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45 Colorful Flat Icons [Freebie]

How often do you find yourself searching for lovely, friendly, well-designed icons that would fit well into a rather informal design atmosphere? Well, unless you tend to have only corporate clients, you could definitely use the icon set that we are releasing today. The icons are completely free to use for commercial as well as your personal projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. [Links checked February/04/2017]

Please note that this icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported1. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. 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.

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Full preview of the icon set. (View larger version3)
Fully layered and easy to edit vector format. (View larger version5)
A few icons included in the icon set. (View larger version7)

Download The Icon Set For Free Link

Insights From The Designers Link

“We’re four designers who work alongside talented web designers, developers and more, and wanted to give something back to design community and to others who have helped us. This is why we have designed a set of 45 illustrated flat icons exclusively for Smashing Magazine. These icons were created to combine two of the most popular design trends, “flat” and “illustrated”. The colors used and shapes highlight the two trends successfully. The flat, illustrated icons are designed to work on a range of colored backgrounds and devices. It’s clear the flat design trend is here to stay; we hope this illustrated icon set adds diversity to your projects!”

Thank you to Amie Andrews and the creative minds behind Whoishostingthis10 — we sincerely appreciate your time and efforts! Keep up the brilliant work!

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  1. 1

    Love the styling of these icons. But is there a wider set available?

    • 2

      Hi Paul, thank you! We don’t have a wider set at the moment, what dimensions did you have in mind? Amie

      • 3

        Amie , I meant a greater range of icons, not physically wider.

        • 4

          Hi Paul, my apologies! Not currently, we do often create freebies on our own site, We have some freebies going live soon, check there soon!

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    Arun Sengupta

    November 6, 2014 4:59 pm

    Great for a free design resource… they are pretty nice :)
    Thank you so much.

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    Awesome, many thanks. I know we can do that ourselves but these days it’s cool too put SVG version of icons in the pack too. That would save a lot of time.

  4. 8

    Thanks! Giving my apps some material love and I think these will be very helpful.

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    Sarah Bennet Mills

    November 8, 2014 11:14 am

    Thanks for awesome freebie. Icons are pretty useful for my design projects.

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    The license says you must give attribution, while the description here says “No attribution is required” AND “Please always provide credits to the creators”…. Now what? That´s just confusing…

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    Lovely Freebies

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    Lester Montilla

    August 4, 2015 8:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing

    I like the icons, great job


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