.

  331. 331

    I’d like to see an iconcollection of common services of a media/web agency

    printdesign, branding, marketing, webstuff (like SEM/SEO, Anylsis, Usability, Design, Coding), consultancy a.s.o.

    Number 189. and 324 are good opinions too.

    Thanks for your nice site….

  332. 332

    I would not at all mind some icons for the safety feature application I’m working on.
    – Password generator
    – Code locked door
    – Wallet
    – Credit cards
    – Unlock backdoor
    – Change password
    – Emergency situation
    – Data management

    I’ve got some ideas but not the skills…

  333. 333

    An “All-you-need-in-web-set” with all icons you usually need for webdevelopement would be nice. Everyone uses famfamfam-Icons – which look reallly great – but I get used of it – to used (I hope you understand what I mean).

  334. 334


    There are 200k+ web 2.0 icons out there – I don´t need more.

    Actually, I do not need any icons, as I have done (or copied influence elsewhere 2k times before…) all I need.

    What DO I need?

    Nice conseptual ideas, with which I can add my own touch (and make my own money).

    What DO you need then U morron (me)?

    Well, stuff like:

    where I can do my own adjustments, because the base idea is good – basicly Icon containers!?!

    An icon set without the ability to personalize is like a gf without her own opinion.

    Deliver the framework, and your icons will form their own life – I would buy that!

    PS delivers base shapes copied widely (and the symbols we are used to –, so PLZ do not help me with this!

    Actually, forget it, either 1 GOOD concept, or a stock libarary of 200+ “home pictograms”, 200+ “search pictograms” and so forth…

    Is this post bogus?

  335. 335


    As mentioned before, a set of content edititing icons could be very interesting. Icons will be used for both sides, back office and front office for editing content, comments, forms, forums, etc.

    Why this set of Icons? Because smashing magazine has the ability to convert these borring icons into something very amazing and original that all people would be integrate in their own website and web apps.

    How many icons do we need?

    – 1 new article (or object icon)
    – 1 edit article (or object icon)
    – 1 cancel icon
    – 1 apply icon
    – 1 save icon
    – 1 home icon
    – 1 users icon
    – 1 folder icon
    – 1 preview icon
    – 1 upload icon
    – 1 download icon
    – 1 reset icon
    – 1 help icon
    – 1 delete icon
    – 1 config icon

    Several people could be interested by such icons but it’s just a suggestion… ;)

  336. 336

    I need a set of golf icons for a golf instruction section on a website I’m working on.

    So stuff like:
    • Driving
    • Putting
    • Short Game
    • Irons/wedges
    • Bunkers
    • Golfing Fundamentals (like grip)
    • Rules & Etiquette
    • Hybrids

  337. 337

    How about some Zen style icons?

    Something with some bamboo, a Buddha, a rock in sand or stacked rocks, a koi fish, a lotus…etc. Thanks for another awesome contest!

  338. 338

    Bill Funkhauser

    March 20, 2009 9:46 am

    Would love some 2.0 icons for an Agency – etc.. Goverment – Local..

    Icons – Press Releases – City Hall – Public Safety – Recreation & Parks – :))))))))

    Thanks !

  339. 339

    It would be great if you people can design an icon set for ‘social mood indicators’ like Happy, Tired! etc which include logos of popular web resources like Twitter, Facebook and so on.

    These icons can be used for representing the current mood of a person on a specific social networking site.
    (Ex: ‘Tired’ on Twitter, ‘On the move’ for Facebook, ‘Busy with work’ for Myspace etc)
    I hope you got my point!

  340. 340

    I would love some general purpose icons that would work well for iphone/mobile formatted websites, probably mostly themed around different types of content.

    rss, photos, news, email, im, music, video, and social media(facebook, twitter, flickr,, etc)

    so they would be very touch interface friendly.

  341. 341

    I haven’t found a good “open map” icon (for links that open a location in google/yahoo/mapquest) that would be nice.
    How about a “random” icon where there is a finger on a world globe that’s spinning :))))

  342. 342

    I need very specific icons for use in a Map based Travel-Tourism website. We filter map results in 6 clickable category buttons: All Types, Scenic, Accommodations, Restaurants, Bars, and Business (General types of business).
    We also need a “?” icon for roll-over help balloons.

    Thats only 7… Pllleeeaaaaaasse?

  343. 343

    aww baby these are fantastic

  344. 344

    I would love to see camping / hiking / canoeing / … icon sets. Including: backpacks, compass, map and so on. Basically, any kind of camping gear.

  345. 345

    Maybe something like a community icon set, based off a japanese style, and for example the user icons, harajuku/cosplay kids or just anime figures. The home icon with a japanese styled roof and instead of stars, something like rice balls with happy (kawaii) faces?

    Well, I know you’ll guys can come up with something good, so I leave the rest to you. :)

  346. 346

    I would Like to see some wedding icon set or photographic set.

  347. 347

    I LOVE the SoftFacade styling
    If i were able to create swanky icons like that i would make some I need over and over again and can never find them in a set together. this means i have to buy a couple of sets in istock or not get the consistency i would love. If I’m in this position so are others.

    The following set would help me with UI schema diagrams, explanations of concepts to other people, explanations of concepts in my portfolio…. i would use them until they became dog-eared!!
    One – eMail
    Two – An office/ Building to represent …. an office or building :)
    Three – A Cloud (Internet/ Ethernet/ Network cloud) Ive never seen a nice one of these
    Four – A mobile Phone (Im getting excited just at the thought of the set … yes that could be viewed as sad but it works for me :) )
    Five – A Desktop PC
    Six – A Laptop
    Seven – A Server
    Eight – And most importantly!!! A user, oh yes, a user the centre attention :)

  348. 348

    Adobe Icon set,

    After Effects

    Something classy and sleek :)

  349. 349

    Charity Icon set please – (generic for any charity)…
    1. Make a Donation
    2. Funds Raised (so far) Thermometer
    3. Volunteer
    4. How You Can Help
    5. About Us
    6. Share Your Story (contact us)
    7. Recent News
    8. Our People


  350. 350

    Cute Kitten-Puppy (together) Icon set please
    1. Curious
    2. Sniffing
    3. Sleeping
    4. Hiding
    5. Guarding
    6. Eating
    7. Wet (getting a bath)
    8. Playing!


  351. 351

    cool icons for CMS would be lovely.

  352. 352

    Cultural and performing arts icons:

    # orchestra
    # opera
    # ballet
    # theater

  353. 353


  354. 354

    Lucky 11 Studios

    March 23, 2009 11:22 am

    A new Safari icon. Jeez I hate that icon.

    …or maybe new icons for the Microsoft suite. Those letter icons SUCK!

  355. 355

    Well I think you guys should design icons for ad/design agencies. Like icons with leaflets, business cards, billboards, corporate gifts – everything an agency would possibly need to present their offer on the website. I tried to find them for a long time but no luck. There’s been almost everything to this day – twitter icons, rss icons, law icons, web icons, car icons – but nothing for agencies. And since it has a lot to do with web desing – it would be awesome thing to download!

  356. 356

    I’d like some more twitter icons and other social networks

  357. 357

    Just curious, did you have to clear copyright with Apple on this? I’m assuming you came to some deal since the only ‘official’ ones you have are Apple.

  358. 358

    I’ve few clients who provide video shooting services with choppers shooting a wide aerial view. I’m not good in illustrations but I always wanted to create these ideas – aerial view from a helicopter, man hanging on side of helicopter with his camera, aerial view of earth, aerial view of horses racing or anything on those lines.


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