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We have a delicate and useful icon set for you, again. Dutch designers from Dutch Icon created a new set of 42 Pika-style vector icons, released with Smashing Magazine for the Web design community. The icons are available as PNG (in two sizes) and AI source files. The icons are released under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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You may be looking to brighten up your checkout page with a more original shopping cart icon or perhaps you’re designing a website from scratch that requires a shrimp icon. Either way, if your budget is limited and you need a wide array of different icons, this set of chunky pixel-perfect icon might be just what you need.

The icons are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. You are free to distribute, transform, fiddle with and build them into your work, even commercially. However, please always credit the original designer of the set (in this case, Dutch Icon).

Download The Set For Free!

You can use this icon set freely for commercial and personal projects. Please link to this release post if you want to spread the word.

Free Icon Set

Description

The set contains 42 icons for various occasions. Each icon is available in two sizes: its original size, 60×60px and 30×30px. The Adobe Illustrator vector file is provided in the set as well. The icons included are:

  • Smartphone
  • Book
  • Light Bulb
  • Map
  • Watch
  • Navigation System
  • Trees
  • Banknote
  • Comment
  • Binocular
  • Laptop
  • Archive
  • Download
  • Upload
  • Delivery Van
  • Fax Machine
  • Tablet
  • Repeat
  • Dashboard
  • Like
  • Revenues
  • Silverware
  • Video Camera
  • Move
  • Fire
  • Shower
  • Checkmark
  • Delete
  • Folder
  • View
  • Calendar
  • Spaghetti
  • Shrimp
  • Global
  • Location
  • Computer Screen
  • Plug
  • Previous
  • Next
  • Eraser
  • Shopping Cart
  • Remove From Cart

Behind The Design

As always, here are some insights from the designer:

“Pretty Pika! A new chunky pixel-perfect and vector-perfect icon style has been born. She loves tiny integration, looks gorgeous on Retina displays and covers all major themes. And (very) soon to be a semantic symbol font. We wouldn’t want you to miss out and only hope you enjoy her as much as we do.

We are happy to provide designers and developers with an original and crafted icon design. Use visual language to make your graphic applications or identity design look sharp. “

— Dutch Icon

Thanks, Dutch Icon! We sincerely appreciate your time and efforts!

(jc)

© Smashing Editorial for Smashing Magazine, 2012.

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By Daved Brosche, Naveed Javaid and Smashing Editorial Team

When it comes to freebie designs, beautiful icons sets are tops. Designers scour for these free treasures more than anything else. You can use icon sets in Web applications, website designs and on your desktop. If well designed, they make a great impression on others. Beautifully designed icons also prove the quality of a designer’s work, so many designers make theirs freely available online, thus giving their work more exposure.

In the overview below, we present 50 beautifully designed, free and professional high-quality icons for desktop and Web design. All of them can be freely used for private projects, and some are available for commercial use as well. Regardless, always read the licenses — they may change from time to time.

You can also scan through our other icon-related articles:

50 Beautiful, Free and High-Quality Icon Sets

Container Icon Pack
Container Icon Pack contains 40 high-quality (256 x 256 pixel) icons in PNG and ICO formats. This package includes box, cargo, trash icons and more. Created by Mehmet Gozetlik.

Baggy Icon Set
Contains five high-quality icons in three formats (ICO, ICNS and PNG) and six sizes, ranging from 16 to 512 pixels!

Round theme icons
A beautiful set of 106 various rounded icons.

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

Red Moleskine
Red Moleskine is a beautiful icon set in PNG format and sizes of 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512 pixels.

Old-School Icon Set
A set of six beautiful old-ish icons: typewriter, camera, radio, TV set, Gameboy, and telephone. In PNG and ICO.

Screenshot

Playground
Nine beautiful and original icons (in PNG and ICO), created by the talented Miriam Moshinsky.

Windows 7 Build
A set of various basic software and office icons.

Sample

Classic Timer Icon
A quality timer icon in transparent vector format, with different sizes.

Nes Icons Pack
A set of retro icons (TV, NES, Pad, Alimentation box, Zelda box, Zelda game, Desktop, 1up, Magic Toad) in ICO and PNG (512 × 512 pixels).

Jeans Feed Icons
A set of stylish feed icons as denim pockets.

Cemagraphics Icons
A set of various beautiful icons in PNG (32 × 32 and 512 × 512 pixels).

To-Do List Icon
Use these icons in your Web applications to make them more attractive.

Social Media Handycons
Handycons is a free hand-drawn set of 12 social-media icons. All icons are available in four sizes: 16, 24, 32 and 48 pixels.

Canon 400D + lens 17-85mm
Set of two icons: camera and lens. Comes in sizes of 512 and 16 pixels and iContainer, ICNS, PNG and ICO format.

Screenshot

Retrofukation
A stylish set of icons to complement almost any theme out there. Designed to be easily distinguishable, simple and intuitive. This icon pack contains over 100 icons. Designed by Jamie Green.

e-Commerce Icons
A huge set of icons that you can use for an online shop.

Function icons set
A beautiful and useful set of 128 icons, available in 48 × 48 pixels.

Elementary Icons
A set of smaller Web developer-style icons.

Sample

Human 02
Here is a nice multi-purpose icon set for your business website.

Sample

32px Mania Icon Set
Another series of smaller icons that can add flair to any website design.

Sample

Business Icons
A collection of random business-related icons with a Web 2.0 look.

Sample

Chums Icon Set
This is the ultimate collection of high-quality tech-related icons. You can find everything from iPods to digital cameras.

Sample

Tom Tom
Does your business deal with GPS and navigation systems? Then this is the icon set for you.

Sample

Black Neon Agua Icons
A unique icon set that is ideal for darker website designs.

Sample

Credit Cards Icons
15 beautiful credit card icons in AI and EPS format. And here are yet more credit card icons.

Antique Icons
A set of antique icons in PNG, ICNS and ICO formats, ranging from 16 × 16 to 256 × 256 pixels.

Hand-made food and beverage icon set
Seventeen hand-drawn icons, created by Victor Amanatidis.

Social Media Mini Iconpack
This icon set consists of 30 finely crafted social media icons in a size of 16 × 16 pixels. They are free to use non-commercially.

Manto Smiley Icon Set
Twenty original emoticons by Chinese designer Manto.

Emotions For WordPress Icons
Emoticons for WordPress.

Green and Blue Icon Set
Five icons, each in 128 × 128 pixels and PNG format. Included are icons to represent gallery, downloads, emoticons, calendar and folder.

Airport Express
This icon is for personal use only. Download includes iContainer, PNG and PSD formats.

Coquette Part 3 Icons
This free playful icon set contains curvy and colorful icons made with one goal: to get some affection and playfulness into your projects. The 50 high-quality icons come in sizes of 16, 32, 48, 64 and 128 pixels, and in 32-bit transparency PNG format.

Email Me Icons
These icons are free for personal use and available in 32, 48, 64 and 128 pixels.

Reality
A set of beautiful, realistic icons of different daily-use object. These are free for non-commercial use.

Music Icons
Beautiful icons of music instruments. Icons are absolutely free for any purpose.

Sleek XP: Basic Icons
A set of 50 stock icons in PNG and ICO formats.

Set of Social Icons
A set of beautiful social icons in PNG format and sizes of 16, 32 and 64 pixels.

GP Icons
A set of 23 PNG icons of different software products. Has a great grunge style.

Banking Stuff Icons
Banking-related icons for non-commercial use, in sizes of 32, 48, 64, 128 and 256 pixels.

Smashing Magazine’s Icons

Smashing Retro Icon Set
A set of 10 beautiful, high-quality “vintage” icons. The set contains 10 original icons: search, sign-up, calendar, news, RSS, comments, email, ads, home and address.

Flavours Icon Set
This set, aimed to help designers in their Web and user interface designs, contains 177 icons in a resolution of 48×48 pixels. The files are available in the PNG and PSD sources, so you can modify the files as you wish. Created by Oliver Twardowski.

Stationery Icons Set
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.

On Stage Icons Set
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.

Fresh Icons Set
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.

Practica Icons Set
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.

About the author

Naveed Javaid is a Web designer and runs the blog SmashingApps, which focuses on free resources and inspiration especially for designers and developers. If you want to connect with the author, you can follow him on Twitter.

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When it comes to icons, web designers and graphic artists have an excellent opportunity to showcase their craft, prove their experience and explore their creativity. A sweet, nice icon set is a perfect showcase of designer’s work and a powerful instrument to build up your reputation online. In fact, designers make use of it, creating absolutely amazing icon sets and offering them for free download.

However, designing a high-quality icon set isn’t an easy task. It takes time, patience and resources and it requires professional skills and experience. We are regularly looking for talented artists and creative designers and we are happy to support them as much as possible — e.g. by showcasing their work in our magazine. If you are going to create an icon set and experience any problems releasing it or spreading the word — let us know, we may figure something out.

In the overview below we present 40 excellent, free and professional icons for desktop and web design. Some of them can be used for both private and commercial projects. You may always use them for fre in your private projects. Nevertheless, it is always worth to take a look at the license agreements — they can change from time to time.

You can also scan through the icons-related articles we’ve published before:

This time you’ll find quite many tasty snacks. Literally.

Free Icons For Your Web Designs

Office Space Icon Set
This set contains a coffee icon, chair icon, employee icon, coffee machine icon, computer display icon and information kiosk icon. Each icon is available in size 16×16px, 32×32px, 48×48px and 256×256px. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. This means that if you use the icons on your web site, please place a link to www.visualpharm.com on the same pages the icons are used.

Freebies Icons - Office Space Icon Set

Light Icons Set
A set of 22 light, clean and stylish icons created by Krzystof Kolatorski from Poland.

Freebies Icons - Light Icons by ~sone-pl

Transport Icon Set
This set of ready-made icons represents 35 objects of various modern transport facilities such as Cars, Airplanes, Helicopters, Trucks, Public conveyances, Squad car, Fire-engine, Ambulance, Taxi, Ships, etc. Free for personal use. .png, .ico. 16×16, 24×24, 32×32, 48×48, 64×64, 128×128, 256×256.

Freebies Icons - Vista Style Transport Icon Set. Icons-Land (Vista Icons, Stock Icons, Custom Icon Design Service)

Freebies Icons - Vista Style Transport Icon Set. Icons-Land (Vista Icons, Stock Icons, Custom Icon Design Service)

Old School Icon Pack
Old School Icon Pack contains 82 high quality (256×256 pixels) icons; PNG and ICO formats. This package includes: Extra Icons, File Icons, Folder Icons, Hardware Icons, Software Icons etc. Free for personal use only.

 Free Vista Style Icons, Free Icon Sets and Windows Vista Desktop Icons

The Simpsons Icons
11 Simpsons icons for Mac OS X and Windows. Designed by Anton Gerasimenko and Egor Zhgun from Russia. The link for the windows-version seems to be broken. Size: 128×128px.

 The Simpsons Icons

 The Simpsons Icons

Rss icons campaign
A large set of creative RSS icons designed by Design Freak.

Freebies Icons - NewsFire by ~barrymieny

Freebies Icons - NewsFire by ~barrymieny

Freebies Icons - NewsFire by ~barrymieny

Freebies Icons - NewsFire by ~barrymieny

Ice Cream Icons
A set of 15 sweet, shiny and tasty ice and cake icons. Size: 128×128, formats: .ico and .png. Designed by dim.po.

Freebies Icons - 128x128 Icons Set 4 by ~dimpoart

Ruby on Rails icon pack
Contains 3 color variations of the Ruby on Rails folder icon in 5 different sizes. Also includes a squared version of Rails logo in 5 different sizes.

Freebies Icons - Ruby on Rails icon pack by ~azizash

Set of Stylized Icons
Designed by Lucas (aka pho3nix-bf) from Poland. The YouTube, Wikipedia and Facebook icon may be used in online-projects.

Freebies Icons - Set of Stylized Icons by ~pho3nix-bf

Sticker Pack
A pack of stick-on icons whicih contains 41 individual sticky icons with large resources for Vista & Leopard. Designed by David Lanham. iContainer, Mac, Win.

 Sticker Pack 2

 Sticker Pack 1

128×128: Toast It!
A toaster icon, 128×128px.

 Toast It!

Icon Goodies
7 free icon goodies created by created by Chris Ivarson. Mac only. For instace, the Blogs icon pack includes Blogger icon, Livejournal icon, Wordpress icon and Xanga icon. Free to use.

Freebies Icons - Goodies | csi.nfshost.com

Freebies Icons - Goodies | csi.nfshost.com

Smashing RSS/Feed Icons
A free Smashing RSS/Feed icon set. The set contains 8 icons which you can use for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free. The icons are available for both Mac and Win-users in resolutions 16×16px, 24×24px, 32×32px, 48×48px, 128×128px, 256×256px and 512×512px.

Freebies Icons - Fresh, Free and Gorgeous RSS/Feed Icons | Graphics | Smashing Magazine

Bright! icon set
Bright! is a crisp, sharp and beautiful set of 148 hand-crafted icons in vector format, ideally for both web and print work. You can use Bright! for personal and commercial projects at free of charge. Comments and backlinks are appreciated.

Freebies Icons - Bright! - a free icon set

Freaky Crema
Cake and ice cream icons designed by dim.po from Russia. Crema Badges are also available for free download.

Freebies Icons - Freaky Crema by ~dimpoart
 

Freebies Icons - Freaky Crema by ~dimpoart

Build Your Own Box Kit
“Build Your Own Box” kit allows you to take a layered, Photoshop PSD file and add your own items inside. Logos, icons, anything. Some free icons are included in the PSD file as well. A How-To-Video (Quicktime) explains how you can create your icons using the .psd-file.

Freebies Icons - Icon Lab - Build Your Own Box

Nicely Stuffed
Six Colors + Leopard Ready. Designed by Max Gilchuk from Canada.

Freebies Icons - Nicely Stuffed by =mgilchuk

Antares Icon Pack
Antares Complete Pack contains 100 high quality (256×256 pixels) icons; PNG and ICO formats. This package includes: Blue Ray Disk icon, CD Drive icon, iMac OSX icon, iMac icon, Finder icon, Mail icon, Safari icon, iTunes icon, Trash icon, Dashboard icon etc. File Types: .ico, .png. Icon Sizes: 256×256, 128×128, 16×16, 32×32, 48×48.

 100 Free Vista Style icons

Laurent Baumann | Icons
The Film Roll icon set contains 1 icon in sizes 16×16px, 32×32px, 48×48px, 128×128px, 256×256px and 512×512px. Formats: icns and .png. These icons are released under Creative Commons License. Designed by Laurent Baumann.

Freebies Icons - laurent baumann | icons

Freebies Icons - laurent baumann | icons

Freebies Icons - laurent baumann | icons

Pool Icons
Do you have snow in winter? We do. A lot of snow. But now spring has finally come and we can’t ignore it. We’ve been waiting for so long! So here is a free icon set about what we see in the streets in spring. You can download Win and Mac icons as well as PNG files.

 Free stuff

Coffee Break Icon Set
10 freeware icons inspired by some delicious coffee foods. Content: Apple, Breads, Cheese, Coffee cups, Coffee pot, Cookies, Toast. Designed by Dirceu Veiga.

Freebies Icons - COFFEE BREAK - icons inspired in some delicious coffee foods. | Fast Icon - Free stock icons.

OSE PNGs
Free for personal use, but can be modified and released afterwards. This set also includes PSDs.

Freebies Icons - OSE PNGs by =gakuseisean

Email Me Icon Set
11 icons, 128×128px, created for the Mozdev.org projects. Free for personal use only. Designed by Mario Martínez from Mayosoft.

Freebies Icons - email me by ~Mayosoft

I’m not a Patriot
Flags of 32 countries + 2 communities, resulting in 34 png-images of file size 256×256px.

Freebies Icons - I'm not a Patriot by ~Mayosoft

Social Web Buttons
Two “social” sets, each consisting of 20 images in .png-format. Released under Creative Commons license. The sets include buttons for Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, LastFM, Pownce and Slideshare.

Freebies Icons - Social Web Buttons - Set 1 - WebFruits Blog // web design, grafica, internet, blog...

Freebies Icons - Social Web Buttons - Set 2 - WebFruits Blog // web design, grafica, internet, blog...

Windows Outlook
1 png (256px). For private and noncommercial use only. By Vande Mataram.

Freebies Icons - Windows Outlook --akkasone by ~Vande-Mataram

Mobile Device Icons
60 mobile device icons in 128×128 and 60 mobile device icons in 256×256. In .PNG format for whatever you use them for. If you’re looking for blackberry icons, check here. Courtesy of ~pierocksmysocks from US.

Freebies Icons - Mobile Device Icons by ~pierocksmysocks

Choose your sport Icons
8 original icons about sport areas. Available for both Windows and Mac OS X. Size: 256×256px and 512×512px.

Freebies Icons - tpdkdesign.net -+ Choose your sport !

Sketchy Paper Icon Set
Icons are created with simple, sketchy lines on a unique background - a paper note. So, get creative when using the set, hope it brings a new, unique light on your projects. The set contains 20 high quality, free icons in these sizes: 16×16px, 32×32px, 48×48px, 64×64px and 128×128px and 32-bit transparency PNG file format. 20 icons in .ico, .png and .icns format. You can also purchase these icons — then you may use them without being obligated to put a back link.

Freebies Icons - DryIcons | Free Icons | Sketchy Paper Icon Set

Mini Icon Sets

Vaga
This set of 60, semi-transparent .png icons (16 x 16) ready to use and available for free download. Released by Ed Merritt.

Freebies Icons - Vaga | Ten by Twenty

Monofactor Icon Set
This icon set, created by Onur Oztaskiran, contains 25 scalable Illustrator format icons. You can open the .ai file with any version of Illustrator above 8.0. With earlier versions, you might loose some of the effects on the icons. You are completely free to edit, change and/or directly use the icons in your site and in any kind of your projects.

Freebies Icons - Monofactor.com - Design Graphics Blog - Onur Oztaskiran -+ Blog Archive -+ Free Vector Icon Set 1 - Containing 25 Icons

Web Development Icons
24×24 free icon set in web 2.0 style. These icons are free to use in any kind of project unlimited times. Released under Creative Commons license. Windows only.

Freebies Icons - Free web development icons #4 - Download Royalty Free Icons and Stock Images For Web & Graphics Design

Circular Icons
Circular is a free icon set containing 100+ free to use icons. It’s a themed collection of 100+ 16×16 icons designed by Ben Gillbanks. The icons are available as a zip download of alpha transparent png’s (link over there on the right), and cost a grand total of nothing!

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