gCons: Free All-Purpose Icons for Designers and Developers (100 icons + PSD)

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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.

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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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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.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.greepit.com/open-source-icons-gcons/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/free-all-purpose-icons-gcons/full_preview.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/white-preview.gif
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/free-all-purpose-icons-gcons/free-all-purpose-icons-gcons.zip
  5. 5 http://www.greepit.com/open-source-icons-gcons/
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/12/24/yummy-a-free-tasty-icon-set/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/18/freebie-release-quartz-icon-set/

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  1. 1

    awesome! thanks heaps

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  2. 52

    Really thanks for your effort of sharing all of this. Thanks..

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  3. 103

    Great work dude…..

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  4. 154

    awesome, thanks!

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  5. 205

    nurul amin russel

    July 14, 2010 9:49 pm

    cool gift

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  6. 256

    thanks for sharing…all are very useful for designer as well as developer… :)

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  7. 307

    Thank you!!

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  8. 358

    nice icons. thank you

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  9. 409

    Love it, thanks!

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  10. 460

    Awesome! Love it!

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  11. 511

    nice icons. Thanks

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  12. 562

    Thank you !!

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  13. 613

    Many thanks! Fantastic icon set :)

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  14. 664

    thanks a lot Safraz. Lovely icon set.

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  15. 715

    YES! I love iconsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  16. 766

    great… thanks a lot

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  17. 817

    Excellent set of versatile icons. Greatly appreciated guys, and Kudos to Sarfraz.

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  18. 868

    Like a fool I used some of these icons only to realise later that I cannnot use them in a bigger format because they’re just 32×32.
    Meh..

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    • 919

      According to his site he’s working on bigger ones. Hopefully they get released soon.

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  19. 970

    For designers? Are you kidding me? They are so plain, common and naive… Maybe for developers with no estetic feeling, but not designers. Most of them are very-low-estetic-quality.

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    • 1021

      Man have you ever heard of photoshop? You know you can edit this nicely drawn icons to suit your design?

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  20. 1072

    That’s what I call an useful icon set. Great work.

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  21. 1123

    nice collection..Thanks!!

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  22. 1174

    Thanks. Nice icons

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  23. 1225

    Thanks. Nice collection.

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  24. 1276

    Wow great thanks!!!

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  25. 1327

    I frequently use http://www.iconfinder.net for icons, which I’m sure includes the icons mentioned above and many others. Best site I have found so far.

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  26. 1429

    Good collection and best site. Thanks a lot!!

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  27. 1480

    What a wonderful set! thanx bruv

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  28. 1531

    Thanks!

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  29. 1582

    Look at these
    κατασκευή eshop

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  30. 1633

    Wonderful!

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  31. 1684

    Too much appreciation. Why is it a hundred? For the number? Some of them are superfluous, some are poorly designed. Better a set of ten useful icons…

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  32. 1735

    Wow! Thanks you so much! Looks awesome…

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  33. 1786

    Thanks for beautiful icons..

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  34. 1837

    I like this set very much. Thank for such great thing.

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  35. 1888

    kamsahabnida

    Thanks ~

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  36. 1939

    This set is so cool. Really well designed. Loved it and thanks for sharing. Greetings from Mexico!

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  37. 1990

    Thanks a lot!

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  38. 2041

    Muchas Gracias! por esta coleccion de iconos.
    (Thank you very much! for this icon set)

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  39. 2092

    Nice collection, thanks!!!

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  40. 2143

    thank you !! great collection :D

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  41. 2194

    Thank you very much.

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  42. 2245

    Thank you very much..:-)

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  43. 2296

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with useful information to paintings on. You have done a formidable task and our entire community might be thankful to you.

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  44. 2347

    all good stuffs from smashing as always! thanks!

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    sankarpsla@gmail.com

    April 2, 2013 7:03 am

    Thanks..:)

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  46. 2449

    Thank you so much for the elegant icons! Thank you.

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  47. 2500

    Thank you very much ^^

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