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55 High Quality Sets With Free Desktop Icons

We love free icons and icon sets. In the overview below we present 55 more 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 free in your private projects. Nevertheless, it is always worth to take a look at the license agreements — they can change from time to time. [Content Care Nov/25/2016]

Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link

Simplicio Icon Set

The main motivation behind the design was to create a simple, even minimalistic set which can fit into every project. The set contains 78 free icons in .png and .ico including AI which can be useful for both corporate and personal setting. You can use the set for free – without any restrictions whatsoever.

free desktop icons

The icons are available in the .png- and .ico-formats in the resolution 128×128px. AI-sources are also included in the package. This icon set was designed by Neurovit5 from Turkey especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to sell or redistribute the icons without author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

Smashing Icon Sets

Tools Icon Set Link

Tools always come in handy. For instance, if you are designing an online-store you may need some easily recognizable tool icons to indicate some categories. And this is where this set, designed by David Mottram8, may help you out. This set contains 8 free icons (bookmark, caliper, gear, hammer, screwdriver, toolbox, tools, window) in the format .png in resolutions 64×64px, 128×128px and 256×256px.

As usual, the set is available for free download and can be used without any restrictions whatsoeve. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

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Horror Icon Set Link

If you are designing some project that is supposed to be scary – be it a Halloween-themed site, a private blog or an online-store with some particular merchandise – you may need some beautiful yet scary icons to set up the atmosphere on your site. David Arazim11 created a horror icon set for this very purpose. The set contains 8 icons (axe, bat, eye, grave, gun, jason, skull, voodoo) and is available for free download and use.

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Fresh – The application and financial icon set Link

Today we are glad to release Fresh: an application and financial icon set. This set contains 58 raster and vector icons, designed by Icon Eden14. The set includes icons in .png, .icns and .ico-formats. An .EPS vector file is available as well.

Smashing Icon Set15

You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free, without any restrictions whatsoever.

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The Graph Link

Another day — another fresh freebie. Today we are glad to release The Graphs, a free icon set with 18 various graphs in the formats .png and .max (3D Studio Max). This set was designed by Goce Mitevski20 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Graphs Icon Set

The design took place in 3ds max and the rendering was done with Vray. No previous sketches were made, so the design process was more like a 3dsmax + Vray experiment of getting high-quality 3D graphs with very little effort and fast. Personal information: I’m a freelance designer from Macedonia. I work mainly as a web designer, but I’m a great Vray enthusiast.

Feed Me Animals Link

A Free RSS Feed Vector Icon Set, designed by Mirjami Manninen24 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. This set contains 5 original RSS-feed icons. The icons are available in in .png, .jpg, .eps and .psd.

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

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Flavours Icon Set Link

Oliver Twardowski30, a graphic designer from Bonn, Germany, has put in a lot of time and effort to release this handy icon set especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. His set, aimed to help designers in their Web and user interface designs, contains 177 icons in a resolution of 48×48 pixels. The files are available for in the PNG and PSD sources, so you can modify the files as you wish.

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As usual, the set is available as a free download and can be used for any purposes without any restrictions whatsoever. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sub-licensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

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DelliPack Link

This set of “delicious icons” contains 5 high-quality icons: a folder icon, a paint icon, a safe icon, a building icon and a printer icon which can be useful for both corporate and personal projects. The set includes a PSD-source file as well. You can use the set for free — without any restrictions whatsoever.

Smashing Icon Set

The icons are available in the .png-format in the resolutions 256×256px, 128×128px, 64×64px, 48×48px, 32×32px and 16×16px. This icon set was designed by Wendell Fernandes35 and is now released as a gift for Smashing Magazine and its readers. You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to sell or redistribute the icons without author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

Smashing Icon Set

 

DelliPack 2 Link

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Today we are glad to release The DelliPack 2! icon set. This second set of “delicious icons” contains 15 icons: a build icon, a home icon, an interact icon, a monitor icon, a pen icon, a phonebook icon and other icons which can be useful for both corporate and personal projects. You can use the set for free — without any restrictions whatsoever. PNG files39 (4 Mb)

The icons are available in the .png-format in the resolutions 256×256px, 128×128px, 64×64px, 48×48px, 32×32px and 16×16px. This icon set was designed by Wendell Fernandes and is now released as a gift for Smashing Magazine and its readers. You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to sell or redistribute the icons without author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

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Dellifeed Icon Set Link

A set with 8 tasty and appealing social icons in the format .png. This set was designed by Dellustrations.com especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The icons perfectly fit to the coming Christmas atmosphere and there is also always a reason to offer the readers of your blog a delicious RSS-cake icon!

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Download the icon set for free! You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

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Smashy The Alien

The set contains 8 icons (RSS, news, home, download, contact, calendar, blog and Smashing) with a nice modest alien who is just too shy to show his face completely. You can use the set for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free — without any restrictions whatsoever.

Smashing Icon Set

The icons are available in .ico and .png-formats in resolutions 32×32px, 48×48px, 64×64px and 128×128px. If you love Smashing Magazine just like Smashy does feel free to place him on your blog. This icon set was designed by Maja Bencic45 aka Abeja from Croatia especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to sell or redistribute the icons without author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

Smashing Icon Set

Pacman Returns Icon Set Link

We have found the Russian design studio Turbomilk48 a long time ago. Denis Kortunov and his team published a couple of truly useful articles related to icons design. We’ve been impressed by thte quality of their work and contacted them, asking to design an unusual and creative icon set. We’ve discussed what exactly we would like to have and let the designers do the magic. In the end the result was a set of unusual avatars, similar to the legendary PacMan. We love the icons, and hopefully so are you!

The set “Pacman Returns” contains 11 high-quality icons (including RSS and “Smashing Pacman”-icons) that you can use for free in your private and commercial projects – without any restrictions whatsoever.

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Toys Link

This is a retro icon set that was designed by Helen Gkizi54 and released with Smashing Magazine for its readers. The set contains 9 “toys” icons (png, 128×128px) that may come in handy in a variety of settings – e.g. in projects related to children and family.

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The files are transparent PNGs, and the source file (.eps) is included as well. As always, the set is completely free and may be used for any private or commercial project without any restrictions whatsoever.

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Office Mouse Icons Set Link

A set of 15 unique icons, in .png and in the resolution 128×128px. The icons are designed by Niki Brown58, especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

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Nurture Social Icon Set Link

This is definitely one of the last social icon sets we release here, on Smashing Magazine. Since we’ve released a lot of “social” sets throughout 2008, we decided to not release such sets in the future – unless the quality is truly outstanding. The latter is the case in David Leggett62‘s social icon set called “Nurture”. We just couldn’t reject David’s great work which is why we release it in this post, even although some commenters may not like it.

“Nurture” is a Social Icon Pack that was designed for digital creatives who want to add a unique, lively, and green touch to their blogs and other web-projects. The set includes 10 icons featuring the logos of popular social bookmarking sites. The set was designed with a fresh, lively, green look in mind. The pack includes 512×512, 256×256, 128×128, and 64×64 icons in .png format. It can be used for free in any commercial or private projects with no restrictions, but the set itself may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use.

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DressUp! Avatars Icon Set Link

Here you will find a set with 16 original avatar icons in .png. This set was designed by Dante Michael Afrondoza especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The set was created from scratch using Adobe Fireworks — the .png-sources are available for free download as well. The icons are available in 128×128px.

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

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Hearting Social Icon Set Link

This is a set of 22 social icons in .png and in resolutions 16×16, 32×32, 64×64. This set was designed by Aravind Ajith, the creator of TheDesignSuperHero70, especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. Download the icon set for free!

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

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Soccer Icon Set Link

We are aware it’s winter out there right now, but it’s always good to prepare for summer early, right? This set was designed with the owners of sport-related websites in mind. If you are a fan or have designed a soccer-related website, these icons may come in handy. The set contains 8 icons in resolutions ranging from 32×32 to 512×512 pixels. It was designed by the design agency Artua74 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

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Royal Icon Set Link

The set contains 6 “royal” icons which you can use for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free — without any restrictions whatsoever. The icons are available in .ico and .png-formats in resolutions 32×32px, 48×48px, 64×64px and 128×128px.

Smashing Icon Set

This icon set was designed by Artua Design Studio79 from Ukraine especially for Smashing Magazine as a gift for its readers. You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free. However, please take a closer look at the license agreement — e.g. it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the icons without author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

Smashing Icon Set

Cheers! Link

Cheers is a free set of 12 “social” glasses, designed by Helen Gkizi from Webtoolkit4me82, especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

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You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell them. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Cheers Icon Set84

The Leaf Fall – A Social Icon Set Link

This set contains 11 social icons, designed in an autumn-style. The set includes icons for Twitter, Technorati, RSS, Reddit, Facebook, Delicious, StumbleUpon and Digg. You can use the set for free — without any restrictions whatsoever. The icons are available in the .png-format in various resolutions. This icon set is intended to be used by bloggers. It was designed by Templates86 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

You can use the icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. However, you are not allowed to sell or redistribute the icons without author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

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Icon sets from elsewhere Link

Concept Icons .0890 Link

Icon set with 12 different images in PNG format 256x256px. Designed by Roberto Abril Hidalgo.

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Affel92
Affel combines purple and black colors with some lighting and shadow details to make your computer look classy and as much special as it deserves. |Inside: 72 icons in PNG format with a resolution of 256×256 px. These icons may not be used in any way for commercial purposes.

Freebies Icons93

Eico Studio Anniversary Icon Pack94
16 crisp, sharp and beautiful icons released by the Eico Design Agency to celebrate its first anniversary. Available in .ico, .png and .icns-format in the resolution 128×128px.

Freebies Icons95

Kidaubis 3D Icon – Blue series 96
The icon set with three icons (E-Mail, music box and tool box) available.

Freebies Icons

The Shield Icon Set97
This set includes 4 files in resolutions 256×256px, 128×128px, 64×64px and 32×32px. Available in formats .ico and .png. Designed by Marvin Ristau.

Freebies Icons98

Pure Icon Pack99
Pure Icon Pack contains 14 high quality (256×256 pixels) icons; PNG and ICO formats. This package includes: CD Icon, Computer Icon, Folder Icon, DVD Icon, Internet Icon, Network Icon, Search Icon, USB Icon, ZIP Icon and others.

Freebies Icons100

Oxygen Icons Set101
Over 1000 professional desktop icons designed for KDE, packed in one single pack and released under GPL.

Freebies Icons102

Fruity Apples103
9 .png and .icns (Leopard ready : 512×512 px), 2 Bonus and 1 Wallpaper (2560×1600 px).

Freebies Icons104

I Love “Blondes” Beer Icon105
512x512px in png and icns.

Freebies Icons106

Niepces Camera Obscura Icons107
These desktop icons show the Camera Obscura as it was used by Nicephore Niepce by 1826 or 1827 in an Aperture and iPhoto style and are intended as an homage to him. Mac + Win + Linux + iContainer. Leopard ready (512×512). Including 7 icons intended to replace Aperture or iPhoto, Aperture Library, iPhoto Library, Aperture Vault, Aperture Project and your picture folder.

Freebies Icons108

Facebook User Interface Icons109
25 Facebook ui icons in a high res and vector form… with slight adherences to the tango specification.

Freebies Icons110

Autumn Breeze Icons111
6 Icons for Windows in 8 Sizes. My Computer, My Pictures, Dustbin Full, Dustbin Empty, CD and one Icon for your fav. Design Software.

Freebies Icons112

Small icons Link

ORB Icons113
10 basic user interface icons available in the resolution 16×16px, 32×32px and 128×128px. Designed by Alexy Goncharenko.

Freebies Icons114

Fugue icon set
358 icons (16×16px) are included in PNG format. The icons are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Freebies Icons

Accessibility icon set115
This set includes 9 icons one can use to display accessibility features or address accessibility issues. Released under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Germany, when used backlink is required.

Freebies Icons116

Heart and Ice Icon Sets117
Icons in both icon sets are available in resolutions 256×256, 6 PNGs in the first package, 8 PNGs in the second package.

Freebies Icon Sets118

Freebies Icons119

40 Image Editing Icons120
“Some smiling lips, a camera lens, some vortex colour, a crop tool, a TV icon, and plenty more.” All icons are available within an Adobe Illustrator CS2 file (10.1 Mb).

Freebies Icons121

Keynote Objects122
The package combines 100 easy to use and attractive objects. The background of all objects is transparent and can be used on any colored background. Each object can be changed in size, rotated, increased or decreased in opacity, fitted with shadows or even overlapped with one another to create extra effects. Keynote Objects are compatible with Keynote, iWeb, Pages, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.

Freebies Icons123

Tasty Icons124
Two tasty icons of coffee goodness. These two freebies come in the following sizes and formats: 48 x 48 px; 128 x 128 px; 256 x 256 px; 512 x 512 px; PNG (transparent backgrounds); CNS; ICO.

Freebies Icons125

Keyfob126
Formats: .icns, .png, 128×128px.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/50-fresh-useful-icon-sets-for-your-next-design/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/04/the-ultimate-free-web-designer-s-icon-set-750-icons-incl-psd-sources/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/friday-freebies-flavours-icon-set-and-cute-tweeters-icon-set/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/02/free-icon-sets-e-commerce-web-hosting-food-science-and-more/
  5. 5 http://neurovit.deviantart.com/
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/simplicio/simplicio.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/simplicio/simplicio-icon-set.zip
  8. 8 http://www.monkeyworks.org/
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-freebies/tool-icon-set.zip
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-freebies/tool-icon-set.zip
  11. 11 http://www.mediocore.cz
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/?p=3156
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-freebies/horror-icon-set.zip
  14. 14 http://iconeden.com/
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/finance-application-icon-set/preview.jpg
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/finance-application-icon-set/finance-application-icon-set.zip
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/finance-application-icon-set/preview2.gif
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/finance-application-icon-set/finance-application-icon-set.zip
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/finance-application-icon-set/finance-application-eps.zip
  20. 20 http://www.nicer2.com
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/preview.jpg
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/the-graphs-icons.zip
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/graphs-icon-set/the-graphs-sources.zip
  24. 24 http://www.mirkku.com
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/animals-rss-icon-set/preview.jpg
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/animals-rss-icon-set/preview.jpg
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/animals-rss-icon-set/rss-feeds-jpg-png.zip
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/animals-rss-icon-set/rss-feeds-psd.zip
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/animals-rss-icon-set/rss-feeds-eps.zip
  30. 30 http://www.addictedtocoffee.de
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/flavour-preview.jpg
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/flavour-icon-set-png.zip
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/flavour-icon-set-png.zip
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  35. 35 http://dellustrations.deviantart.com/
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/dellipack/dellipack-icons-png.zip
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/dellipack/dellipack-icons-psd.zip
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/dellipack2/preview.jpg
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/dellipack2/dellipack2.zip
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/dellipack2/dellipack2.zip
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/dellifeed-icon-set/preview.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/dellifeed-icon-set/preview.jpg
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  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/dellifeed-icon-set/dellifeed-icon-set.zip
  45. 45 http://www.abeja.org
  46. 46 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/smashy-alien-icon-set/Smashy-The-Alien-Set-png.zip
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/smashy-alien-icon-set/Smashy-The-Alien-Set-ico.zip
  48. 48 http://www.turbomilk.com
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/december-icon-set/pacman-preview.png
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/december-icon-set/pacman-preview.png
  51. 51 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/december-icon-set/pacman-png.zip
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/december-icon-set/pacman-mac.zip
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/december-icon-set/pacman-win.zip
  54. 54 http://webtoolkit4.me/
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/retro-toys-icon-set/large-preview.jpg
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/retro-toys-icon-set/large-preview.jpg
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/retro-toys-icon-set/retro-toys-icon-pack.zip
  58. 58 http://nikibrown.com
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/office-mouse-icons/preview.png
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/office-mouse-icons/preview.png
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/office-mouse-icons/office-mouse-icons.zip
  62. 62 http://www.tutorial9.net
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/december-icon-set/nurture-preview.jpg
  64. 64 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/december-icon-set/nurture-large-preview.png
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/december-icon-set/nurture-social-icon-set.zip
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/avatars-icon-set/preview.jpg
  67. 67 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/avatars-icon-set/preview.jpg
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/avatars-icon-set/avatars-icon-set.zip
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/avatars-icon-set/fireworks.zip
  70. 70 http://thedesignsuperhero.com/
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/hearting-social-icon-set/preview.png
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/hearting-social-icon-set/preview.png
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/hearting-social-icon-set/hearting-social-icon-set.zip
  74. 74 http://www.artua.com
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/soccer-preview.png
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/soccer-preview.png
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/soccer-preview.png
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/january-icon-set/soccer-icons-set.zip
  79. 79 http://www.artua.com/
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/royal-icons/royal-icon-set-png.zip
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/royal-icons/royal-icon-set-ico.zip
  82. 82 http://www.webtoolkit4.me
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/glasses-icon-set/cheers.jpg
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/glasses-icon-set/cheers.jpg
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/glasses-icon-set/glasses.zip
  86. 86 http://www.templates.com
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/leaves-fall-icon-set/leaves-fall-icon-set.zip
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/leaves-fall-icon-set/preview.jpg
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/leaves-fall-icon-set/leaves-fall-icon-set.zip
  90. 90 http://bobbyperux.deviantart.com/art/CONCEPT-ICONS-08-72701514
  91. 91 http://bobbyperux.deviantart.com/art/CONCEPT-ICONS-08-72701514
  92. 92 http://bobbyperux.deviantart.com/art/affel-PNGs-81936630
  93. 93 http://bobbyperux.deviantart.com/art/affel-PNGs-81936630
  94. 94 http://rokey.deviantart.com/art/eico-1-year-25294190
  95. 95 http://rokey.deviantart.com/art/eico-1-year-25294190
  96. 96 http://kidaubis.deviantart.com/art/KIDAUBIS-3D-ICON-Blue-series-82992268
  97. 97 http://basstar.deviantart.com/art/The-Shield-Icon-Packet-67413912
  98. 98 http://basstar.deviantart.com/art/The-Shield-Icon-Packet-67413912
  99. 99 http://www.vistaicons.com/icon/i146s0/pure_icon_pack.htm
  100. 100 http://www.vistaicons.com/icon/i146s0/pure_icon_pack.htm
  101. 101 http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Oxygen+Icons?content=74184
  102. 102 http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Oxygen+Icons?content=74184
  103. 103 http://benjigarner.deviantart.com/art/Fruity-Apples-80805804
  104. 104 http://benjigarner.deviantart.com/art/Fruity-Apples-80805804
  105. 105 http://cgink.deviantart.com/art/I-love-quot-Blondes-quot-87275040
  106. 106 http://cgink.deviantart.com/art/I-love-quot-Blondes-quot-87275040
  107. 107 http://www.kremalicious.com/goodies/#icons
  108. 108 http://www.kremalicious.com/goodies/#icons
  109. 109 http://lopagof.deviantart.com/art/facebook-ui-icons-vector-90099876
  110. 110 http://lopagof.deviantart.com/art/facebook-ui-icons-vector-90099876
  111. 111 http://da-flow.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-Breeze-Icons-41142635
  112. 112 http://da-flow.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-Breeze-Icons-41142635
  113. 113 http://taytel.deviantart.com/art/ORB-Icons-87934875
  114. 114 http://taytel.deviantart.com/art/ORB-Icons-87934875
  115. 115 http://icons.anatom5.de/
  116. 116 http://icons.anatom5.de/
  117. 117 http://tea00.deviantart.com/art/heart-PNG-48675249
  118. 118 http://tea00.deviantart.com/art/heart-PNG-48675249
  119. 119 http://tea00.deviantart.com/art/ice-55791774
  120. 120 http://www.gosquared.com/liquidicity/archives/384
  121. 121 http://www.gosquared.com/liquidicity/archives/384
  122. 122 http://www.ipresentee.com/iPresentee/iPresentee_-_Home.html
  123. 123 http://www.ipresentee.com/iPresentee/iPresentee_-_Home.html
  124. 124 http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/icons_screensavers/tasty.html
  125. 125 http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/icons_screensavers/tasty.html
  126. 126 http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/cian/how-to-make-icons.html
  127. 127 http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/cian/how-to-make-icons.html

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  1. 1

    Hmmmmmm..icons :-)

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    Eric Martin

    July 2, 2008 4:57 pm

    Wow! Very impressive collection here.

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  3. 3

    There was a couple of these sets that look like some iStock icons I’ve seen. I wonder if they bought some extended right or just ripping them off. Still, an awesome list!

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  4. 4

    I want to make these.

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  5. 5

    I want to make these

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  6. 6

    Beijing 2008 Icons are ingenious i’m totally downloading it (:

    @ Rype
    I also saw similar ones like iStocks. oh well at least they are sharing

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  7. 7

    awesome!

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  8. 8

    icon overload! I love it :D

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  9. 9

    That is a lot of icons!

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  10. 10

    great icons sets…. amazing …

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  11. 11

    Tasty!!!

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  12. 12

    wow… i wanna eat em!!!!

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  13. 13

    gaurav chandra

    July 2, 2008 8:23 pm

    hmmmmm. delicious. i always want to make some like them but i think i am not that goood. :-(

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  14. 14

    wow……awsum……..

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    Alternatively, it could be the original author giving them away. I don’t think iStock requires exclusive reseller rights.

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    shashi arya

    July 2, 2008 8:45 pm

    this is too much……… luv it :)

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  17. 17

    Blair McBride

    July 2, 2008 9:04 pm

    Nice!

    But… why is every monitor a Mac monitor? They still make other ones too, you know…

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    brianbroken

    July 2, 2008 9:08 pm

    20

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  19. 19

    Wow.!!!!! Amazing….!

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  20. 20

    great compilation as always.

    But i don’t think that some of them should fall under icon category, an icon should be visible even in smaller version and some of them are too detailed for that, so they are just a well finsihed beautiful graphics but surely not icons.

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  21. 21

    Few months ago I bought the “BKdesign Icons Pack 2” sets at istock photo.
    How come it’s free now??

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  22. 22

    how to download the whistle icons?? that page’s all in foreign language!!!!!!!

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    Sandie Sørensen

    July 2, 2008 10:33 pm

    Well… As (almost) always: Very inspiring!

    But as exited I am – I’m missing something everytime I see your collection of icons.

    The icons are ALWAYS for desktop use, and I have a whole other approach- or idea.
    I look for icons, that I can use on my portefolio-site.
    I’m taking about icons that symbolize: pencil-drawings, aquarelle, acryllics, photoshop-works, illustrator-works, flash-works, website-design, photography and so on. Creative motives…

    Am I the only one, that miss that?
    Acctually I’ve made a couple og icons my self in the past, but everytime I change the look of my homepage, I need to make new ones, and it’s a big job.

    So here is a question:
    Like you have the amazing desktop calendar of the month, perhaps you-Smashing Magazine- could ask your viewers to contribute with 100% free icons perhaps in first round with symbols for creative portefolios?

    I promise, I vill contribute my selv with beige and creme icons!!

    :) Well. Just a suggestion.

    Sandie

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    Some of those are rips from iStockphoto and StockXpert.

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  25. 25

    very useful – thanks a lot!

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    David Hellmann

    July 2, 2008 11:13 pm

    A great collection of icons!

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  27. 27

    several of your featured icon sets are stolen from royalty-free icon sets on istockphoto.com and are being distributed illegally, particularly the BKdesigners packs and the “online shop icons”.
    Just beacuse you can download it for free does not mean it’s legal.
    Please screen your featured sets more thoroughly.

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    D. Carreira

    July 2, 2008 11:27 pm

    Thanks! Great collection of fantastic icons here!

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  29. 29

    Martin Berglund

    July 2, 2008 11:28 pm

    @evan: You are absolutely right on that note. The Online Shop Icons are a part of the Satin Icons, and this is Set 9 from iStockphoto.

    A quick translation of the site that provides that icon pack in the list above states that Who is the author of icons, is unknown, but we know better now ;)

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    Martin Berglund

    July 2, 2008 11:31 pm

    My comment above was directed to evan in comment 19 ;o)

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  31. 31

    guys, you keep me amazed every day. I’m hitting F5 like nuts every 5 minutes when awaiting for your new article :-)

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  32. 32

    Jean-Baptiste

    July 2, 2008 11:42 pm

    Thanks for this selection ! :-)

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  33. 33

    Ich bin immer wieder erstaunt, wieviele schöne Beispiele ihr immer findet. Danke.

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  34. 34

    Really cool, thanks.

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  35. 35

    Sweet!

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  36. 36

    Very nice set

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  37. 37

    Great list – although yes I have seen some of these on previous smashing lists. You missed a great set of new icons that came out yesterday from wefunction.com you can check em out here:

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  38. 38

    great stuff … i love smashmag …

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  39. 39

    Just WOW!!! thanks

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  40. 40

    Thanks a lot!

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  41. 41

    sunny beach

    July 3, 2008 1:02 am

    This a great collection of great looking icons, also my first recomendation by the Digg recommendation engine. I think i’m already liking it..

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  42. 42

    @Pepa You could always Subscribe to the RSS feed, that will update you as soon as there are any updates.

    Thanks for featuring my Function Icon Set, It’s a huge honour.

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  43. 43

    Excellent Collection

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  44. 44

    simply AWSOME !

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  45. 45

    wooow… so huge..
    omg, sleepless again…

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  46. 46

    Mr Self Destruct

    July 3, 2008 3:49 am

    I’d love to see some tutorials on some of the techniques used to make these amazing 3D icons.

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  47. 47

    nice icon sets :D
    i love the weather ones

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  48. 48

    Wow.. this is an impressive list guys! Well done!

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  49. 49

    I keep waiting for some well-designed icons for desktop use at very small sizes. Seems all the great icons nowadays roll at big, Mac-style sizes. I’m not interested in:

    a) big buttons anywhere on my desktop
    b) using large files (wrt disk/memory space) for decoration

    Unfortunately, most of the new icons I see (like most of the ones in this collection), are designed to be gigantic and don’t scale down to something like 16×16 well. These icons are gorgeous, but I don’t see them being that useful.

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  50. 50

    Nike doesn’t make ping-pong paddles?

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    Toni Trivković

    July 3, 2008 6:36 am

    thanks, very long & cool icons list :)

    -1
  52. 52

    Jasper Kennis

    July 3, 2008 7:05 am

    I’ve been waiting for this sort of posts! Great work S!

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  53. 53

    =’)
    Nice shit SM !

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  54. 54

    huh? A bunch of these were on the last series.

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  55. 55

    Very nice set thanks

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  56. 56

    Cool icons i always use my dsktop icons BIG AND SHINY !!!

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  57. 57

    Thats some quality icons right there ;)

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  58. 58

    Scott Dunlap

    July 3, 2008 9:25 am

    I’m the designer of the Satin icons up at istock. The Online Shop icons and most of those from BK Design are stolen from that series.

    I see smashingmag removed the text link to BK Design, but the preview image is still up and it still links to the site. Please take them down. And the Online Shop icons as well.

    Just to clarify, I am exclusive at iStock and can’t sell (or even give away) those icons because of my agreement with iStock. And even if an extended license was purchased for those sets, that does not allow them to be resold. This is blatant ripping.

    Finally, thanks to everyone that notified me and commented about this. I really appreciate it! I put a lot of effort into these sets and it kills me to see them stolen.

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    Ivan Nikolic

    July 3, 2008 9:35 am

    Great collection, as always :)

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  60. 60

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    July 3, 2008 9:37 am

    Scott Dunlap, thank you, the links were removed.

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  61. 61

    That is a lot to deal with. *head explodes

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  62. 62

    Wow, very impressive! Thanks so much!

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  63. 63

    Farid Abdulhadi

    July 3, 2008 10:36 am

    Really nice collection of icons and graphics.
    Thanks guys, keep up the good work.

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  64. 64

    thank you very much :)

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  65. 65

    1ST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!

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  66. 66

    Thanks for another load of great icons. :)

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  67. 67

    Me gusta!

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  68. 68

    72. elik, woot woot, 2nd.

    By the way very nice and usefull list, thanks alot guys..

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  69. 69

    designmaschine

    July 3, 2008 2:22 pm

    Yeah- new icons for our pleasure!
    Very very useful.

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  70. 70

    Nice!

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  71. 71

    Fantástica, enooorme Seleccion!!

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  72. 72

    MerovingiaN

    July 3, 2008 5:28 pm

    inspiring collection!

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  73. 73

    desperAte student

    July 3, 2008 11:45 pm

    damn! that was great!

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  74. 74

    I really love those “Beijing 2008 Icons” made by kidcomic..

    I´d love to use them in a commercial project.
    Since i do not understand any chinese, i´d like to know more about the terms of use…

    Thx alot!

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    Dawid Gurzynski

    July 4, 2008 4:01 am

    Wow, nice Sets. Thanks a lot.

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  76. 76

    really2 nice…

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  77. 77

    I can only say:
    WOW!
    Great, you are the great!!!
    Thanks a lot, really

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  78. 78

    Awesome!! thanks ;)

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  79. 79

    Great, that’s very nice.
    Thanks.

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  80. 80

    Wahidin Wong

    July 4, 2008 9:03 pm

    Great icon pack collections.

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  81. 81

    thanks solve my problems :D

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  82. 82

    Really Nice,Thanks

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  83. 83

    man this is quite a collection. it took me around 10 hours plus to download all of them ;)

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  84. 84

    Realy great collection ! THANX !

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  85. 85

    Simply amazing icon collection. You guys are really amazing in providing these resources.

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  86. 86

    this really inspiring…

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  87. 87

    Very NICE!!

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  88. 88

    ilovecolors

    July 7, 2008 8:03 pm

    I can’t believe that not one of these sets has a image icon and a video icon in the same set. Very dissapointing, you can’t expect someone to add an icon from one set and that one from another set…

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  89. 89

    Great icons – thanks!

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  90. 90

    Thanks – these are great!

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  91. 91

    Deepak Sharma

    July 9, 2008 4:54 am

    It is really very nice. Thanks very much.

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  92. 92

    Worderful icons!
    Congralulations!

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  93. 93

    Yucel Eroglu

    July 12, 2008 1:05 pm

    great works, thanks..

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  94. 94

    ñam ñamm….
    gracias!

    Thanks!

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  95. 95

    Fantastic collections!!

    Keep Smashing!!

    Thanks

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  96. 96

    a lof of thanks!!!

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  97. 97

    awsome!!! incredible!!! really great icons!!! I like the ones of de OS with the boxes!!! are great!!!

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  98. 98

    What an amazing iconset !!
    Thank you so much, it’s so beautiful.
    Dj Ichtus

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  99. 99

    Great Icon collection. Thanks.

    Prashant

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    Excellent !
    Thanks for this great works.

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  101. 101

    See this link as well for cool icons sets

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  102. 102

    10 on 10….superb

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  103. 103

    great icons
    god bless all this designers

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  104. 104

    Great Icon sets.
    I love that.

    -1
  105. 105

    This is a brilliant list of fantastic icons :) I’ll be sure to add it and promote it in my own collection

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  106. 106

    This is awesome icons sets, really nice collections… thanks for sharing.

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  107. 107

    what software do you guys use to make this great creations? is there any other besides photoshop, (or the ones in the adobe CS), i mean.. any other easier to use without having that much experience?

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  108. 108

    Terrific, thanks for your jog. I’m brazilian and I will begin look more this blog

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  109. 109

    great icons,
    explain the procedure to create such great icons and the software, if u r using other than photoshop

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  110. 110

    Cool! Very impressive collections.

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    Alexandre MONTI (FRENCH)

    January 28, 2009 4:03 am

    Very very good stuff. Thanks

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  112. 112

    WOW! These are the best icons I’ve ever seen. I wish I had created them. ;)

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  113. 113

    This is some really fantabulous stuff, atleast there is someplace everything is awesome

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  114. 114

    wow wonderful collections :) thanks dear

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  115. 115

    Hi

    Thanks for your very good collection of icon packs. thanks very much’s.

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  116. 116

    Awesome icon set collection, best i ever saw on internet!!!! You smash for real ;)

    Best Regards Liviu,

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  117. 117

    Very good collection.

    I will use about 5 or 6 of these sets.
    Thanks for sharing them :)

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  118. 118

    thank you for sharing.. all i can say is a big “WOW”

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  119. 119

    Anyone knows a icon set that contains a icon of a printer cartridge?

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  120. 120

    wow, thanks very nice icons!

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  121. 121

    i found a hard time findng the download for the Olympic Beijing 2008 Icons, so here’s the direct download link

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  122. 122

    can anyone tell me how to use these icons for ‘my computer’ n ‘recycle bin’? i want to change icons on my desktop. so please let me know how to change these icons on my desktop. thnx

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  123. 123

    Very useful icons…. :)

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  124. 124

    Veery good

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  125. 125

    wow… una fantástica lista de iconos !!
    Gracias.

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  126. 126

    Is it legal for someone to make a facebook icon and then tell people they can only use it for personal use unless they contact you? Could you really sue someone for using an icon you created for facebook? Could facebook sue you for using it or making it?

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  127. 127

    Great collection!

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  128. 128

    Hmmmmmmmmm Its goooooood i LIKE IT………………

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  129. 129

    Great collection))

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  130. 130

    What a great collection‼ ♥♥♥

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    thak u

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  132. 132

    Very beautiful collection!
    However, the links will direct you to another site and most of them really does not provide a good download mirror.

    But thank you :)

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  133. 133

    good icons found… thank u

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  134. 134

    Oh, how I long for the days when flatness was nowhere in sight… this is simply great.

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