15 October 2010

Events icon set released

The icon set for events, holidays and occasions is available for free download.

Creating icons is not my primary field of expertise, I know about it enough to understand how hard it is, so I am contributing only a tiny bit to desktop icons, but when WorldLabel.com asked for this set targeted at web use I happily accepted, knowing I won't have to struggle with pixel optimization as such awful sizes as 16x16 and 24x24, but I can focus on the thinks I like: metaphors and shapes. Added bonus was the freedom: the set is truly free, released under the Public Domain (this is an experience we learned from the Open Clip Art Library), so people can use them absolutely as they like. In a couple of weeks the images will also hit the library as well as my own clipart collection.

The icons were created with Inkscape 0.47, assembled into collages with GIMP 2.7.1 (beta), all under Fedora 13. They will be available as PNGs rendered at various resolutions as well as sources in SVG.

event icons

I propose two games, please participate to them in the comments below:
  • look at the images, understand the metaphor and guess the event/holiday/occasion they are intended for
  • name your favorite - bet you like some more than the others, I saw very divergent opinions, let's make a top!

And, of course, do not forget to go to WorldLabel.com and download the good stuff.


  1. so this is the license?
    "people can use them absolutely as they like"

  2. the license is PD, as in http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/

  3. wow nice job. i have download the icon sets and will test it.

    but it look awesome! Thanks

  4. I like the beer, the guitar, the clover and the x-mas ones...

  5. of course you like the beer :D