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pIn this post you will find 20 of the freshest designed icon sets for designers and developer. Included in this post you will find nearly all the popular and favourite icon categories from general purpose developer sets, mini-pixel sets, pictogram to social media. Please make sure read all the license information before downloading and using them

1. Reflection by Web Designer Depot

“Reflection” It’s simple yet elegant and stylish at the same time. You’ll find these icons great to use at small sizes, such as for website navigation, menus and more. Both vector and raster versions are included.

The set contains 208 icons and is available free of charge for personal and commercial projects, with attribution required.

2. Eloquence! Icon Set

There are very few design elements with more uses than icons. Icons can be used in just about every type of project, from software applications to website designs

3. Faenza Icons

This icon theme for Gnome provides monochromatic icons for panels, toolbars and buttons and colourful squared icons for devices, applications, folder, files and Gnome menu items.

An installation script let you choose the logo of your favourite distribution and the appearance of the main menu icon (Gnome/distrib, monochrome/colour).

4. Designer Icons – Professionally Hand-Crafted Free Icon Set

12 Professionally Hand-Crafted icons for designers and creatives. Each Icon is 32 x 32px with a transparent background.

5. Macchiato – Social

The Macchiato Social set is a precursor to the full Macchiato collection, due for release later in the year.  Consisting of 29 transparent PNG’s, it covers the most popular services on the web.  As always, it is completely free to use for both personal and commercial projects. No attribution is required.

6. iPhone 4 Mini Icons

Here we are pleased to introduce this nice icon set named iPhone 4 Mini Icons. The set is in a cute 3D style and includes 40 standard iPhone icons in different sizes (from 64 pixels to high-resolution 512 pixels) and in both black and white colour schemes. Also vector source files (Adobe Illustrator CS4 version) are included in the download pack.

7. Social Media Balloons

As now blogging is becoming more and more popular, social networking and sharing is one of our essential daily tasks. Social media icons are also popular as people want to customize their sites in different styles.  Social Balloons is another set of free social media/bookmark icons by Double-J Design. This time a balloon style is used or maybe you can say it is a marker style.

8. Free Tag Style Social Media Icons for Social Bookmarking

This set was designed by KarachiCorner founder MFJ with a unique new style. Each icon has a “tag” looking frame around it, and they work really well on almost any color background.

9. The Graphs²

The Graphs 2 is the largest and the most flexible free graph icon collection on the web.

10. Socialmonochromicons v.2 – Social Icon Developers Starter Kit

They’re called Socialmonochromicons. 127, Now 150 scalable vector social icons. Pretty much all you need. They come in an Illustrator eps file for you to keep as a starter kit when designing social icons for your projects. I’ve also included a png file to use if you cant open the eps file.

11. Simple But Sophisticated App Icon Set

A nice simple but at the same time well designed sophisticated icon set which can be used in the interface of an app. This beautiful icon set is available to be used in commercial design project, a non commercial design projects.

12. A Free Sophisticated Premium Peel Over Icon Set

I’ve been working on a load of icon sets over the past couple week, this is one of the great icon sets we have made available to download exclusively from Creative Nerds.  18 high quality icons for you to download which are available to be used within commercial and non commercial design projects.

13. Tabbed Social Media Icon Set 50+ Icons

A Beautiful icon pack exclusively to Creative Nerds readers designed by chethstudios. A huge collection of icons including over 50 simple but elegant icons which are perfect for minimalistic websites. I hope you like the icons also we would love to hear your thoughts and feedback about the icon set.

14. Project Icons -Version 1.7.5

A pack of 175 icons and 3 icon badges I’ve used in or created for my projects. Most of these icons are 32px only, but some are 48px. Available in png, ico, icns and pasted icons. The badges are available in png only.

15. Toolbar Icon Set

This set from shlyapnikova is a free set of software, toolbar and web icons that you can used to spice your project up

16. Toolbar Icon Set 2

This is the second set from shlyapnikova.

17. PixeloPhilia 32PX Icon Set

This is a 66 icon set for web design and software and is by mercetin

18. PixeloPhilia2

This is another set by mercetin

19. Free Wireframe Toolbar Icons for GUI designers.

This is a latest version of the Gentleface Toolbar Icon Set made for interface (gui) desginer. These icons can be used for wireframes and software mockups creation, websites and software applications toolbars and menus including iPhone and iPod apps.

20. Sketchy Social Media Icons Freebie

As a designer that at one time had the ambition to become an illustrator, you can imagine I miss the hands-on work quite a bit. I look for any opportunity I can get to incorporate drawing in design. It’s an easy thing to overlook given the modern-day design styles, but it’s important to go back to your roots sometimes.  I’m going to be bold and say social media is popular enough that I don’t need to justify making these. I tried to show some love to the top social media sites that I frequent across the Interweb.

  • Every icon is a .PNG (making them easy to edit) and packaged together.
  • The set includes four sizes for each icon: 16×16, 32×32, 48×48, 57×57.
  • It also includes two sizes for each icon next to its type mark: 32px tall, 57px tall

20 Freshly Designed Icon Sets For Designers & Developers