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Vintage Web Icon Set

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Icons can add a sense of continuity to your web page. This set of vintage web icons from the crew over at Icon Shock includes icons of vintage ambulances, microphones, timepieces, arcade games, telephones, maps, furniture, medical devices and other household items that feature an old-school, yet lighthearted theme in remarkable detail complete with wooden textures, gloss, drop-shadow and additional lighting effects. The icons are available for free for both personal and commercial use.

Vintage Stained Paper Textures

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Textures are all over the design scene these days, especially vintage flavored textures that add an old-school feel to digitally created images and designs. This set of free vintage paper textures from the team at Vandelay Design was created by staining authentic, vintage texts with simple watercolors for unique look. The set includes 4 sets of textures that can be used in both personal and commercial projects without attribution.

Animated Bar Graphs

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Graphics and visualizations are a must have for adequately representing complex numerical data in an easily digestible format. Though graphics are normally handled in the realm of PhotoShop and other design programs, Derek Mack of Smashing Magazine put together this tutorial to help web designers create an animated bar graph solely using HTML, CSS and jQuery. The tutorial walks designers through the process of building and interactive and animated bar graph from a simple Table element that rivals the visual appeal of static graphics and ultimately exceeds their functionality.

Loop Icons

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Cohesive icons add a sense of consistency to design projects for both print and digital applications. This set of Loop Icons from DesignKindle features over 100 icons from media player buttons and volume controls, to mathematical symbols and power buttons, to social media logos. The set of loop icons includes both PNG and PSD formats allowing designers to resize and edit the icons as needed and do not have any licensing restrictions.

Grunge Photoshop Brushes

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It’s no surprise that industrial textures have made a comeback in the web design world, after all they are prominently featured all over the place in interior design. Use this set of Grunge Photoshop Brushes from Tony Thomas of MediaLoot to create your very own textured backdrops and images from a blank PhotoShop canvas. The set features 20 individual brushes that are designed to compliment each other for the creation of custom designs. The grunge brushes are available for free and are licensed for both personal and commercial projects with a link back to MediaLoot.