Category: icons

Emojis as Icons

There are lots of unicode symbols that make pretty good icons already, like arrows (←), marks (✘), and objects (✂︎).You can already colorize these like a normal font glyph. Then, there are emojis, those full-color suckers we all know about. What if you could take just the shape of an emoji and use it like ...

Extinct & Endangered

I’ve been watching a lot of nature documentaries lately. I like how you can either pay super close attention to them, or use them as background TV. I was a massive fan of the original Blue Planet, so it’s been cool watching the Blue Planet II episodes drop recently, as one example. A typical nature document...

60 Travel Icons To Awaken Your Wanderlust (Freebie)

    Summer might be over, but the memories of the places you’ve visited and the people you’ve met remain. No matter if you explored an exotic country, packed your car for a road trip or took out the hiking boots to discover the n...

Free Business Icons For The Startup World (28 Icons, 5 Formats)

    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “business”? White collars, cubicle offices, and encrusted habits? Not when you ask the folks at Vexels. Their Business Concept icon set manages to break free from the conceptions...

How Can I Make My Icon System Accessible?

Here’s a question I got the other day? Would you suggest icon fonts or inline SVGs for a complex single page application? And are there specific accessibility concerns for either? Accessibility is especially important for us because schools use our products. I ask because we are currently in the process of unifyi...

Free Geometric UI Icons With A Fresh And Futuristic Twist (100 Icons, 6 Formats)

    How about an icon set that gives your UI designs just that finishing touch they need? One that stands out while keeping the design clear and legible? Vincent Le Moign spent two years on designing such a set, and we are very happy...

30 Sugar-Sweet Valentine’s Day Icons

    So, you want to give your projects some extra love? With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, we’ve got a fresh new set that consists of a delicious selection — just like a good box of chocolates. Take a peek, and yo...

Etsy’s Evolving Icon System

Etsy moves away from an icon font in production to using SVG. It’s going to be an inline <svg> system, but abstracted as a <etsy-icon> custom element for ease of use. Two cents: I could see the need for that abstraction going away if we had a more convient syntax for <use> available, like: <...

Christmas Goodies: Free Winter- And Holiday-Inspired Icon Sets

    Christmas is just around the corner. And, well, what better way to celebrate than with some free goodies? We sifted through the web (and our archives) to find holiday-themed icon sets for you that’ll give your creative projects...

$1,076,940

High five to Dave Gandy and the Font Awesome team: The Font Awesome 5 Kickstarter raised $1,076,940 with 35,549 backers, making it the most funded and most backed software Kickstarter of all time. What’s do the funders get? 1,000 more icons, icon font ligatures (a uniquely cool thing fonts can do, like turn R...