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Fresh Free High-Quality Icon Sets

      The most important aspect of designing an individual icon is that it has to be instantly recognizable, you have to know its function, and you need to know exactly what it is.

      If you are designing a set, the actual design becomes a lot harder, the designer has to face two initial challenges: each icon they design has to be individual and distinctive from the other, and, they also have to have similar features to show that they are related, completing the set. Not an easy task.

      Perhaps that is why we love those small indispensible graphical images so much, it’s an appreciation of the hard work, creativity and talent of the designer. And to think, all those hours spent in front of a laptop crafting these little marvels, and then, allowing everyone else to download them for free. To all icon designers we say: “thank you”.

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      In this post we present a round-up of fresh high-quality icons that are available for free download and (sometimes only for personal) use. Please make sure to read license agreements before using icons in your designs – they can change from time to time.

      e-Commerce Icons

      Money Back Guarantee Icon Set (registration is required) 100 % Money Back Guarantee Vector Icon Set. The set contains 3 versions: 30 day – 60 day and 90 day.

      Money Back Guarantee Icon Set

      Open Source Icons - (37signals)

      Open Source Icons - (37signals)

      10 Free High-Quality E-Commerce Icons

      10 hochwertige, exklusive E-Commerce Icons

      Credit Card Icons 22 Credit Card Icons that are perfect for your sites.

      Useful Icons and Vectors

      Daily Exhaust: Hand & Arrow Icons

      Daily Exhaust: Hand & Arrow Icons

      Free hand pointer icons

      Royalty Free Icons and Stock Images

      Webdesigner kit

      Webdesigner kit

      The Webdesigner Sketchup Icons

      Webdesigner kit

      Web Buttons Vector Compilation of the free web button vectors and elements – useful for wireframing and prototyping!

      Web Buttons Vector

      Top 3 icons pack

      Top 3 icons pack

      500+ Free Vector Traffic Signs

      500+ Free Vector Traffic Signs

      Packaging Vector Pack This Vector Freebie Pack is created by Ian Yates and is available exclusively from Vectortuts+. If your looking for high quality graphics to mock up your next client presentation with, then check out these packaging graphics.

      Packaging Vector Pack

      Exclusive Stationery Vector Pack This new Vector Freebie Pack is created by Ian Yates. If you are looking for high quality graphics to mock up your next client presentation with, then check out these graphics.

      Exclusive Stationery Vector Pack

      Moderators Icons

      Moderators Icons

      How to be Green at Home

      How to be Green at Home

      Simple and Minimal icons

      Free iPhone Toolbar Icons Icons designed specifically for iPhone developers, available for free for anyone to use commercially under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada license.

      PixelPressIcons

      Glyphish Designed and carefully optimized for use on toolbars and tab bars in iPhone apps, these icons are also perfect for Android apps, websites, t-shirts, tattoos and more.

      Glyphish

      A travel and business vector pack

      A travel & business vector pack

      Token

      Token

      Standard Iconset by Templay

      New Icon Sets

      RRZE Icon Set

      New Icon Sets

      Characters so far 35 very original and eccentric characters.

      New Icon Sets

      Beautiful Icons

      Philippe Starck Icons Philippe Starck icons for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux.

      Vase

      Snow Leopard Icon The new version of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, was just released, so the designer decided to celebrate it with a new artwork. Download the Snow Leopard Wallpaper as well!

      Snow Leopard

      Billiardo 1

      Billiardo 1

      Moleskine Helvetica Icon

      Moleskine Helvetica Icon

      Foto Icon

      Foto Icon

      Free Cute Furry Monster Icons “I’ve put together a little family of monsters, available for free download in the form of icons. Each monster can be found in PNG, ICNS and ICO filetypes for use on your Mac, PC or for inclusion in your website designs.”

      Free Cute Furry Monster Icons

      LiveJournal turns 10 Anniversary edition icons set, LiveJournal is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

      Royalty Free Icons and Stock Images

      stratocaster Classic psd

      stratocaster Classic psd

      2001 Space Odyssey

      Zyotism:Aesthetics

      Vector Kitchen Icons Vector Kitchen Icons - 25 different examples of kitchen stuff created in funny cartoon style. Set include: teapot, knifes, saucepan, pot, frying pan, plates, cups, microwave oven, forks, kitchen-range and so on. Soft gradients and colors, smooth contours, creative shapes.

      Vector Kitchen Icons

      Modern Chairs Icons

      Modern Chairs Icons

      Google Talk Icon

      New Icon Sets

      Chamber Orchestra

      PixelPressIcons

      Classic Cameras

      Classic Cameras

      Camera Nikon

      Camera Nikon

      Lollipop

      Lollipop

      Desktop & GUI Icon Sets

      Gnome Icon Theme

      Gnome Icon Theme

      Alcohol

      Alcohol

      Generic Applications This icon set is released under a special license which will allow software developers to use this set of 7 icons in their projects.

      PixelPressIcons

      Bevel and Emboss Ever wondered how are all these glossy looking icons made? This is not a tutorial how to make them, as there is a lot of these out there, this is a fully editable PSD source you can download for free and use them for your projects (commercial and non-profit) or to see how this look is achieved.

      Bevel And Emboss

      32px icons set A simple set of icons, available only in the resolution 32×32px, only in the iContainter format.

      MacThemes

      Windows 7 DVD-Box

      Windows 7 DVD-Box

      Xedia

      Xedia

      GiNUX There are 64 icons in this set, all are 64x64px and available in both PNG. and ICO. formats.

      New Icon Sets