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The Dilly Rank Icon Collection by DerekProspero The Dilly Rank Icon Collection by DerekProspero
Before there was Facebook or MySpace, a friend of mine created “The Dilly.” From 2001-2007, The Dilly made a sizable dent in the Internet lexicon with nearly a million fanatical members. To help distinguish from the growing crop of competition sites, CEO Jeffrey Gilbert offered me a venture partnership where I served as Creative Director. Part of a larger brand initiative, the Rank Icons were created 100% from scratch  to accessorize member profiles and posts. With new characters released each week, members were encouraged to “earn Ranks” through various participation milestones. This viral marketing effort resulted in feverish Rank-hunting and a measurable spike in posts, traffic and sign-ups.

These icons were created using traditional illustration & composite techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator, without any 3D modeling. They are constantly stolen, but for those kind enough to ask permission, please be advised that they are the property of The Dilly LLC and cannot be used for commercial purposes. Technically they shouldn't be allowed for personal use either, but as long as it stays on your computer I don't think anyone is gonna care what you do with them. Thanks for viewing, and if you see them being used anywhere else, drop me a line and I'd be very appreciative.

High Resolution Desktop Line-Ups

Dark #1 - [link]
Dark #2 - [link]
Dark #3 - [link]
Dark #4 - [link]

Light #1 - [link]
Light #2 - [link]
Light #3 - [link]
Light #4 - [link]
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I don't think I've ever seen icons displaying such a deep love and skill on dA before now. The Dilly Rank Icon Gallery by ~derekprospero shines out at you from the page and demands attention. ( Suggested by Binna06 and Featured by rocksicle )
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BlackWolfSinging Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Nice Work!! Not really my taste in icons, but I can appreciate the technique and the finished product. They're very nice!
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:iconderekprospero:
DerekProspero Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Uh huh.
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ronnel721 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
i love it! perfect
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Samborskiy Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Чума ваще!!! 5+
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qarezz01 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
perfect :)
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meinereiner09 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Also I find these Smileys suuuuuper and would know with pleasure where one can buy them.
Greetings
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milly1208 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
i really love them and all wallpapers! they r so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope one day i can use them in my mac!!
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milly1208 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
i really love them and all wallpapers! they r so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope one day i can use them in my mac!!
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I-Foxess Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are amazing! I can't choose the best one...
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MorbidCupcake Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
the robber is definetly my favorite
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Kauyamari Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Awesome! Love to have and use them on my computer. LMK when available. Blessings!
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:iconmamoun:
mamoun Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Amazing !
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verm1n Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
"they shouldn't be allowed for personal use either, but as long as it stays on your computer I don't think anyone is gonna care what you do with them."

yes yes that's great but where can I download them? :D
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daniamm Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
i've always liked your icons! they are the best! :wow:
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CHAD-CHN Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I love these vivid icons,u r talent!~~
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TostaMista Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Thanks a lot it's gonna help a lot buddy.
I appreciate the sharing.
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Shteuf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing ! Would it be possible to have them as icons for Mac ?
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SpearHawk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
They're all so awesome!
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TronNick Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
which forum that's using this avatar? i'm really interesting with it...
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TronNick Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
which forum that's using this avatar? i'm really interesting with it...
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jeevm07 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
ooooooo
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k4v2n Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
one of the best sets iv'e seen by far. any chance there is a way to dl them?
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k4v2n Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
wow! those are awesome!
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yamanooosh Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
plz how can i download it its frekin awesome
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Sorry these were created for a social network and are not available to be used as public icons. Thanks for the compliment though.
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
great set my friend, very creative indeed :)
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Many thanks!
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
np mate
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deejaywill Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
so many times I've seen DJs in Glasgow use these as CD covers and wondered where they all came from, I had a few of them as desktop wallpapers and was amazed at the detail :D
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Heh, thanks. Yeah, they are stolen constantly. It's still frustrating, but I try not to let it upset me too much. Whatcha gonna do. I have a few lawyer letters, I go after who I can.
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deejaywill Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
take em for every penny they have, i used one myself until i found out they wernt stock images, used to be an avatar in a forum lol tiny little one with the glasses and old skool console controller
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jizzyjiz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wahhh!, perfekt!, no words, simply perfekt!
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towzone100 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Now that is artistic!
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rebelteen9x Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
wow i really like these! thanks 4 sharin'
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skylerskinner Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Great man!

Iv'e been wanting to learn how to make a realistic eyeball in photoshop, can you find some way to show me?
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG !!! This is awesome, you got mad PS-skills :D
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atof Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Totally love each and every icon !

Can we purchase all the icons for our use or thedilly still owns them all (even after its closing) ?
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rys Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really too bad these aren't available for download - they're fab.
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sestiana Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
waw!!!! have nothing to say! you are magician!
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golubsd Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
DUDE! THESE ARE AMAZING!!! I have a request, though. Could you make backgrounds out of the zombie one and the death one? Those are my favorite!
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Jdubya85 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
these are crazy man!
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Scorpio27 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love them. nice to see quality work for a change brilliant work! now if only i can shrink them to icon size!
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Jimit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
they are insane..... cant stop looking at them! immediately made it my wallpaper, with your kind permission of course! thank you!

cheers!
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Twilightguest Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Просто охуительно. Респект !!!!
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Jossike Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
hey were i can get thous ikons :(( i wanna that music stylie :)
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UpInDust Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Student Photographer
whatever happened to the dilly?
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bannannasplit24 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
this is cool, but how you download them
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DER-RECONSTRUCTOR Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
WOW!!!! It is new level of iconmaking! Very cool
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Dr-OC Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
lol... they are soooo great... ;-)
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kaiowans Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
excelent work !!!!!!
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