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Fresh Freebies: Typeface, Pirates and Circular Icons


Free stuff always comes in handy. We are regularly hunting for free high-quality icons, fonts, wallpapers, plugins and scripts and present them to you, so you don’t need to search for them. As long as we find something beautiful, interesting or useful, we let you know in our posts. And now it’s time for some sweet freebies for designer’s toolbox.

Below you’ll find an excellent free font and some recently released icon sets. They all are released for free; however, please take a look at license agreements before using them in commercial applications.

You can also take a look at our previous article

Freebies: Typeface and Icons Link

Free Typeface Jura
Jura is a distinctive yet readable serif typeface, suitable for headings and body content alike. It features 96 of the most commonly used glyphs (characters).

Free Typeface Jura

Pirates Icons (.zip)
Pirates icon pack, designed by Artua Design Studio especially for Smashing Magazine. The Pirates Theme for Windows desktop and any applications.

Pirates Icon Pack

Sticker Pack (fixed link)
This collection contains 41 individual sticky icons with large resources for Vista & Leopard. Designed by David Lanham.


Circular Icons
Circular is a free icon set containing 100+ free to use icons. It’s a themed collection of 100+ 16×16 icons designed by me, Ben Gillbanks. The icons are available as a zip download of alpha transparent png’s (link over there on the right), and cost a grand total of nothing!


Care Bears
An icon pack with 5 lovely bears. Icons for Win, Mac and Linux.


Vaga Icon Set
Vaga is a set of 60 semi-transparent .png icons (16 x 16) from Ed Merritt – available for free download and applicable to a number of regular web application domains.


Last Click Link

What about some nerd’s furniture for true pixel ninjas? For instance, Pixelcouch? Royal College of Art graduate (UK) Cristian Zuzunaga has devised a fabric based on a ‘pixel’ concept, which is being produced by Danish manufacturer Kvadrat and sold through Moroso. The price is unknown yet. [via]




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    The “sticket pack” link is wrong (leading to the circular icons pack). Please fix it, I’d love to have those! :)

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    That couch is hideous. Neat idea… hideous execution.

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    Jamie Lottering

    April 17, 2008 9:39 am

    I REALLY want that couch

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    I kind of like the couch as well.

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    The couch was featured on Kanye’s blog AGES ago guys, slow slow.

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    The couch is nice but I wouldn’t want one..

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    Wow! that keyboard reminds me of the painstaking effort taken at the end of SW:Revenge of the Sith so it would ‘seamlessly’ tie into episode IV… gotta love the effort!

    Keep up the smashing work!


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    To get the “sticker” icons simply go to the Iconfactory web site.

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    I really like the Jura typeface, it’s a very unique take on a serif font.

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    Excellent font! That couch would’ve been cool during the days of 8-bit Nintendo.

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    I envy the owner of that couch :O

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    that couch is great!

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    I like this post and all comments :)!!

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    One Winged Angel

    April 17, 2008 10:01 pm

    I like the icons collection for today. Oh, and the couch looks promising too. :D

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    love the couch.. haha.. i’d go so far as to buy it AND sit in it on a regular basis..

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    You should definitely go that far and then invite everyone over for a PIXEL PARTY!
    The pixel drinks would be tough though

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    Can I just say Care Bears. BAM! Thanks for those.

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    April 18, 2008 3:10 pm

    Hahaha, that pixel couch is amazing! I would love to have that with maybe some plaid wallpaper. HAHA!

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    The pixelcouch is great :)

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    I’m quite sure all of us haven’t read that blog, it’s not always about how fast they go…

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    That is the best couch ever

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    The couch is very cool. You would need to have the right decor though.

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    cooool… nice collection

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    Nice Collections, I will download it

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    Christopher Hill

    April 25, 2008 1:55 am

    The sticker set contains, what I would consider, copyright material. For instance the Transmission truck by Panic (

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    Muchas Gracias por los recursos.

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    Can someone please advise the license requirements for using the pirate icons – there is no license agreement in the .zip file?


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