Right wing, left wing… extremists, dictators and madmen. Party junkies and power addicts. The good, the bad and the ugly. We have them all here, Iconshock’s first volume of the most controversial and talked about political leaders of this year.
This week’s freebie set is a beautiful icon set that you can use in any of your commercial projects. The style and feel is perfect to make your business site stand apart from the crowd. Please leave us your feedback about the design so we can improve our creations.
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So, here it is, Iconshock’s first blog exclusive freebie!
We are beginning here a new tradition, a humble and honest way to pay back to all our kind readers. From now on, we will be giving away each week a special Icon set designed exclusively for the blog audience.
Hope this gift soothes all of you “monday-phobics” out there.
Stay tuned to our Typography series…
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What are you people going to do for Halloween? One thing I loved to do when I was a child was to watch with my friends horror films until midnight. I remember that for me, the Exorcist was the freakiest of all, it spooked me so much that still after all these years Regan’s eyes still give me the chills.
To honor all those wonderful horror films that are delighted by thousands of people on this night, Iconshock wanted to give you this treat. Five icons of the most scary and creepy films of all time. What are your top 5 horror films?
At last! The time has come for all you itchy,twitchy, hyper anxious, Iconshock fans out there! Yesterday we gave away a nice mobile set, and today, we are going to give exclusively to our blog members a fresh new iphone set real vista style. These were created with the new Apple iphone 3Gs in mind, but look equally stunning on other devices. In fact, I don’t own an iphone, but am going to use them anyway. Vector sources included!
Are you going to do anything special this weekend?
Ok folks… this is it, the fifth straight hundred top list. I made it! I won the bet! Hope you readers stayed with me all the ride for these past 5 weeks, and expect I did make your wait worth it. This is my favorite list of all, because it comprehends all the essential icons to entirely remake your OS. These sets are the ultimate, complete resource for fulfilling all your interface makeover needs, and I’m proud to say that inside this post you will undoubtedly find THE best icons in the world. If you want to find the most far out, out of this world, sick and insane icon art, look no further; GUI champs included. So… what are you waiting for? GO ahead and download everything you can handle, in the meanwhile, after five weeks of research in front of a computer, I think will be asking some doctors how to bring my ass to my normal shape again.
Take care. Have fun!
Ok friends, now it’s four in a row. Hurray for me! Four top 100 lists in a month, only one away to make the 500 straight. I had a very good time assembling this list in particular, specially because I discovered the work of “starvingartist” with his antiseptic video game system icon set, which I truly believe is one of the best icon sets I’ve reviewed on the blog ever. There are many other gems as well, as I featured the works of well known artists and regulars like Hans Christian Løberg, Booby Perux and Javier Ocasio. The most valuable lesson I’ve learned researching for these large lists, is that no matter your field, you can never consider yourself the best of your trade. You can feel deep inside that you are good, but never be so foolish to think there is no one better than yourself. It’s so obvious that there is so many people creating stuff in this world that you will be surprised every time you take a peek at what’s happening out there. Get inspired, sit back, and enjoy!
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We at Iconshock have made a little bet. Nobody at the office thinks I can be able to list a hundred icons of any topic or style, for 5 straight weeks. And I’m beginning to endorse that thought too. There is so many weed in the internet, so many low quality sets, that I really don’t know how am I going to win. Nevertheless, faith is the last thing one can loose in this world right? So, I will endure in my quest to list 500 icon sets! The best thing is that you, my dear readers are the lucky ones, because regardless of the outcome, either I loose the bet or not, you are going to rejoice with the best icon sets in the world.
I really enjoyed making this list, since I have always thought that many high end applications like compositing and 3d modeling software have hideous icons that I always wanted to change, but didn’t have either the time or the will. Now that at last, the time and will is provided by my dear employers, I’ve managed to dig out the dirt and showcase the best of what’s around. Bon apetit!
0. Iconshock Common files Vol 1.
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Didn’t like the icons Adobe proposed for their application since Suite version Cs3? Minimalism isn’t your style? I personally think the new icons are not what you would call beauty pageant runner ups, but its futile to say they are not poignant and effective. Despite general reluctance, everyone now knows that the little blue square is Photoshop, the red one is flash, and the green one is Dreamweaver; I think that is the whole point in good icon design, achieve remembrance and increase productivity with an accessible interface. Using color for analogy and process memorization always has been very effective in design and art throughout the ages. Just look at the Underground map in London to realize the power of color and simplicity.
Nevertheless, if you are disappointed with the new design, and think of it as rather lazy and just too simple, I have gathered for you the ultimate, definitive collection of Adobe icon sets in the net. There are so many styles that probably you will just get bored and go back to the default one. Delight on each of these skillful, genius attempts to reinvent the wheel. Surprisingly enough, these artists do pull it off.
And… mmm…. I hate to say it, but …again, this is biggest set on the entire Internet. Sorry, I couldn’t help it. Please tell me which one is your favorite so we can send something to the artist. A congratulation mail, a flower bouquet…a brand new Ferrari…
3d Software is like a miracle in technology, it has changed the graphic design and film industries forever, and has empowered many other fields, like medicine and gaming. The weird part is, that many 3D applications have ugly icons. It seems as if the genius programmers ended up so exhausted, they didn’t want to invest a couple of hours more into the design of a cool icon for their apps.
We searched a lot and found that there are not many artists making 3d software dock icon sets or filetype icons. It is almost impossible to find free icons for powerful and popular packages like Mudbox and Modo, so we wanted to honor those great tools, giving to their users another possibility to revamp their looks and aid their creativity.
I wish you a good weekend. Sorry dear readers if I’ve been silent these days. Check out my post on the 100 list of file type icon sets and you will figure out what I’ve been up to. Enjoy these sets. They are really, really rare.
Hello Icon Lovers! Just check out the lovely colours and details of this new set designed exclusively for our Blog readers. Almost all multimedia files are covered here in this brand new style. Please give us some feed back and tell us if you like this approach. They look pretty distinctive at small sizes, and can harmonize with both dark and light interfaces. Overall we think it’s an excellent set, but we need your comments to develop it further.
Stay tuned for the fifth “100 free” icon set top list later today.
Last day of the year. First day of new purposes and promises. Everyone has a own special ritual for today, and every society has different beliefs and ways to celebrate the end of a cycle and the birth of a new one. Sometimes it seems to me that life is an eternal on/off switch of habits. My new year’s eve promise for this year is to get up two hours earlier. What’s yours? Anyway, silly philosophy aside, your favorite blogger wishes you a happy new year full of hope and love. This set includes six very detailed icons with a glossy finish. Enjoy!