20 Different and Beautiful Icon Sets

By / Feb 2, 2010 / Freebies

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


unique icons

Natsu Icon Set

unique icons


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


unique icons


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.

  • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

    Love this collection. Thank you.

  • http://www.everylasthost.com Victor

    Awesome collection. Are these free to use?

  • http://www.laiaprats.com Laia

    Great collection! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.sgdoeschwitz.de BigM75

    diese icons sind nicht schlecht und gut verarbeitet

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net/index.php Jordan Walker

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

  • http://www.amberweinberg.com Amber Weinberg

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

  • http://www.sarareffler.com Sara R

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

  • http://bango.learnless.info/ New York Web Design

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

  • http://bit.ly/bcu1xD Amanda

    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!

  • http://www.thewebhostingdir.com/dedicated-servers/ Poonit Patel

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

  • Paul

    Great stuff guys, WDL is becoming a daily must.

  • http://twitter.com/ALFARAS ALFARAS

    awesome ,, i like it .

  • http://www.logoziner.com logoziner

    i like the collection:

  • http://techgrowthglobal.com Techgrowth Global

    Great set of icons for designer inspiration. Thanks.

  • Susan Wilson

    how do you download for social sites

  • http://pollyfolio.com/ Polly

    Awesome collection, thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.articlelog.com Articles

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


  • http://www.ratgeber-ebooks-im-test.de Thomas

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

  • neelima

    Wonderful collection of icons. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.louisvuittonhouse.com/ vuitton

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

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  • http://www.denimgeek.com/ DG

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