Art Professions Icon Set (34 Icons, PNG)


This week we have a beautiful icon freebie for you. BanzaiTokyo1 designed this art related icon set. Their collection of 34 icons are an homage to the creative professions. The icons are available as PNG files and released under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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The Art Professions Icons set would not be out of place in an artist’s portfolio website, be they cook or painter — or even multi-talented. Imagine these icons guiding a modern art gallery’s visitor through the institution’s online presence and you won’t feel let down. Any site remotely representing artistic efforts, finally, has a homogenous set at its disposal. Furthermore, the geniuses at BanzaiTokio did Smashing Magazine the honor of designing an icon just for us, which you will also find below.

The icons are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License4. You are free to distribute, transform, fiddle with and build them into your work, even commercially. Please always credit the original designer of the set. The icons may not be resold, sub-licensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use.

Download The Set For Free!

You can use this icon set freely for commercial and personal projects. Please link to this release post if you want to spread the word.

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The set contains 34 icons for various occasions. The Icons are available in eight sizes — 32×32 px, 48×48 px, 64×64 px , 72×72 px, 96×96 px, 128×128 px, 256×256 px, 512×512 px. The icons included are:

  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Body Art
  • Cinema
  • Comics
  • Creative Writing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Digital Art
  • DJ
  • Drawing
  • Fashion
  • Game Development
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Packaging
  • Painting
  • Photo Editing
  • Photography
  • Pixel Art
  • Print
  • Programming
  • Publishing
  • Sculpture
  • Sculpture2
  • Street Art
  • Theater
  • Typography
  • UI Design
  • Vector Art
  • Web Design

Vector Art Icon.

Behind The Design

As always, here are some insights from the designers:

“We see a lot of icons created for business and general public – social networking and ecommerce, what bothered us is that fellow creatives – writers, painters, sculptors and many others were overlooked and we made it our goal to create icons for every creative activity there is.

Now artists can use these icons to showcase different sections of their portfolio websites and blog writers can have a complete coverage of all creative activities.”

— BanzaiTokio

Thanks, BanzaiTokio, for being creative for the creative community!


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    Thanks for This ….

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    Thanks guys …..really usefull icon set :)

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    Thanks a lot, beautiful set !

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    Hi guys, first of all, great icon set.
    Does anyone know of a similar set but then in 2d (preferably mono)? I’m intending to use it in one of my projects but i can’t seem to find a nice looking set.

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    Awesome, thanks!

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    Beautiful icon set, sad not to see ceramics or pottery.

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    Good article but still nothing makes me leave the Glyphicons :)

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    This is an excellent set, well done.

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    Wow, nice icon. Thank you guys :)

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    They are nice looking… but I’m at a loss for what I would use them for.

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    Very creative design..Loved it.. I’ll be using in my websites.
    Thanks for sharing this pack.

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    These are great. Thank you!!!

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    These look great, thanks for making them

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    Thanks BanzaiTokio for a very useful and needed icon set. Icons look beautiful with great attention to detail.

    Few icons are not easy to understand on smaller sizes e.g. Programming.
    Industrial design icon looks awesome.

    There should be SEO and Application Developer (although architecture icon may also be used) icons as well .

    Overall, Great work.

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    I’m always on the look out for great movie icons- thanks so much

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    Beautiful set , Thanks :)

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    Very nice :)

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    I love the programming icon! Thanks!

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    Great looking icons !

    I usually go to for icons but I’m trilled to see more of them on Smashing Magazine. Thanks !


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