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The Ultimate Free Web Designer’s Icon Set (750 icons, incl. PSD sources)


There are thousands of free icon sets out there, and every other day we see new sets being released by the design community. In fact, Smashing Magazine has been releasing icon sets for years now, too. But today’s release is particularly important. Over the last 1.5 years, Oliver Twardowski1 was designing and preparing an “ultimate web designer’s icon set” exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. Today we release the third, final version of the set, an extensive pack with over 750 free icons (48×48px) for designers and Web developers. The .PSD-sources are available for free download as well.

The set consists of web application icons, user interface icons, e-commerce icons, general use icons, desktop icons, blog icons, smiley icons, button icons, keyboard icons, national flags icons, popular online services icons and many others.

Iconset Addictive Flavour2

Download the icon set for free! Link

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.



Behind the design Link

As always, here are some insights from the designer himself:

“In January 2009 I released my first pixel-based iconset ‘Flavour’ right here on the Smashing Magazine. A couple of months later, in May 2009, I extended that set and released ‘Flavour Extended’. Now, over one year later it’s time to finish this set. ‘Addictive Flavour’ will be the last part of the Flavour series. (At least for now I think it will be ^_^ ).

In my releases I asked you for your feedback on the iconset and that feedback was overwhelming. I received hundreds of e-mails and read even more comments here and on Twitter11. With ‘Addictive Flavour’ I hope to give you the icon set that you wanted and that you need for your web development projects. Though, if there is a special icon missing in the set that you need for your project or site, please feel free to contact me on Twitter (@mywayhome12 or via e-mail (icons [at] addictedotocoffee dot de) and we’ll see what we can do for you!

I want to thank all of you for your great support with this huge icon set. Especially I want to thank Magda, Lars, Martin LeBlanc, Bastian Allgeier, the team at Smashing Magazine and all of the beta-viewers who did a fantastic job on reviewing my work and giving me feedback, love and inspiration!

Please stay tuned for more of my releases here in Smashing Magazine or via my Twitter stream.

Thanks a lot, Oliver.

Thank you very much, Oliver! We appreciate your efforts.

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    Puneet Sakhuja

    April 15, 2010 1:11 am

    Thanks for the lovely icons SM! Love the ‘keyboard’ ones :)


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    Very nice, appriciated.

  3. 3

    Great additions to an already great icon set! Thanks so much

  4. 4

    thanks SM, I’ll be using them very soon!

  5. 5

    Most of these packs now are on iconfinder. I find that there is no reason to download icon packs anymore, unless working offline.

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    Bryce Wisekal

    April 15, 2010 1:51 am

    Very exciting! Thank you for making these available!

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    Rizqi Djamaluddin

    April 15, 2010 2:15 am

    Am I right to assume we’re allowed to modify them, at least on a small scale? Some are of less contrast/saturation then I’d prefer for my projects, but some quick color correction can fix that I think.

    In any case, great set, especially the keyboard ones in particular for me. We all appreciate the hard work!

    • 8

      Hi Rizqi,

      that’s totally right. The .psd sources are there to learn and customize.
      If you modify the icons I would love to see the results! :)
      Just sent me a quick reply on twitter (@mywayhome).


      • 9

        Rizqi Djamaluddin

        April 15, 2010 8:15 am

        And thanks for the reply too, now I can start toying with them in peace. I’ll let you know if I come up with anything interesting by twitter, then. It’s great to be able to interact with the artists themselves, instead of just holding an icon set.

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    Tom Klaassen

    April 15, 2010 2:54 am

    Thanks for the great icon set. This will come in handy!

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    Martin LeBlanc Eigtved

    April 15, 2010 1:16 am

    Great work Oliver. Thanks a lot.

  10. 12

    A nice supplement for this icon set would be icons for game consoles and their online services. It’s already a really nice set though.

  11. 14

    A nice icon set indeed. And 750 of them as well. Thanks Smashing Mag and Oliver Twardowski, I’ll put them to good use.

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    Kris Handley

    April 15, 2010 1:26 am

    That’s very generous, thanks very much. And a great set of icons too.

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    wow! very generous, Thanks A LOT !

  14. 17

    Great Collection. Tnx a lot!

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    Carlo Rizzante

    April 15, 2010 1:33 am

    Ehi, that’s great, really! Thank you man!

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    Great Icon set, only bad thing is the cloud icons, they look terrible like the were quickly put together last minute, apart from them its a good set.

    • 20

      Keiron, allow me to quote from Manners 101: When receiving a gift, the gracious response is “thank you.”

      • 21

        Keiron Lowe

        June 29, 2010 1:02 am

        I am gracious for the icons, like I said the rest of the set is great but I just dont beleive the few icons I mentioned were up to the standard of the others.

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    Thanks. Very nice and useful :)

  18. 23

    Excellent work, thank you very much.

    • 24

      Can u please tell me how to use this and by what procedure…. I am unable to do so… Or can u please post a link where there is a brief procedure… Thanks in advance

  19. 25

    This is great! :) Ty

  20. 26

    Nice set thx… It has been added to our pool.

  21. 27

    Thank you for this big share! :)

  22. 28

    Great! I have searched for a long time for an icon set that contains all icons i need. Now i found a good alternative set to the fam fam iconset. Thank you very much :)

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    The detail to your icons are eye opening. thanks for sharing

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    Tobias at Berlin

    April 15, 2010 3:17 am

    Darf man das Set im kommerziellen Arbeiten verwenden, ohne dass mich irgendwer verklagt?

    • 32

      Hallo Tobias,

      das kommt ganz drauf an, ob mir die Verwendung gefällt. Wenn es nicht gut aussieht hetze ich meine Anwälte auf Dich! :P

      Nein, mal im Ernst: Das Set ist vollkommen kostenlos. Auch in kommerziellen Projekten.

      Ich würde mich jedoch immer über einen Link im Impressum o. Ä. freuen.

      Viele Grüße,

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    Hertha 2. Liga

    April 15, 2010 3:30 am

    Tobias, da musst du mal lesen, was da steht. Kannst die benutzne wie du willst, keiner wird dich verklagen. Aber Hertha ab in die 2. Liga. DIE SCHANDE DEUTSCHLANDS.

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    • 36

      Did I forget it??? Really???? Shame on me!

      Here it is for you:

      Can you forgive me? :)

      Best wishes, Oliver

    • 39

      Oh yes it can, posts in caps lock as well :)

    • 40

      I thought exactly the same.

      And, LC, 48 million people are not to blame for one guy expressing his WTF in all-caps.
      As awesome as the set looked to me at first sight, I was disappointed when I didn’t see my country’s flag. I don’t see a point in an incomplete flag collection.

      • 41

        I am really sorry if I missed your country. I really did not want to miss any.
        I mean – hey – I even got the Vatican flag there!

        If I missed one: Please tell me and I’ll provide the link to the .png file when it’s done. Promise! :)

        Thanks, Oliver

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          Ben Jamieson

          April 15, 2010 6:09 am

          No flag for The Bahamas either.

          We’re pretty used to being ignored/forgotton by the world, but it still hurts!


        • 43

          Oliver, it’s Ukraine here. But I’d say there’s a high chance of missing country of many other smashing magazine visitors – lists twice as much flags.
          And yet, if there’s a country without internet connection at all, like North Korea, designers might still want to use it’s flag.

        • 44

          Thanks so much for all the icons! Great job. Don’t feel bad about missing a country – they’re changing so fast these days it’s hard to keep up. That said, Slovenia isn’t there. How dare you miss out my teenie tiny country with only 2 million people (half of whom seem to have settled abroad) ;p

          Thanks again! So generous.

        • 45

          Oliver again thanks for collection, and sorry for CAPS letters :) I just type message and press SUBMIT. My original message doesn’t contain any negative subtext.

        • 46

          I always like looking at the United Nations Member States. These represent (in my simple mind) the countries of the world. Take a look here: or here:
          You currently provide 94 country flags, but there are 192 United Nations member states – you might want to add them to your icon set.

          Thanks for your efforts!

          • 47

            Hey Dennis.

            Thanks for that link. Just perfect to check out the states.
            Maybe my set isn’t as finished as I thought it would be.

            And maybe the fantastic guys at smashing magazine will give me the chance to release an add-on package for the flags.

            Keep your eyes open. We’ll see! :)

        • 48

          Missed the Cuban flag too.
          Thanks for the rest of the icons.

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    Love this icon set, can’t wait for a project where I can use it.

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    Oli, du bist echt wahnsinnig ;)

    Wie kann man überhaupt so viel Zeit für sowas haben?! :D
    Nette Sachen auf jeden Fall – danke dir.

    Beste Grüße
    Jürgen (gg25)

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      Diese Zeit hat man nicht, die nimmt man sich!
      Und für EUCH da draussen mache ich das gern!

      Freut mich wenn’s gefällt!

      Liebe Grüße, Oli

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    Ian Droogmans

    April 15, 2010 3:52 am

    Very nice collection! Keep it up and thank you for sharing your hard work!

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    You guys are first class. Thanks.

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    Nice collection Vitaly & Thank you for the share. Yourself and S.M’s continued support for the community is truly admired!

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      Vitaly Friedman (Smashing Editorial)

      April 15, 2010 6:29 am

      Thank you, Brian, I appreciate your support.

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    Many thanks for this set! The best and maybe most complete set out there!!!

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    craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy! thanks a lot!

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    can we use these icons in Themeforest?

    • 59

      Yes you can.
      But it would be great if you could provide a link back to this article.

      Thanks, Oliver

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    Jason Nelson

    April 15, 2010 4:34 am

    Another great set of icons! Thank you :)

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    One of the best icon sets I’ve ever seen!

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    Thank you! You ROCK!

    I love your site. Because of the relevant information and easy style, Smashing Magazine is my first choice for web design and web development information.

  39. 63

    well done dude! this is fantastic! :)

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    Love that it includes the PSD. Very useful.


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