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50 New Free High Quality Icons Sets

Feel free to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee right now because you’ll be investing an hour or so in today’s post. We’ve published our last icons round-up1 six months ago and since then we’ve collected over 50 new free high quality icon sets that you can use for your projects. While most of the listed freebies may be used for commercial projects as well, some of them may not. However, you could use all of them in your private projects. If the set is available for private use only, it’s clearly indicated in the brackets next to the title of the set.

Please always read the disclaimers carefully before using the icons — they do change from time to time. We truly respect and appreciate the efforts and the hard work of designers of the icons featured below. Thank you for your contributions to the community, guys! Also, if you are planning to release a high quality freebie, please let us know via Twitter2 or by contacting us using our contact form — we would love to feature you on Smashing Magazine!

Free High Quality Icon Sets Link

Free Cupcake Icon3
Available in a variety of sizes (16×16px — 512×512px), this cupcake icon from ArtDesigner is a sweet addition to your icon sets. For both commercial and non-commercial use.

Cupcake icon4

Moleskine Icon5
Moleskine Icon is a beautifully crafted design by Michael Stezycki that comes in 7 different sizes ranging from 16×16 px all the way up to 512×512 px. The download also includes a wide variety of file formats: PSD, PNG, ICO, ICNS.

Moleskine Icon6

Paradise Cherry Icon7 (free for private use only)
This refreshing Paradise Cherry icon is available in sizes between 64×64 px and 512×512 px.

Paradise Cherry Icon 8

Pentax K-7 Icon9
A high detail icon inspired by the Pentax K-7 camera. Ideal for identifying the folder where you store your digital photographs, especially if you’re a Pentax fan. Icon sizes: 512×512 256×256 128×128 48×48 32×32 16×16. Available for iContainer, Mac (.icns) and Windows (.png). Freeware: available for private and commercial projects.

Pedja Rusic10

Starflash Brownie11
An icon based on Kodak’s instant camera Starflash Brownie. Available as 512×512px .png, .icns and .ico. Free for private and commercial projects.

Pedja Rusic12

Fjernsyn13
For when you feel like updating the icon for your preferred video player or using a TV icon for a website, Fjernsyn, from young Danish designer Rasmus Nielsen, is a nice option. .iContainer, .icns.

Fjernsyn14

USB Prober15
A replacement icon for the USB Prober application for Mac. Easily usable in other contexts. 512×512px.

USB Prober16

Leica M7
A set with 6 Leica icons in the resolutions 512×512px. Available as .PNG, .ICNS and .iContainter.

Leica M7

Apple Icons17 (free for personal use only)
Some of these icons are modeled after the Mac logo, but in a naturalistic style. The file contains 8 icons of different colored apples all in the rsrc format for use with Mac OS.

apple icons18

Iconlicious19 (free for personal use only)
A cute milk carton icon from Iconlicious that you can use to replace some of your less inspiring computer icons.

Iconlicious20

Latte: 48px Icon Set21
An icon set for developers. This ‘Latte’ contains 25 different icons in the resolutions 48×48px.

48px Icon Set22

Notes and Evernote (for private use only)
An icon pack of Notes & Evernote. Available resolutions: 512×512px.

Notes and Evernote

IsoIcons Workspace
10 new isometric icons available in 128px×128px resolution. Might remind you of your workspace as well!

IsoIcons – Workspace

Mira Works
Some beautiful and calm office environment inspired icons from Mira Works. Available in three different sizes: 64×64px, 128×128px and 256×256px.

Mira Works

Mira Works
Another set of icons from Mira Works, this time bottle ships. Also available in three sizes from 64×64 px to 256×256 px.

Mira Works

iCandies Icon Set: 60 Free Icons23
The set is designed by the talented folks from IconEden on a sole purpose of giving your projects a sleek and geeky style or provide crisp, attractive icons for your modern and fashionable-looking interfaces. All the icons in this pack — 60 icons in total — are designed in Round Rectangle shape.

iCandies Icon Set: 60 Free Icons For Your User Interfaces and Apps - Smashing Magazine24

Designer Icons – Professionally Hand-Crafted Free Icon Set25
12 Professionally Hand-Crafted icons for designers and creatives. Each Icon is 32×32 px with a transparent background. Free for private and commercial projects.

Free Icons – Professionally Hand-Crafted Free Icon Set26

Blue Vinyl Fonts27
Colorful vinyl records and vintage style record cases. 16 icons in all, available for Mac and Windows.

Blue Vinyl Fonts28

This is ART 229
A collection of 12 icons all with maximal dimensions 512×512px. Creative renditions of various application related subjects as icons. Released under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

This is ART 230

The Graphs 2 – One graph collection to rule them all31
The second release of “The Graphs”, made exclusively for Smashing Magazine. With 169 vector icons, “The Graphs 2” is one of the largest and the most flexible graph icon sets. Free for private and commercial use, available as .AI and .SVG. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

The Graphs 2 - One graph collection to rule them all32

High-res Browser Logos33
High-resolution browser logos for your presentation or a blog post; these icons are available in the resolutions up to 256×256px, .PNG, each with their own official shadow treatment, and no background matte color. Presented by Paul Irish.

High-res browser logos34

Various Smartphones Icons35
This icon pack contains 14 icons for assorted smartphones, ranging from the Blackberry Storm to Motorola Droid. Maximum size available is 256×256 px.

Various Smartphones Icons36

Free PNG Credit Card, Debit Card and Payment Icons Set (18 Icons)37
These icons are inteded to be used on e-commerce websites where you can show what types of payment the shop accepts. This set is free to use in private and commercial projects — no credit is required.

Free PNG Credit Card, Debit Card and Payment Icons Set (18 Icons) - Smashing Magazine38

Icon Pack: 256×256 Business Icons39
This free icon pack contains 26 business themed icons. It is meant for your personal and commercial projects and can be used without attribution. However, it may not be redistributed. Each icon is available in 256×256 .png format. Included in this set are User icons, Warning & Alert icons, Chat & Email icons, Maps & World Icons, and several other icons that are appropriate in business settings.

Icon Pack: 256×256 Business Icons40

Upojenie
This collection includes 40 icons for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Upojenie

One Two Eight41
Five different desktop icons. Just click on your choice to download. More from the artist on Flickr found on top of the site.

One Two Eight42

Construction
This is a free icon set with a total of 25 icons that is aimed for use in your projects related to construction or infrastructure. All the icons in ‘Construction’ are available in 128, 64, 48 pixels and provided in various formats as vector EPS 10 and ICO, ICNS, PNG, TIF.

Construction

Iconfactory by David Lanham43
This collection of icons includes 42 square icons of Flurry app additions and misc designs.

Iconfactory44

Iconfactory Freeware by Dave Brasgalla45
This free collection contains 4 icons inspired by the original Star Trek TV show.

Iconfactory46

Plush Icons Set47
This icon set was inspired by plush toys. This set includes 6 different cute plush icons in the resolutions 128×128px and 256×256px. Format: ICO and PNG.

Plush Icons Set48

E-Commerce Icon Set49
10 high quality E-commerce icons in PNG format. This icon set includes Products on Sale, New Porducts, Checkout, Secure Payment, Credit Cards, Delivery, Shopping Bag, Empty Shopping Bag, Shopping Cart, Empty Shopping Cart. For free personal and commercial projects (Size: 128, 64, 48, 32px). Redistribution, release for download or selling of these icons on an another site without permission is not allowed.

E-Commerce Icon Set50

MobileMe Icons by Prathyush51
Six MobileMe icons with the resource PSD. Please ask artist concerning personal and commercial use.

MobileMe Icons52

Flip Clock by Maxdicapua53
This is a fully editable and scalable (except for the noise layers) and well-organized flip clock icon.

Flip Clock54

Boolean55
A set of mini icons for private and commercial use. Released under Creative Commons.

Boolean56

32px Mantra v2
36 free icons in PNG, available in the resolution 32×32px.

32px Mantra v2

Solar System Icons57
Thirteen solar system icons inspired by objects in the Milky Way. Contains the Sun, Moon, 8 planets, and 3 dwarf planets.

Solar System Icons58

Littlear Icon Package59
A humourous set of icons giving live to different kinds of application, folder and file icons.

Littlear icon package60

Compass61
A detailed iPhone icon for the Compass application. Available in resolutions fit for iPhone, iPad, iPhone 4 and iTunes, from 57×57 px to 512×512 px.

Compass 62

20 Free Marker-Style Icons63
This icon set is originally inspired by the iPhone’s Notes.app and designed for Notepad (WordPress theme). Icons are designed in a simple marker stroke and can be applied on any color. You can use them in sketchy or modern design as seen on the iPhone and iPad apps.

20 Free Marker-Style Icons64

Social Media Icons65
An updated set of Vector Social Media Icons with the Google Buzz, Microsoft Bing, Picasa, Meetup, Feedburner, Ebay, Drupal, Gowalla, ICQ, Metacafe, Yelp, Xing, Paypal, Podcast, and various color buttons.

Update: Social Media Icons66

Project Icons67
A pack of 182 32×32px icons the designer used in or created for his projects. Available in .PNG, .ICO, .ICNS, .iContainer. This pack also has 26 bonus 48×48px icons and 6 badges. The badges are available in .PNG only. The 48×48px icons are not included in the iContainer.

Project Icons68

PixeloPhilia269
This icon set contains 44 icons for web sites and web apps. Released under Creative Commons.

PixeloPhilia270

iPad Icon 71
This is a very simple, yet good looking icon set of Apple’s iPad. Made from scratch using Adobe Photoshop.

iPad icon 72

Symbol Signs and Icons Link

Free Font Symbol Signs73
This free collection includes common used symbol signs for public services such as Toilets, Telephone, First Aid, Smoking, Baby, Recycle Icon, Arrows collection and much, much more. The signs can be used for restaurant signage, hotel signage, office way-finding, airport signage and more.

Free Font Symbol Signs74

Free Font Dingbests75
The original dingbat font was designed in the sixties. This is a collection of dingbat fonts for the nineties, commissioned by FontShop. Over 700 pictograms including fax, laser printer, diskette, computer and mouse, as well as all the classic images. A special selection of them has been put together in the single font FF Dingbests.

Free Font Dingbests76

48 Free 16×16 pictograms by Miro Keller77
A set of 48 tiny 16×16px pictograms to use in your projects. They are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence, but you don’t have to link back in your web sites if you don’t want to.

48 free 16×16 pictograms78

Weather Icons by Gavion Elliott79
This is a set of 16px weather icons in PNG, JPG and PSD format.

Weather Icons80

120 Free New Icons
A set of 120 simple icons, in 68×68px and 48×48px resolutions. In the .zip file you’ll find the .AI and .EPS files, so you can either grab and freely use various elements or crop them for your resolution.

120 free new icons!

gCons: Free All-Purpose Icons for Designers and Developers (100 icons PSD)81
The icons come in 12 different colors and are available in PSD, PNG, JPG and GIF formats. This set was designed by Sarfraz Shoukat especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

gCons: Free All-Purpose Icons for Designers and Developers (100 icons PSD) - Smashing Magazine82

Free Country Flag Icons83 (free for private use only)
37 country flag icons rendered at 256×256, 128×128, 64×64, 48×48, 32×32, 16×16 pixels. Formats available are png, ico and icns. All the icons contained in this set are free for non-commercial use.

Free Country Flag Icons84

Flag Favicons85
These world flag favicons were created from the standard 16 color palette in IconEdit32. The favicons are original work and free to download, use and modify in any way you like. Available in .ico format.

Flag Favicons86

Artistic Icons Link

Icons at Artcore Skizzenblog (free for private use only)
A set of unique, creative icons available for non-commercial use. Released under Creative Commons license.

Icons | Artcore Skizzenblog

Somatic Rebirth Extras 2 by David Lanham87
This collection contains 16 illustrated icons with large resources for Win and Mac.

Somatic Rebirth Extras 288

Desktop Icons by Greg Barnes89
This desktop icon set includes Evil Dead 2, Vintage Kitchen icon set, Terrariums icon set as well as Vampire Hunter Kit. Coming up soon: Christmas Ornaments and Army of Darkness icon set. Available for Mac, PC and iContainer.

DesktopIcons90

PaperPlanet Icon Pack91
The pack consists of the icons for various applications, music and video players, standard Mac icons as well as a couple extras.

PaperPlanet92

Stickfiguredancer (for personal use only)
Four custom icons based on the super hero team ‘the Avengers’, available for Mac OS X and Windows. This set includes Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Nick Fury and Hawkeye.

stickfiguredancer

Further Resources Link

Still haven’t found that icon? In case you’re still looking for that particular one, you may want to look at the following useful resources:

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/04/01/50-new-free-high-quality-icon-sets/
  2. 2 http://www.twitter.com/smashingmag
  3. 3 http://artdesigner.lv/top/download
  4. 4 http://artdesigner.lv/top/download
  5. 5 http://www.designkindle.com/2010/10/05/moleskine-icon/
  6. 6 http://www.designkindle.com/2010/10/05/moleskine-icon/
  7. 7 http://artbees.deviantart.com/art/Paradise-Cherry-Icon-164588811?q=gallery:artbees/26212645&qo=2
  8. 8 http://artbees.deviantart.com/art/Paradise-Cherry-Icon-164588811?q=gallery:artbees/26212645&qo=2
  9. 9 http://iconblock.com/goodies/icons/
  10. 10 http://iconblock.com/goodies/icons/
  11. 11 http://stinky9.deviantart.com/art/Starflash-Brownie-131466377?q=gallery:Stinky9/160566&qo=10
  12. 12 http://stinky9.deviantart.com/art/Starflash-Brownie-131466377?q=gallery:Stinky9/160566&qo=10
  13. 13 http://rasmusnielsen.dk/goodies/
  14. 14 http://rasmusnielsen.dk/goodies/
  15. 15 http://nealyoung.deviantart.com/art/USB-Prober-171862825
  16. 16 http://nealyoung.deviantart.com/art/USB-Prober-171862825
  17. 17 http://melissareneepohl.deviantart.com/art/apple-icons-158132884
  18. 18 http://melissareneepohl.deviantart.com/art/apple-icons-158132884
  19. 19 http://www.iconlicious.com/freebies#Milk
  20. 20 http://www.iconlicious.com/freebies#Milk
  21. 21 http://macthemes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16806827
  22. 22 http://macthemes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16806827
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/09/01/icandies-icon-set-60-free-icons-your-user-interfaces-and-apps/
  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/09/01/icandies-icon-set-60-free-icons-your-user-interfaces-and-apps/
  25. 25 http://www.tutorial9.net/resources/designer-icons-professionally-hand-crafted-free-icon-set/
  26. 26 http://www.tutorial9.net/resources/designer-icons-professionally-hand-crafted-free-icon-set/
  27. 27 http://www.bvfonts.com/icons/icons.php
  28. 28 http://www.bvfonts.com/icons/icons.php
  29. 29 http://svengraph.deviantart.com/art/This-is-ART-2-166536988
  30. 30 http://svengraph.deviantart.com/art/This-is-ART-2-166536988
  31. 31 http://graphs.nicer2.com/
  32. 32 http://graphs.nicer2.com/
  33. 33 http://paulirish.com/2010/high-res-browser-icons/
  34. 34 http://paulirish.com/2010/high-res-browser-icons/
  35. 35 http://www.iconspedia.com/pack/various-smartphones-2786/
  36. 36 http://www.iconspedia.com/pack/various-smartphones-2786/
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/21/free-png-credit-card-debit-card-and-payment-icons-set-18-icons/
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/21/free-png-credit-card-debit-card-and-payment-icons-set-18-icons/
  39. 39 http://www.tutorial9.net/resources/icon-pack-256x256-business-icons/
  40. 40 http://www.tutorial9.net/resources/icon-pack-256x256-business-icons/
  41. 41 http://www.jathu.me/
  42. 42 http://www.jathu.me/
  43. 43 http://iconfactory.com/freeware/preview/flr4
  44. 44 http://iconfactory.com/freeware/preview/flr4
  45. 45 http://iconfactory.com/freeware/preview/tosp2
  46. 46 http://iconfactory.com/freeware/preview/tosp2
  47. 47 http://cuberto-ru.deviantart.com/art/Plush-Icons-Set-172873075
  48. 48 http://cuberto-ru.deviantart.com/art/Plush-Icons-Set-172873075
  49. 49 http://www.webiconset.com/e-commerce-icon-set/
  50. 50 http://www.webiconset.com/e-commerce-icon-set/
  51. 51 http://view.iconsutra.com/
  52. 52 http://view.iconsutra.com/
  53. 53 http://designmoo.com/resource/flip-clock/
  54. 54 http://designmoo.com/resource/flip-clock/
  55. 55 http://view.iconsutra.com/
  56. 56 http://view.iconsutra.com/
  57. 57 http://blog.guifx.com/2008/08/30/free-solar-system-icons/
  58. 58 http://blog.guifx.com/2008/08/30/free-solar-system-icons/
  59. 59 http://ava1219.deviantart.com/art/Littlear-icon-package-185451931?q=gallery:Ava1219/24600032&qo
  60. 60 http://ava1219.deviantart.com/art/Littlear-icon-package-185451931?q=gallery:Ava1219/24600032&qo
  61. 61 http://shlyapnikova.deviantart.com/art/Compass-175015166?q=favby:Mickka/1215328&qo=11
  62. 62 http://shlyapnikova.deviantart.com/art/Compass-175015166?q=favby:Mickka/1215328&qo=11
  63. 63 http://icondock.com/free/20-free-marker-style-icons
  64. 64 http://icondock.com/free/20-free-marker-style-icons
  65. 65 http://icondock.com/free/vector-social-media-icons
  66. 66 http://icondock.com/free/vector-social-media-icons
  67. 67 http://bogo-d.deviantart.com/art/Project-Icons-v1-8-2-155863784
  68. 68 http://bogo-d.deviantart.com/art/Project-Icons-v1-8-2-155863784
  69. 69 http://omercetin.deviantart.com/art/PixeloPhilia2-166570194
  70. 70 http://omercetin.deviantart.com/art/PixeloPhilia2-166570194
  71. 71 http://masacote18.deviantart.com/art/iPad-icon-156118143?q=gallery:masacote18/13470066&qo=4
  72. 72 http://masacote18.deviantart.com/art/iPad-icon-156118143?q=gallery:masacote18/13470066&qo=4
  73. 73 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Symbol-Signs
  74. 74 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Symbol-Signs
  75. 75 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Dingbests-Regular
  76. 76 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Dingbests-Regular
  77. 77 http://designmoo.com/resource/48-free-16x16-pictograms/
  78. 78 http://designmoo.com/resource/48-free-16x16-pictograms/
  79. 79 http://designmoo.com/resource/weather-icons/
  80. 80 http://designmoo.com/resource/weather-icons/
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/14/gcons-free-all-purpose-icons-for-designers-and-developers-100-icons-psd/
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/14/gcons-free-all-purpose-icons-for-designers-and-developers-100-icons-psd/
  83. 83 http://www.customicondesign.com/free-icon/
  84. 84 http://www.customicondesign.com/free-icon/
  85. 85 http://www.clickfire.com/content/graphics/favicons/flags_icons.php
  86. 86 http://www.clickfire.com/content/graphics/favicons/flags_icons.php
  87. 87 http://iconfactory.com/freeware/preview/somaextra2
  88. 88 http://iconfactory.com/freeware/preview/somaextra2
  89. 89 http://biggitybarnes.com/icons.html
  90. 90 http://biggitybarnes.com/icons.html
  91. 91 http://tokyo-go-go.deviantart.com/art/PaperPlanet-Icon-Pack-136008156
  92. 92 http://tokyo-go-go.deviantart.com/art/PaperPlanet-Icon-Pack-136008156
  93. 93 http://www.designkindle.com/
  94. 94 http://www.iconfinder.com/
  95. 95 http://icontoucan.com/
  96. 96 http://designmoo.com/
  97. 97 http://www.freeiconsdownload.com/index.html
  98. 98 http://365psd.com/day/101/
  99. 99 http://www.iconfinder.com/free_icons
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  1. 1

    A great collection thank you!

    7
  2. 2

    Can’t believe these are all free, they’re amazing

    3
  3. 3

    Pavel Ciorici

    November 9, 2010 6:54 am

    Don’t forget to check our WPZOOM Social Icon Set with 500 free icons:
    http://www.wpzoom.com/wpzoom/500-free-icons-wpzoom-social-networking-icon-set/

    3
  4. 4

    One of the best and ”unusual” icon set of 2010

    Thanks SM

    5
  5. 5

    Soon you can’t see the different between reality and graphic art.

    Thanks for sharing!

    5
  6. 6

    woah! 0.0 the cupcake looks so yummy *drools*.
    i don’t really comment but i was attracted by that yummy looking thing. hehe ;p
    very good round up ^.^

    -2
  7. 7

    Richard Käll

    November 9, 2010 7:18 am

    Thanks for sharing, I had never heard about DesignMoo, great site!

    1
  8. 8

    Wow, a lot here that I missed that will come in really (really) handy. Thanks for listing IconToucan too, Smashing Crew!

    0
  9. 9

    Daniela Skrzypczak

    November 9, 2010 7:41 am

    Wow, a great collection thank you!

    1
  10. 10

    Thanks for sharing. I love icons!!

    0
  11. 11

    Awesome set, perfect timing for my new project!

    0
  12. 12

    There are some seriously nice icons in this post. Thank you VERY much for the time and effort!

    0
  13. 13

    You read my mind, I was just on the hunt for some nifty icons… Thank you!

    0
  14. 14

    That’s real divine design!!! Thank you so much!!!

    0
  15. 15

    Jeremy Carlson

    November 9, 2010 8:09 am

    Does anyone actually use these?? Ya they look great, but come on? When then hell would I even use most of this? Unusual is cool to look at, but let’s post some icons that can actually be used in real world web development.

    -8
    • 16

      I downloaded many. Went through them today and picked out 4 that I will be using today, so yes, people do use them!

      2
    • 17

      So if you design sites and web-systems on different themes – these icons collections are very useful, cause you never know where and when it could be applied.

      Furthermore, looking over these new icons collections helps you to be in trend and understand actual, popular icons stream

      -2
  16. 18

    juan iconshock

    November 9, 2010 8:34 am

    Hello friends, thanks for this great selection, hoping you can include some of our icons in your future roundups. You can check them at: http://www.iconshock.com/icon_sets/

    -1
  17. 19

    As always, you’ve collected some amazing icons. Thanks.

    0
  18. 20

    Alexander Trefz

    November 9, 2010 10:47 am

    New seems to be fairly relative…
    Nice collection though.

    0
  19. 21

    Wow. Amazing collection. Thanks.

    1
  20. 22

    A million thanks, you put wide smile only face before sleeping.

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