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Cheers: A Free “Social” Icon Set

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We love to release freebies. Every release helps to make the Web a nicer place, which is why we support designers and challenge them to release something for free in order to be featured on Smashing Magazine. And the results are quite often pretty impressive.

Icon Set

Today we are happy to release Cheers: a free set of 12 “social” glasses, designed by Helen Gkizi from Webtoolkit4me, especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the Set for Free! Link

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell them. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Cheers Icon Set

Motivation Behind the Design Link

As usual, here are some insights from the designer herself:

“It’s really funny if you think about it as the motivation behind it was a simple and basic question. Helen is a graphic designer specializing in invitation and brochure design. The question was “Can you design icons” and she said “Sure why not, what kind of icons?”

Gerasimos browsed through a few sets and that was it. She had her first one ready in about 30 minutes. We just said “glasses”. Icon in a glass. Gerasimos and Helen run a small design agency in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a web designer she’s in the print business. But now he thinks they need to expose this talent somehow and here it is. Their “web 2.0 in a glass”. Cheers!”

Last But Not Least Link

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If you would like to release a free high-quality font, a WordPress theme, Photoshop brushes, a Drupal theme, some wallpapers or an icon set, please contact us. We would like to support you (both financially and with the broad readership of Smashing Magazine).

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  1. 1

    This Rocks!! I just love them..Thanks Again SM….

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    Thanks Helen for releasing this set of icon :)

    I like the Yahoo! design!

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    Nice!

    Cheers!

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    very nice!

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    Thanks a lot !.
    keep these coming !

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    nice set. thanx.

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    thanks for the download.That’s really nice icon.Cheers too..:)

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    Thanks! Now when my clients ask for an RSS logo in the shape of a beer glass, I’ll be sweet.

    Thank you Smashing Magazine for taking care of my glassware-shaped social-bookmarking website icon needs!

    I’m eagerly awaiting a set of RSS feed icons shaped like olde-worlde woodworking tools. Please also consider doing more articles about how superior Apple computers are, because I really did enjoy the last one you ran… so informative!

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    thanks a lot dude!
    keep it coming :)

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    Great work… Thanks to SM. long back i was searching some thing different icon

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    Awesome. I wonder if they are available for Joomla. I’d like to put them on my dating site.

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    I like socializing :) but not these icons….sorry

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    great idea!!! :)

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    Many thanks, Great work!

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    Wow! These are quite creative!

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    More of designtips of “social” icons please! And good examples how to display them on sites.

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    Curt Simon Harlinghausen

    September 10, 2008 11:47 pm

    cheers!

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    good work, but i don’t know where i should use them. nice inspiration anyway

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    I’m thirsty for them :) Cool work!

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    haha, i like this icon set :)

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    Kind of surprised to see Design Float in there among the bigger names. Very nice and unique set though.

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    I think these icons are poorly designed, most of the service-logos within the icons are pasted awkwardly (see YouTube and Reddit icons), the size of the icon (glass) is way too big in comparison to the logo within-it, they don’t scale well and are completely unsuable.

    Honestly, what website do you see using these?

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    Great idea but it’s really difficult to see the specific icon.

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    I agree with Arnar. These icons are, well they are free and I don’t have to take them, but honestly, their are not good enough.
    Where should one use such a big feed icon? And the shadow looks like a simple effect. Really just a 30 minute work…

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    very nice :D
    thanks

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    Great, i really like it…but…why don’t you have do the flickr, facebook, last.fm and maybe anobii too??
    Sorry for my english

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      These would be great for my cocktail blog if the set also included a Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram icon… too bad.

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