Inspiration from Icon Design

By / Jun 21, 2012 / Inspiration
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Icons are graphic representations of motives, entities, programs, data, actions and so on. The inspiring thing about icons is that they represent something in a tiny graphic where details and good design are everything. Today we gathered a few examples of inspiring icon design from Dribbble to give you some ideas for your next project. From nice textures, lines and typography, there is a lot if inspiring elements in these icons for you to check out. And remember to click at the images to read more about each icon’s designer.

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

Inspiration from Icons

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

14 Comments

  1. Web Design Wolverhampton and Birmingham
    June 21, 2012

    Love the pool table icon!

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  2. Vanessa Colina
    June 21, 2012

    Here’s another http://dribbble.com/shots/611576-DoReMi-Zoo-final-icon ;)

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  3. aledesign.it – Creative Graphic
    June 21, 2012

    Very very incredible set and inspirations..I love the icons by camera canon and Pomato.. Lovely design! Thanks!

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  4. Earl Varona
    June 21, 2012

    Haha, that’s so cool! I love the pool table, twitter, and the scotch with ice. Great post!

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  5. Design Turnpike
    June 21, 2012

    Those are unbelievable!

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  6. Adam Kelly
    June 21, 2012

    Loving the espresso one – have one of those coffee machines, it’s a kenwood cafe retro, a really lovely piece of design on its own. Translates so well here…

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  7. Matt Saling
    June 21, 2012

    These are great but I have a question… according to an article on this site (that lead me to this article) you should design your icons to have 90 degree corners, and the radius corner will be applied at run-time. I think that the radius is different depending on the size the icon draws (512×512 – 29×29). So if this is accurate how do you accomplish the Whiskey glass icon so that it will always appear to be 3D (thinking about the rim of the glass) or the swim trunks having an accurate “lip” at the top?

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  8. Dev Digital
    June 22, 2012

    Very creative, I love each and every icon and especially like the last one – veg sandwich.

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  9. Claude Meri
    June 22, 2012

    I really love the tomato, the bubble, the radio and the camera icon.
    Btw all of these are Awesome

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  10. Anthony
    June 22, 2012

    These are what I call “smart as”! Great selections Gisele

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  11. Shine Eddy
    June 22, 2012

    Absolutely cools icons! Creative ideas. Especially chilli in the ice, twitter and canon camera. Really love it. Many Thanks.

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  12. Morgan & Me Creative
    June 27, 2012

    Really wonderful and well executed icons!

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  13. Mary
    July 5, 2012

    I love that the designer of the sandwich one encourages you to add it to your phone, for no good reason!

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  14. Jens
    June 24, 2013

    Seeing this now after iOS 7 was revealed is kind of … upsetting? :D

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