I have a pet peeve. Okay fine, I’ve got more than one of them. One in particular has to do with social media icons. It may be silly, but I just can’t stand seeing outdated social media icons. In an attempt to save the world from outdated social media icons I’ve created my own and you can download them for free!
Whether it’s a blog, business site, or just a cool infographic, one outdated social icon can totally ruin it for me. I can understand, though, that it’s not easy to stay on top with how often some of these sites change their icons. Twitter just recently changed theirs again (what’s this the 4th or 5th time?). Before that, StumbleUpon got a trendy new look that reinvented their brand colors (which I loved)!
For me, this is one of those small details that can communicate volumes about your digital presence. Staying on the cutting edge keeps you relevant, reinforces trust, and helps you achieve social media rockstar status. If you’re going to build and design a blog worth following it is essential that your social media links are both visible and current. That’s why I created this free icon set for you to download and use at your leisure.
What is in the set?
I’ve hand picked the most popular social sites out there and created four different downloadable sets. I’ve created a Chicklet version (squared icons) and a minimalistic version (no square). They are all 32x32px (because I don’t believe in smaller icons …). Here are the sites included in the set:
- LinkedIn (updated)
- StumbleUpon (updated)
- Instagram (new)
- Pinterest (new)
- and as a bonus… my icon (just in case you want to show your support for dustn.tv)
Because this is quite a meticulous and time-consuming process, I’ve only included the bare essentials in this package. 4 sets of 12 icons, that’s a total of 48 free social icons that I’ve created for you! Needless to say it took some time to craft all of these, and being a full-time husband and daddy, I just can’t afford to do every single site out there. However, I am open to requests if you have any specific icons you’d like for your set– just inquire on my contact page.
How about a preview?
Here’s what the icon sets look like:
The goal is to stay as current and accurate to each social network as possible to ensure consistency with brand recognition. However, you’ll notice that I have made one exception to that rule with the YouTube icon. The reason is because in light of Google’s newest attempts to simplify and beautify their design across all their products, I’m betting that they will move towards this same icon some time soon.
I will be keeping this page as current as possible. Every time one of these social networks changes it’s icon– you can bet I’ll be updating these sets as soon as possible. So it might be a good idea to bookmark this page or subscribe for updates so you’ll never miss an update.
I hope you enjoy this set and if you have any questions just let me know in the comments below!
What are you waiting for– click the button now! Download Icon Set
Are there any sites that you think I should have included in the set? You can leave a comment by clicking here.