Icons are the new “in” thing for visuals. In a world where you need to be neutral all the time, icons are a Godsend since they are neutral by
nature. Another reason to use icons is because they look great in small sizes, and they also use fewer resources to display. The fact that they go
well with contemporary flat and minimal design trends: that just gets you extra brownie points!
On this page, you'll find links to various sites that allow download of free icons. However, do make sure whether the source you choose allows commercial use or not. Some sites allow free downloads only for non-commercial usage while others provide unrestricted use of all icons.
Smashing Magazine, of course, is known for so much
more than just icons. Moreover, it was incredible to find that they also provide new icons all the time. So we are providing you with a link that
will get updated all the time with icons, and also some other freebies.
Freepik has an enormous collection of icons that can be used for
both personal and commercial use. They provide these icons in PNG, EPS, and SVG file formats.
Best PSD Freebies has an extensive collection
of icons. Be careful though since they do not mention anywhere whether these icons can be used in a commercial environment.
Flat Icon has so many icons, and they are all free. Icons are also
available as web fonts.
Iconfinder has many icons but not all are free. Also, look carefully for
the caveats – if you can use the icons commercially, or are the icons being distributed via a Creative Commons license.
Web Design Freebies is a Tumblr site that has
many icon sets that you can download.
GraphicBurger provides an amazing number of icons, for both
personal and commercial use.
Good Stuff No Nonsense specializes in hand drawn, organic
DeviantArt has a treasure trove of user-submitted
Dribbble is another user community with plenty of
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