20 Complete Sets of Icon Fonts from 2012

The pros for using icon fonts far outweigh the cons. First of all, there are the obvious benefits of being infinitely scalable and being able to style them dynamically using any CSS property (color, gradients, shadow…). Secondly, its much easier to manage one single font file as opposed to juggling lots of individual images or having to create sprites. Thirdly, a single font file will only need a single HTTP Request for all the icons you use. And finally, just to round things off and finally convince you of the benefits of using icon fonts, they look amazing.

As icon fonts are a relatively new trend that is slowly moving into the mainstream, there are very few icon-sets that are available in a font format. But, we have to managed to find 20 quality sets that we are sure you will find fantastic. Not all are free, there are 15 free and 7 premium icon-sets.

All of these icon sets are from 2012, you might like to check out the 2013 edition or the 2014 edition.

Modern Pictograms

Modern Pictograms free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 89
Price: Free
License: Open Font License

Web Symbols Typeface

Web Symbols Typeface iconfont download web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 77
Price: Free
License: SIL Open Font License (OFL)

A Free Icon Web Font

A Free Icon Web Font free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 60
Price: Free
License: SIL Open Font License (OFL)

Iconic Icon Set

Iconic Icon Set is an icon font for web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 171
Price: Free
License: Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0

Raphaël Icon-Set

Raphaël Icon-Set free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 116
Price: Free
License: The MIT License (MIT)

Modern Pictograms

Modern Pictograms iconfont download web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 92
Price: Free
License: SIL Open Font License (OFL)

Symbol Signs

Symbol Signs free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 21
Price: Free
License: Creative Commons – Attribution

Pictos

Pictos is an icon font for web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 94
Price: $49
License: Pictos License

Fico

Fico free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 52
Price: €19

Web Symbols

Web Symbols iconfont download web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 78
Price: Free
License: SIL Open Font License (OFL)

iconSweets 2

iconSweets 2 free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 400+
Price: $8
License: You may use these icons/font for both commercial and non-commercial projects and customize them any way you like. You may NOT redistribute these icons.

Tipogram

Tipogram is an icon font for web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 90
Price: $18

InfoBits Icons & Dingbats

InfoBits Icons & Dingbats free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 190
Price: $29 for both styles
License: Fonthead Standard EULA

ikoo

ikoo iconfont download web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 65
Price: Free
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Social Media Icons Pack

Social Media Icons Pack free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 74
Price: Free

GUI Design Icons

GUI Design Icons is an icon font for web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 30
Price: $17

Dot Com Font

Dot Com Font free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 93
Price: Free
License: Free for personal use.

ClickBits Web Icon & Dingbat System

ClickBits Web Icon & Dingbat System iconfont download web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 300+
Price: $49 for all styles
License: Fonthead Standard EULA

Social Networking Icons Font

Social Networking Icons Font free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 56
Price: Free

Writesocial

Writesocial is an icon font for web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 18
Price: Free $10
License: Free Art License

JustVector Social Icons Font

JustVector Social Icons free icon font fontface

Number of Icons/Characters: 30
Price: Free

Flexi Social Icons

Flexi Social Icons iconfont download web designers

Number of Icons/Characters: 65
Price: Free $29

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