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Silk Icon Set

Released back in August 2005, ’Silk’ is an open-source icon pack containing around 700 16×16 .png icons by Birmingham-based developer Mark James.

‘“Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Containing a large variety of icons, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And all for a low low price of $0.00. You can’t say fairer than that.’

If you browse through the icon set, they may even look familiar to you. Lots of projects such as Prestashop have taken on the icons within their applications, even right down to recently noticing various icons from the set being subtly used on gaming websites such as Wowhead News.

The icon sets are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.5 but can also be used under the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0. Mark explains:

“This means you may use it for any purpose, and make any changes you like. All I ask is that you include a link back to this page in your credits (although a giant link on every page of your website really isn’t needed, contact me to discuss specifics).”

Mark also has a few other icon sets in Mint, Flags and Mini that may also be of interest to you.

Download the icon set

Visit the Silk Icon set download page on Mark’s website to grab over 700 great icons to use in your next project.