The new buzzword in the design world is “flat” design. Basically this refers to design that has no skeumorphism and/or depth and simply employs a simple, flat, color & appearance. I’m actually very happy that the trend is moving in this direction. I find myself much more capable of flat design than I was when trying to create photorealistic items that were all the rage a few years back.
Because of this flat design renaissance that is upon us, I have created a set of icons that I think you’ll enjoy. These icons were created using Adobe Illustrator and were completely drawn using the Shape Builder/Pen tools. If you would like more information on creating objects (without using the Pen Tool) you should check out this course by Mordy Golding over at lynda.com.
There are 48 icons total in this set and most of the icons you’d expect are there (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.). I’ve also included some app icons and iOS icons in there as well, just to round out the set. To download these icons just click the link at the end of this post and you’ll get a .ZIP file containing .Ai, .PNG, and .SVG versions of all the icons that you see pictured here. Thanks for reading and enjoy!
Justin Seeley is a staff author for lynda.com and an Adobe Certified Expert. He has several years experience in both print and web design, and has authored over 100 hours of instructional content to date. Justin is the creator of the Photoshop Quicktips Podcast, a show that consistently ranked in the top 25 software how-to podcasts in the iTunes store and his techniques have been featured in several digital publications, podcasts, and blogs.