25 Free Pictogram and Symbols Sign Icon Sets

In this article we feature 25 multi-purpose pictogram and symbol sign icon sets that have all been stripped down to their bare essentials and presented in there simplest form and all ready for use.

All of these icons are multi-purpose, meaning you could either use them within web design (the main focus of the round-up), poster design, logo design, banners… anything you want. They are flexible, meaning you can re-size them from 8x8px to whatever you size need. They are (mostly) editable, with each set you will either find the EPS, AI, PSD or editable PNG source files. And the sets are also very abundant, with some sets offering well over 100 icons.
You would be hard pressed to find a collection as extensive as this one.

PICOL Icon Library

PICOL Icon Library
Icons: 105
Size(s): 16x16px & 32x32px
Format(s): PNG & SVG
License: Creative Commons-License BY-SA.
Download Page: PICOL Icon Library →

DEFAULT iCON

DEFAULT iCON
Icons: 173
Size(s): 16×16, 24×24, 32×32, 48×48, 64×64, 128×128 and 256×256
Format(s): EPS, PNG & GIF
License: Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0.
Download Page: DEFAULT iCON →

Iconic Icon Set

Iconic Icon Set
Icons: 131
Size(s): 8×8, 12×12, 16×16, 24×24 & 32×32
Format(s): PNG, SVG, SWC, OFT/TTF/EOT and Omnigraffle Stencil
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.
Download Page: Iconic Icon Set →

DOT Pictograms

DOT Pictograms
Icons: 68
Size(s): 64×64, 128×128 & 256×256
Format(s): PNG & ICO
License: Public Domain.
Download Page: DOT Pictograms →

Tabs – Interface Icons for Developers & Designers

Tabs - Interface Icons for Developers & DesignersIcons: 32
Format(s): PSD & PNG
License: View the license on tabsicons.com.
Download Page: Tabs – Interface Icons for Developers & Designers →

gCons

gCons
Icons: 100
Size(s): 32×32px
Format(s): PSD, PNG, JPG and GIF
License: These icons are free to use for all private, public and commercial projects.
Download Page: gCons →

User Interface Design Framework Vectors Icons

User Interface Design Framework Vectors Icons
Icons: 260
Format(s): AI & Omnigraffle Stencil
License: The framework is free for every use, even for commercial project, but you do need to credit the designer.
Download Page: User Interface Design Framework Vectors Icons →

AndroidIcons

AndroidIcons
Icons: 50
Size(s): 36×36, 48×48 & 72×72
Format(s): PNG
License: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported.
Download Page: AndroidIcons →

Gentleface Wireframe Icons

Gentleface Wireframe Icons
Icons: 244
Size(s): 16×16, 32×32 and 48×48
Format(s): PNG & SWF
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial.
Download Page: Gentleface Wireframe Icons →

Dusseldorf @ pc.de

Dusseldorf @ pc.de
Icons: 410
Size(s): 16×16 & 32×32
Format(s): PNG
License: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported.
Download Page: Dusseldorf @ pc.de →

Devine Icons

Devine Icons
Icons: 50
Size(s): 256x256px
Format(s): PNG & ICN
Download Page: Devine Icons →

iPhone Toolbar Icons

iPhone Toolbar Icons
Icons: 160
Size(s): 30x30px
Format(s): PSD & PNG
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.
Download Page: iPhone Toolbar Icons →

Monochrome Symbols Icon Set

Monochrome Symbols Icon Set
Format(s): PSD, AI & PNG
License: MediaLoot License Agreement.
Download Page: Monochrome Symbols Icon Set →

Mono Icons

Mono Icons
Icons: 108
Size(s): 32x32px
Format(s): PNG
Download Page: Mono Icons →

Brightmix

Brightmix
Icons: 70
Format(s): EPS
Download Page: Brightmix →

Ecqlipse 2

Ecqlipse 2
Icons: 270
Size(s): 128×128, 48×48, 32×32 & 16×16
Format(s): PNG
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
Download Page: Ecqlipse 2 →

Token

Token
Icons: 128
Size(s): 256×256, 32×32 and 16×16 (ICO), 128×128 (PNG)
Format(s): PNG & ICO
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
Download Page: Token →

The Go Green! Icon Set

The Go Green! Icon Set
Icons: 108
Size(s): 64x64px
Format(s): PNG
License: These icons are free to use for both your personal and commercial projects but may not be sold or redistributed.
Download Page: The Go Green! Icon Set →

Mono Gradient Icons Set

Mono Gradient Icons Set
Icons: 60
Size(s): PNG
Format(s): PSD
License: View the license on InstantShift.com.
Download Page: Mono Gradient Icons Set →

Reflection

Reflection
Icons: 208
Size(s): 128x128px
Format(s): PNG & AI
License: These icons and is available free of charge for personal and commercial projects, with attribution required.
Download Page: Reflection →

Glyphish

Glyphish
Size(s): Varied
Icons: 130
Format(s): PNG & PSD
License: Free set published under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Download Page: Glyphish →

Arrow Symbols Icons

Arrow Symbols Icons
Icons: 56
Size(s): Varied
Format(s): AI
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.
Download Page: Arrow Symbols Icons →

Helveticons Social Media Set

Helveticons Social Media Set
Icons: 23
Size(s): 16×16, 24×24, 32×32, 48×48, 128×128, 256×256 & 512×512
Format(s): AI, EPS, PSD, PNG & PDF
Download Page: Helveticons Social Media Set →

Socialmonochromicons v.2.5

Socialmonochromicons v.2.5
Icons: 155
Size(s): Varied
Format(s): EPS & PNG
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Download Page: Socialmonochromicons v.2.5 →

Symbol Signs from AIGA

Symbol Signs from AIGA
This system of 50 symbol signs was designed for use at the crossroads of modern life: in airports and other transportation hubs and at large international events. Produced through a collaboration between AIGA and the U.S. Department of Transportation, they are an example of how public-minded designers can address a universal communication need.
Icons: 50
Size(s): 25x25px
Format(s): EPS & GIF
Download Page: Symbol Signs from AIGA →

Sclera Picto's

The Sclera pictogram collection was born out of a need for new pictograms in Terninck (Belgium), a day centre and home for adults with mental disabilities. The people there used the pictogenda to offer them structure from day to day. They have made the entire library (4768 icons) available to download .
Icons: 4768
Format(s): PNG
License: Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Belgium.
Download Page: Sclera Picto's →

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