The pixel factory sitting on my desktop has been busy this fall. I have not one but three new Chalkwork sets to announce today (discounting the weekend heads-up on Twitter, of course).
First up, a set that was quietly launched back in September but not really announced at the time, Chalkwork Flags. Just prior to this summer’s Olympics I was working on a project that required a small set of flag icons, so I spent the rest of the games cranking out my own set of every sovereign nation on the planet.
I’ll admit, these flag icons were the most fun I’ve had creating icons so far. Having existing source material with many common elements and a pre-defined style and palette made the design decision-making a lot easier, so they came together awfully quickly, which was a nice change of pace.
Chalkwork Editing Controls
Next, just finished last week is Chalkwork Editing Controls, a set of WYSIWYG-like icons for text and graphical editing. I trolled the toolbars of popular design and word processing software to put together a list of the most commonly-used controls.
The first pass seemed awfully grey; a lot of the icons didn’t have an inherent colour, so I stuck with a common palette to make sure they’d sit well next to each other within a toolbar. But the result ended up a little too monochromatic for my liking so I went insane and produced 11 different colour variations for most of them, making this the largest set I’ve produced by a long shot. I don’t recommend doing this.
And finally, to show my appreciation for your putting up with this purely commercial post, I have an entirely free set that you can download right now. Chalkwork HTML might even be useful, too. It contains 31 icons that cover common markup elements and actions. Plug ‘em into your wireframes, use them on your web sites, or anything else you can think of. They’re yours for the taking, and available in all sizes and file formats that the rest of the Chalkwork family comes in.
There are colour variations of this one too, but you only get those if you buy Editing Controls or the Collection. Freemium, baby.
As always, you can get every single Chalkwork icon I’ve produced thus far (almost 1,800 in total at 3 different sizes) in the Collection, which at a revised price of $249 is still a lot cheaper than buying them individually.