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A few free pixel icons

Posted on 26 June, 2008 at 8:43pm with 2 comments

I recently decided to practice my iconography skills by making some small web-related icons with nothing more than the pencil tool and a limited color palette. It was fun and educational, and the best part is that I have a set of 36 juicy icons to show for it! It’s deliciously pink and green, and I call it “Materwelon.”

I’ve done some fake anti-aliasing to soften the edges, so these icons will look best on a very light or white colored background. They all fit into a 16×16 square and I have prepared a .png that contains them all in a grid for easy CSS sprite-sheeting. Here’s an example of how you might use these in a webpage, and here’s the sprite sheet with all 36 icons. Feel free to use them however you please.

Enjoy!


Three (more) application icons in Arcade Daze style

Posted on 15 June, 2008 at 4:09pm with no comments

Well, I filled the holes in my Arcade Daze dock with this post, but my insane sense of completionism compelled me to add a few more apps I use frequently: Cyberduck, iTunes and NetNewsWire. As before, credit for the original style goes to Gedeon Maheux of the Iconfactory. You can get the rest of the Arcade Daze set here.

And if you’re looking for an easy way to manage your custom icons I highly recommend CandyBar by Panic. It’s fun to use and will work with the sets at the Iconfactory as well as the .icns files I’ve posted here. Enjoy!

P.S. I’ve gotten a few requests for other icons in this style, but these are the last ones I’m going to do. Arcade Daze rightfully belongs to the Iconfactory, so we’ll just have to anxiously await the next application set!

Cyberduck, iTunes and NetNewsWire icons


Three application icons in Arcade Daze style

Posted on 30 May, 2008 at 2:52am with 8 comments

If a computer can be said to be a place, then my computer is the place that I call home. I spend more time there than anywhere else, love it and get sick of it, and get a bizarrely human satisfaction from decorating it. It stands to reason, then, that one of my great passions (and not-so-secret shames) is customizing my OS.

I’ve recently become enamored of Gedeon Maheux’s vintage game-themed Arcade Daze icon sets over at the Iconfactory, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that when I installed the first application set that almost all the apps I have in my dock were updated. Being the completionist that I am, I created my own icons for the missing applications: Firefox, Xcode and Interface Builder.

The two developer tools were surprisingly not too difficult, but Firefox was more challenging and I’m still not entirely happy with it. Here’s hoping Gedeon covers it in the next application set. In the meantime, you can grab all three icons here. (And check out my now fully pixelated dock!)

Interface Builder, Xcode and Firefox icons