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40 Professional Icon Sets For Free Download

When it comes to icons, web designers and graphic artists have an excellent opportunity to showcase their craft, prove their experience and explore their creativity. A sweet, nice icon set is a perfect showcase of designer’s work and a powerful instrument to build up your reputation online. In fact, designers make use of it, creating absolutely amazing icon sets and offering them for free download. [Content Care Oct/20/2016]

In the overview below we present 40 excellent, free and professional icons for desktop and web design. Some of them can be used for both private and commercial projects. You may always use them for fre in your private projects. Nevertheless, it is always worth to take a look at the license agreements — they can change from time to time.

You can also scan through the icons-related articles we’ve published before:

Free Icons For Your Web Designs Link

Office Space Icon Set4 Link

This set contains a coffee icon, chair icon, employee icon, coffee machine icon, computer display icon and information kiosk icon. Each icon is available in size 16×16px, 32×32px, 48×48px and 256×256px. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. This means that if you use the icons on your web site, please place a link to on the same pages the icons are used.

Freebies Icons - Office Space Icon Set5

Light Icons Set6 Link

A set of 22 light, clean and stylish icons created by Krzystof Kolatorski from Poland.

Freebies Icons - Light Icons by ~sone-pl7

Transport Icon Set8 Link

This set of ready-made icons represents 35 objects of various modern transport facilities such as Cars, Airplanes, Helicopters, Trucks, Public conveyances, Squad car, Fire-engine, Ambulance, Taxi, Ships, etc. Free for personal use. .png, .ico. 16×16, 24×24, 32×32, 48×48, 64×64, 128×128, 256×256.

Freebies Icons - Vista Style Transport Icon Set. Icons-Land (Vista Icons, Stock Icons, Custom Icon Design Service)9
Freebies Icons - Vista Style Transport Icon Set. Icons-Land (Vista Icons, Stock Icons, Custom Icon Design Service)10

Old School Icon Pack11 Link

Old School Icon Pack contains 82 high quality (256×256 pixels) icons; PNG and ICO formats. This package includes: Extra Icons, File Icons, Folder Icons, Hardware Icons, Software Icons etc. Free for personal use only.

Freebies Icons - - Download Old School Icon Pack : Free Vista Style Icons, Free Icon Sets and Windows Vista Desktop Icons12

The Simpsons Icons Link

11 Simpsons icons for Mac OS X and Windows. Designed by Anton Gerasimenko and Egor Zhgun from Russia. The link for the windows-version seems to be broken. Size: 128×128px.

Freebies Icons - 128x128: The Simpsons Icons
Freebies Icons - 128x128: The Simpsons Icons

RSS icons campaign Link

A large set of creative RSS icons designed by Design Freak.

Freebies Icons - NewsFire by ~barrymieny
Freebies Icons - NewsFire by ~barrymieny
Freebies Icons - NewsFire by ~barrymieny
Freebies Icons - NewsFire by ~barrymieny

Ice Cream Icons13 Link

A set of 15 sweet, shiny and tasty ice and cake icons. Size: 128×128, formats: .ico and .png. Designed by dim.po.

Freebies Icons - 128x128 Icons Set 4 by ~dimpoart14

Ruby on Rails icon pack15 Link

Contains 3 color variations of the Ruby on Rails folder icon in 5 different sizes. Also includes a squared version of Rails logo in 5 different sizes.

Freebies Icons - Ruby on Rails icon pack by ~azizash16

Set of Stylized Icons17 Link

Designed by Lucas (aka pho3nix-bf) from Poland. The YouTube, Wikipedia and Facebook icon may be used in online-projects.

Freebies Icons - Set of Stylized Icons by ~pho3nix-bf18

Sticker Pack19 Link

A pack of stick-on icons whicih contains 41 individual sticky icons with large resources for Vista & Leopard. Designed by David Lanham. iContainer, Mac, Win.

Freebies Icons - Iconfactory : Freeware : Sticker Pack 220
Freebies Icons - Iconfactory : Freeware : Sticker Pack 121

128×128: Toast It! Link

A toaster icon, 128×128px.

Freebies Icons - 128x128: Toast It!

Icon Goodies Link

7 free icon goodies created by created by Chris Ivarson. Mac only. For instace, the Blogs icon pack includes Blogger icon, Livejournal icon, WordPress icon and Xanga icon. Free to use.

Freebies Icons - Goodies |
Freebies Icons - Goodies |

Smashing RSS/Feed Icons22 Link

A free Smashing RSS/Feed icon set. The set contains 8 icons which you can use for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free. The icons are available for both Mac and Win-users in resolutions 16×16px, 24×24px, 32×32px, 48×48px, 128×128px, 256×256px and 512×512px.

Freebies Icons - Fresh, Free and Gorgeous RSS/Feed Icons | Graphics | Smashing Magazine23

Bright! icon set Link

Bright! is a crisp, sharp and beautiful set of 148 hand-crafted icons in vector format, ideally for both web and print work. You can use Bright! for personal and commercial projects at free of charge. Comments and backlinks are appreciated.

Freebies Icons - Bright! - a free icon set

Freaky Crema24 Link

Cake and ice cream icons designed by dim.po25 from Russia. Crema Badges are also available for free download.

Freebies Icons - Freaky Crema by ~dimpoart26


Freebies Icons - Freaky Crema by ~dimpoart27

Build Your Own Box Kit Link

“Build Your Own Box” kit allows you to take a layered, Photoshop PSD file and add your own items inside. Logos, icons, anything. Some free icons are included in the PSD file as well. A How-To-Video (Quicktime) explains how you can create your icons using the .psd-file.

Freebies Icons - Icon Lab - Build Your Own Box

Nicely Stuffed28 Link

Six Colors + Leopard Ready. Designed by Max Gilchuk from Canada.

Freebies Icons - Nicely Stuffed by =mgilchuk29

Antares Icon Pack30 Link

Antares Complete Pack contains 100 high quality (256×256 pixels) icons; PNG and ICO formats. This package includes: Blue Ray Disk icon, CD Drive icon, iMac OSX icon, iMac icon, Finder icon, Mail icon, Safari icon, iTunes icon, Trash icon, Dashboard icon etc. File Types: .ico, .png. Icon Sizes: 256×256, 128×128, 16×16, 32×32, 48×48.

Freebies Icons - - Download Antares Complete Pack : 100 Free Vista Style icons31

Laurent Baumann | Icons Link

The Film Roll icon set contains 1 icon in sizes 16×16px, 32×32px, 48×48px, 128×128px, 256×256px and 512×512px. Formats: icns and .png. These icons are released under Creative Commons License. Designed by Laurent Baumann.

Freebies Icons - laurent baumann | icons
Freebies Icons - laurent baumann | icons
Freebies Icons - laurent baumann | icons

Pool Icons Link

Do you have snow in winter? We do. A lot of snow. But now spring has finally come and we can’t ignore it. We’ve been waiting for so long! So here is a free icon set about what we see in the streets in spring. You can download Win and Mac icons as well as PNG files.

Freebies Icons - Free stuff

Coffee Break Icon Set Link

10 freeware icons inspired by some delicious coffee foods. Content: Apple, Breads, Cheese, Coffee cups, Coffee pot, Cookies, Toast. Designed by Dirceu Veiga.

Freebies Icons - COFFEE BREAK - icons inspired in some delicious coffee foods. | Fast Icon - Free stock icons.


Free for personal use, but can be modified and released afterwards. This set also includes PSDs.

Freebies Icons - OSE PNGs by =gakuseisean

Email Me Icon Set32 Link

11 icons, 128×128px, created for the projects. Free for personal use only. Designed by Mario Martínez from Mayosoft.

Freebies Icons - email me by ~Mayosoft33

I’m not a Patriot34 Link

Flags of 32 countries + 2 communities, resulting in 34 png-images of file size 256×256px.

Freebies Icons - I'm not a Patriot by ~Mayosoft35

Social Web Buttons Link

Two “social” sets, each consisting of 20 images in .png-format. Released under Creative Commons license. The sets include buttons for Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, LastFM, Pownce and Slideshare.

Freebies Icons - Social Web Buttons - Set 1 - WebFruits Blog // web design, grafica, internet, blog...
Freebies Icons - Social Web Buttons - Set 2 - WebFruits Blog // web design, grafica, internet, blog...

Windows Outlook36 Link

1 png (256px). For private and noncommercial use only. By Vande Mataram.

Freebies Icons - Windows Outlook --akkasone by ~Vande-Mataram37

Mobile Device Icons Link

60 mobile device icons in 128×128 and 60 mobile device icons in 256×256. In .PNG format for whatever you use them for. Courtesy of ~pierocksmysocks from the US.

Freebies Icons - Mobile Device Icons by ~pierocksmysocks

Choose your sport Icons Link

8 original icons about sport areas. Available for both Windows and Mac OS X. Size: 256×256px and 512×512px.

Freebies Icons - -+ Choose your sport !

Sketchy Paper Icon Set38 Link

Icons are created with simple, sketchy lines on a unique background – a paper note. So, get creative when using the set, hope it brings a new, unique light on your projects. The set contains 20 high quality, free icons in these sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px, 48x48px, 64x64px and 128x128px and 32-bit transparency PNG file format. 20 icons in .ico, .png and .icns format. You can also purchase these icons — then you may use them without being obligated to put a back link.

Freebies Icons - DryIcons | Free Icons | Sketchy Paper Icon Set39

Mini Icon Sets Link

Vaga40 Link

This set of 60, semi-transparent .png icons (16 x 16) ready to use and available for free download. Released by Ed Merritt.

Freebies Icons - Vaga | Ten by Twenty41

Monofactor Icon Set Link

This icon set, created by Onur Oztaskiran, contains 25 scalable Illustrator format icons. You can open the .ai file with any version of Illustrator above 8.0. With earlier versions, you might loose some of the effects on the icons. You are completely free to edit, change and/or directly use the icons in your site and in any kind of your projects.

Freebies Icons - - Design Graphics Blog - Onur Oztaskiran -+ Blog Archive -+ Free Vector Icon Set 1 - Containing 25 Icons

Web Development Icons42 Link

24×24 free icon set in web 2.0 style. These icons are free to use in any kind of project unlimited times. Released under Creative Commons license. Windows only.

Freebies Icons - Free web development icons #4 - Download Royalty Free Icons and Stock Images For Web & Graphics Design

Circular Icons43 Link

Circular is a free icon set containing 100+ free to use icons. It’s a themed collection of 100+ 16×16 icons designed by Ben Gillbanks. The icons are available as a zip download of alpha transparent png’s (link over there on the right), and cost a grand total of nothing!


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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

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    Cameron Singe

    May 21, 2008 4:39 pm

    Don’t forget fam fam fam icons, they are the holy grail of free icons

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    Yummy… so many delicious snacks icons!

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    David Dashifen Kees

    May 21, 2008 5:55 pm

    @Cameron Singe

    I, too, was surprised not to see the icons in the list!

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    Richard Shields

    May 21, 2008 4:26 pm

    Nice collection!

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    Phenomenal! Great collections as always!!

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    Awesome! =)
    You guys rule!

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    Erik Reagan

    May 21, 2008 5:22 pm

    I was just looking through the previous Icon lists today and this one really adds some great ones to the ever growing list! Thanks as always!

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    Fantastic collection set…

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    that’s so cool … thanks

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    Wow, really nice collection, Thank you!

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    Cool list of icons – free, sweet, delicious !

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    Joefrey Mahusay

    May 21, 2008 6:33 pm

    Great List of Icons!

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    May 21, 2008 7:11 pm


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    I am loving it…

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    So good!
    I Love it

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    Sandie Sørensen

    May 21, 2008 10:17 pm

    Nice collection!

    Especially the sketchy paper icon set. :)

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    shashi arya

    May 21, 2008 10:43 pm

    U ppl always makes me Happy :) GR* collection as usual

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    Your cream icons are double,

    for the rest, nice list.

    And arent the phoenix (deviantart) icons.. not download able


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