Best Free Social Icons, Part IV: 3D Icons

This issue of the Best Free Social Icons series is devoted to 3D icons. This time I had to use a different approach to selecting the best free icon sets. Since three-dimensional icons are unlikely to fit into many interfaces, I decided to forget about usability for a while and see them as a showcase of designers’ skills only. So, here is the list of the most beautiful free collections of 3D social icons.
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Free Small Icons For Designers

In the last 4 years or so the icons have become significantly bigger. This trend was introduced by MacOS 10, but now designers use large icons wherever they can.

But still sometimes you need a small icon, and being an icon designer myself I can say that small icons are very difficult to create. I mean, you need to work hard to make your icons recognizable, especially if they represent some not so common objects (not just another folder of magnifying glass).

But if small icons play subsidiary role in your interface, or if you work on a pilot version of some project and do not want to invest much time and money in the design at this stage, there are free sets of small icons at your disposal.

Below is the list of several such sets given in no particular order. As usual, I selected only the best sets that easily fit into various interfaces.
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Free Social Media Icons, Part III: Circular Icons

There are surprisingly few free sets of plain round social networking icons (without any ‘grunge’, 3D or ‘furry’ effects) and even less good ones. This post contains a list of 7 clean and professionally designed sets of circular-shaped social icons that look good both on light and dark backgrounds and are likely to fit into various designs.

If you know any other good sets of circular social icons, feel free to drop a link in the comments.

Social Media Circles by Arbent.net
Social Media Circles
37 social networking icons in 3 resolutions (32×32, 64×64 and 128×128) and 2 variants (clean and grunge).
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