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50 Most Beautiful Icon Sets Created in 2008

December 9th, 2008

Icons is everywhere on the web. In most modern designs it is used to not only complete our design but also to attract the user’s eye. Designers use Icons to create breath-taking designs and decorate their desktop as well. Today we’re going to take a look at 50 most beautiful icon sets we’ve found over the year 2008.

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Free Icon Sets

1. OldSchool Icon Set

Free icon set


2. Free Hand Drawn Doodle Icon Set for Bloggers

Free icon set


3. Milky icon set

Free icon set


4. Archigraphs Porcelain Icons

Free icon set


5. I-KID ICONS FOR IPHONE

Free icon set


6. Socialize Icons

Free icon set


This free icons set contains all the most popular social icons, placed inside a sticker, making them easy to use in all kinds of projects. Although initially intended to be used by bloggers, these icons go beyond that and can be used in almost any website. This free icon set contains 12 high quality, free icons in these sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px, 48x48px, 64x64px and 128x128px and 32-bit transparency PNG file format.

7. Distortion Icons

Free icon set


Unique, good looking and useful grungy sticker icon set with background in brick red color and white.

8. Merry Christmas Icons

Free icon set


These snowing free icons contain the most recognizable Christmas items. Bring that unique feeling that only snow brings to your websites and blogs. The “Merry Christmas” free icons set contains 12 high quality, free icons in these sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px, 48x48px, 64x64px and 128x128px and 32-bit transparency PNG file format.

9. Coquette Icons

Free icon set


This playful free icon set contains curvy and colorful free icons made with one goal, to get all the affection to your projects. These free icons flirt with style! “Coquette” free icon set contains 50 high quality, free icons in these sizes: 16x16px, 32x32px, 48x48px, 64x64px and 128x128px and 32-bit transparency PNG file format.

10. Turqua 3d Isometric Vector Icon Pack

Free icon set


A full set of 30 3d isometric vector icons. The icons are in both editable Illustrator 8 EPS and SVG formats.

11. Fugue Icons

Free icon set


1000 icons are included in PNG format (16×16 pixel).

12. Free Glossy Blogging Icons Set for Bloggers

Free icon set


There are total 12 shiny and modern icons for your blogs. It comes with 3 sizes, 24×24, 36×36 and 48×48 in png format.

13. Free Glossy Blogging Icons Set for Bloggers

Free icon set


128 glossy Icons available in 48×48px. Some of the main Social Media Icons are included such as: Design Float, Digg, Delicious, Furl, Technorati, Flickr, Stumble Upon, Twitter & Many more…

14. Finance and Applications Icon Set

Free icon set


This set contains 59 raster and vector icons, designed by Icon Eden. The set includes icons in .png, .icns and .ico-formats. An .EPS vector file is available as well.

15. Liquidicity

Free icon set


16. Free Vector Icon Set 1

Free icon set


The first part of the set contains 25 scalable Illustrator format icons.

17. Web browsers icon set

Free icon set


18. Asp.net Icons

Free icon set


Here is a site offering a full set of professionally designed icons for web applications for free.

19.Cult-foo icon set

Free icon set


Set of 50 icons at .PNG format for public usage.

20. Validation Icon Set

Free icon set


Free Validation “w3c” Icons to download and use.

21. Web 2.0rigami

Free icon set


15 origami icons in a variety of sizes in transparent pngs, and the PSD and EPS files.

22. Circular Icons

Free icon set


Circular is a themed collection of 100+ 16×16 icons. The icons are available as a zip download of alpha transparent png’s.

23. Phuzion

Free icon set


This pack contains 150 icons in total which look best in their original size (256x256px).

24. Free web development icons

Free icon set


Icojoy team’s new 24×24 free icon set in web 2.0 style

25. Simplicio

Free icon set


The set contains 78 free icons in .png and .ico including AI which can be useful for both corporate and personal setting.

26. Web 2 Icons

Free icon set


23 freeware “iPhone-like” icons of Web 2 Social Bookmarks and Networks for use in blogs, websites, desktops, softwares.

27. DSLR lens Icon

Free icon set


28. Pirates Theme icon collection

Free icon set


29. Feed Me Animals

Free icon set


A Free RSS Feed Vector Icon Set.

30. Ecommerce Icons

Free icon set


32 free icons to use or remix in your eCommerce projects complete with master SVG file.

31. Practika

Free icon set


A free set of 11 practical and useful high-quality icons.

32. Website Icons

Free icon set


33. Glossy Member Icons

Free icon set


34. Aeon

Free icon set


35. RSS feed

Free icon set


36. Nice ‘n’ Simple Subscribe Badges

Free icon set


37. DESIGN for: psdbox.pl

Free icon set


38. Drop Box Icon

Free icon set


39. Green and blue

Free icon set


Desktop & Dock Icons

40. Onibari Leopard Made

Free icon set


41. Carbon Gloss

Free icon set


A set of over 90 original dock icons in .png format. Compatible with your Mac or PC, and virtually all dock applications that use .png files.

42. De Freu. -Icon Pack

Free icon set


41 PNG and ICO Fileformat Icons + Matching Wallpaper.

43. iMod for Dock

Free icon set


149 icons for your dock

44. KIDAUBIS CHINESE WIND ICON

Free icon set


45. iLeopard Icon Pack SE

Free icon set


46. Qure for Adobe Creative Suite

Free icon set


47. Colorabo

Free icon set


48. ZeroOne

Free icon set


49. Made Of Wood

Free icon set


50. Paper Clip

Free icon set


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Paddy
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great list!

Thanks for featuring my origami icons :)

Some quality icon sets there. Loving the wooden folders!

esranull
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

yaaaa

rivan gadgets
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

wah… banyak bgt tuh… bisa sedot

the_guv
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

@Paddy .. those origanis are yours huh .. tempted to use those very much, beauts, Sir, thank you.

blasterous
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Great list indeed. We’re working on some mobile apps and might model some of the icons after some of these.

JOSITO
Guest
JOSITO
6 years 4 days ago

wonderfuls your origami icons. Thx

speed
Guest
speed
7 years 5 months ago

Wow amazing, thanks a lot!

Happy Holidays

Alexandre Jourdain
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great post
i will add it in the icon section of my site : http://www.webdesignerheaven.com

Ahmet Burak Bal
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Thanks for your this work.

Raymond Selda
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Oh my goodness! Can’t believe that they’re free! Thank you for compiling this!

Wes Rice
Guest
Wes Rice
7 years 5 months ago

So #4 and #14 appear to be the same set.

Paul0v2
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great selections, very good work on the post I really appreciate it, thank you. I’ll definitely download some icons.

(#29 nd #30 got the same name)

Jason Cain
Guest
Jason Cain
7 years 5 months ago

Very impressive! As a developer, I look at the creativity of designers and artists, and I am truly amazed. May hat is off to all of you. Great Job!

insicdesigns
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

nice. love the icons

Casey Hald
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great post! *Social Bookmarked*

Neo
Guest
Neo
7 years 5 months ago

Great post.

Honour Chick
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

awesome collection. couldn’t find a better compilation.

techzoneX
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

This is really a wonderful and cool collection. Thanks.

SpaceCowboy
Guest
SpaceCowboy
7 years 5 months ago

Damn they are awesome. Some talented and amazing artists. I would mention my favourite but there are so many!

Mike Cherish
Guest
Mike Cherish
7 years 5 months ago

Really not impressed. Probably the worst icons collection on Noupe so far.

Baris
Guest
Baris
7 years 5 months ago

awesome collections!
Thank you very much :)

Vinadeal
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great work. Thanks a lot

yosrysabry
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

great collection .. thanks a lot

DannY
Guest
5 years 9 months ago

awesome collection damn coooolll….

DK
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great collection. Love it!!
Thanks

Abdo
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great collection, good hunt for a bookmark ;)

jorge
Guest
jorge
7 years 5 months ago

Oxygen kde4 not here?

ashvin
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

nice collection
thanks

EB
Guest
EB
7 years 5 months ago

Great post. Icon set 21. Web 2.0rigami the flickr icon looks like f*ckr lol

Ryan
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Icons maketh the website! And these ones are great!

MOON
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great work Thanks a lot

Dan Denney
Guest
Dan Denney
7 years 5 months ago

Wow, thank you for putting this together. Great year for icons!

Ahmad
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Can’t wait to start with my next project to use some of these bad boys, or maybe just get a blog icon makeover and use them, thanx anyways for your work.

Flash Buddy
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

I’m gonna bookmark it so don’t change the url!!!

John Tolbert
Guest
John Tolbert
7 years 5 months ago

Wow, absolutely fabulous Icon sets!

jess
http://www.privacy-tools.at.tc

Leerhuelle
Guest
Leerhuelle
7 years 5 months ago

Nice collection of great work. the wodden folders look are impressing.

Especially for the year 2008, the EEE icon set should not be missed out.

you may add it, if u want.
http://www.iconspedia.com/pack/asus-eeepc-1743/

Srinin
Guest
Srinin
7 years 5 months ago

Nice set. I’m gonna use some! tnx!

Orchida
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Thanks for featuring DryIcons with 5 different icon sets!

Regards!

Eddie
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Thanks I design websites for small business, this will be very helpful.

Chip
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Wow I love the #3 and the one who made it. Thanks a lot for this list.

Destinos Turisticos
Guest
Destinos Turisticos
7 years 5 months ago

Good Job.. Thanks!!

heihachi
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

nice collection
thanks

Timothy
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Wow. Great list! Thanks!

lanospace
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

wow… very nice icon

Jeromy
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Perfect!!!

Thank you for this list.

A must have collection for the budding blogger or web developer. Noupe, how do you keep finding such great stuff?

Cheers,

Jeromy (AKA Hillbilly)

Wilky
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

thaks for it!

CJ
Guest
CJ
7 years 5 months ago

Awesome list.

JuanGómez
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Hi, thanks for the feature! :D

Cyberella
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Thank you for add my icons to the top 50! I am honored!

jimmy
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

By far the best collection I’ve seen. Thank you! Luckily I haven’t started designing my own yet, I’ll just use these. Bookmarked! I’ve been also meaning to say I love your tagline.

Bangbouh Stock
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

I love the first retro set. Great collection. Thanks!

some guy
Guest
some guy
7 years 5 months ago

what a terrible list. i’ve seen better icons than what you have listed here. much, much better ones.

Anonymous
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

This was a totally excellent article. Found lots of cool icons I’ll be checking out

plural nouns do not use singular verbs
Guest
plural nouns do not use singular verbs
7 years 5 months ago

ICONS IS EVERYWHERE

armand
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

awesome! good collection!

Franck
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Nice job ;)
Are we authorized to use them for commercial purposes ?

Rahul
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

No doubt that these are one of the best icons I’ve also found in this year. Thanks for other icons which I’d not found.

Shreemani
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Hello plz do correct the “/a” in #11.

Branson
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Very diverse list of icons! Its nice to see some great looking ecommerce icons.

Bilal Haider
Guest
Bilal Haider
7 years 5 months ago

Thats what i was looking for. My friend sent me this link. Really nice and wealthy post. Helped me a lot. As a developer i’ll use these icons in ma application. Great! Artistic work by some cool people. Keep it up.

kiran
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great Collection.Thank you.

Wil
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great icons!! I’am building a linux distro and these icons will be useful.

Tanks!!

Giovanni
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

I agree, this is the best set of icons for 2008 I have seen.

Urbanimpulse
Guest
Urbanimpulse
7 years 5 months ago

This should be a definite addition to the list:

http://min.frexy.com/article/milky_a_free_vector_icon_set_part_1/

Neo_Wesker
Guest
Neo_Wesker
7 years 5 months ago

OMG! Inspirating me!
Good 08′ icon selection set!
Happy holidays everyone!

Cory
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Love the Origami icon set.

Patareco
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

I looove icon mashups! Nice Work!

Liam McKay
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Wow so many amazing Icons. * You’ve mixed up the name on the function icon set :P

Vieclam
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Really cool collections,
Thanks

Janckos
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

gracias por la recopilacion!.

Carol Deckert
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Thank you so much for compiling this wonderful list – I cannot believe so much is offered for free. Just what I needed to add to some of my blog posts to brighten them up!

Happy Netweaving,
Carol Deckert
Networking Coach

Dan
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Hi,

Thanks for the resource. You can never have too many icon sets!

ronmieljose
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

De Freu. -Icon Pack seems the best for a professional blog.
Thank you

Ryan Edgell
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Excellent list of icons. These are great!

maxim
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Fantastic collections!

Turqua 3d Isometric Vector Icon Pack – BEST!

Nikolas
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

nice icon selection – you can enjoy nearly all of them

André
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Damn good icon summary, thanks :)

Arjen
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

very cool, thanks for sharing this awesome collection!

I love the “Origami” icons, as they are so different!

icoland
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great icons! Free hand-drawn set is our favorite. We (icoland team) just launched a new website, will work hard and hopefully hit the list of 2009 ;)

Jamis
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Excellent list of icons. These are great!!

gkriv
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great collection of icons.

Eligio
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

thank you for compiling and sharing this wonderful sets of icon. cool designs…

Erik
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

These icons look really fabulous. no wonder you received a heavy load of diggs.

Probably a hard time for your server to keep up with all the traffic.

xarly1
Guest
xarly1
7 years 5 months ago

nice see it :]

Sandie Sørensen
Guest
7 years 5 months ago
Some amazing Icon Sets are missing? Let us know!- You ask. YES! But the icon set I’m talking about hasn’t been made – yet! I dare anyone out there to make an icon-set for creative designers. The set should include the following icons: – Camera (For: Photographers) – Acryllic Brush (For: Painters) – Oil Brush (For: Painters) – Aquarelle Brush (For: Painters) – Crayon (For: Crayon Artists) – Pencil (For: Traditional Drawing) – Markers (For: Artists who use markers) – Ink (For. Ink-artists) – Photoshop (For: Artists who use Photoshop) – Illustrator (For: Artists who use Illustrator) – Flash (For:… Read more »
Pako
Guest
Pako
7 years 5 months ago

LOL, look at #21, bottom right. It seems to say “Fuckr” instead of “Flickr”.

lokki
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

I looove icon mashups! Nice Work!!!

lokki
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great list!!!!!! thanks!!!!

dr.emi
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

impressive icons, I very love it …

Paul
Guest
Paul
7 years 5 months ago

that “flickr” icon in the origami set does not read flickr…more like..something else. lol.

Dada
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Cool icons.

Slam
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

hey thank you, i’ve been share this information to my friends in my blog

Erik
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Great list!!!!!! thanks!!!!!!

Dainis Graveris
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

very eye catching list You’ve got! bookmarking!

ebony
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

i like all of th em they are cute.

Emily
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

great site here, that for the info…

hope there are more

serdar
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

thanks for icons

inwater
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

hx… very usefull.. awesome…

eds
Guest
eds
7 years 4 months ago

thank you so much

Vaibhav  Gupta
Guest
7 years 4 months ago

Thx for Gr8 help!

Melvin Walls
Guest
7 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the colection most def going to download. their all very beautiful

alahsa.cc
Guest
7 years 4 months ago

very hot very nice
Thanks..

webmaster
Guest
7 years 4 months ago

reallly nice archive!….

designburger
Guest
7 years 4 months ago

Great Collection! But 11th has wrong title. Thanks.

Dedushka
Guest
7 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the collection! “Feed me animals” is really great one :).

Marshalls Block Paving
Guest
7 years 4 months ago

I have got to agree they are the 50 most beautiful icon sets I have seen

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