I told you I would share some icon sets that I really love. As a quick reminder, I only do free. So all of these are free downloads. Today, we’re starting with animals. Lots of fur and feathers. Here’s a few sets that I think are super well done and are super easy to use. These will work in Word, Powerpoint, or on the Web. Two of these come with the original files, so you can edit them into what you need. Go on and download. Nobody’s watching.
These adorable animals are “painfully cute” as described on the release. A little heavy on the anime, all of these guys have caricatured features. So something’s a little larger than everything else. They are indeed cute, and they well done. The set comes with two versions of each critter—one with the graduated single color background and one with a transparent background. They can be used in commercial and personal project without attribution, but that’s just not nice. So go ahead and tell everybody where you got them from.
Available from Tutorial9.com
These cute little birds are one set of friends that could be used with Twitter or stand alone. They are really friendly and round, so they would be great with K-12 kids, teachers, or even with newsletters. There are a total of 8 images, even though only 5 are in the image at the right. With these icons, you’re going to get the vector Illustrator (.ai) file for editing, along with EPS files. So, these certainly have the potential to be used with print materials. You also get the PNG files in three sizes (128, 256, & 512). So they could be used as dominate images on slides or a web page.
Available from Mirkku
I used a screen capture of these Twitter birds in my last post on icons. But I thought I would go ahead and given you a heads up on the full set. There are 5 different birds with this set, and they each have fun names, like Roger, Nola, and Squidge. For each character, you’re going to get your money’s worth, though. You’ll get a Twitter badge, like the one to the right You’ll get icons (PNGs) at a couple of different sizes. You’ll be getting larger images, just silhouettes, and Photoshop (.psd) files for each character. There’s 40 images in all. So, this is well worth the download. Because these birds are all whimsical, these are fun to use with less-than-serious topics, and they have really nice unity among the images to be used across design project. The colors are a little muted, and there is a range of different colors. So, lots of possibilities and play in the color schemes that could be used. Plus, the licensing on these is pretty wide open, too. A link back is appreciated but not required.
Available from Function Web Design
That’s it for today. Three fun, cute, and furry or feather sets of icons for you to download and put to good —or no good— use. Do you have some icons that you like? Let me know what you like and where to get ’em down in the comments.