Free icons – fresh icon sets for 2013

As a designer I am always looking for fresh icon sets to use in new designs. The icons from years ago just don’t seem to cut it any more, especially with design trends moving back to the more simple, classic styling. So in my quest to find some really great icon resources that are both free for personal and commercial use I present to you my discoveries…



Batch is a lovingly designed and crafted suite of 300+ icons for web and user interface design by fellow South African, Adam Whitcroft. Adam has generously given this amazing set back to the community to use freely in any personal or commercial projects.



Gemicon is handcrafted icon set by Turqois, that comes in 3 different sizes (16px, 32px, 64px). Each pixel-perfect icon is available as a separate Photoshop layer. Download the set in PNG or PSD format. Gemicon is FREE and ready to use in your next awesome project!

gemicon - free icons set


Retro Social Icon Set

This lovely retro icon set is from the Pink Moustache. 47 different icons in 4 different colours.

Pink Moustache Free Retro icon set – updated


Clear Icon Set

The Clear Icon Set contains 20 action icons including note icon, note-reply icon, email icon, iPhone icon, iPad icon, iMac icon, stats icon, HD & SD icons and more. The file contains 20 icons at 32px x 32px. PNG format and the original PSD is also included.

Cear icon set


Round Icons by Goodipix

Looking for some free icons to enhance your next project? This set includes 48 vector icons.

48 round icons


Simple Icon Set

A custom icon set with each character representing a simplistic iteration of a common object, idea, or action.
Simple Icon Set


Minimal UI Icon and Font Set

The guys over at Breezi have created this new icon and font set released under Creative Commons license. This collection of 50 icons are a great resource for adding the finishing touches to your design project. This handcrafted set is available as PSD and AI source files.

Breezi - Minimal UI Icon and Font Set


Scalable glyphs icons

This is a free scalable glyphs icon set designed by Finbarrs Oketunji. The set is available for free download from dribbble.

Scalable glyphs icons

44 Shades of Free Icons

These free icons are from the designer Victor Erixon.

44 Shades of Free Icons


28.7 project icons

These free glyph icons are from the designer kipyatok.

28.7 project

Free Icons

This free icon set is from the designer Joe Prince. Icons are available in both AI and PSD.

Free icons by Joe Prince


I hope that you found this post as useful and resourceful as I did when creating it. If you did, please be so kind as to leave a comment and share the post with others 😉




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