It's always great to find awesome free resources for our next big project. Some might find icons and backgrounds to be no that important assets, but attention to detail is a great thing to compose an awesome project. So I've picked some super nice free elements for you. These are awesome flat icons and low-poly backgrounds for you! Also, if you have seen more great freebies, please share them with us! We'd love to see it. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Icons Fandom Flat E-Commerce Icon Set Iconsmind 50 Free Icons Inbox OS X + Windows Fruity Icons PSD Freebie Free 20 Food & Drink Icons Flatties Flat Security Polygon Backgrounds Free Polygon Backgrounds Free low-poly / polygonal textures website 530 Background Mega Pack
Following our posts about UX/UI design we will feature today a really cool work created by Sm Artists. The project is titled FIFA Legend and one of the reasons we are featuring this project is because how complete it is. From the UX to the icons this project illustrates a little bit about the work product designers do. The purpose of the application FIFA Legend is not only to show facts and statistics of the football player's career in one place but also events in his personal life that helped him to become a legend. Via Behance
Wireframing is a crucial part of the design process. Usually it can be easily done by simple sketches but when you work with big design teams it's important to have ways to share your work easily and efficiently. In those situations having a set of assets for quick wireframing can save you a huge amout of time, because of that today we share with you some Free Wireframe Icons created by s-pov spovv and Sm Artists from Sofia, Bulgaria. Build your wireframe with simple lines icons. PSD file with 90 vector icons on 32x32px in two versions + 50 icons on 16x16px Download iconset Via Behance
Sky News Weather Icons were designed by Harry Ward, a graphic designer, motion graphics designer and art director from. London, United Kingdom. This work was a revision of the Sky News Weather icons to launch with the wider weather graphics relaunch. They follow the simplicity, legibility and character of the house typeface, ensuring these icons sit comfortably within the Sky News brand. For more information check out Harry Ward's Linkedin profile Via Behance
Designing visual identities and logos is one of the most complicated tasks for any designer. All the work necessary is usually to come up with something very simple and easy to understand. The main goal is to simplify the form and reduce to the most iconic elements. Avril Complementos is a great example. By mixing an icon of a rose with the letter A they achieve a stunning result as you can see below. Avril Complementos was designed by Jesso García, a designer and illustrator from Cordoba, Spain. For more information visit I'm Jesso Garcia, a versatile graphic designer and illustrator from outer space. When not drawing or designing I comb my long beard. Via Behance
The most recognizable characteristic of any global city is its unique skyline. Drishti Khemani, an illustrator from Singapore, put together a series of illustrations of skylines of some of our most beloved cities around the world. From New York to Hong Kong, Frankfurt to Dubai, the end result is a potpourri of super stylish illustrations composed of thick strokes and solid/flat colors. For more information check out Drishti portfolio on Behance
One of the best things about designers these days is that they are really open minded about sharing their knowledge and are very giving. Some of them come up with full sets of icons and UI Kits to giveaway, which is just awesome! So I've selected some of the best free sets around to share with you! There are tons of icons, UI Kits and even mockups for you to use in your next project. Kudos for these guys for doing such a great work on these amazing design pieces. These are quality resources for real!! I hope you enjoy them. Cheers! ;) Icons Sketch icon set Streamline 90 Flat circle icons Flat icons Linecons - 48 vector icons 44 shades of free icons 60 icons Line icon set +60 Othericons.com 168 icons Colorful icons 160 simple line icons Geomicons 40 Social Media Flat Icons Mini Glyphs 47 Flat Icons Dripicons Flat icons Weather icons Flat icons WomanLog icons Icons + UI Kit iOS7 Style - ui/ux kit UI Kits iPhone iOS7 UI Kit PSD Sign in widget Flat UI Kit Light UI Kit Black UI Kit Icons + Mockups Basiliq Freehand UI Kit Mockups iOS7 Home Screen iPhone 5 angle App screen iPhone 6 wrap around screen
We don't get to post very often about icon design, but I've found a fantastic set of icons by Russian designer Anna Paschenko and it's definitely something that had to be shared with you guys. These are some fantastic skills Anna got! She definitely comes up with sweet icons. In her Behance portfolio you can even check the making of the glove icon, which I find great. But there's more for you to see, so don't forget to visit her. I hope you enjoy these, and if you know any more great icon designers, let us know! Cheers. ;) Click here to see the Making of
With the release of iOS7 a lot of new design trends will be set based on what apple did with their design. One of the biggest trend will be the use of line icons which goes well with the use of flat design. I took the time to find some really awesome line icons packs that you download and use it for free. Enjoy! Click on the image to go to the download page by Graphic Burger by DripIcons by Krishnan Unni by Jayson Lane What do you guys think of this new trend?
I know you might say that flat design is the new trend and that skeumorphism is past, however the talent behind the work is never over. It is important to understand the context to judge the design. For this post I would like to feature these two amazing icons created by CreativeDash Design Studio based in San Francisco, California. The details and craft behind the work is just mind blowing. Digital studio focused on enhancing your customers’ experience via incredibly attractive vivid graphics and engaging interface design. Final Donut
I have personally used many icons on my designs and I'm always looking for some cool icons to use on the next project. Well today I picked quite a few free sets that you can download and keep by your side in case you need. Enjoy! I know that are many more free icons out there so feel free to share the ones you like on the comment area Flat Icons by Alberto Simple Flat Icons Download Social Glyphs - Mini Icons by Joel Siddall Social Media Mini Icons in PSD Download Vector Web Icons by Yunmie Kim Icecreamcons are 96 free Photoshop vector web icons in 32 by 32 px boxes Download 350 Vector Web Icons by Brankic1979 A set of 350 pixel perfect glyphs icons, perfect for apps, websites or just about anything you can think of. You may use this icon set for both personal and commercial use, which means this resource can be used in any project without worrying about licensing. Download Vector Social Icons by Luke Taylor Download the attached .eps file for a great set of free social media icons. Download Square Social Media Icons by Abhishek Kumar Set of 28 icons. They are in png format, but in 500x500 pixels which should be more than enough. Download Social Media UI Buttons by Ivo Ivanov Free scalable circle social media buttons (with custom shapes icons) in .psd format Download Icon x256 Set by Centis Menant You can use & change it without legal problem. Let's Rock mates! Download Batch 300+ Icons by Adam Whitcroft A lovingly designed and crafted suite of 300+ icons for web and user interface design. Download
The book suggestion of this week is about one of my favorite themes, semiotics. The book is titled Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps, written by Jacques Bertin. Semiotics definition is basically the theory of the functions of signs and symbols, a very important subject for us designers who constantly have to design user interfaces. Originally published in French in 1967, Semiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design. Founded on Jacques Bertin’s practical experience as a cartographer, Part One of this work is an unprecedented attempt to synthesize principles of graphic communication with the logic of standard rules applied to writing and topography. Part Two brings Bertin’s theory to life, presenting a close study of graphic techniques including shape, orientation, color, texture, volume, and size in an array of more than 1,000 maps and diagrams. Buy this book now!
This selection of handcrafted food icons is amazing. Designed by the Dutch designer Julian Burford each icon is a little piece of goodness. Very detailed and perfectly done to bring the hunger out of you. Enjoy! For more from Julian Burford visit julianburford.nl
I've always veen really inspired by the tinniest icon designs, and the amount of work that goes into designing every little detail is simply amazing. Today I selected some really cool icons to inspire you, so take a look and enjoy!
A few weeks ago we saw this amazing food icons and we were blown away by the quality of the illustration. We decided to check out who was the author and we ended up on Julian Burford's Web site. Julian is an extremely talented illustrator from the Netherlands and totally deserves a full feature post her on Abduzeedo. I illustrate all kinds of things, from crazy characters to icon design to highly detailed product illustrations and even pin-up girls. At the moment I have a full-time job at MediaMonks. But no worries I am always interested in some extra freelance jobs. Raketje HOOK Ren & Stimpy London Office Food App Icons 50's Advertising Illustrations For more information and the full portfolio of Julian Burford, visist http://www.julianburford.nl/
Evgeny Skidanov is a 3D Illustrator from Moscow, Russia. I came across some of his works while I was checking out the popular entries on Dribbble. Some of his works are done purely in Photoshop like the beautiful Bs-O-Meter, but some are done using 3DS Max with V-Ray and post production in Photoshop. For more information about Evgeny I highly recommend that you check out his Web site at http://cargocollective.com/skidanov. The full version is in Russian and you can check it out at http://portfolio.skidanov.com/#/commercial. I also recommend that you visit/follow him on Dribbble at http://dribbble.com/3DSMART The client wanted to present the block to investors on design stage, so I have to model and visualise the block rather quickly, and make it look like a studio photo at the same time. I wanted to make people believe that the detail had already been manufactured. I decided to use NURBS modeling to create a life-sized model as the customer had design drawings. When the model was approved I used maxwell render for photorealistic visualisation. The project has been fulfilled during 5 days.
Roman Khramov is a designer from Russia and his specialty is designing the most beautiful and detailed icons. it's amazing the amount of details in such small icons and that's the beauty of it, check out this selection. For more from Roman Khramov visit cuberto.tumblr.com