I‘ve been seeing a lot of sketch-type web designs around recently, as well more and more hand-drawn fonts. I don’t think that’s a big surprise.
Web 2.0 style, which is/was great in its own right, gave us a lot of slick glossiness that was almost too perfect. It’s only natural that a new style would emerge, one that would act as a counterpoint to all that.
That’s where these sketch icons come in. They’re the perfect contrast for any Web 2.0 design you may have, and they’ll fit right in with anything you’re working on that needs a more organic feel.
About the hand-drawn icons
These were all drawn by me. On paper. With a pen. Then I scanned them in and cleaned them up (but not too much) in Illustrator.
Each icon is a jpeg and comes in two sizes: 48×48 and 96×96 pixels. Each is dark greyish on a white background. You want more info than that, you’ll just have to download them!
I hope you enjoy these and are able to add some human touch to your design projects. And when you do use them, feel free to send me a link and maybe I’ll feature your work.
Update: ALL of the icons are now in transparent PNG format. Yup, that means they’ll work on any color back background. Except black of course. That would be silly.