About The Author

The Smashing team loves high-quality content and cares about the little details. Through our online articles, Smashing Books, eBooks as well as Smashing … More about The Smashing Editorial

36 Beautiful Rounded Icons - Meet The Ballicons 2 [Freebie]

Quick Summary

The value of icons lies in their ability to support content in web design and communicate with users in more intuitive and effective ways. Most users are known to first scan a page for visually interesting content, and only after something grabs their attention will they actually begin reading. In short, icons are a simple, effective way to draw users into the content of your website.

Today’s icon set consists of a passionate set of icons in two styles (flat and light gradient). The icons have been carefully designed by PixelBuddha and released exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Table of Contents

The value of icons lies in their ability to support content in web design and communicate with users in more intuitive and effective ways. Most users are known to first scan a page for visually interesting content, and only after something grabs their attention will they actually begin reading. In short, icons are a simple, effective way to draw users into the content of your website.

Today’s icon set consists of a passionate set of icons in two styles (flat and light gradient). The icons have been carefully designed by PixelBuddha and released exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

This icon set is completely free to use for commercial or personal applications without any restrictions. Please always provide credits to the creators and link to the article in which this freebie was released if you would like to spread the word. Thanks!

An airplane icon in both flat and light gradient versions included within the set.
An airplane icon in both flat and light gradient versions included within the set.
A preview of the
A preview of the "flat" version of the Ballicons 2 icon set. (Large preview)
A preview of the
A preview of the "light gradient" version of the Ballicons 2 icon set. (Large preview)

Download The Icon Set For Free!

This icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported. You can use the icons in your commercial as well as your personal projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles or individual pictograms is prohibited.

Insights From The Designers:

"We usually work on each icon until every member of our team loves it, and don’t think twice before throwing out assets that make us feel unsure about them. We believe, that when we’re talking about big-sized icons, it is more important to focus on their quality, not amount. Our experience shows, that a small set of widely applicable metaphors is enough to satisfy the needs of designers and developers. That’s why we do our best in creating small icon sets, but making them as sharp and beautiful as we are able to. Ballicons 2 is a brighter and higher quality iteration of our original icon set. We hope you'll like them! Enjoy!"

Thank you to the creative minds behind Pixel Buddha — we sincerely appreciate your time and efforts! Keep up the brilliant work!

Further Reading on SmashingMag:

(il)

More Articles on

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2014

by The Smashing Editorial

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop …

Read more
Read more
Read more