Freebie: Free Vector Web Icons (91 Icons)

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Today’s freebie may be the last one for this year, but that doesn’t mean it will be the last of our freebies on Smashing Magazine — no siree! Before this year does come to an end, we are happy to present to you a fresh new Web UI set includig 91 icons created by August Interactive1 for the holiday season. The set is a collection of widely used UI elements, including volume, zoom, player, view, and download controls.

Freebie Preview2

Designed by Tomas Gajar3, the set was developed using Adobe Fireworks and has been exported as a fully editable layered Photoshop file as well. The set is clean, pixel perfect, and meant to full your everyday needs for UI design.

Download the Set for Free!

This freebie offers vectors, all scalable, Adobe Photoshop PSDs as well as Fireworks PNGs. The icon set is completely free to use for commercial or personal applications without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.

Full Pack6

Fully Scalable7

Behind the Design

As always, here are some insights from the designers:

“For us, the end of the year usually brings some precious time to reflect on our work and how our love for design remains relevant to the user interface design community. Our revelation this year is that clean, pixel perfect vector icons have become immensely important to our work. This means we typically spend the extra time to develop the icons that fit the specific need of the job at hand. As you can imagine, this ‘extra’ time takes considerable effort — effort that is often not a part of a clients’ original scope of work.

These holidays, we decided that the best gift we could offer our friends and colleagues is free access to some of our favorite custom UI icons. They are available in Adobe Photoshop PSDs, and for our really special friends, Fireworks PNGs. All vector, all scalable, all free to use for commercial or personal applications. Stay tuned for more in 2012!”

Thank you, Tomas Gajar and August Interactive. We appreciate your work and your good intentions!

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.augustinteractive.com/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/sm-front-page.jpg
  3. 3 https://twitter.com/#!/tomasgajar
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/sm-full-pack.jpg
  5. 5 http://provide.smashingmagazine.com/free-vector-user-interface-icons.zip
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/sm-full-pack.jpg
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/sm-fully-scalable.jpg

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  1. 1

    How crisp! Thanks very much =)

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  2. 3

    Thanks for great icons!

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  3. 4

    I was searching the whole web for a good free share icon. Damn, whenever I finish searching, I find the solution in smashmag! :)

    Thanks guys!

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  4. 5

    …or like a “Flying Fortress” bear :-)))

    Will use these icons in a skin for mobile phones – big thanks for providing them in vector format, very handy!

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  5. 6

    Awesome, clean and fantastic work!

    Thanks a lot.

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  6. 7

    How very nice – these will be very useful in my web/UI projects. Thank you for the generous gift of graphics. August Interactive rocks!

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  7. 8

    It’s awesome that the icon set is released also in fully editable Adobe Fireworks vector format (Fw PNG)! This makes the icons truly versatile for all kinds of screen use, web, mobile, everything!

    Great work Tomas & Smashing Mag, and big thanks! Happy holidays! :-)

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  8. 9

    Hey, the icons are awesome. I’ll be using it in my next theme. Can I get the sky background that is displayed at the back of the icons?

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    • 10

      Photoshop
      Set background/foreground colors
      Filter, Render, Clouds
      Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur, Radius 20 or so
      Create New layer filled with 50% gray and set it to Hard Light
      Filter, Artistic, Film Grain, Grain 1, rest 0

      Takes about 1 minute.

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  9. 12

    Nice icons!

    A question for SM / icon author:
    Does ‘without any restrictions’ mean I can use it in a GPL-licensed package? I’d like to create a WP theme using this icon pack someday :)

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  10. 13

    Very nice icons, thanks!

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  11. 14

    Wooaah. Cool, this will look surely awesome on my blog. Thanks!

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  12. 15

    Im always amazed by the folks who are willing to sit down, spend time and create something for everyone. Thank you Tom.

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  13. 16

    Great icons! Thanks August Interactive!

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  14. 17

    It would be lovely if you shared these icons in SVG

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  15. 18

    Great icons… Fantastic work!

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  16. 19

    very quality vector download but we can use in client project its not copyrigh?

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  17. 20

    Awesome, thanks! Looks very crisp and versatile. Should be useful for a lot of projects.

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  18. 21

    Awesome.. Thanks a ton for the gift.. And wish you a happy new year..

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  19. 22

    Great set!
    Would love to use the set in a project I’m working at the present.
    Thanks and have a great 2012 :)

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  20. 23

    I will definitely use some of those nice icons. They are so nice and simple. It reminds me a clients comment: “Thats way to expensive! Why don´t you keep it simple and cheap just like commercials of Apple?” :)

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  21. 24

    Objective and versatile icons. A great freebie.

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  22. 25

    Awesome, thanks!

    -1
  23. 26

    Great icons! Thanks a lot!

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  24. 27

    Greats icons ! =)

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  25. 28

    Thank you for this free set, I will use it for sure!

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  26. 29

    one icon is missing..
    in file sm-front-page.jpg theres sitemap icon (under bell icon) which is not in psd ;( but still i like it very much, thank you for sharing!

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  27. 30

    Happy New Year to everybody and thanks for the GREAT icon set!

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  28. 31

    good stuff and love it…
    clear and simple icons.
    :)

    many thanks for your “extra time” to make this stuff.

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  29. 32

    Awesome job on these! Thanks!!!

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  30. 33

    Very nice icons.
    Just as Banhurt said, I’d also love to see those icons in SVG format instead of “Fireworks PNG”. A standard format instead of a proprietary modification of a standard format should be a better choice for sharing stuff with the world.

    According libpng.org:
    “Like GIF and TIFF, PNG is a raster format, which is to say, it represents an image as a two-dimensional array of colored dots (pixels). PNG is explicitly not a vector format, i.e., one that can store shapes (lines, boxes, ellipses, etc.) and be scaled arbitrarily without any loss of quality (generally speaking). For that you probably want SVG or PostScript. (There are some private extensions to PNG that add vector information in addition to PNG’s regular pixels–Macromedia’s Fireworks does something along those lines–but no valid PNG may omit the pixel data.)”

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      Michel Bozgounov

      January 6, 2012 3:08 pm

      You are not 100% correct about this one.

      The open-source PNG file format actually can store any metadata in it, including vectors, bitmaps, effects, pages and layers, etc. So editable Adobe Fireworks PNG files contain data that would allow you to easily re-scale, re-color and modify your icons without any loss of quality! (Same should be valid for Photoshop PSD file format, in case icons are vector-based.) Yes, you would need Fireworks for this purpose, but the same could be applied to InDesign files, Illustrator files, and so on…

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  31. 35

    nice collection :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  32. 36

    Hi,

    The download link in this post doesn’t seem to be working.
    This is what is in the URL bar on my browser: provide.smashingmagazine.com/free-vector-user-interface-icons.zip

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  33. 38

    This is PERFECT for my next project! Thank you so much!

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  34. 39

    Thanks and have a great 2012 :)

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  35. 40

    WOW!! Nice…Very clean and so perfect pixel…I like it :)

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  36. 41

    Thnx for your great icons

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  37. 42

    thanks a bunch … starting my first website… plan to use them well !!!

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  38. 43

    They just look amazing! Thanks a lot!

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  39. 44

    Thanks a lot! Love these icons, very simple and stylish:)

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  40. 45

    Excelente amigo soy de tamaulipas Mexico

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