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A Collection of Mini Icon Sets

Web Design | Aug 30, 2010

Icons can add a lot of meaning to a website or web app design.

Used appropriately, they can make it faster for your visitors or users to complete the tasks they need to complete. But not every website design has space for normal, full-size icons (often 32×32 to 48×48 or sometimes even larger).

That’s where mini icons can come in handy. With the smallest versions of these icons sometimes coming in as tiny as 8×8 pixels and the largest generally being 16×16 pixels (though sometimes they’re slightly larger than that), they can fit into virtually any design.

And there’s a huge variety out there that can fit with almost any aesthetic style. Here are more than 35 of the best sets of mini icons out there (most featured here are free, though we’ve included a few premium sets, too).

 

IconDock Mini Pixel Icons

These icon sets from Icon Dock are split up into different categories, including file types, web design, blog & CMS, and Ecommerce.

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Bwpx.icns

Here’s a monochromatic set of over 250 18×18 pixel icons for a variety of functions, including ecommerce icons and security icons.

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Fugue Icons

This free collection includes a number of common (printer, folder, application, etc.) and not-so-common (hard-hat, cutlery, fire, truck, quill) icons.

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Glyphish

Designed and carefully optimized for use on toolbars and tab bars in iPhone & iPad apps, they’re also perfect for Android apps, websites, t-shirts, tattoos and more.

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Diagona Icons

This collection includes 400 icons, both 10×10 and 16×16.

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Sweetie BasePack

The Sweetie BasePack of icons includes a couple dozen icons, which have been downloaded more than 50,000 times and can be seen all over the web.

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Social Media Mini Icon Pack

This collection has 16×16 pixel icons for all the popular social media sites, including YouTube, Flickr, Digg, Facebook, Reddit, Tumblr, and more.

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Silk Icons

Silk might be the best known mini icons out there. The collection includes more than 700 16×16 pixel icons, with just about any icon you could possible want to use.

 

HoHoHo!

This collection includes more than 110 10×10 pixel icons, all in beautiful grayscale.

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Vaga

Vaga is a collection of semi-transparent 16×16 pixel icons, including ecommerce and other commonly used web icons

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Circular Icon Set

This set includes more than 100 16×16 pixel icons, all circular with a white border.

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Sanscons

This set of pixel icons ranges in size from 8×8 to 12×12, some of the smallest featured here.

 

Kleines Weblog Iconset

Here’s a set of a few 13×15 pixel icons for use on blogs. The page is in German, but just look for the red download link in the text.

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Web Mini – Part 1

This set of over 230 icons was designed specifically for web-oriented applications, websites, or blogs. More sets in the series will be released soon.

 

Web 2.0 Basic Mini

This set includes more than 500 icons (170+ in three colors) specifically designed to work with Web 2.0-styled designs. (There’s also a larger set of identical icons available.)

 

30 Free Website Icons, Blog Icons, Symbol Icons

This set includes two sizes of coffee-colored icons: 16×16 and 10×10 (with 15 of each).

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Social Bookmarking Icons

Included here are many popular social bookmarking and sharing icons, including Delicious, Digg, Fark, Technorati and StumbleUpon, perfect for creating bookmarklets for your site.

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F0101 Iconset

This set, designed by Veerle Pieters, includes 15 simple, bold social media icons that match the F0101 theme from WooThemes.

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Iconic

This simple, minimalist set of icons comes in three formats: raster, vector and font.

 

mIcons – Kostenlose Icons

These icons sets are organized by type, with icons for document types, blogs, navigation, and more.

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Mini Calendar Icons Set

These tiny calendar icons come in a variety of colors and are 20×25 pixels.

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Farm-Fresh Icons

These “Farm-Fresh” icons from FatCow contains 1000 icons, in both 16×16 and 32×32 pixel sizes. They’re released under a Creative Commons license, and include a variety of formats.

 

Led Icon Set

This set includes over 500 icons, all inspired by FamFamFam, in a 16×16 pixel size.

 

Computer Micro Stock

These simple, black and white 10×10 pixel icons feature some commonly used icons, including Home, Blank Document, Folder, Arrow, and Speech Bubble

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Sonata

Sonata is a premium icons set with 138 icons that includes the PSD files, as well as versions both with and without shadows.

 

Default Icon

These monochromatic icons are elegant and simple, and look great against either a dark or light background.

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Munich

These orange icons include more than 100 images in the set, both general and specialty.

 

Berlin

There are over 100 greyscale icons in this set, including ecommerce icons, general web icons, and more.

 

Essen

Essen includes more than 100 multicolored icons, including ecommerce and other icons.

 

Dortmund

This set of dark grey icons includes a wide variety of icons, including general web icons and specialty icons.

 

Splashy Icons

These multi-colored icons include most commonly-used web and application icons, as well as some additional icons that might not be seen or used as often.

 

Free Web Design Icon Set

There are more than 1000 16×16 pixel multi-colored icons in this set, designed specifically for use on the web.

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Blockie 16px Grayscale

Blockie is a set of premium grayscale icons for the web, with more than 230 icons included.

 

SimplyBold Pixel Set

This collection of more than 140 icons is based on the original SimplyBold icon set, but in pixel style.

 

Mini Icons

This set of 144 icons from FAMFAMFAM include a handful of application icons, as well as a huge variety of web icons and icons useful for document handling.

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urlgreyhot Mini Icons

This is a collection of 12×12 and 16×16 pixel icons, including mini web icons, system icons, and bullets, among others.

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Compiled exclusively for WDD by Cameron Chapman.

Know of other great mini icons out there? Or maybe some great examples of how they’ve been incorporated into a site design? Let us know in the comments!

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  • http://www.clarkedesign.co.uk Sean Clarke

    you can’t have enough mini icons as a designer – nice collection

  • http://www.faridhadi.com Farid Hadi

    Sweet! That’s a lot of icons! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.creative-dynamics.eu Darren

    Wow! Thanks!!!

  • http://www.hostmonsterz.info host monsterz

    nice collection, all are high detail this website rocks

  • http://www.webbyarts.com Mohanraj

    This is a useful collection. Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://www.wpcanyon.com Boba

    Awesome icons, are they free for commercial use?

  • http://ibrandstudio.com Eko

    Awesome….thanks for providing this resources, very useful for me.

    Btw for other resources, we also create a full-sized icon: 3d Ball – social media icon set, here: http://ibrandstudio.com/freebies/3d-ball-social-media-icons
    Hopefully useful

  • http://laroouse.com esranull

    perfect sets thanks for sharing

  • http://danieleckermann.com Daniel

    Awesome collection. Thanks a million.

  • http://evanjacobs.net/ Evan Jacobs

    Some of these sets are definitely styles I would consider for future design projects. Thanks for this :-)

  • http://www.literaryspring.com Rebecca

    That is a nice collection. I hadn’t seen some of these icon packs before.

  • http://www.designmango.com Designmango

    Wow thats alot of icons, thanks

  • http://www.mejorestilodevida.net Betty

    What a collection!!!!!!! The most complete mini-micro-tiny icon collection. Thanks for sharing

  • http://bggopal.blogspot.com Balagopal P

    nice collection.. Waiting for Icon Set 2.

    Thanks in advance..

  • http://soycachanilla.com/ Mexicali

    Wow thanks for this post, i see many sets new for me.

  • http://impress.ge zur4ik

    very good collection. again 10x

  • Sunil

    Perfection!!! Great

  • Ecx

    These icons are free? can be used wherever you want?

  • http://divyasharad.blogspot.com div

    Huge List. TFS

  • http://www.asahitechnologies.com/ Web Design Company in New York

    Lovely Collections. Perfect set of icons. The calendar icon is cool.. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.ribic.org Mitja

    Great collection. Mini icons always come in handy.

  • http://www.psyched.be/wordpress/ Darkened Soul

    a whole lotta icons here, 1/3rd of them can even be used :p

  • http://www.wusel-artworks.de wusel

    Great Collection… Thank you

  • http://www.large-icons.com/ Bigger

    At http://www.aha-soft.com/free-icons.htm you can find 8 free sets of mini-icons (from 12×12 to 24×24 pixels).