Icons

  • Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

    The modern way of emphasizing cleanliness, sharpness and objectivity in your designs is by trying to avoid all lavish stylistic choices such as textures, fake feeling of 3d dimension, illusory decorations, shiny/glossy effects and giving the flat style a shot. Being here not just since yesterday, it certainly becomes obvious that this trend not only has put down its roots but also has matured dramatically in a short period of time. The concept implies getting the most out of minimalism, harmoniously marrying Swiss style with a bright coloring and some interesting solutions (such as a long 5 o’clock shadow). It sticks to simple shapes, solid color backdrops, neat sharp typography, generous portions of whitespace, intuitive glyphs, gorgeous bright coloring in order to provide designs with an absolutely clean, crisp, brilliantly simple, properly-balanced and highly enticing look. Not only the large-scale artworks are able to gain considerable advantages from it, but basic GUI elements such as buttons, icons, and controls can benefit as well.



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  • Solid: 30 Free GUI, Icons and Website PSD Templates Featuring Contour-style Graphics

    Trends in web as well as in mobile design tend to come and go like fashion. Truly devoted UI designers only catch on those that are worth it. Nowadays flat style runs the show. Microsoft’s Metro UI started the trend, while Apple’s iOS7 gave it the real boost.  Designers all over the world give preference to plain shapes, simple graphics, minimal coloring, bold typography and the absence of various lavish effects when it comes to prototyping website and mobile app interface designs. Flat style involves the use of various elements starting at icons with long shadows and not ending up at line-style graphics.



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  • Captain Icon: Fantastic Free Set of 350+ Flat Icons in Many Formats

    Mario Del Valle from Valladolid in sunny Spain simply loves to create. In his own words, he was passionate about drawing since he was a child. Lately he also became eager to share. He sat down in front of his digitizer and started to come up with ideas for a huge free icon set. Lots of coffee and scribbles later, he transformed into Captain Icon and set out to conquer the world with his beautifully designed, flat set of 350+ pictograms. Here’s what to expect…



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  • Exclusive Freebie on Noupe: 50 Funny Icons Out of The Ordinary

    Oops, that shouldn’t have happened. Simply hold your breath for a minute and it will have faded. Yes, we find this hilarious. A few weeks ago, Nasty Icons created ripples, yet we found the set too drastic in some ways. So we contacted Freepik, our friends from Spain, and asked them if they’d be interested in creating a set, inspired by Nasty Icons, but more on the funny side. They agreed immediately and today, we are proud to be able to bring the 50 symbols to you. All of the icons are free to use for any type of project, but you can only get them here…



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  • Total Recall #5: 45+ Great Web and Icon Fonts of 2013

    A lot has been said about importance and possibilities of typography. Whether you are using it in a website design or a graphic design, it has always something to contribute. It is more than a simple instrument to display your content, taglines or headlines; it is a sort of visual art that enormously enhances aesthetics, laconically sets the tone of the website, greatly supports the chosen style and naturally adds a note of personality.



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  • Total Recall #3: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Icon Sets of 2013

    Welcome to the third and last part of our mini-series "Total Recall 2013". After having provided you with over 250 design resources from the fields of HTML/CSS themes, PSD website templates and professional GUI sets, we are back with a massive collection of the best icon sets last year had to offer. Almost 100 sets are here for you to explore. Icons have been popular at all times, yet have been gaining even more popularity with the rise of mobile devices. The tinier the screen gets, the more designers need to rely on comprehensible pictograms for navigation and other purposes. While everyone uses them, it is crucial to gather a wide variety in one’s own toolbox to avoid looking like the next web service one click away.



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  • E-commerce Freebie on Noupe: 50+ Credit Card Flat Icons by Freepik

    The year 2013 comes to its end. Christmas has already been and gone. Maybe you’ve spared yourself a few days to recover, but soon enough you’ll be thinking towards 2014 again. We have quite a few maintainers of online shops in our readership, who might right now be polishing their sites to deal with next year’s customers. It was with you in mind, that we sat down with our friends from Freepik to put together a set of flat icons with a focus on international payment systems. The 50+ icons we serve you today can be used freely for private and commercial purposes alike. The only twist is, that you can only grab them from here…



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  • Exclusive Freebie on Noupe: Human Pictos with 500 Icons of Everyday People

    It’s that time of the year again. Everybody roams the cities on the hunt for the perfect Christmas present. Our present for you involves no running. Again, we’ve teamed up with Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain, to bring you another freebie. This time we’re giving away a set of 500 icons symbolizing human behavior in loads of everyday situations. Instead of bringing you sparkling Christmas icons that you cannot use anymore in two weeks from now, we decided to go for something more timeless ;-) All of the icons are free to use for any type of project, but you can only get them here…



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  • BlendMeIn: Free Photoshop Extension Gives you Access to Dozens of the Most Popular Icon Sets

    At the beginning of October we introduced you to Flaticons by Freepik. The hyperactive guys from Spain developed a Photoshop extension to let you access their more than 13,000 icons large repository from within Adobe’s pixel giant directly. Being able to have thousands of icons at your fingertips and not having to leave your design environment is a potential time-saver, to say the least. BlendMeIn enters the market with a similar, yet slightly different concept…



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  • The 500 Dollar Blogger Bundle Giveaway: Noupe is Looking for 3 Winners

    Dear readers of our lovely Noupe magazine. Today we teamed up with Envato to bring you the opportunity to win The Blogger Bundle. The Blogger Bundle consists of over 500 dollars worth of files. For a limited time, you can buy this bundle over at Codecanyon for just 20 dollars. But we encourage you to first try your luck and participate in our giveaway game. Three readers will be randomly drawn from all correct entries. Read on…



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