50 Most Beautiful Icon Sets Created in 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
2. Free Hand Drawn Doodle Icon Set for Bloggers
3. Milky icon set
4. Archigraphs Porcelain Icons
5. I-KID ICONS FOR IPHONE
6. Socialize Icons
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
Unique, good looking and useful grungy sticker icon set with background in brick red color and white.
8. Merry Christmas Icons
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
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
A full set of 30 3d isometric vector icons. The icons are in both editable Illustrator 8 EPS and SVG formats.
11. Fugue Icons
1000 icons are included in PNG format (16x16 pixel).
12. Free Glossy Blogging Icons Set for Bloggers
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
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
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.
16. Free Vector Icon Set 1
The first part of the set contains 25 scalable Illustrator format icons.
17. Web browsers icon set
18. Asp.net Icons
Here is a site offering a full set of professionally designed icons for web applications for free.
19.Cult-foo icon set
Set of 50 icons at .PNG format for public usage.
20. Validation Icon Set
Free Validation "w3c" Icons to download and use.
21. Web 2.0rigami
15 origami icons in a variety of sizes in transparent pngs, and the PSD and EPS files.
22. Circular Icons
Circular is a themed collection of 100+ 16×16 icons. The icons are available as a zip download of alpha transparent png's.
This pack contains 150 icons in total which look best in their original size (256x256px).
24. Free web development icons
Icojoy team's new 24x24 free icon set in web 2.0 style
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
23 freeware “iPhone-like” icons of Web 2 Social Bookmarks and Networks for use in blogs, websites, desktops, softwares.
27. DSLR lens Icon
28. Pirates Theme icon collection
29. Feed Me Animals
A Free RSS Feed Vector Icon Set.
30. Ecommerce Icons
32 free icons to use or remix in your eCommerce projects complete with master SVG file.
A free set of 11 practical and useful high-quality icons.
32. Website Icons
33. Glossy Member Icons
35. RSS feed
36. Nice ‘n’ Simple Subscribe Badges
37. DESIGN for: psdbox.pl
38. Drop Box Icon
39. Green and blue
Desktop & Dock Icons
40. Onibari Leopard Made
41. Carbon Gloss
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
41 PNG and ICO Fileformat Icons + Matching Wallpaper.
43. iMod for Dock
149 icons for your dock
Thanks for your this work.
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)
Great post! *Social Bookmarked*
Thanks for featuring my origami icons :)
Some quality icon sets there. Loving the wooden folders!
wah… banyak bgt tuh… bisa sedot
@Paddy .. those origanis are yours huh .. tempted to use those very much, beauts, Sir, thank you.
Great list indeed. We’re working on some mobile apps and might model some of the icons after some of these.
wonderfuls your origami icons. Thx
Wow amazing, thanks a lot!
i will add it in the icon section of my site : http://www.webdesignerheaven.com
Oh my goodness! Can’t believe that they’re free! Thank you for compiling this!
So #4 and #14 appear to be the same set.
Great work Thanks a lot
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!
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.
nice. love the icons
awesome collection. couldn’t find a better compilation.
This is really a wonderful and cool collection. Thanks.
Damn they are awesome. Some talented and amazing artists. I would mention my favourite but there are so many!
Wow. Great list! Thanks!
Really not impressed. Probably the worst icons collection on Noupe so far.
Thank you very much :)
Great work. Thanks a lot
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?
Jeromy (AKA Hillbilly)
great collection .. thanks a lot
awesome collection damn coooolll….
Great collection. Love it!!
Great collection, good hunt for a bookmark ;)
Oxygen kde4 not here?
Hi, thanks for the feature! :D
Great post. Icon set 21. Web 2.0rigami the flickr icon looks like f*ckr lol
Icons maketh the website! And these ones are great!
Wow, thank you for putting this together. Great year for icons!
I’m gonna bookmark it so don’t change the url!!!
Wow, absolutely fabulous Icon sets!
I love the first retro set. Great collection. Thanks!
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.
This was a totally excellent article. Found lots of cool icons I’ll be checking out
Nice set. I’m gonna use some! tnx!
Thanks for featuring DryIcons with 5 different icon sets!
Thanks I design websites for small business, this will be very helpful.
Wow I love the #3 and the one who made it. Thanks a lot for this list.
Good Job.. Thanks!!
wow… very nice icon
thaks for it!
Thank you for add my icons to the top 50! I am honored!
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.
what a terrible list. i’ve seen better icons than what you have listed here. much, much better ones.
ICONS IS EVERYWHERE
awesome! good collection!
Nice job ;)
Are we authorized to use them for commercial purposes ?
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.
Hello plz do correct the “/a” in #11.
Very diverse list of icons! Its nice to see some great looking ecommerce icons.
Great icons!! I’am building a linux distro and these icons will be useful.
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.
Great Collection.Thank you.
I agree, this is the best set of icons for 2008 I have seen.
Love the Origami icon set.
gracias por la recopilacion!.
This should be a definite addition to the list:
OMG! Inspirating me!
Good 08′ icon selection set!
Happy holidays everyone!
I looove icon mashups! Nice Work!
Wow so many amazing Icons. * You’ve mixed up the name on the function icon set :P
Really cool collections,
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!
Thanks for the resource. You can never have too many icon sets!
De Freu. -Icon Pack seems the best for a professional blog.
Excellent list of icons. These are great!
Turqua 3d Isometric Vector Icon Pack – BEST!
nice icon selection – you can enjoy nearly all of them
Damn good icon summary, thanks :)
very cool, thanks for sharing this awesome collection!
I love the “Origami” icons, as they are so different!
Excellent list of icons. These are great!!
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 ;)
thank you for compiling and sharing this wonderful sets of icon. cool designs…
Great collection of icons.
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.
nice see it :]
Some amazing Icon Sets are missing? Let us know!- You ask.
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: Artists who use Flash)
– Dreamweaver (For: webdesigners who use Dreamweaver)
Perhaps also icons for the categories:
logodesign, print-layouts and so on…
I looove icon mashups! Nice Work!!!
LOL, look at #21, bottom right. It seems to say “Fuckr” instead of “Flickr”.
Great list!!!!!! thanks!!!!
impressive icons, I very love it …
that “flickr” icon in the origami set does not read flickr…more like..something else. lol.
hey thank you, i’ve been share this information to my friends in my blog
Great list!!!!!! thanks!!!!!!
very eye catching list You’ve got! bookmarking!
i like all of th em they are cute.
great site here, that for the info…
hope there are more
thanks for icons
hx… very usefull.. awesome…
thank you so much
Thanks for the colection most def going to download. their all very beautiful
Thx for Gr8 help!
very hot very nice
reallly nice archive!….
Great Collection! But 11th has wrong title. Thanks.
Thanks for the collection! “Feed me animals” is really great one :).
I have got to agree they are the 50 most beautiful icon sets I have seen
Well done to all icons.
This is cool blog more on technology.
thanx for admin
Wicked Post… You know your nice looking / worthy Icons – this is a one stop shop – everything I’ll ever need, well for the next couple of year’s anyway :) taaah
Fantastic resource. I’m very happy to have found this post. I’m using some of the icons on my site now.
Thank you for posting this free stuff! it´s so usefull and a must have:-)
Thanks for the sharing !!
Che muchas garcias, so una masa estos iconos. Son los mejores que vi hasta ahora.
Nos estamos viendo,… y si no nos vemos nos tanteamos. juaj!!
Really beautiful icon sets.
Just look at a lot of good comment here to know that.
nice collections and i am going to use social buttons for my blog
Very Very Very Good Collection.
thank you for sharing this Imagine sets of icon.
good nice collection. Tanks.
Nice Icon collection..!
aw beautiful icon, i like it
Awesome list. Very helpful. Thanks!
Great list, very useful. Keep the good stuff coming guys. I like what Noupe produces!
Oh! Very Good, thanks!
Beautiful icon sets.
thank you so much.
Fabulous compilation — thanks for sharing!
yosh! this is what i looking for. thanks for share
Awesome collection of icons thanks :)
absolutely love the origami icon set!
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Today I released similar free icon/label collection: Free vector social media sticker set.
So you can add it to your great collection!
The Coquette Theme is amazing!!! Best Regards!
It looks very great. Very beautiful icon sets.
thank you so much.
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Awesome I spent a few xD
Thanks for your this work.
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very informative article…liked it
really nice site and content
Thank you for letting us know about all these great designs. It really is a valuable contribution!
Wow- all this artistic talent and contribution in one place- thanks. It’s like having a book of logos.
awesome stuff….really helpful
Super icons! Go through!
I think you forgot one that’s p r e t t y relevant:
I’ve never seen anything so good! Those
icons are really beautiful. I’ve downloaded
at least 5 of those!! Thank you so much!!!
Amazing graphic absolutely helpful in web-design!
Wow~~Those icons are really really awesome!!
u hadd got a huge collection of them
Even though I have looked through all of these icons, I am still in love with the doodle ones.
Great and lovely, one can feel a soul there))))
What an awesome list of icon sets. Brilliant
wonderful and distinctive designs ..
thank you for your efforts.
Great collection of icons back then already :) Well it’s only 2 years ago, but still. Love the Onibari Leopard Made icons, the chinese wind icons but also the merry christmas ones and the pirate icons of course. Can’t really decide here. Thanks for sharing these.
Really a wonderful collection, Thanks for sharing.
hey amazing collection…I like it..
Totally Hot selection! It will look awesome on my ipad!!
Great list, thanks very much! Coquette Icons are my favourite.
Great share! and thanks a lot!
beautiful icons, keep posting
all are nice icons
great list of icon sets, thanks a lot
Very Helpful in web site design.
Great list, Blast from the past..
no 10 dead link
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I agree completely with what you’re saying. My only drawback is that once I do attempt to make a change, it really works, however I all the time revert again to my identical ways. Sticking to them is what I discover difficult.
I REALLY like the wooden folder icons and the altered DropBox icon. I just wish I had the skill to create those types of things. One thing for sure, I’m going to download them right away
We are now in 2011, The icons are still great and very usefull.
My favourites are “Milky icon set” and “Coquette Icons”.
I’m a designer for several years. But i have to be honest that my skills aren’t at the level of the designers of these icons :-(
a good collection of icons, are very good and very useful for use in any design, not only to see that too as did those icons…
I am sorry for delay, but Happy New Year 2011 everyone!. I come and read the web site very often.
Good designs .. appreciate !!!
As long as we’re making websites, lists like this will continue to be incredibly useful.
I’ve used several of these free icons in my UI projects.
I’ve found really worthy post and useful info.
Thanks for sharing…
can get more icons from this link..
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It’s neat to check out views that produce awareness and are valuable nonetheless.
Great! Thank you.
thank you good icons.. found
Really nice and valuable icon. very useful for blog and web site
wow, thanks a lot, this is an amazing list!!
I like this blog layout . How do you make it? It’s so sweet
Thanks for putting this together. It really helps a non-designer developer like me. I still appreciate great design and rely the awesome designers I work with, but sometimes you just need a place to grab a good icon.