Today we are glad to release gCons, a set of free all-purpose 32×32px icons for designers and web developers (100 icons). The icons come in 12 different colors and are available in PSD, PNG, JPG and GIF formats. This set was designed by Sarfraz Shoukat1 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.
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.
Behind the design
As always, here are some insights from the designer:
“The open-source world is overwhelmed with design resources. For UI designers and website developers, there are a huge number of nice icon collections, but most of these collections are designed for a specific purpose, theme or industry. Most of the time, designers have to mix and match desired icons and customize them according to the requirements resulting in a lot of effort, un-balanced designs, and sometimes mere frustration. As a designer, I often feel the need of a set of generic icons that I can use easily in any design theme without having to customize their design, combination or color.
gcons is my contribution to the world of open source resources for designers and web developers. These icons are multi-purpose and can be a good fit in a number of scenarios like UI themes, technical diagrams, website design, prototype development etc.
Thank you very much, Sarfraz! We appreciate your efforts.
You may be interested in the following related releases:
- 1 http://www.greepit.com/open-source-icons-gcons/
- 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/free-all-purpose-icons-gcons/full_preview.jpg
- 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/white-preview.gif
- 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/free-all-purpose-icons-gcons/free-all-purpose-icons-gcons.zip
- 5 http://www.greepit.com/open-source-icons-gcons/
- 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/12/24/yummy-a-free-tasty-icon-set/
- 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/18/freebie-release-quartz-icon-set/