22 Extremely Detailed and Beautiful Icon Sets

By / Mar 16, 2009 / Freebies

Icons come in many different sizes and styles. Some are flat and solid colors, while others can be very detailed. Icons in web design are often used to enhance content and navigation, but the ones in this post are so detailed that they could easily stand alone as beautiful works of art. So if you plan on using these, be careful that they don’t steal the show.

Helix icons

Helix icons

Device Icon Set

Device Icon Set

Office Space

Office Space

Massive Media Icons

Massive Media Icons

Starbucks coffee icons

Starbucks coffee icons

Nes Icons Pack

Nes Icons Pack

OLD SCHOOL ICONS

OLD SCHOOL ICONS

PANDORA dock icons

PANDORA dock icons

Package Icons

Package Icons

Sweets icons set

Sweets icons set

MacBook Air and iMac

MacBook Air and iMac

Apple LED 24″ Display Icon

Apple LED 24 Display Icon

Camera Icon

Camera Icon

Digital Camera Icon

Digital Camera Icon

Pioneer Camp

Pioneer Camp

Canon 400D + lens 17-85mm

Canon 400D + lens 17-85mm

Mouse category Season 02

Mouse category Season 02

Mighty Mouse and EyeTV Stick

Mighty Mouse and EyeTV Stick

Pool

Pool

DiskIcons

DiskIcons

Realistic Icons

Realistic Icons

Moleskine Icons

Moleskine 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.

  • Daniel

    Wow, VERY nice. Thanks.

  • http://www.photofolio.be photofolio

    Nice collection. Good icon design is difficult and is something different then 512x512px sized photographs.

  • http://bloggerstools.com ferd

    I love this collection.. its remarkable.

  • http://chriscolhoun.com Chris Colhoun

    Loving the Starbucks and Moleskine icons :) Nice list, Thanks WDL

  • http://max-guedy.com max

    thats great, but which ones of these can be used in commercial projects ?

  • http://www.patternhead.com Patternhead

    Some nice looking icons here. Thanks

  • http://misterfaster.com MisterFaster

    n1 -really detailed! :)

  • http://www.seandelaney.co.uk/ Sean Delaney

    Amazing!

  • http://www.redswish.co.uk Nathan Beck

    The massive media icons are amazing, the Canon EOS 400 is great as well.

  • http://www.customicondesign.com custom icon design

    Nice collection, really like it

  • http://www.web-button-zone.com Aaron

    These icon graphics are amazing! Thanks a lot!

  • http://www.newstandardcreative.com Wade Jackman

    beautiful work. some people just ooze talent.

  • mike

    Nice but they arent icons are they, they are illustrations!

  • http://www.blog.mookiedesign.com Cam

    Once again, saving me some extra work! Thanks!

  • http://www.internetovehry.cz Online hry

    I can´t write anything than AMAZING.

  • http://www.ihearttoptens.com IHeartTopTens

    Love this – Added to IHeartTopTens.com : http://www.ihearttoptens.com/view.php?uid=24

  • http://icons.mysitemyway.com webcopymaster

    Unbelievable quality. Am sending this page to our own web designers so they can bookmark your site.

  • http://blog.renaissancecms.com Rob Chant

    Most of those aren’t icons, they’re clip art!

  • http://www.makepapereasy.com ProjectCenter

    I like the way this icon set pertains to actual physical items that exist in the real world.

  • http://modechecker.de/ Hardy

    Love the moleskine one. Great iconset!

  • http://bdebateb.blogspot.com brent

    love the old school icons! thanks for sharing!

  • http://mytechquest.com Steve Yu

    Great compilation. All the icon sets are gorgeous!

  • http://canvasgrafix.com Personalized Kids Wall Art

    It’s great to see how far things have come along since the 32×32 bitmapped icons from a few years ago. These are so realistic and detailed that it’s hard to call them just icons anymore.

  • http://www.jonathanpatterson.com Jonathan Patterson

    These are very awesome.

  • anyup

    so good i like this icon

  • http://www.visualpharm.com Ivan

    Thank you for advertising our icons! And your article came two days before we rolled out another SIX sets. For example, here is the money:
    http://visualpharm.com/finance_icon_set/

  • http://flaretv.stylelion.com Merewald

    Awesome! Thanks so much.

  • http://prandall.com Paul Randall

    Some really nice icons there. I especially like the Moleskine and Nes ones.

  • http://coffee-world.org.uk coffee addict

    Beautiful icons, thanks.

  • http://laranzjoe.blogspot.com/ lawrence77

    Wow!
    Cool icons!
    I usually love Icons! :)
    any tutorial for that?

  • Liam

    A lot of icon posts are adding the helix set to these lists, thing is, they are not available to anyone. I understand T1TO is a fantastic icon artist, but why put them in a “freebies” post when no one can use them?

  • http://www.kavoir.com Yang Yang

    You know, when you say extremely detailed, I thought well…and then, OMG how can an icon be carved into such nicety!!!

  • http://www.khanhnv.com Khanhnv

    Woawh, I wonder how human can do that? 😮

  • patrick james

    Pry icons from Jonas Rask REALLY need to be on this list. Phenomenal work from that guy. :) Here’s a link to the set:

    http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16788460

  • http://common-quiddity.com ika

    absolutely stunning icons!

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  • http://www.hughesitsolutions.com Orlando Web Designer Dave

    I love these! I have a few really neat projects that I want to use these in.

    Thanks very much!

  • http://bilalm.deviantart.com Bilal

    Mind blowing!!!

  • http://www.forums.topmaxtech.net topmaxtech

    thank you very match

    thank u ageine

  • http://www.juanswebtips.com Juancho

    wow those are cool looking 3d icons.. i like the hd camcorder one : tnx!

  • http://www.revestido.com.ar Leandro

    cooooooooooool

  • http://mrhassell.spaces.live.com/ Glen

    Fantastic! Very useful :-) Thanks!