Freebie Release: Quartz Icon Set


Today we are glad to release Quartz Icon Pack, a set with 90 clean, sharp and (hopefully) useful icons for your project. This set was designed by our friend, a Romanian designer Andy Gongea1 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The Quartz icon set contains 90 semi-transparent .png-icons in the resolution 64×64px.

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The icons can be used without any restrictions for any type of composition – text- or graphic-based. The icons cover a wide range of designs – e-mail icons, software icons, general web application icons and blog icons. The set is free to download and use in any projects.

Download the icon set for free!

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, 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 very much, Andy! We appreciate your efforts and your good intentions!

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    Very awesome set of icons

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    Awesome and extremely useful! I appreciate it a lot.

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    This is great! Thanks for the set of icons.

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    Nicely done Andy. Can you explain what your process was in selecting which icons to design?

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    Thank you all. I appreciate your kind words.

    @Chris Wallace

    No process – I’ve started with a home and then one icon led to another. I still have other drafts which were left behind.

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    Thank you! Excellent for my new project!

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    Oh yeah! Great icons and very useful.
    Great job!

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    Love the icons.
    Social ones are nice. Would you it on my blog.


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    Another set of boring icons. How many Home icons do we need?

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    nothing special, but cute.
    not sure that it should be on the SM..

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    Would be nice to get the .eps files for these icons to match them to anything we need to fit them to. Change colors, bigger size… blend them. Whatever.

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    Ah, I wish there could be a good 16px*16px file type icon set (PDF, ZIP, …) in the same vein.

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    nice, thanks for the icons.

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    Awesome! Many thanks.

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    The icons look awesome, thanks so much :)

    I have one question: I am taking part on a design contest from a paid forum software. So, the design that wins will be shipped as a 2nd default skin together with the paid forum software. Am I allowed to use the icons in the skin I create for the contest?

    And am I allowed to mix & edit the icons for this purpose?

    Thank you,

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    Thanks for another great icon set!

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    The first icon is ugly, but the rest is awesome!

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    great icon set, exactly what I was looking for

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    really nice freebie set

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    wow amazing love these icons

  22. 22

    Now this might make up for the last two crappy posts… thanks SM

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    Thank you!

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    Sorry, must have required some work… but it results in a huge “déjà vu” impression…

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    Well i like *really* most of your posts a lot & most more interesting than any other on net, but what are those icon-posts for? You really can’t use them in my mind.

    Else, best work, smashes!

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    Thank you kindly~

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    After so many icon sets, they all seem to blur together…

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    I cant find anything better than these set of icons.

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    Thank you!

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    Tejendra Shandilya

    June 18, 2009 7:45 pm

    awesome icon and very useful

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    very useful icons


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    excellent! Thank you,

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    No… Not so good. Blurred, seen before and plain bad icons. Difficult to use… Not really worth the bother…

    Thanks SM though… This is just a slip?

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    June 18, 2009 10:37 pm

    Thank you!

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    Sublimo Designs

    June 18, 2009 11:39 pm

    Thanks a bunch Andy for this effort!
    I’m going to use it on my next project.

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    I’m glad you like it guys and thank you for your feedback (both positive and … not so positive) :D


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    Nice Icons Thank You

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    nice one. quality!

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    Nice icon set – useful in a wide variety of project. And on top of it, it’s free.

    I really think that when commenting on freebies, people should drop a line with ‘good job’.
    Before posting comments like ‘where could I use this?’ or ‘seen better/this before’ you should take into consideration the work it’s been put into making this set of icons. Free icon sets are a tremendous help for programmers who don’t have the skills to easily create icons or for designers who don’t have the time to make them.

    Again, Andy keep up the good job ! And thanks!

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    Good Work Andy!

    Too many inconsiderate people in this day and age :(

    Keep up the great work!

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    Thanks Andy for icons…these all are added into my collection.
    Designers always Love Free Icons.


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    Thanks! Very nice!

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    @Jonas – can you point us to the free set of icons that you have designed please? I would love to see your work as it must be excellent to give you the moral high ground to criticise others.

    Can’t believe people put in the effort to moan at a free set of icons. Don’t like them – don’t use them, but have some manners and stay quiet.

    @Andy – thanks for putting in the time and being generous with your work. I am sure all reasonably minded people appreciate it.

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    Very nice icons, thanks for sharing :)

  47. 47

    Wow, these are great! Thank you!

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    Very nice, but why does the Flash icon use the old Macromedia logo and not the new “Fl” abbreviation like the rest of the Adobe software?

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    @Ashburton – I think that the icon with the old shape is more relevant than the simple FL.

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    This is the icon pack I’ve been waiting for from Smashing. Something simple, clean, and usable in multiple situations.

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    Thank you! Very appreciated – nice work!

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    Thanks, nice works.

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    This will come in handy

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    Awesome ! Thanks a lot

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    It’s great…. Thank u

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    thank you very much smashingmag and thanks to the author, too

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    Nice pack !

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    Dalesh Kowlesar

    June 21, 2009 8:14 am

    You guys rock! I love the designs and icons etc that you have been offering. Great work! Thanks!

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    really.. extreme.. love all

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    Aah, fresh! Thanks!

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    Nice pack ! thank you

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    Thank you!

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    Tejendra Shandilya

    June 23, 2009 7:54 pm


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    thanks, it’s beauty.

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    love to have all this with me.. for my reference… really its great work.

    Rajesh R.Nair

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    Thanks a lot, I have a feeling many of these will come in handy! I used one of these icons when I redesigned just yesterday :)

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    Thanks Andy!

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    Great job! Thanks a lot.

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    Grozave, Andy! Sunt foarte folositoare! Mii de multumiri :)

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    This icons set rocks!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    I was a bit slow finding this, but glad I did. These are some of the best icons I’ve seen, and they’re free? Awesome, thank you :)

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    Thanks for this great icon set… Gratz…

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    Hi, Can i use these icons in my playstation?

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    Reall wonderful icons, useful for the webmasters who are starting this business.

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    cute, thanks

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    Thank you so much for the cool icons.

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    Beautiful icons! Downloaded and ready to use…

    Thanks for Sharing! :)

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    Can I use these icons in my own apps?


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    Great set! Thank you!

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    Animation Institute

    August 25, 2010 4:22 am

    Very awesome set of icons..

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    No Reddit? No Diigo? NO GOOGLE? Nice set otherwise… :)

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    This icons are really cool to used thanks guys

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    Very Nice, I am love it!

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    Thank you ^^

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