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50 Stunning Free High-Quality Icon Sets

          Today we are glad to provide our readers with a yet another round-up of high-quality icon sets that perfectly suit this time of year. Below, you will find free sets covering a wide range of subjects. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the icons, and feel free to follow the links: they will certainly come in handy when you’re designing a new website or looking for inspiration.

          Please notice that we do know that round-ups of icon sets are getting old; but because these round-ups are always useful and handy, we are keeping doing them. Most of the icons featured below are a bit older.

          Easter And Food Icons

          No Ordinary Easter Eggs Icon Set Six transparent icons in the resolution 512×512 pixels.

          Free Icon Sets - Yellow Icon

          Apple Mug Icons and Extras

          Free Icon Sets - Apple Mug Icons and Extras

          Valentine’s Day Icons

          Free Icon Sets - Valentine's Day

          Donut Box Nothing is tastier than fresh donuts, as any law enforcement official would tell you.

          Free Icon Sets - Donut Box

          Fruits Illustrated Fourteen colorful fruits. This icon set includes strawberry, banana, blackberry, peach, apple, watermelon, grapes, kiwi, coconut, orange, lemon, lime, cherries and a special orange.

          Free Icon Sets - Fruits Illustrated

          Useful Icon Sets


          Free Icon Sets - Icons

          Notes Icons Pack of icons, PNG, ICO and ICNS, including notebooks of various size.

          Free Icon Sets - notes icons

          User Center Calendar

          Free Icon Sets - usercenter calendar

          Once A set of general-purpose icons in PNG format (48×48 pixels).

          Free Icon Sets - once

          Help A set of icons inspired by a help icon that belonged to the artist Everaldo.

          Free Icon Sets - hel?

          nixus 60 icons in resolutions of 32×32, 48×48 and 64×64 pixels.

          Free Icon Sets - nixus

          Colorful Panel Icons Simple colored icons.

          Free Icon Sets - colorfull panel icons

          This Is Art Icons Icons optimized for v5.0 of Officinadigitale.co.cc (coming soon).

          Free Icon Sets - this is art icons

          Cartoon Icons The package includes icons in resolutions of 256×256 and 512×512 pixels and in the formats of .ico (256 pixel only), ICNS, PNG and iContainer.

          Free Icon Sets - Cartoon Icons Preview

          Breathe Breathe is a replacement icon set for the Android OS, inspired by the iPhone’s rounded icons.

          Free Icon Sets - icons

          Project Icons A pack of 17 icons, 32 pixels only. Available in PNG, ICO, ICNS and as pasted icons.

          Free Icon Sets - Project Icons

          Alias Badges “Tag” style alias icons, inspired by Georg Rebensteiner’s alias replacement icons. It has just a small rectangle with a single letter on it, instead of the whole word “Alias.”

          Free Icon Sets - Alias Badges

          Oxe Icons Set 18 PNG icons.

          Free Icon Sets - Oxe Icons Set

          Mac Application Icons and Extras Five icons in resolutions ranging from 64×64 to 512×512 pixels, in PNG and ICNS formats.

          Free Icon Sets - Applications Icons and Extras

          Mobile Icons

          New HTC Sense UI 2.1 Icons Official icons from the newest HTC Sense UI Android 2.1. 20 PNG icons in 48×48 pixel resolution, plus five icons in PNG format at 128x128 pixel resolution. Use BetterCut to apply them.

          Free Icon Sets - New HTC Sense UI 2.1 Icons

          Android Icon Set Android application icons, Part 2. 34 PNGs at 600×600 pixels.

          Free Icon Sets - Android Icons Set

          User Interface Icons

          Gesturecons Multi-Touch Icons These vector-based icons aid in the design, development, implementation and promotion of multi-touch interfaces, as well as in the creation of wireframes, digital help files and printed documentation. You could also use Gesturecons in applications to demonstrate how to complete tasks or to prompt users to interact with the application as they approach it. Swap symbols to create your own icons. Because these are scalable vector shapes, you can scale them to any size and alter them any way you wish. Use your favorite vector graphics application to edit.

          Free Icon Sets - Gesturecons - Multi-Touch Icons

          E-Commerce and Payment Options Icons

          Pos Machine Icons

          Free Icon Sets - Pos Machine Icons

          Exclusive Payment Method Icon Set This set contains six icons and includes a choice of eight different sizes: 12×12, 16×16, 24×24, 32×32, 64×64, 128×128, 256×256 and 512×512 pixels. The icons are entirely free for personal or commercial use.

          Free Icon Sets - Exclusive Payment Method Icon Set


          8 Free Pictogram Icon Libraries and Collections Here is a collection of 50 professionally designed common signs. The icons are free and available in OpenType font format, allowing you to easily add symbols to your sign and way-finding designs. The pictograms are all commonly used signs for public services such as restrooms, telephones, first aid, elevators, information, restaurants, coffee shops, no smoking, baby, recycling, shower, reception desk and much more.

          Free Icon Sets - 8 Free Pictogram Icon Libraries and Collections

          DOT Pictograms 68 free pictograms icons in PNG, ICO and ICNS.

          Free Icon Sets - DOT Pictograms

          Beautiful General Icon Sets

          MODEEEERN Icon Set “The concept for this icon set popped into my head in Art History class, studying the modern art movement, Bauhaus, post-modern art, etc. I was impressed by them, so, I decided to create a super-unique icon set. These icons may look like some vibrant color patched together, but they were actually designed. For example, the Photo icon is a round shape within another round shape that refers to a camera’s aperture.

          Free Icon Sets - MODEEEERN Icon Set

          El Bandito Because you know you’re a bandit on the inside. The bandit icon comes in eight of your favorite delicious colors, complete with 16×16, 32×32, 64×64, 128×128, and 256×256 pixel versions, optimized for each size.

          Free Icon Sets - El Bandito

          Fungiiiiiii Iconset Designed to look futuristic retro (with red-cream and black), these icons turned out to be creepy in the end. That’s a good thing.

          Free Icon Sets - Fungiiiiiii Iconset

          Warm Regards Bar Three flavours, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, in three formats, PNG, ICO and ICNS.

          Free Icon Sets - warm regards bar

          Cigarette Packet Three icon sets in 256×256 pixel resolution and coming in PNG ICO and ICNS.

          Free Icon Sets - cigarettes packet

          Icon Design “Castle” A design castle available in two sizes, 256×256 and 128×128 pixels.

          Free Icon Sets - Icon design

          Umbrella A pack of icons (825×750 pixels), including umbrellas of various sizes.

          Free Icon Sets - umbrella

          Touchscreens That Changed the World These icons are for personal non-commercial use only.

          Free Icon Sets - Guifx : Touchscreens That Changed the World

          “The” Lens Awesome set of lens icons for non-commercial, personal and student projects. Get written consent if you want to use them.

          Free Icon Sets - 'The' Lens


          Free Icon Sets - Briefcase

          Printer: Brother Mfc-410cn The ZIP contains icons in both ICNS and PNG format (512×512 pixels).

          Free Icon Sets - brother mfc-410cn

          Camera: Sony Alpha 380 Icon of the Sony Alpha 380 camera, in various sizes (512×512, 324×324, 256×256, 128×128, 64×64 and 58×58 pixels).

          Free Icon Sets - camera sony alpha 380

          Daft Punk Helmets Set of 18 icons of the Daft Punk helmets (512×512 pixel resolution, and in ICO, ICNS and iContainer formats).

          Free Icon Sets - daft punk helmets

          DeviantART Creative Icon In 512×512, 256×256, 128×128, 64×64 and 48×48 pixel resolutions.

          Free Icon Sets - deviantart creative

          Ironman Icon Pack

          Free Icon Sets - ironman icon pack

          CANON 500D ICON

          Free Icon Sets - CANON 500D ICON

          Umbrella Icon A set of umbrella icons in various sizes.

          Free Icon Sets - umbrella icon

          Suitcase Icon

          Free Icon Sets - suitcase icon

          IconTexto: IconTexto Blu-ray Discs Free Windows Vista icon pack for your website or application. Ten icons in PNG, ICO and ICNS formats (256×256, 128×128, 48×48, 32×32, 16×16).

          Free Icon Sets - IconTexto: IconTexto Blu-ray Discs

          Icon Library, Iconshock blog Put these on your desktop to remind yourself each day how important these environmental efforts are.

          Free Icon Sets - Icon Library, the iconshock blog

          Centigrade The set contains 60s. Most of them are at 32×32 pixels, making them great for desktop or rich Internet applications in the medical domain. To put a cherry on this pie, Centigrade also created some great-looking versions at 128×128 pixels, too. With perspective and reflective effects, these are real stunners on landing pages or touchscreen application menus. All icons come as PNG files in 32-bit color.

          Free Icon Sets - Centigrade

          Social Icon Sets

          Professional Buddy Icon This ZIP file contains icons in five sizes (512×512, 256×256, 128×128, 64×64 and 32×32 pixels).

          Free Icon Sets - professional buddy icon

          IconTexto: Google Buzz Kit Free Windows Vista icon pack for your website or application. Five icons in PNG, ICO and ICNS format (256×256, 128×128, 48×48, 32×32, 16×16).

          Free Icon Sets - IconTexto: Google Buzz Kit

          24 Free Exclusive Google Buzz Icons Google Buzz had a loud and controversial launch in February, shrouded in privacy issues and other concerns. Like it or not, Google Buzz is here to stay, and many blogs have added Buzz icons to their posts. Here is a free and exclusive set of icons for Buzz. The set includes 24 beautiful icons in raster and vector formats. They are completely free for personal and commercial use. You are just asked to link back to Webdesigner Depot if you use them.

          Free Icon Sets - 24 Free Exclusive Google Buzz Icons

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