Best resources for free icon sets

This site ( has many bundles – all free and all easy to look through, and download. Another thing that’s nice about this site is that *All Icons Etc. royalty free stock icons, and stock clipart are free for use in both personal and commercial projects. Most sites that offer free icons only allow for personal, not professional use. This is open to commercial projects as well.

Screen shot 2011-06-09 at 11.50.46 AM has a pack for the iphone bundle that’s quite nice here:

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Free icon sets (

– this site has icons you can purchase, but also has a free section which they add to each week:

Screen shot 2011-06-09 at 12.15.59 PM has some nice free icons & sets – but most you have to download one at a time instead of downloading the whole set in a zip or one click.

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This site has a few:

I like the monsters :p

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Designmoo – icon sets that usually include the designer’s psd or ai file.

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Design Kindle has a few nice collections as well. Here though, what you see is what you get there are no psd or ai files to download. Images only.

View them here:

Screen shot 2011-06-09 at 2.04.08 PM also has some nice sets if you’re willing to look – but if you’re digging beyond this list you’re probably looking for something specific enough that you should just design it yourself :)

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Free high resolution textures

A great site for free high resolution textures if you’re a poor student, or even just wanting to upgrade your texture library at home. Textures can work wonders with a great background or addition to a flat web design! The site also has inspiration and some tutorials. The tileable patterns work especially well for repeating backgrounds. I am thinking about starting to create my own texture library and putting some free downloads in my blog as well… coming soon – look for it!

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Free stock photo sites

Here are a few sites you may want to check out for some free stock.

This article from talks about 25 – and is a bit outdated but here are my recommendations.

Stock.XCHNG is a great site for free stock photography. Searching and browsing is a breeze…

Every Stock is a search engine for free photos, and it searches many of the sites listed on the article linked below.

Imagebase has photos that are free to use, and are licensed under a Creative Commons license.

Morguefile is a completely free source for stock photos and has a decent variety.

Openphoto is also another freebie site with a good search tool.

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