15 Icon Resources

Looking to add visuals to improve your materials? These icon resources will help you out.

Finding Icons

  1. The Noun Project
  2. Iconmonstr
  3. Map Icons
  4. Smashing Magazine Freebie Icons Search
  5. Fontello (font icons)
  6. Font Awesome (font icons)
  7. FindIcons
  8. Creative Commons Search Engine

Building a Global Visual Language from The Noun Project on Vimeo.

9) Iconathon


“Iconathons are facilitated design workshops organized by The Noun Project in partnership with organizations and sponsors across the country. Symbols serve as some of the best tools to overcome many language and cultural communication barriers. The aim of Iconathon is to add to the public domain a set of graphic symbols that can be used to easily communicate concepts frequently needed in civic design. … Iconathons are specifically designed to let the public participate in the design process and to further increase their understanding of the civic topics they engage with. Previous Iconathons have created public domain symbols for concepts like ‘human rights’, ‘food bank’, ‘electric car’, and ‘sustainable energy’.”

Icon-related blog posts and usability tests

10 & 11: The Hamburger Icon

12: Magnifying Glass Icon

Magnifying Glass Icon

13-15: Other Studies about Better Icon Usage

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