In this post we have gathered 22 sets of free icon fonts to use in your design projects.Icons fonts have become very popular among designers in the last 2 years.The main reason is that you can embed them like fonts and you can play with their colors,you can add shadows or rotate them easily or you can add gradient with CSS3.
Here is the big list of free icon font sets for you.Please check license agreements for commercial use.
You may also take a look at our past free icon collections;
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Designed from scratch to be fully compatible with Twitter Bootstrap 2.2.2.Font Awesome is completely free for commercial use.
Fontello is a great tool to combine icon webfonts for your own project.You can,
- shrink glyph collections, minimizing font size
- merge symbols from several fonts into a single file
- access large sets of professional-grade open source icons..
Modern Pictograms v.1.0
Designed to work on web sites at sizes down to 18 pixels, but best at higher than 24 pixels.
Typicons are free-to-use vector icons embedded in a webfont kit for easy use in your UI, whether it be on the web or in a native application.
Foundation Icon Fonts 2
Built by Zurb.Designed the glyphs to be refined enough to stand alone as a simple icon.Your icons can be any size, any color and any style available in CSS.
Pictonoc – free version
This package includces 266 free icons.
Sosa is an icon font including 160+ icons I find useful. The download includes the .ttf .eot .svg & .woff files need to use this icon font via @font-face
Iconic is an open source icon set consisting of 171 marks in raster, vector and font formats.Various colors Iconic comes in 14 separate colors, for all your various needs.
A big collection for mostly used in mobile development.
Entypo is a set of 250+ carefully crafted pictograms. The package contains an icon font — OpenType, TrueType and @font-face — EPS, PDF and PSD files. All released for free under the license CC BY-SA 3.0.
It’s a fairly modest collection of 60 glyphs specifically intended for the accessorization and classification of textual cues such as hyperlinks, navigation elements and buttons.
JustVector Social Icons Font
When you use these icons add a text-shadow. It’ll make the images smoother. Something like: text-shadow: 0 0 1px #000; would do the trick.
With this font you have 38 beautiful, hand-crafted icons at your disposal for any use. You can use them in your designs in Photoshop, or on the web. The beauty of icon fonts (besides the scalability and tiny file size) is that you can edit the colour, size, effects and more with CSS and this requires no images to be downloaded or installed.
Ikoo typo is a font specially developed to be integrated into an html page without using images via @FontFace (or other). Customize the color and size by css. You can also use ikoo font for your web page design on photoshop or fireworks.
The Noun Project
The Noun Project is a website created to build a free collection of symbols. These free icons are useful for all types of design projects including websites, user interfaces and print design.The large collection of symbols on The Noun Project are all available for free download in SVG format.
Icomoon – free version
Icons are fully scalable (450 icons) and they come in three different vector formats: SVG, AI and PDF. All these icons are handcrafted on a 16×16 grid.
Meteocons is a set of weather icons, it containing 40+ icons available in PSD, CSH, EPS, SVG, Desktop font and Web font.
Rounded social icon font.
Metro UI Web Font
333 icons in one font file. Icons support zoom (over css:font-size), colored (over css:color), css effects for text.
Elusive Icons is a webfont that can be used with any of your projects. Bootstrap-based, Foundation-based or even your custom projects!
Maki is a clean point of interest icon set made for web cartography. It includes 88 different symbols at 3 sizes each for a total of 264 icons and growing.
Cool icons, thanks! Especially icomoon – their app is perfect for making own set of icons for a project!