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Hand-Drawn Goods launch

At Hatchers by day we are working on client projects, and by night we enjoy making custom hand-drawn icons, buttons and UI elements. We started to make them as a part of major interface design projects, but then discovered that painting icons is our favorite thing and that there’re people who want them for their own designs!

Last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a new website.

Meet Hand-Drawn Goods — a new place to get icons and UI elements in hand-drawn style.

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Jolly Icons is a set of 400 hand-drawn icons. All icons are available in many formats and scalable. There is also a free set of 36 icons available for download.

Jolly Icons: a set of 400 hand drawn icons

We’ve launched jollyicons.com, a website featuring an awesome set of 400 hand drawn icons! Also, there is a free set of 36 Jolly Icons available for download.

The whole set is totally amazing and I love every single icon in it. I was really excited to participate pushing pixels and adding some interactivity to the layout. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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One does not simply choose a hosting provider

How to choose a web hosting service?

Lately I’ve been working with hosting providers a lot. Some people ask for my recommendations and opinion when they have to choose a hosting service for the first time. If you are a developer, you just set up a VPS and configure it the way you want. But how do you choose a web hosting if you are building a basic website, using WordPress, for example, same as this blog. How to choose a web hosting service in this case? Are there any out-of-the-box solutions? The answer is yes, obviously.

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Christmas ecard 2013

Time is coming when we start hatching this year’s Christmas ecard ideas. Last year it was all about handmade and plasticine, so the postcard was based on the same idea as this one (which is my very favorite).

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Hand-drawn icons

Everybody loves hand-drawn icons! Right? I want to give some credit to Olly for an awesome hand-drawn icon set that I’m currently using on this website. Check it out!

60 Hand Drawn Social Icons on Graphic River