Dieter Petereit October 21st, 2014

Halloween Icons: 50+ Brand-new Scary, yet Free Pictograms

50+ Brand-new scary, yet free pictograms are offered by icons8, the icon foundry you can always trust. If you like to scare your friends at the end of October, here's what you need. Hand-made for terror, these pictograms will look good in any app or website with the horror touch. Best of all, they are completely free of charge. Let's take a closer look...


icons8: Sounds Familiar?

Noupe readers sure know Ivan Boyko and his icon foundry icons8. We've covered their app for Windows and Mac OS a few months ago and found it a totally worthwhile addition to any designer's and developer's tool box. In case you missed it, here is the article again. The app is free, so why not check it out? It has just recently been updated, so give it a go. Ivan keeps improving his product constantly.

[caption id="attachment_85522" align="alignnone" width="550"]icons8 App: Constantly Improving icons8 App: Constantly Improving[/caption]

icons8 also offers their icons for free. The costless symbols are limited to certain sizes and require a link back to icons8 as explained here. If you don't want to have links in your app or site, consider buying one of their paid licenses. These include AI, EPS, SVG and PSD files with vector shapes also to give you maximum freedom. The regular free license does only contain PNGs, neatly organized in folders of the download archive.

Halloween Icons: Designed with Android, iOS and Windows 8 in Mind

Now and then icons8 pushes out pictograms for particular use cases. Today we are talking about the Halloween Icons, which come for totally free and include the SVG and EPS versions, too. Additionally the download archive contains PNGs up to 512 pixels squared which all is above the limits of the regular free plan.

[caption id="attachment_85518" align="alignnone" width="550"]Halloween Icons: Overview Halloween Icons: Overview[/caption]

All you have to do to obtain the Halloween Icons is visit this web site and click the ghost button titled "download icons". The download starts without further ado while you are redirected to a page asking for some social love, which I think is a fair price to pay for icons8's efforts. This is not mandatory, however.

The download zip file weighs in at about 2 MB and contains SVG, EPS and PNG from 24 pixels up to 512 pixels squared. The icons in encapsulated PostScript are made up of grouped shapes that can easily be ungrouped. That way you can add your creativity to the already great pictograms and make them as scary as you want them to be.

[caption id="attachment_85520" align="alignnone" width="550"]I took the freedom to let Jason look a bit more friendly ;-) I took the freedom to let Jason look a bit more friendly ;-)[/caption]

Other than the regular offerings of icons9, unique sets such as the Halloween Icons are entirely free. You are allowed to use them in commercial and private projects alike. There are no limitations. You are not allowed to sell or distribute the icons as such, but that should be simple rules of fair play anyway. You are allowed to integrate them into commercial apps and sell these, of course.

That's about it. Head on over to icons8 and get your copy of Halloween Icons. Then publish the next or Deadly app, or probably a social network for zombies called SkullBook. You are in control...

Dieter Petereit

Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.


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