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50 Useful Icons For Your Next Design [Free Sets]

Beautiful and free icon sets always come in handy. Used properly and moderately, icons can be helpful to provide users with memorable metaphors and illustrations that would provide a visual support for otherwise unspectacular text blocks. For instance, in web applications memorable icons can be very helpful as they can make it easier for users to memorize how to perform some specific task or where to find some specific functions.

Useful Icons

This large collection of useful icons is supposed to help designers improve their designs on their web-sites and in web-applications. All icon sets are free. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the icons — the license can change from time to time. The icons provided below may turn out to be useful and helpful in corporate designs, portfolios, blogs, magazines and in Web-applications. Please feel free to suggest more icon sets in the comments to this post.

Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link

Web Application Icon Sets Link

Chalkwork HTML Royalty-free Icons5
Chalkwork HTML is a free set of HTML-themed icons, designed to perfectly complement all other sets in the Chalkwork Family. Featuring 31 graphical representations of common markup elements, this is a completely free icon set available for personal and commercial projects alike (although the usual Chalkwork license terms still apply). The set is available in 3 sizes and 6 file formats: transparent PNG, TIF, GIF, BMP, Windows ICO, and Mac ICNS.

Free Icons Round-Up - Chalkwork HTML Royalty-free Icons6


Free Icons Round-Up - MinIcons8

Flavour Extended: The Ultimate Icon Set For Web Designers9
A couple of months ago we released the beautiful Flavours Icon set that was designed by Oliver Twardowski, a graphic designer from Bonn, Germany, the set aimed to help designers in their Web and user interface designs, containing 177 icons in a resolution of 48×48 pixels. In this post we release the updated version of the icon set, now with 452 icons, freely available to use in private or commercial projects.

Free Icons Round-Up - Flavour Extended: The Ultimate Icon Set For Web Designers10

Web Injection11
This Free Icon Pack is for use in your personal and commercial projects, and can be used without attribution. It may not be redistributed. The set includes 26 stylish icons designed by Midtone Design Studio. Each icon is a .png at 48x48px. The Icons were tediously hand crafted by designer Jonatan Castro Fernández.

Free Icons Round-Up - Free Icon Pack: Web Injection12

File Status Icons13
File Status Icons set includes 16 icons that can be used for web-applications that deploy Subversion-based projects.

Free Icons Round-Up - File Status Icons14

On Stage Icons Set15
The set contains 49 free vector icons, including PSD, which can be useful for both corporate and personal projects. You can use the set for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. The icons are available in PNG format in a resolution 128×128 pixels. Also included in the package are 100% pure shape-based layered PSDs.


The Browser Icons17
This set contains 9 web browser icons available in 64×64, 32×32 and 16×16 pixels. Includes major browsers like Mozilla Firefox,Internet Explorer, Opera,Google Chrome and more.

Free Icons Round-Up - KIDAUBIS -THE BROWSER18

Sketchy icons19

Free Icons Round-Up - Sketchy icons20

Milky Icons Set
The Milky set contains more than 131 icons primarily colored in green, giving an eye-pleasant look and prominent display on either dark or bright backgrounds. After eight times of releasing the icons seperately as each part at Min Tran’s weblog, designed mostly at request by our users or readers, now we gathered and packed them all into one package, conveniently for you to get all the icons at the same time.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot

Media Icons21
This icons set contains 15 simple icons in PNG (128×128px), for Windows and Mac.

Free Icons Round-Up - Media Icons22


Free Icons Round-Up - Absque

Silk Companion 1 (more Silk icons)23
Mark James (FamFamFam) created a great set of 1,022 silky-smooth 16×16 true-colour icons in PNG format, aptly named Silk Icons. This set is based upon the Silk set24 and presents 460+ more icons that are derivations and recompositions of the original set.

Free Icons Round-Up - Silk Companion 1 (more Silk icons)25

Coquette 4 Icons Set26
The forth part of the Coquette free icons set is powered by another 50 new icons. This playful free icon set contains curvy and colorful free icons made with one goal, to get all the affection and playfulness to your projects. “Coquette” free icon set contains 50 high quality, free icons in these sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px, 48x48px, 64x64px and 128x128px and 32-bit transparency PNG file format.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot27

Coquette 5 Icons Set28
The fifth part of the “Coquette” icon set contains 50 high quality, free icons in these sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px, 48x48px, 64x64px and 128x128px and 32-bit transparency PNG file format.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot29

E-Commerce Icon Sets Link

Chalkwork Payments (Free) Icons30
Chalkwork Payments is a free set of online payments icons, designed to perfectly complement all other sets in the Chalkwork Family. Featuring 21 base icons and 105 variations, these graphical representations of common payment services and payment-related imagery are a completely free icon set available for personal and commercial projects alike (although the usual Chalkwork license terms still apply). Chalkwork Payments is available in 3 sizes and 6 file formats: transparent PNG, TIF, GIF, BMP, Windows ICO, and Mac ICNS.

Free Icons Round-Up - Chalkwork Payments (Free) Icons31

Finance Icons Set32
The icons are free for personal use and also free for commercial use, but the designers require linking to their web site. The archive contains the icons in all sizes, Windows, Mac and PNG formats.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot33

Credit Cards Icons
23 free credit card icons for free download. More free credit card icons34.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot

Business Icons35


Fresh Icons Set37
This set contains 59 raster and vector icons. The set includes icons in PNG, ICNS and ICO formats. An EPS vector file is available as well.


Useful Icon Sets Link

Free Multimedia Vector Icons39
A set of free multimedia vector icons in various colors and button styles. These are already vectors and not some ordinary transparent PNG anymore so you can easily modify them to your heart’s desire. I’m thinking of doing some vector social network icons next time but I’m still figuring out a concept. I know there are a lot of these kind of icons scattered around but I’d like to do something different. We’ll see. In the meantime, enjoy these vector icons. These icons come in two vector file formats, EPS (Illustrator 10 up) and AI (Illustrator CS up).

Free Icons Round-Up - Free Multimedia Vector Icons40

Fortune 500 Badges
Over 200 badges of famous brands, PSDs included.

172 final country flag icons41
172 final country flag icons. 48×48 png.

Free Icons Round-Up - 172 final country flag icons42

Symbol Signs
The complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols developed by AIGA is now available on the web, free of charge. Signs are available in EPS and GIF formats.

Free Icons Round-Up - Symbol Signs

Free Vector Icons Pack 0343
Vector template.

Free Icons Round-Up - iPhone UI Icon Set44

Social Icon Sets Link

Social Media Mini Iconpack
This icon set consists of 30 (16×16) finely crafted social media icons. They are free to use non-commercially. Put them on your blog or on your website to help users bookmark or share your site socially. I hear its all-the-rage these days. This icon pack consists of the following icons, in absolutely no logical order:

Free Icons Round-Up - Social Media Mini Iconpack

Icons Cloud45
Social icon set with icons shaped cloud. PNG.

Free Icons Round-Up - Icons Cloud46

Page Peel
The set contains 16 social icons in (transparent) PNG format.

Free Icons Round-Up - Page Peel - A Free Social Media

Free Vector Icons Set + Twitter Birdy Icon47

Free Icons Round-Up - Free Vector Icons Set + Twitter Birdy Icon48

Handycons 2 – another free hand drawn icon set49
This icons set contains Facebook, Blinklist, Feedburner, Flickr, FriendFeed, Furl, Gmail, Google, Heart icon, Last FM, Linked IN, Magnolia, Newsvine, PayPal, Skype, Sphinn, Twitter, Vimeo, Yahoo and You Tube icons. All icons come in four sizes: 16×16, 32×32, 64×64 and 12x128px. And they are all free.

Free Icons Round-Up - Handycons 2 - another free hand drawn icon set50

19 Free Hand-Dran Sketch Icons51
Each icon is a .JPG and comes in two sizes: 48×48px and 96×96px. Each is dark greyish on a white background.

Free Icons Round-Up - Charfish Design - 19 Free hand-drawn sketch icons52

Polaroid icon set53
YouTube, Delicious, RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, StumbleUpon, mySpace, Feedburner, Skype, Yahoo,, Linkin, Reddit and Gmail.

Free Icons Round-Up - Polaroid icon set54

IconTexto Web 2.0 User55
28 icons in formats PNG (256×256, 128×128, 48×48, 32×32, 16×16), ICO (256×256, 128×128, 48×48, 32×32, 16×16) and ICNS (256×256, 128×128, 48×48, 32×32, 16×16).

Free Icons Round-Up - IconTexto: IconTexto Web 2.0 User56

Social Icons Hand-Drawn57
This set includes icons for, Digg, Facebook, Firefox, Flickr, Meneame, Myspace, Technorati, Twitter, Vimeo, WordPress, Youtube, LastFM, RSS, Blogger, GMail, Reddit and StumbleUpon. The icons are available in the sizes 24×24, 32×32, 48×48 and 64×64. Released under Creative Commons license.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot58

Circular Social Icons
The zip file includes 3 sizes for 17 icons: 128×128px, 64×64px and 32×32px. There is an icon for the following: Blogger, Delicious, DesignFloat, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Google, a heart icon that will work for anything (such as bookmark), MySpace, Reddit, an RSS icon, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Twitter, WordPress, Yahoo! and YouTube. Designed by Eli Burford from Australia.

Free Icons Round-Up - Social Media Icons Pack in 3 Sizes for Download

Beautiful General Icon Sets Link

Manila Mail
A manila envelope style mail replacement.

Free Icons Round-Up - Mac Releases Icon Manila Mail

Baggy Icon Set59
Baggy Icon Set was designed by Paul Kadysz. It contains 5 high quality icns. This time we’ve got 3 different formats (.ico, .icns and .png) and 6 sizes! 512px-16px (except .png). Here’s how the set looks like.

Free Icons Round-Up - Baggy Icon Set60

The set contains 47 ICNS in iCONTAINER format.

Free Icons Round-Up - DOX ADDON - Archiver by ~DeusEx74 on deviantART62

Agua Icons Set63
350 free beautiful desktop icons that can also be used online. Designed by the master David Lanham.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot64

30 free office Icons65
30 free office icons which rendered at 256×256, 128×128, 64×64, 48×48, 32×32, 24×24, 16×16 pixels and formats are png, ico and icns.

Free Icons Round-Up - 30 free office Icons66

Project Icon Set For Free Download67
This icon set, designed by Navdeep Raj and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers, contains 18 beautiful icons related to project management. The set includes the icons address card, bar graph, calendar, clock / time, conference device, contact, documents, draft, mail, marker, milestone, notes, portfolio, project plan / gant chart, search / find, sitemap / flowchart, todo and user / resource. The files are transparent PNGs, and vector Fireworks source files are included as well. As always, the set is completely free and may be used for any private or commercial project without any restrictions whatsoever.

Free Icons Round-Up - Project Icon Set For Free Download68

Stationery Icons Set69
A useful set of 22 vector icons (256 × 256 pixels). It contains book, brush, crayon, clip, color pencils, document, eraser, pad, palette, post-it note, scale and scissors, as well as the Fireworks source file.


Practica Icons Set71
A free set of 11 useful high-quality icons, designed by DryIcons especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The icons are available in resolutions of 64, 128 and 256 pixels, in 32-bit transparency PNG format.

DI – Folder Icons

Free Icons Round-Up - DI - Folder Icons

Weby Icon Set72
The icons are available in PNG, ICO and ICNS format. They are free to use for both personal and commercial projects, including websites, templates & software. You are not allowed to sell or redistribute the icons anywhere else. If you like to share the icons please link to this article.

Free Icons Round-Up - 100 Free Icons - Weby Icon Set73

Sleek XP Basic Icons74
50 stock icon in PNG and ICO formats. this is absolutely free for personal and non-commercial purposes only.

Free Icons Round-Up - Sleek XP Basic Icons75

40 Free Twitter Badges
The set includes 40 files in total, all in transparent .png format. The buttons etc come with PSD files too so you can edit and re-size them as needed. The original characters come as a large High Res image which makes it very easy to scale down and use however you want.

Free Icons Round-Up - Twitter Badges

Puzzle Icons76
A small tribute to Erno Rubik and Uwe Meffert, Mac OS X Style!

Free Icons Round-Up - Puzzle Icons77

Design a Stylish Mail Icon in Photoshop78

Free Icons Round-Up - Design a Stylish Mail Icon in Photoshop79

Round Theme Icons80

Free Icons Round-Up - Round Theme Icons81

Iiro Jappinen’s Icons
For personal use only.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot

Niepce’s Camera Obscura82
The download package now includes 7 icons as an iContainer and for Mac (icns, Folder), Linux (PNG) and Windows (ico) and you can grab it from the Goodies page.

Free Icons Round-Up - 4 More Icons83


Free Icons Round-Up - Mod85


Free Icons Round-Up - Archigraphs::... Creative Goods87

Cute Critters Free Icon Pack88
The Cute Critters Icon Pack is a free Icon set with 13 painfully cute critters, created by Elio Rivero of ilovecolors. Each icon is in .png format sized at 512×512px with transparent backgrounds. Altogether, there is more cuteness than you could shake a stick at. This Free Icon Pack is for use in your personal and commercial projects, and can be used without attribution. It may not be redistributed.

Free Icons Round-Up - Cute Critters Free Icon Pack89

Blog Icons

Free Icons Round-Up - Blog Icons

Somatic Rebirth Apps Icons – Life in Colors

Free Icons Round-Up - Somatic Rebirth Apps Icons - Life in Colors

Sticker Icons90
152 various beautiful icons designed by David Lanham.

Free Icons Round-Up - Screenshot91

Star Trek Icons92
Official Star Trek icons and desktop pictures for free download.

Free Icons Round-Up - The Iconfactory presents Star Trek93

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  1. 1

    Allan Catadman

    June 7, 2009 6:13 pm

    Sweet! thank you so much!

  2. 2

    Oooooops, nice collection. Thank you so much. Very nice effort. I think nothing remained, all categories has been covered.

    lotta thanx again

  3. 3

    Brian Temecula

    June 7, 2009 5:03 pm


  4. 11

    thank you for these. Always a useful resource for icons.

  5. 12

    Great stuff!!!…except the link for Flavour Extended 404s

  6. 13

    I just realized how much Chrome’s logo looks like Simon.

  7. 14

    No mention of iconexperience? Such a large collections gives tons of opportunities for modification.(2500 icons in 5 sizes with and without shadows for $400 is my idea of a bargain.) I’m not a shill, just a fan. Otherwise, cool sets.

  8. 15

    Very nice list. I about fell off my chair laughing when I hit the last one now we can all show off our inner Kirk. Great!

  9. 16

    Thanks for posting!

  10. 17

    really awesome !~

  11. 18

    Freebies!! thank you.
    Btw, Flavour Extended icons link is not working. it gives me 404 error page

    (SM) Thank you, the link was fixed.

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    Great collection

  15. 22

    thank, very nine

  16. 23

    great collection. Thank you very much

  17. 24

    Daniel Calderon

    June 7, 2009 8:15 pm

    Wow These are all awesome. I especially like the social set that looks ‘kindergarden’. I could really use these on my website. Not too sure how to integrate them though.

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    June 7, 2009 8:25 pm

    Bravo bravo for these!…..Thank you so much!

  19. 26

    Two Socks - Graphic design and print

    June 7, 2009 8:29 pm

    Brilliant thankyou very much!

  20. 27

    umm… The project Icon link is broken. But everything else is great.

  21. 28

    Yestoday , I was looked for some sketch Icons set to finish homeworks,But failed
    I’ve submitted it just not

    What a pity

  22. 29

    Great list. I can´t get enough icons. Thanks for sharing.

  23. 30

    the fortune 500 set is a dead link

  24. 31

    Wow! Thank you so much.

  25. 32

    Awesome post, ty!

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  27. 34

    I think this is the most usefull post I’ve ever seen on Smashing, thank you very much!

  28. 35

    Incredible collection and very useful – thanks for a top post! :)

  29. 36

    Nice collection agian, I like it ;)

  30. 37

    Line of Design

    June 7, 2009 11:30 pm

    Damn….! The link to “Stationery Icons Set” doesn’t work, and this is the first time an iconset almost contains all the icons I need…

    Please make the link work, Smash?

    (Update) The link is working now.

  31. 38

    great collection, thanks a lot!

  32. 39

    June 7, 2009 11:47 pm

    Amazing! Thank you!

  33. 40

    Now that’s a great collection :)

  34. 41

    Michael Flarup

    June 8, 2009 12:33 am

    Thanks for featuring my stuff from again SM. :)

  35. 42

    Holy cow!

    I ate my breakfast quicker than i managed to read this article.

    Awesome and very exhaustive list.

    great work.

  36. 43

    Excellent. Great time to release too, right in the middle of a potentially icon-heavy design :D

  37. 44

    Outstanding. Thanks.

  38. 45

    Nice icon packs, but it lacks an overview of what can be used for free in commercial projects and what not.

  39. 46

    Another great post, fab news that so many icon sets are being released for free use. Big thanks to all the artists spending their time working on these, great work!

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    June 8, 2009 1:45 am


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    The site with ‘Fortune 500 Badges’ is not working. I mean the download is not working I test other links there and they are not working either O_O

    *ed:Never mind the site is being fixed,lol

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    Theo Lagendijk

    June 8, 2009 1:53 am

    Thanks! Very nice!

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    Very cool….

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    I love those scatchy ones… :)

    Best regards

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    Jan Kovařík

    June 8, 2009 2:44 am

    AWESOME, thanks!

  46. 53

    I loved this set… Another suggestion for future posts is put the download link as well so I can quickly download it if I like it!


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    Great work, thanks to all the creators for the time ,very nice!
    go ahead….

    much regards from germnay

  48. 55

    I still say Fugue looks better than the Silk Set (FAM FAM FAM) for 16px icons.

  49. 56

    This magazine is just AWESOME.

  50. 57

    Wow! Awesome collection!…

    Hope some icon set collection(s) for Mac users… Maybe an Candybar icon & Dock collection would be good :P

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    June 8, 2009 5:42 am

    116390 suscribers (by the moment) can´t be confused.
    We have selected the right web magazine ; thanks to be there…

  52. 59

    Thats alot of icon sets for free, nice one!

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    Really great! There are many broken links to some icons sets though :(

  54. 61

    June 8, 2009 6:03 am

    Thank you.

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    huge collection… thanks!

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    June 8, 2009 6:27 am

    Thanks!! SM icon collections always are amazing ;)

  57. 64

    Thank you very much!

    Nice to have all of these icon sets in one place. The one icon set I hadn’t seen before (On Stage Icons Set) results in a 404 error. Any chance anyone could post the correct link? Or is there just too much traffic at the moment?

    Keep up the good work, and thanks for all the fun links within various comments as well.

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    Marcis Gasuns

    June 8, 2009 7:28 am

    Check out Led Webmaster Pixel icons as well, you’ve missed them in this list.

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    Alison Heittman

    June 8, 2009 7:51 am

    Excellent list, and very timely for us! Thanks so much!!

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    Sooooo Coooooooooooool
    Many thanks

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    Wowsers. Now that’s a post. Thanks Vitally.

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    Wow! That’s a lot of icons! Cheers guys.

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    Mr. Giải Pháp Số

    June 8, 2009 8:39 am

    Great Collection! Thanks

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    Jad Graphics

    June 8, 2009 10:13 am

    Awesome round-up of great icons that we can actually use. Thanks a lot.

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    Jessica Edington

    June 8, 2009 10:29 am

    Thanks for the great resources. The Polaroid icon set was my favorite, but they spelled “StumbleUpon” wrong :(

    You also mentioned any icon sets we would want to see. I am interested in icon sets related to various types of media. I am a multimedia professor, and my students are always looking for these icons for their portfolios. We need icon sets for graphic design, web design, video, sound, animation, 3D modeling and game design. Have you seen a set that includes all of these? Thanks.


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    Simon Harlinghausen

    June 8, 2009 11:20 am

    Fantastic icon sets. These are really great.

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    Wow!!! This is amazing collection! Thanks a bunch.

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    A few sets I don’t have. Thanks.

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    Awesome collection!

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    nice sticker icons

  71. 78

    pretty cool icons. nice collection. thanks.

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    Andres Jaimes

    June 8, 2009 11:51 am

    awesome… thank you!

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    Excellent round-up! Thanks!

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    Holly Hopper

    June 8, 2009 12:16 pm

    The “Project Icon Set For Free Download” set is returning a 404 :(

  75. 82

    great bunch!! LOVING IT :)

  76. 83

    Muchas gracias!

  77. 84

    Perfect timing – was just looking for some social media icons & planned to check your archives! Thank you for another useful post!

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    Ryan Glover

    June 8, 2009 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the set. Should come in handy for upcoming projects.

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    Darren Northcott

    June 8, 2009 9:06 pm


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    Collection of entire awesome Icons at one place is excellent.


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    hmm..great collection…thanks smashers….

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    sama creation

    June 8, 2009 10:24 pm

    Awesome post,

  84. 91

    This is great

    BTW seems like ‘Project Icon Set For Free Download’ link is broken

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    Line of Design

    June 8, 2009 11:50 pm

    I’ll like to see an iconset with the different artistic “medias” such as:
    The analouge medias:
    acryllic painting, oil painting, watercolor painting, aquarelle, pencil drawings, caryoun drawing, ink drwing, and
    The digital maedias:
    Photoshop painting, flash, drawing, illustratori illustrations, corell-drawing and so on…

    And make both the digital and the analouge medias have the same overall look, så they can be used on the same website to showcase your projects in the various artistic medias… Such as my own site: Line of Design (danish)

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    Here’s the project Icon set link

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    Brian Reavis

    June 9, 2009 1:44 am

    Wow guys, thanks for the feature! It was an awesome, big surprise :) Lot’s of other superb icons here too. Fabulous post.

    (I made the “dead-simple social media icons”)

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    Michael Cerdeiros

    June 9, 2009 1:49 am

    Wow! what a collection! Thanks so much.

  89. 96

    AWESOME, thanks!

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    Tom Bradshaw

    June 9, 2009 4:08 am

    Another great selection, thanks very much!

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    simply amazing sets. thx for all the goodies :)

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    Jason Loucks

    June 9, 2009 5:39 am

    Great post. I won’t have to really search online anymore for the icons I need for this school project. What a time saver.

    Thank you guys so much for your hard work!

  93. 100

    Great and awesome list. Smashingmag you’re absolutely amazing! My fav among those are the icons from, multimedia vector icons. Simple, clear-cut and very useful icons. Thanks for featuring them.

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    June 9, 2009 7:00 am

    Fugue Icons (Fugue Icons) are really nice, too.

  95. 102

    This is an incredible list — thanks a lot! Smashing is proving to be a truly invaluable resource to developers who need that extra oomph in the design department.

  96. 103

    This is beyond Awesome!! Love Love them!
    Many thanks to you, Smashing Magazine and the wonderful designers!

  97. 104

    Thanks for all icons!! Great Resource

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    Benedikt Roßgardt

    June 9, 2009 5:01 pm

    Thanks! There are included some cool fonts ;-)

  99. 106

    Umm it’s nice but many of these icon sets have been published before.

  100. 107

    Good to see all the icons in a single post. Great collection:)

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    erkek giyim

    June 10, 2009 1:15 am

    thank you

  102. 109

    Thank you this is very useful to me.


  103. 110

    Sweet! Some of those might really go great with my rocket dock!

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    wow amazing

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    web designer in london

    June 10, 2009 7:08 am

    Very beautiful
    Thanks a lot

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    Cristian Ciofu

    June 11, 2009 12:07 am

    This link goes directly on delicious :)

    Thanks SM :)

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    There’s some broken links!

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    this is very useful
    Thank you guys

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    I’m quite sure that any of David Lanham’s Iconfactory icons are only free for personal use. Correct me if I’m wrong, but if I remember correctly, the Iconfactory has always had that policy.

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    Sérgio Michels

    June 11, 2009 3:15 am


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    Hello I’m the designer of the Sketchy icon set and i’m afraid that my website OR my name doesn’t appear here.

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    Great Dude! Many Icons which i have to use :D

  113. 120

    Great list! Smashawesome!

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    Arnold Dela Cruz

    June 12, 2009 12:53 pm

    First of all, Smashing Editorial, please address comment #116 and give Mathilde her due credit if in fact you’ve forgotten to. Secondly, GREAT collection! I could literally spend hours just mining your site for gems like this. Perhaps days. Collections like these are very helpful and useful to my design work. Please keep them coming. And MANY THANKS to the designers who put so much time and effort to creating such beautifully made icons! I’m trying to bookmark your sites so I can go back and hunt or PayPal links to donate for your time.

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    Faisal Khan

    June 14, 2009 3:48 am

    Every single time I visit this website, it never ceases to amaze me. This is indeed a very beautiful and pragmatic icon collection. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you. I’ll link this post on my website, with other post. If some problem, please tell me. ( .

  117. 124

    Thanks for posting the scatchy icons.

  118. 125

    “On Stage – a free icon set” download link is broken

  119. 126

    Fantastic site!!!

    Thank you for posting

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    Abhijeet Pathak

    June 17, 2009 1:20 am

    Great stuff… as always…

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    Zac Vineyard

    June 18, 2009 6:48 am

    These are sweet!

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    What can be said…..only “Awesome”

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    THANKYOU for this resource of GOOD icons!

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    some links are dead.. :(

  127. 134

    tahir hamid

    July 21, 2009 2:30 am

    very usefull collection of icons

  128. 135

    Social media icons = win! thanks for that

  129. 136

    Fantastic! Thank you for these :)

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    Joshua Sortino

    September 3, 2009 8:54 pm

    Great list! I will be using one of these icon sets in one of my upcoming projects!

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    great icons.
    I wish all the icons were In AI (Adobe Illustrator) format.

  132. 139

    Thanks, found these icons excellent!

    I have bookmarked for further use :)

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    Henrik Holm Nielsen

    September 14, 2009 8:15 am

    BEST collection if EVER come across.
    THANK YOU :)


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    Fantástico, los mejores iconos de diseño toditos en un único post.

    Felicidades y gracias

  135. 142

    wonderful !!!

  136. 143

    Thanks, found these icons excellent

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    good work

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    Peter Kahuria

    October 2, 2009 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much! I had to buy a lot of icons and ending up not using them. Peter Kahuria

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    Great Help. Thanks alot.

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    php thumbnailer

    November 1, 2009 11:58 pm

    1337, this collections is so coooooool

  141. 148

    On Stage Icons Set

    can download this set of icons ya showing up 404

  142. 149

    Thank you so much , its very nice and fresh

    Babak Zawari

  143. 150

    This post contains a very huge stock of good and fantastic animated images.It was great fun being a part of this post.

  144. 151

    Great collection….

  145. 152

    Great collection of icons but a number of these links are now broken…

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    Just noticed the StumpleUpon should be StumbleUpon in the Polaroid icon set. A little photoshop magic and it is all good! Cheers

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    So many broken links :(

    Needed them bad! grumpy for the day!!

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    Is this brilliant or what!

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    Nice icon sets. thank you

  150. 158

    Huh! Very Cool Icons Collection. Tanks!

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    Bin schon seit langem leiser leser deines blogs und finde deine Beitr

  152. 160

    Great collection! Here is also another collection of social media icons:

  153. 161


    May 10, 2010 2:19 am

    127 scalable vector social icons developers starter kit found here:

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    Ritwika Ghosh Bhattacharya

    May 25, 2010 10:44 pm

    Awesome icons… Tank you very much :)

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    All the icons are incredible. I am not that much of a fan of the very small icons but it’s good to know they exist somewhere. I mean you never know when they could be useful to you. I really love the mail icons, they look incredibly real. The Star Treck icons are amazing too :) Whoever made these had one hell of an idea. The cute critters icons look so adorable. It’s hard to settle on just one set, because they are all great. Thanks for sharing.

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    beautiful icons collections

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    Any know of a source for political icons? Looking for such icons as donate, support, volunteer, etc…


  158. 166

    Should be: Any one know of a source for political campaign icons? Looking for such icons as donate, support, volunteer, etc…


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    Tracey Rickard

    July 31, 2010 5:22 am

    Thanks so much, this is such a great resource!

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    Thank you so much this is so useful good job

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    August 26, 2010 11:45 pm


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    wow …..very nice….amazing collections …Good


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    Amazing Icons. Love this post.

  165. 173

    GDH Web Design

    December 13, 2010 5:55 am

    Great collection, many thanks!

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    it’s awesome and good collection to usable library…

  167. 175

    Very cool collection, thanks. If you want to see menus, web site trends, galleries etc, visit , you have online demo and free download. Bye!

  168. 176

    total crap vista style, very uninspiring

  169. 177

    thanks for the icons packs , they will snaz up my busniess website nicely.

  170. 178

    Thanks so much. This is perfect for what I’m developing!

  171. 179

    amazing stuffs.U rock !!

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    Suresh Chavan

    March 29, 2011 11:28 pm

    wow ! this is perfect for designing.
    thanks a lot!

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    Thanks,I have been download full them.

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    Really good icons.

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    it`s really awesome..

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    Coool Thanx :)

  177. 185

    awesome! thank you so much. I badly needed these icons :)

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    Steven McCurrach

    July 16, 2011 9:05 am

    Half of the image links are now broken in this post.

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    Wow, so many links broken… useless now…

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    Awesome, thank you for your shared.

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    Madalin Blidaru

    September 3, 2011 10:48 am

    Thanks a lot!The Polaroid icons are great and I will use them sooner. Thanks again!

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    nice collections!

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    Mohammed Ezz

    March 29, 2013 7:34 pm

    Great work


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