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Prolific icon designer Vincent le Moign has just released yet another copious package of icons. This new one is called Nova and it’s inspired by Google’s material design language. I wrote about Streamline, le Moign’s last mammoth collection of icons, earlier this year in this blog post, and I asked him then about the “arms race” that has pushed icon packs like these to include literally thousands of individual pictograms. Consistent with that, Nova includes 4,000 icons in both solid and linear styles, and in Sketch, Illustrator, SVG and PDF versions. It boggles the mind to think about how much work goes into these.
For the next week the package is available for an introductory price of US$77—that’s less than 2¢ per icon. Insanity. Note that le Moign is also generously offering a selection of 350 icons for free download. Full disclosure: affiliate links.+