20 Different and Beautiful Icon Sets

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We are accustomed to seeing icons as bright and glossy bundles of pixel perfection, but this typical style of icon doesn’t always work for all styles of web design. For instance, grungey designs need icons to be a little dirty. While icons on a hand drawn style site should have line marks or brush strokes. In this article, we’ve rounded up 20 icon sets that break the mould of the typical icon. Here you will see icons that make use of painted brush strokes, sketchy line work, and grungy textures.

Old Bottle Crowns

unique icons

Sketchy Web Icons

unique icons

Grunge Peeling Stickers Social Media Icons

unique icons

Watercolor

unique icons

Natsu Icon Set

unique icons

Nurture

unique icons

Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set

unique icons

Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set

unique icons

Sketchy Icons

unique icons

ICon Pack

unique icons

Hand Drawn Doodle Icons

unique icons

Red Little Shoes Icon set

unique icons

Social Icons Hand Drawn

unique icons

Page Peel 1

unique icons

Page Peel 2

unique icons

Handy

unique icons

Handycons

unique icons

Handycons 2

unique icons

RM Kute Toolbar Icons

unique icons

Wooden Badges

unique icons

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

22 Comments

  1. Artem Russakovskii
    February 2, 2010

    Love this collection. Thank you.

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  2. Victor
    February 2, 2010

    Awesome collection. Are these free to use?

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  3. Laia
    February 2, 2010

    Great collection! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. BigM75
    February 2, 2010

    diese icons sind nicht schlecht und gut verarbeitet

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  5. Jordan Walker
    February 2, 2010

    Thanks for the list of icons, those listed are of a different flavor.

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  6. Amber Weinberg
    February 2, 2010

    Ah if only I had a place for these, they look great ;)

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  7. Sara R
    February 2, 2010

    The Red Little Shoes Icons are ADORABLE!
    I love the watercolor ones too – Nice roundup, though I’ve seen a lot of these before.

    Reply
  8. New York Web Design
    February 2, 2010

    Good icon collections. i likes some of them web 2.0 social bookmarking icon sets.

    Reply
  9. Amanda
    February 2, 2010

    These are awesome! We do a lot of icon work and mentioned icons in a recent post: http://bit.ly/bcu1xD Really appreciate these designs!

    Reply
  10. Poonit Patel
    February 3, 2010

    Thank you very much Henry for sharing these creative icons here.
    Very good collection of icons.

    Reply
  11. Paul
    February 3, 2010

    Great stuff guys, WDL is becoming a daily must.

    Reply
  12. ALFARAS
    February 3, 2010

    awesome ,, i like it .

    Reply
  13. logoziner
    February 3, 2010

    i like the collection:

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  14. Techgrowth Global
    February 3, 2010

    Great set of icons for designer inspiration. Thanks.

    Reply
  15. Susan Wilson
    February 7, 2010

    how do you download for social sites

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  16. Polly
    February 24, 2010

    Awesome collection, thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  17. Articles
    March 4, 2010

    Great collection of icons! Thanks for posting this up, it will come in handy.

    Thanks,
    Rebecca

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  18. Thomas
    April 5, 2010

    A great collection, guys. I love the Wooden Badges…

    Reply
  19. neelima
    April 15, 2010

    Wonderful collection of icons. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  20. vuitton
    August 16, 2010

    Awesome collection, thanks for sharing!~~i love it

    Reply
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  22. DG
    December 29, 2010

    Some of these are nicely done, could use something like this on my blog. Cheers

    Reply

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