25 Free Pictogram and Symbols Sign Icon Sets

In this article we feature 25 multi-purpose pictogram and symbols sign icon sets that have all been stripped down to their bare essentials and presented in their 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 pictogram and symbols sign icon sets

Number of Icons: 105
Size(s): 16x16px & 32x32px
Format(s): PNG & SVG
License: Creative Commons-License BY-SA.

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DEFAULT iCON

DEFAULT iCON

Number of 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.

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Iconic Icon Set

Iconic Icon Set

Number of 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.

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DOT Pictograms

DOT Pictograms

Number of Icons: 68
Size(s): 64×64, 128×128 & 256×256
Format(s): PNG & ICO
License: Public Domain.

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Tabs – Interface Icons for Developers & Designers

Tabs - Interface Icons for Developers & Designers

Number of Icons: 32
Format(s): PSD & PNG
License: View the license on tabsicons.com.

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gCons

gCons pictogram and symbols sign icon sets

Number of 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.

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User Interface Design Framework Vectors Icons

User Interface Design Framework Vectors Icons

Number of 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.

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AndroidIcons

AndroidIcons mobile pictogram and symbols sign icon sets

Number of Icons: 50
Size(s): 36×36, 48×48 & 72×72
Format(s): PNG
License: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported.

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Gentleface Wireframe Icons

Gentleface Wireframe Icons

Number of Icons: 244
Size(s): 16×16, 32×32 and 48×48
Format(s): PNG & SWF
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial.

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Dusseldorf @ pc.de

Dusseldorf @ pc.de

Number of Icons: 410
Size(s): 16×16 & 32×32
Format(s): PNG
License: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported.

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Devine Icons

Devine Icons

Number of Icons: 50
Size(s): 256x256px
Format(s): PNG & ICN

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iPhone Toolbar Icons

iPhone Toolbar Icons

Number of Icons: 160
Size(s): 30x30px
Format(s): PSD & PNG
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

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Monochrome Symbols Icon Set

Monochrome Symbols Icon Set

Format(s): PSD, AI & PNG

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Mono Icons

Mono Icons

Number of Icons: 108
Size(s): 32x32px
Format(s): PNG

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Brightmix

Brightmix

Number of Icons: 70
Format(s): EPS

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Ecqlipse 2

Ecqlipse 2

Number of 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.

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Token

Token

Number of 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.

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The Go Green! Icon Set

The Go Green! Icon Set

Number of 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.

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Mono Gradient Icons Set

Mono Gradient Icons Set

Number of Icons: 60
Size(s): PNG
Format(s): PSD

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Reflection

Reflection

Number of 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.

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Glyphish

Glyphish

Size(s): Varied

Number of Icons: 130
Format(s): PNG & PSD
License: Free set published under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Arrow Symbols Icons

Arrow Symbols Icons

Number of Icons: 56
Size(s): Varied
Format(s): AI
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

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Helveticons Social Media Set

Helveticons Social Media Set

Number of 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

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Socialmonochromicons v.2.5

Socialmonochromicons v.2.5

Number of Icons: 155
Size(s): Varied
Format(s): EPS & PNG
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

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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.

Number of Icons: 50
Size(s): 25x25px
Format(s): EPS & GIF

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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.

Number of Icons: 4768
Format(s): PNG
License: Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Belgium.

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