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Icons are Hot!

September 14, 2010

Since the day I had my first computer, a Mac Performa 460 (I know… a LONG time ago) I have been obsessed with jazzin’ up the desktop. Making this window I stare into all day long MY WINDOW. Pretty things, funny things, anything to make it mine and personalize it. That’s where ICONS come in.

I am a collector by nature. So when I need something, I get it to excess. Icons are no exception. I can spend hours finding, downloading and applying icons to every folder I have on my hard drive.

So today, my loyal followers, I wanted to share my top 3 favs for free icons.

Pixel Girl Presents. An AWESOME artistic mecha! I LOVE the way they support artists! Many icons by many different artists. Can I cram art related words in here again? I bet I could, but I won’t. Just check them out! They rock! I was introduced to Pixel Girl by a former co-worker. Mikey. Mikey was a funny lad – tried to sell ketchup popsicles to women in white gloves once upon a time. But that my readers, is a blog for another day.

Icon Shock. “Holy Creative Desktops Batman!” YES! They have superheros, to video games to business related and yes, even movie theater popcorn icons. These guys work on a points based system, but I’ve never really had to earn any…they just sort of seem to accumulate. So by the time I get ready to “redocorate” I have enough credits/points to get new icons! YEAH!

IconsPedia. The newest of my icon finds. While hunting for program and web 2.0 icons, I found this great little area of the interweb packed FULL of icons. The most FABOO folder icon’s I’ve seen in a long time!
(As of 9:20pm on 9.14.10 this site was down for updates)

So have at it, swish it up a bit and let me know if you find any other great icon websites! I am always on the hunt!

Ohh! OOO!!! Ohh! I almost forgot. For the most uber simple way to create a fav icon for webpages and bookmarking purposes, dynamicdrive is SO the way to go. Uber simple, and you can get that added pa-pow of flava when designing a website. Check it out!