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Freebie: Icons Of Autumn (50 Icons, EPS)

There are icons that you can find quite easily, and icons that are difficult to come across. With Icons of Autumn, we are humbled to release a set of 50 free autumn-themed EPS icons illustrated in a lovely sketchy style.

Designed by Nick Botner as line art in Adobe Illustrator, the icons are available in EPS, enabling you to change both the color or the weight of the strokes with ease. However, if you want to make the icons into solid shapes, it shouldn’t take much effort either.

Quick preview of the Autumn icon set
The autumn season has a lot to offer! (View large version31)

This icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons2. 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.

Quick preview of the Autumn icon set
You can change both the color or the weight of any of the icons.
Quick preview of the Autumn icon set
One of a kind: the leaf of a maple tree.
Quick preview of the Autumn icon set
A preview of some of the icons included in the “Icons Of Autumn” icon set. (View large version31)

Download The Icon Set For Free! Link

Insights From The Designer: Link

“Normally, I shy away from designing seasonal things, but I have a special place in my heart for Autumn. Actually, that’s because I used to live in Florida and always welcomed the “cold”. However, now that I live in the PNW, I guess you could say this might be the last time I love Autumn.

And as far as the set goes, it’s a continuation of icons that I have been slowly creating in this smooth sketch style. Previously I designed a nautical set, a weather set, and a scientific set. Now with Autumn added to the family, I need to think about what comes next.”

Thank you to the creative minds behind @nickbotner6 — we sincerely appreciate your time and efforts! Keep up the brilliant work!

(vf, il)

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  1. 1

    These are beautiful. Thank you.

  2. 2

    Thanks, they’re lovely!

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    The license terms are exceptionally self contradicting there. If you don’t want to insist on attribution — don’t pick license that requires it. If you want to control commercial use — don’t pick license that explicitly allows it without limitation.

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      Vitaly Friedman

      October 11, 2014 9:44 pm

      Dear Rarst,

      We just clarified the license with the author. The icons are free to use for both commercial or private use. No credit required. But please do not re-distribute the icons without linking directly to the author. Thanks!

  4. 5

    I am excited to use these! Thanks so much. :)

  5. 6

    The license says “Attribution” and the article “No attribution is required”. It’s contradictory: please clarify.

    • 7

      Vitaly Friedman

      October 11, 2014 10:47 pm

      The icons are free to use for both commercial or private use. No credit required. But please do not re-distribute the icons without linking directly to the author. This should clarify the issue!

  6. 8

    Love the icons!!!!

  7. 9

    Lovely icons :)
    perfect for the season!



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    I’ve been wondering since I first stumbled over Smashing, why EPS files on a web design site? While EPS may be standard for much of the print industry, web standards call for SVG. As an(other) Inkscape user, I wonder why icon sets from Smashing aren’t usually (it has happened, but all too rarely) provided in both formats?

    One can only assume the creator was using Illustrator to create these, so granted .eps is a natural. However, as an open format, .svg is also an export option included in Adobe software, and only takes another 6 seconds. I’m only asking that Smashing & their contributors think of the rest of us, and simultaneously display a little solidarity with the open-source-based arm of the web design industry. (Remember ‘Don’t hurt the web, use open formats’?)

    BTW, none of this stopped me from availing myself of the beautiful icons! Many thanks to Smashing & Nick Botner.

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      Hi William,

      Thanks for your feedback. You are absolutely right, svg would be the way to go. The main reason I did not include svg is because I personally did not make the time to format out an svg set. :(

      My main intent with this set, and my other sketch icons sets, is empower designers to use them as a base to create other things. Sure, you can take these as is and use them. But what I am hoping is, is people will format them and make them their own.

      So to answer your question, the reason these are eps is so a larger majority of users can download these and mess around with them. (And the whole time thing)

      Next set I make, I will include an svg set. :)
      – Nick

      • 12

        I appreciate your insightful response, Nick, and thank you for taking it under consideration.

        However it would be remiss to not mention that as an open format, .svg includes the capability to open as easily in Adobe Illustrator as it does in Inkscape. The same is not true of the .eps format.

        The perception that releasing in the .eps format reaches the ‘larger majority of users’ is prevealant on the web, and the source for this misconception could arguably be traced into the mire of money & power which I will steer clear of as this is neither the time nor place.

        I just wanted to mention — in passing, as it were — the .svg format is actually more readily useful to the ‘larger majority’ of this target demographic. If only one format could be released (and this is more directly aimed at Smashing), it seems clear which would better achieve the goal, and of course releasing in multiple formats is even more preferable.

        Thanks again.

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    Nicolae Crefelean

    October 12, 2014 3:02 pm

    Just lovely. :D Thanks a lot!

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    Awesome…..Thanks for the share!

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    Nice work, and thanks for sharing! :)


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