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Silk companion #1 preview (more Silk icons)  

Preview of Silk Companion Icon Pack #1The Silk icon pack available from FamFamFam (also known as Mark Jones) is an excellent pack of free 16×16 pixel icons.

Whilst the pack contains over 1,000 icons I still find plenty of gaps when I am using them and being that there has been no new updates in 18 months I have decided to release my own companion pack of several hundred more icons in the same style.

The new icons fall into one of several types:

  • new icons are drawn from scratch in the same style (moon, Apple, decline, text, borders, ruler)
  • adjusted/recoloured versions of existing icons (people, database, disk, CD-R, gold star, silver bell)
  • new compositions (OS Xx applications, paint+brush, bug fix)
  • modifications to existing icons (eaten cake, broken heart, checked flag, bookmark, sorting)

The current companion pack is weighing in at around 300 icons but I expect this number to reach around 400-500 by the middle of next week and then I’ll release them here (under the exact same Creative Commons licence as the original pack).

If you have any suggestions on icons you’d like to see added, leave a comment!

The icon pack is now available.


5 responses  

  1. Looking very cool. The main things I was missing from Silk were concepts like ‘orbit’, ‘target’ and ‘follow’, for camera modes.

    steveSeptember 30th, 2007
  2. Excellent! I love famfamfam, I use them for my software icons and will be using them for my website icons, so something in the same style would probably extend my choices.

    Keep us updated.

    KezzerSeptember 30th, 2007
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    […] you’d have one for every occasion, right? Wrong! Or so says Damien Guard, who is releasing a companion set of 400+ icons in the same style as the […]

    LordElph’s Ramblings » Silk icons for web appsOctober 10th, 2007
  4. hi, im really looking forward your new icons :)
    Where can i download them?

    vizzyOctober 29th, 2007
  5. They will be available from my blog within the next week or two – I’ve been a bit delayed with my Redmond trip and now a trip to Holland for 3 days.


    Damien GuardOctober 29th, 2007

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