The Best Places To Get Free Icons


A good collection of icons is one of the most important things a designer can have in his or her toolkit. Icons can cross language barriers and convey abstract concepts in a way that everyone can understand. Here are some of the top places to find free high-quality icons around the web.



The Noun Project
Free for personal and commercial use with artist credit

The Noun Project is a visual dictionary that hosts thousands of icons made by designers from all over the world. Search for just about anything here and you’ll probably find it. All of the icons come free under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Another option is to pay a small fee per icon or you can choose to subscribe and never worry about having to attribute again. You can also download their new desktop app which makes selecting icons for your projects easier than ever. Just drag, drop and you’re done.




Graphic Burger
Free for personal and commercial use

Graphic Burger serves up top-quality design resources free to the community. Here you’ll find loads of tasty icon sets as well as other freebies created by contributors from all over the world. Everything here comes free to use for personal or commercial work and is modifiable with no need to attribute.




Flat Icon
Free for personal and commercial use with artist credit

Flaticon has a huge collection of glyphs and icons that are all available for free. Just don’t forget to credit the artist. If you wish to avoid attribution, two subscription options are available. Flaticon also provides a very handy generator which lets you create icon fonts for web use. Cut down on images and take full control of your icons by styling them in css.




Free for personal and commercial use

Tons of free glyphs made in Germany. Simple, straightforward and well crafted. Iconmonstr also sports an onsite editor that can be used to change the color, size, or enclosure of the icon before you download. All icons are free to use and modify for both personal and commercial projects. No attribution needed.




Check individual licenses

Iconfinder hosts over half a million icons in all different styles. There are plenty of free options here, but just make sure you check the individual licenses for each icon first. Become a subscriber and help contributing designers and illustrators earn royalties with each download.


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