Freebie: Academic Icon Set (10 Icons + PSD Source)


Today, it is our pleasure to present to you a free set of icons related to education and academia—commissioned by PixelsDaily exclusively for Smashing Magazine and the design community. The icons are available as transparent PNGs as well as Photoshop PSDs in a size of 128×128 pixels. The icons are released under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Download the Set for Free!

This icon set is completely free to use for commercial and personal projects, without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.


This beautiful icon set consists of 10 images related to education and academia. They are provided both as 128-pixel PNGs and in the original PSD format. The icons included are:

  • Backpack
  • Blackboard
  • Books
  • Calculator
  • Math equipment
  • Dictionary
  • Globe
  • Mortarboard and hat
  • Artist’s palette
  • Science equipment

All of our free resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. This lets you distribute, remix, tweak and build on your work, even commercially, as long as you credit the original designer (in this case, PixelsDaily).

Behind the Design

As always, here are some insights from the designers:

PixelsDaily is a collection of free and commercial resources for designers. We publish pixel-perfect freebies that are perfect for building up your design collection. We wanted to do something special for Smashing Magazine readers, so we commissioned an incredibly talented icon designer — Artem Borysenko — to craft this special icon set. You can subscribe to receive our daily freebies on Facebook, Twitter, email and RSS.

Thanks, Artem and PixelsDaily! We sincerely appreciate your time and goodwill.


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