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If you have been following Smashing Magazine for a while you know that we love high-quality freebies. Over the last years we've featured a number of designers and developers who released their work for free — among other things we presented high-quality free fonts, free Wordpress themes, free wallpapers and, of course, free icons. You can find many of them in our section Freebies.
Every release helps to make the Web a nicer place which is why we support designers and challenge them to release something for free in order to be featured on Smashing Magazine. And the results are quite often pretty impressive.
Today we are glad to release a free smashing royal icon set. The set contains 6 "royal" icons which you can use for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free — without any restrictions whatsoever. The icons are available in .ico and .png-formats in resolutions 32×32px, 48×48px, 64×64px and 128×128px.
This icon set was designed by Artua Design Studio from Ukraine especially for Smashing Magazine as a gift for its readers.
Download Royal Icon Set For Free!
You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free. However, please take a closer look at the license agreement — e.g. it's forbidden to sell or redistribute the icons without author's and Smashing Magazine's permission.
Motivation behind the design
Sergio Perets and Erik Nuriev are the creative minds behind Artua Design Studio, the designer of Pirates Icon Pack we have released in one of our previous posts. We've asked Sergio to design a creative, memorable and beautiful icon set for our readers. He agreed. Here are some insights from the designer himself:
Monarchy is the idea that has inspired us to design the icon set for Smashing Magazine. This are luxury and classic things that can be seen in some royal museum. These icons can be placed on your desktop. Compass can be the cool new icon for your browser, Roll can easily replace the icon of you email client and so on.
We hope everybody will enjoy these icons!
Sergio Perets and Erik Nuriev
Thank you, Sergio and Erik!
Please notice: we're regularly looking for creative designers and artists. You may not know it yet, but we might feature you in one of our upcoming posts.