Whether you’re making your next killer app or your juggling with the ups and downs of being a Web developer, icons are most probably involved in a large part of your work. Big and small, linear, geometric and plummy, icons are an invariable part of the designer work.
Icons are around for a long time. In fact, small visual figurines had been used in ancient scribings and can be still found carefully carved on large limestone and masonry all around the world. And their use has transformed into our world, being implemented in a series of innovations and technology. We’ve see them everywhere, our mobile and desktop screens are riddled with tiny images. They’re simple, pretty and convenient solution which helps users identify software and files on their smart devices by creating a visual embodiment of a brand identity or image which closely resembles the file’s main purpose.
Despite their popularity, icons are not an easy thing to DIY. Their shrunken size requires a high precision and attention to details. General graphic design barely scratches the surface of the art of icon making. Dependable on a series of geometric rules and a keen eye on the specifics of pixel perfection, the creation of a single icon can be a roller-coaster of line drawing, vector stretching and object scaling. And let’s be honest, not all of us have clockmaker nerves, moreover the time to tackle tasks of such complexity when pushed by intransigent deadlines.
All this talking makes me starve. If you, like me, are hungry for a round of icons, stay put because I’ve got something special for you. I’d be happy to serve you October’s freshest icon sets, right at your door.
What we’ve got on a plate today is a fresh mix of simple line icons, created by our dearest Graphics Burger. This premium icon set contains any icon size and file type you an possibly imagine and featured 1660 icons, organized in 22 categories. Sounds yum, right?
You can get the four volumes in the CreativeMarket for $68 and have a whole winter of icon worry-free designing. And in case you’re pockets are empty this month, you can even get a free round of the icons over the Graphics Burger website. Didn’t think the cool guys from one of the Internet’s most famous free resource hubs would leave us with no treat, did you?
While I surfed through my Evernotes, searching for my favorite icon sets from this month, I found a lot of small sets of 10 pretty icons. And as much as I loved those, let’s face it, I can eat ten for breakfast and I doubt their tight array would satisfy my designer gluttony.
And then, packed in a colorful thumbnail, waiting for the right connoisseur to cross their path, I discovered tiny city of icons. Organized in 20 gorgeous categories which include buildings, activities, food, business and what not, the 1010 Icon set by Dxinerz can clearly declare the throne taken.
The Australian designer has already sold $1000+ on the Envato market and doesn’t plan to stop there. I spotted an URL on one of this graphics leading to a still inactive website with the funny name IconBunny. Wonder what that gem would bring on the table after a couple of months.
Oh no, not Jingle Bells again!
All right, I know it’s still October, but those are gorgeous, okay? What kind of person publishes X-mas themed graphics during the Halloween month?
Oh well, many people, I guess. This guy here even made a free set. What a good fellow!
We’ve got to give this guy some credit. Sunzu’s icon set features a handful of gorgeous, pixel-perfect icons with a crisp look and a ton of color. Plus, he made this pack completely free for all those design enthusiast who like the sweet smell of freshly baked icons just taken out of the oven. His icons are so detailed, you can almost see the snowflakes through the glass of this snow globe. And the colors create the perfect atmosphere for a calm wintry day filled with design inspiration.