posted by Matt Ward on Feb 12, 2011.
Freebie: I’ve been talking about releasing an icon set on here for a while now, and I’ve finally finished it. So, in this post I am introducing the Echo Minimal icon set, which you are free to download and use in your designs!
I’ve been working on an icon set off and on for a number of months—basically whenver I can find a few spare minutes here and there. I’ve finally completed the entire set, including 40 total icons, designed in a minimal, pictogram style. You may recognize some of these icons too! The set actually started as the collection that I specifically designed for the current version of this blog, and I’ve just been adding some extra icons as time went on.
The first ten are basically just simplified icons for some of the more popular social media and social voting sites, mostly design related. Again, you can see these icons in action by scrolling down to the bottom of this post.
For the rest of the icons, I actually reviewed a number of different websites and tried to compile a list of what would be some of the most useful types of icons, and used my findings to guide the design of the rest of the set. Here is a preview of all 40 icons.
The icons themselves are all vector-based, and designed in Illustrator CS4. They scale up and down well, and remain fully editable, in case you need to make slight (or even significant) changes. Also, they are designed as fully “cut out”, meaning that the various negative areas within the icons are actually transparent and not white. This should work fine in the majority of cases, but if you do need these areas to be filled with white, just drop a white shape behind the icons!
To download this set, just click on the image below!
The set is completely free, and you can use it in both personal and commercial works. There are just a few simple restrictions, which are outlined in the release file included in the download, so please review that document before using the icons. Also, If you do any of them design, please consider shooting me an email. I always love to see my freebies hard at work, and I would really like to see what you’ve come up with.
Let me know your thoughts on this one! Do you like the icons? Would you like to see more icon freebies on here?Post A Comment
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