Author: The Smashing Editorial

Freebie: Summer And Essentials Icon Set (50 Icons, EPS, AI, PNG) 0

Freebie: Summer And Essentials Icon Set (50 Icons, EPS, AI, PNG)


  

For those of you who are impatiently waiting for summer to finally arrive, we’re pleased to feature an icon set that will help make the wait worthwhile. Today’s icon set includes 50 icons that have been designed by Elena Genova exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Freebie: Summer And Essentials Icon Set (50 Icons, EPS, PNG, AI)

If you’ve been looking for a way to welcome summer and freshen up your designs with even more colors, then this freebie will not disappoint you.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2014 0

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2014


  

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd.

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2014

This creativity mission has been going on for six years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for May 2014. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

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Freebie: Flat Icon Set (60 Icons, PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD, AI) 0

Freebie: Flat Icon Set (60 Icons, PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD, AI)

Crafted with great attention to detail, today’s icon set is extremely easy to use and will most probably be the next ultimate resource for any of your design projects. This set of round icons was thoroughly designed by the creative team at Roundicons and has been released exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

This freebie contains 60 icons that have been designed in both round and flat styles, and can be used for free without any restrictions and serve various design purposes. Feel free to modify the size, color or shape of the icons, and use the icons in your commercial as well as your personal projects. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles or individual pictograms is not allowed.


The colors have been chosen with care to ensure maximum harmony when multiple icons are used on the same page, and can also be used in your mobile applications as well as in templates and themes. (Large preview)


The icons come in various file formats, which makes them very easy to use. Also, each icon is a flat illustration that can either be used in its circular container or as a standalone illustration. (Large preview)


A preview of each icon included in the icon set, with and without rounded containers. (Large preview)

Download The Icon Set For Free!

Insights From The Designers:

“Ever since the launch of our first 1000 flat icons, we received great feedback which encouraged us to further refine the icons, add more features, provide more formats and most importantly, produce many new icons. It is a true challenge attempting to cover all subjects and actions while trying to keep the illustrations simple enough to work as “icons” — a challenge we love!

We’ve received requests for over 800 different icons and have now successfully produced 500 of them for our first update. New ideas keep arising, so bear with us and stay tuned!”

Thank you, dear Roundicons team, for this fantastic icon set! We sincerely appreciate your time and efforts!

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© The Smashing Editorial for Smashing Magazine, 2014.

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2014 0

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2014

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for six years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for April 2014. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendars series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

Easter

Designed by Aleksandra Kucher from Ukraine.

Easter

Sweet April Showers Do Bring May Flowers

“Discover the seasonal fruits and vegetables in April: artichoke and beans walking in the rain!” — Designed by Vitaminas Design from Spain.

Sweet April showers Do bring May flowers

Good Day

“Some pretty flowers and spring time always make for a good day.” — Designed by Amalia Van Bloom from the United States.

good day

Have A Smashing Easter!

“Easter is the only time of the year when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket… even the craziest ones” — Designed by Marielle Perikly Kokosidou from Greece.

Have a Smashing Easter!

Happy Easter

“Easter Bunny is kind of confused. He was very surprised when silly chicks popped out of these colorful eggs! Happy Easter from Lights.com team.” — Designed by Lights.com team from Brooklyn, NY.

Happy Easter

Relax!

“…and enjoy your Easter holidays with some good chocolate.” — Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Brazil.

Relax!

April Cosmos

“I was inspired by a non-fiction book The Living Cosmos written by University of Arizona professor of astronomy Chris Impey. It’s a research of scientists trying to address the questions we ask about nature. Is there life in the universe beyond the Earth?” — Designed by Paul Ranosa from the Philippines.

April Cosmos

April Fool’s Day

“April Fool’s Day is harmless fun and a great way to get a new month kick started. The spring colors welcome the new season, while the pranks steal the stage. Our favorite is the Whoopie Cushion. It gets a laugh every time.” — Designed by Clarity Creative Group from Orlando, FL.

April Fool's Day

The Pablo Neruda’ s Spring

“I love this phrase that is referred to when we have a dream, nothing can stop us.” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

The Pablo Neruda' s Spring

Dark Pastel

“A combination of gloomy spring showers and Easter.” — Designed by Matt Noa from the United States.

Dark Pastel

Earth Day!

Designed by Brandi Redd from the United States.

Earth Day!

Flying On A Rainy day!

“April is the month of spring or autumn depending where you live on the globe! It’s also the second rainiest month of the year. I was inspired by one simple motif to illustrate rain, birds and flowers. So either you witness rainy days or colorful ones … Enjoy April!” — Designed by Rana Kadry from Egypt.

Flying on a rainy day!

April Showers

“April showers bring May flowers.” — Designed by Travis Bellinghausen from the United States.

April Showers