For those of you who are impatiently waiting for summer to finally arrive, we’re pleased to feature an icon set that will help make the wait worthwhile. Today’s icon set includes 50 icons that have been designed by Elena Genova1 exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. [Links checked February/02/2017]
A quick preview of the “Summer” and “Essentials” icon set.
If you’ve been looking for a way to welcome summer and freshen up your designs with even more colors, then this freebie will not disappoint you.
Insights From The Designer: Link
“I’ve always worked with ‘quality, not quantity’ approach to design. Ever since I created my first icon set back in 2007, the detail and the balance of an icon have been the two ‘ingredients’ I’ve always paid close attention to. It took me almost 2 years to finally bring to life the concept of the Vintage Flat Icons bundle that I’d come up with, but I feel like it was worth every second.
When creating icons, the biggest challenge, I find, is not only to come up with accessible metaphors, but also to create a color scheme that will emphasize and unravel the idea behind the set. The Vintage Flat Icons, as suggested by the name, were created with two of the most popular design trends of today – ‘flat’ and ‘vintage’ – which are reflected in the shapes, as well as the colors of this set. And, by the way, these icons are designed to look good on both light and dark backgrounds, to add diversity to your work and the icons themselves.”
— Elena Genova
Download The Icon Set For Free! Link
You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons, and use the icons in your commercial as well as your personal projects. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles or individual pictograms is not allowed.
Thank you, dear Elena Genova for these brilliant colorful icons! We sincerely appreciate your time and effort!
Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link
- Material Design Icons, Goodies And Starter Kits13
- How To Create A Water Lily In Illustrator14
- How I Mixed Up Illustration: Combining Analog And Digital Techniques15
- Free Photoshop Tools For Web Designers16
- 1 http://www.mosquitosplace.com/
- 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/icon-set-zoomed-in.png
- 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/preview-large-lightbg-500x1000.png
- 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/preview-large-lightbg-500x1000.png
- 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/preview-large-nogrunge-lightbg-500x1000.png
- 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/preview-large-nogrunge-lightbg-500x1000.png
- 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/preview-large-darkbg-500x1000.png
- 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/preview-large-darkbg-500x1000.png
- 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/preview-large-nogrunge-darkbg-500x1000.png
- 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/preview-large-nogrunge-darkbg-500x1000.png
- 11 http://provide.smashingmagazine.com/summer-essentials-icon-set.zip
- 12 http://www.mosquitosplace.com/
- 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/07/material-design-icons-templates-tools/
- 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/09/create-water-lily-illustrator/
- 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/12/mixing-up-illustration-combining-analog-and-digital-techniques/
- 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/02/free-photoshop-tools-for-web-designers/