Picons turned 8

8 years ago…

In Aug 2010, I released my first icon set called Morphix Pictograms. It started as an experiment containing my personal collection of 140 vector icons, I have used for designing websites and apps. There was no big icon market back then and probably just few designers focusing on icons, but I believed there must be a lot of designers with the need for a consistent icon set they could use in their projects. I tried to spread the word and found few enthusiasts that liked the icons. One of them was Veerle Pieters, who bought and mentioned them in her RSS feed.

Veerle’s mention has skyrocket the awareness and gave me the necessary push to invest more time into icons. I practiced a lot and added more and more icons to the collection. The first Picons Basic collection was born under the new brand Picons.me.

In 2013, Apple’s iOS 7 design revolution has instantly triggered a surge for outlined icons. The first Picons Thin collection with 500 icons became a great hit in the design community. The collection has been extended twice since then, and is now containing 1700+ outlined icons.

It is very flattering when prominent design teams around the world start using your icons, but I’m especially thankful for all the freelance designers and one-man-band developers that have bought and used Picons since then. Thank you!

Picons is still there, with a clear goal to become the gold standard for every designers & developers toolkit. Last year we released Picons BasiColor and few months ago a Picons Thin update with 660 new icons. There is a new icon set in the works – a complete redesign of the Basic collection.

Thank you for your support and stay tuned for new icons!

– Gasper

 

 

New: Picons Thin 2 – an update to the most popular outline icon set

As already mentioned in the previous post, this update took us more than 2 years. And now it’s ready.

Picons Thin 2 is an extension to the original Picons Thin outline icon set with 663 new icons, sorted into 30 categories: Charts & Analytics, Business, Money & Finance 2, eCommerce, Delivery, Badges, Maps & Navigation 2, Movies 2, Media Controls, Essentials 2, Devices, Architecture & Construction, Print & Papers, School & Learning, Relationship, Pregnancy & Baby, Leisure & Fun 2, Winter Holidays, Food & Cooking 2, Home & Living 2, Wellness & Beauty, SEO & Marketing, Users & People 2, Communication & Messaging 2, Hierarchy, Files & Documents 2, Network & Sharing 2, GUI elements 2, Office, Law Enforcement, and Touch Gestures 2.

Click here for a full icon set preview

The icon set comes with all the usual vector source files (AI, EPS and PDF), a Sketch file, a Photoshop file (PSD) with icons as Custom Shapes, a special CSH file for importing icons into your Custom Shape toolbar, and each icon as transparent a PNG (available in 6 different sizes: 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 and 144 pixels). We are also including an Iconjar archive, SVG files so you can create your own individual icon font, and EMF files to be used in Microsoft Office.

Download Picons Thin 2

Soon: Picons Thin 2 extension with 660+ brand new icons

It’s been more than 3 years, since we released the first Picons Thin icon set. The characteristics of the icons were simple – a coherent outline icon set, build on a 24-pixel grid and fully compatible with Apple’s new icon design guidelines for iOS.

Obviously the icons weren’t only useful for iOS. The new icon trend took over and outline icons became a standard in UI design for the past years. Not surprisingly, Picons Thin has been our best-selling icon set, especially after the immense update in 2015, when we redesigned the complete set and extended it with 500+ new icons.

Now it’s time to announce Picons Thin 2.

For the past 2 years, we have been working hard on a major extension to Picons Thin. We are very lucky to have a great community of designers giving us a lot of feedback and request for new icons. We were listening to your suggestions and made 660+ new icons, sorted into 30 categories.

The themes we cover are: Charts & Analytics, Business, Money & Finance 2, eCommerce, Delivery, Badges, Maps & Navigation 2, Movies 2, Media Controls, Essentials 2, Devices, Architecture & Construction, Print & Papers, School & Learning, Relationship, Pregnancy & Baby, Leisure & Fun 2, Winter Holidays, Food & Cooking 2, Home & Living 2, Wellness & Beauty, SEO & Marketing, Users & People 2, Communication & Messaging 2, Hierarchy, Files & Documents 2, Network & Sharing 2, GUI elements 2, Office, Law Enforcement, and Touch Gestures 2.

Here is a sneak & peek of just few icons:

Considering the immense amount of work put into the extension, we’re delivering it as a new stand-alone icon set – part 2. As always, buyers of Picons Thin will get a very special upgrade option for a significantly reduced price.

Right now, we’re making the “last mile” and preparing all the exports. The icon set will come with all the usual vector source files (AI, EPS and PDF), a Sketch file, a Photoshop file (PSD) with icons as Custom Shapes, a special CSH file for importing icons into your Custom Shape toolbar, and each icon as transparent a PNG (available in 6 different sizes: 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 and 144 pixels). We are also including an Iconjar archive, SVG files so you can create your own individual icon font, and EMF files to be used in Microsoft Office.

If you are already a customer of Picons (any icon set) you will be automatically notified by email on the release day. For others, you are welcome to subscribe to our newsletter.

Stay tuned!

How to export vector icons to multiple sizes and formats in Adobe Illustrator?

Making an icon set with a few hundred icons and exporting them to various sizes and formats can be a Sisyphean task. For me, it took days or even weeks with a lot of manual work: clicking, naming the files, resizing, etc. Imagine you had an icon set with 1000 icons, that needed to be exported to 5 different formats and 8 sizes.

With the release of Illustrator CC 2015.3 in June 2016, Adobe made promising steps to help icon designers exporting icon sets much easier. The new ‘Export for Screens’ feature you can export Artboards and Assets (a group of vector objects – in our case icons) to multiple sizes and formats with just a click. But there is a caveat with Artboards you probably heard about. Illustrator allows you to create only 100 artboards per single document. So, how to export them?

Click here to read the full article I wrote for Iconfinder’s Blog.

New Colorful Icons for Your Next Project

We have been quiet for some time but we have been working on amazing new icons all the time. And this is our first (but not last) release after some time.

Picons BasiColor - Color icons

BasiColor is a brand new, colorful, trendy & minimalistic icon set. Each icon is designed to precision on a grid, which ensures 100% consistency. Perfect for Websites, Apps, iOS and Android.

The 274 icons are organized into categories (see the full preview).

The perfect icons
100% scalable, high-quality icons, each created with great passion and expertise, to meet the highest design standards for your next project.

Customizable
We use super trendy and balanced colors. And you can easily change the color to fully fit your UI or brand guidelines.

Easy to search for
With Iconjar all your Picons icon sets will be organized by category, tagged, and the right icon is always at your fingertips.

 

What’s included in the icon set?

File types included in the icon set

  • .AI, .EPS, .PDF vector files
  • .PSD Adobe Photoshop file with icons as vector Smart Objects
  • .Sketch file
  • .PNG‘s: 24px, 48px, 72px, 96px, 120px, 144px
  • .SVG files for using on websites or making your custom web font
  • .EMF Windows Enhanced Metafiles for Microsoft Office (how to use them?)
  • .iconjar Searchable Iconjar archive (read more)

 

Special offer for blog readers

We are giving you a coupon code to get 15% off the regular price ($30). You can get the new Picons BasiColor for only $25.50 (coupon code: “15forbloggers”).

Get the icons now (-15% discount activated)