Icons and logo really make Duet website look really good thanks to their perfect color coordination.
Excellently executed paper bag icon.
Some sweet and simple variations on an arrow symbol (or any other graphic symbol) can make a kick-ass home page.
When you move your mouse over the red button, the pin icon starts its crazy spinning.
You can play this incredible human beat-box by drag-dropping a set of fanciful black-and-white icons.
Congrats and respect to Ryan Putnam who recently launched Vector Mill, a website selling finest vector art, patterns and useful resources designed to speed up and improve your workflow.
Definitely loved the crate imaginary and these icons displayed on the website home page.
I was casually browsing the Daily‘s website when I catched a little detail in the home page: as the slideshow progresses, a paging made by little icons lights up, making the slide’s topic clear.
By the way, I really dig the blue/purple textured buttons.
Grain & Gram is an online magazine for gents, based on a two-colums grid with strong horizontal subdivisions. The big amount of blank space gives emphasis both to titles and teasers, where nicely styled pictograms and pull-out quotes break the columns, avoiding a stern effect and adding a classy touch to the whole page.
André Gonçalves‘ portfolio is visually built around a set of astounding geometric illustrations that define and characterize his website’s identity.
Loved this food icons set about food and cooking, found on an interesting culinary blog called Recetas de rechupete.
How am I supposed to categorize these impossibly beautiful display ampersands, packaged both as .eps vector files and opentype font? Are they typography or just icon design?
While I try to solve this “visual” conundrum, you can take a look at this website and find who really were Haäfe & Haph.
A nice set of 30 icons in free download, ideal for developers, with eps source included.
Here you are some details from the website:
All icons are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Feel free to use them in any form in you projects or even remix them. No need to link back to this page, but it would be nice.
Fruttabuona, which is Italian for Good Fruit, is our first free icons set.
When I first started drawing the apple, which originally was intented to be a personal avatar, I knew I wanted to do something glossy but not too shiny, with a heavy outline and a strongly circular set up. But, once I was smitten with my first one icon, I’ve kept going on drawing and here you are Fruttabuona.
The icons are available in 2 different sizes (48px, 128px) and come as transparent PNG files. You can freely use these icons for personal and non-commercial purpose.
I really hope you’ll enjoy this set as much I’ve enjoyed designing it for you.
Have an inspirational day!
An awesome set of icons for Iphone has been released by App Bits in free download. Here you are some details about it:
Set of 48 toolbar icons for the iPhone toolbar. These buttons contain beautiful shaded portions to give added depth and to highlight icon features.
The icons in the preview to the left have effects such as gradients on them to reflect how they might look on an iPhone, but the downloaded icons have one colour with alpha, as recommended by Apple.
When we first saw it, our jaws fell to the floor. Freezed, we’ve been keeping on staring at the screen, mesmerized by what our doubtful eyes were seeing.
Then we burst out laughing.
Then we started worrying about how one could possibly categorize this crazy web 2.0 app.
The quirky idea IJML (that’s our short for I Just Made Love website) grounds on, is simply showing a world map of places where people just made love. So far, so nuts.
Then when it came to put this brave concept into graphics, we think a real genius among us had been hired: each single layout’s element is so grandly kinky, so filled with sexual innuendos, so weirdly conceived that the overall result, far from being horryfying, comes off fascinating (of course in a twisted way).
There’s a glossy logo (oh so 2006!) with two rabbits and obviously they’re doing it. There’s a chromatic code used rahter consistently: guys are blue and gals are pinky. Hanged on the page’s upper right corner there’s a lingerie language menu. And this could’ve been for us far enough.
Now comes the x-rated-part. A Google map (since we’re talking of a 2.0 app we can’t help having a Google map involved) with two kind of pins:
- #1: the rabbit-shaped pin points out the total amount of sex in a given zone (useful in case of a trip to plan, isn’t it?). You might want have more information: so you can click it and you’ll get the map zoomed-in.
- #2: the googl-ish pin flags where the sexual intercourse took place; the blue-and-pink pin stands for straight sex, while obviously the one in a single color means gay sex. You might also want more informations about what happened (you dirty snooper!): click it and will be displayed a baloon which gives you further details about this intercourse.
Which love-positions were taken? Was it the first time? Did they have safe sex? Any comments about it? Such intriguing and intimate details are very nicely exposed in a funny, not grossy, iconic way: and, I have to say, the kamasutra icons are really something.
So, if you’re not entertained by this silly kind of websites as much as we are, or if you didn’t even giggle about it, the same we hope you’ll have the chance to hit IJML‘s sidebar button many, many times.
I’m definitely an icon person.
I mean, I really love drawing my own icons: maybe, since I’m not a full-time icon designer, they’re not quite as perfect as those you buy on stock images websites or you can get sometimes for free online but at least they’re mine, I know how I did them and, if necessary, I can change them (see recycle them) in different contests. They’re kind of unique.
I totally agree with Verlee when she says:
I think designing icons is a discipline on its own. It’s an aspect of design that is often a bit underrated in my opinion.
Often designing a custom icon set requires time, energy, inspiration and the cost of it all has to be kept within the whole project budget, especially in these days of economic downturn. Add to this that the whole effort underlying icon design is hardly visible to most people.
But it’s absolutely worth of it.
In fact, displaying a good icon set plays a fundamental role in web design and users’ perception: an icon can activate a dumb blank space, express an idea that otherwise will require a long text explanation, being images such a concise story tellers. Images and icons as well are able to draw user’s attention or add evidence and put emphasis on texts, menus, form fields…
- you have to be a fast delivery guy or
- you just want to set quickly a prototype up or
- you’re fed up with your project/client and you want to cut the chase or
- you’re just NOT a bitter masochistic web designer as I am,
you might use some help: Iconfinder is for you.
Iconfinder is a pretty unique search engine dedicated to icons and, since it’s not exactly the new kid on the block, many of you might already know it. You can both search or browse for icons and almost all the results of your quest will be free for commercial use.
By the way, I find the website’s logo and the favicon really stunning.
Have an awesome day.
When Virb was launched, people acclaimed it as a sort of new Myspace. Actually, time has proved it’s much more: Virb is a very smart and elegant multi-media collective purpose-built for creative people who want to share online their arts, photography, music…
Since the main audience is likely to be composed by enthusiastic and, let’s say, artistically committed users, Virb’s layout is very polished, graphics are discreet and elegantly depicted with soft and light tones so that the website’s global appeal is totally soothing and classy.
Said that, let’s speak about what I really like in Virb’s homepage: as you can see there are two sets of icons drawn in two different styles. Well I love both, but mostly I love the way they work together.
The first icon set is light blue and delicatly drawn, it does not stand out much and illustrates textual content, without overwhelming it.
The second one is really eye catchy with thicker contour lines, vibrant colors such as cyan and magenta and a touch of glossy: these icons’ duty is not of standing peacefully and quietly beside content but, on the opposite, they’re supposed to shout out loud: “Hey Folks, pay attention to this!”.
Nestingmode is the first-time parents’ guide for ultimate baby products.
For most of us: so far, so boring.
But what really sets this site apart from the heap of children’s related blogs and websites, is the quality of its illustrations and icons which are neatly drawn and pleasantly colourful.
The navigation menu also with its tabs, shaped as puppet toy-ish silhouettes, is really something.
Helveticons is a set of royalty-free icons based Helvetica Bold typeface. There is also a sample set of folder icons available for free.
365icon is a directory that provides for free an icon or a set of icons every day.
Beautiful icons and manga-style-avatars in FaceYourManga : a wizard will take you through all the necessary steps to create your digital alter ego.
Stunning icons designed by Eugen Bouzouki (some are free).
The icons slash characters in this Japanese web site related to environmental education in the city of Kunisaki, deserve a honorable mention.
Well contextualized and nice, the icons of the splash page of Adexcel serve to indicate different types of products depending on the kind of customer.
Iconpot, a gallery of icons absolutely free.
A resource not to be missed!
Searchinsidevideo is a platform that allows you to make video contents searchable.
The icons illustrating product workflow are not only decorative, but truly explanatory.
Loved the clean and fresh layout for this site that collects everything about icons: an icon for different kind of posts, additional infos when you hover on items , a dots style paging.
The icons on Eintelli.com web site.
I immediately loved Modalinc low-fi icons, an U.S. study of interaction and design.