Free Icon Fonts For Your Designs
Hello there designers! We hope that all your design ventures are going great and that you’re learning something new every day. In today’s post, we’ll be talking all about free icon fonts for your designs and bringing you awesome font icons for your design bucket. We’ve gathered this awesome collection of free icons fonts for you to use as you like. But before we begin, let’s talk about what exactly are icon fonts.
Well, icon fonts, as the name suggests, are font pretty much like the dingbat fonts, which we’re sure you’re all familiar with. The only difference is that they are designed specifically for User Interfaces. They are font files that have symbols and glyphs, i.e arrows, folders, magnifying glasses, weather icons, play/pause buttons etc., instead of standard alphanumeric characters.
Icon fonts are especially great since they have great cross-browser support, they can be scaled, they can be rendered with different colours, and they can even embody font and text related CSS properties, like text-shadow and gradient. These free icon fonts are great because they have a number of advantages over traditional image icons. They are completely customizable, you can change their colour, size, etc. You can even add effects such as shadows or scale them down to a suitable size.
You’ll find these free icon fonts a great resource for your design bucket and all your interface and web design projects. Nowadays, icon font sets are most popularly used for web apps or mobile and smart phone apps, so you’ll find these awesome icons font sets particularly useful and interesting. Save them in your design bucket, and the next time you’re about to design a project for which you need some awesome looking icon font sets, these will be useful and would look really great. Have fun designing!
Foundation Icons Fonts
Number of icons: 137. License: MIT Open Source License.
Sosa Icon Font
Number of icons: 121. License: Custom license (use in commercial projects permitted).
Number of icons: 196. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.
Iconic Icon Set
Number of icons: 172. License: SIL Open Font License and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.
Number of icons: 116. License: MIT License.
Number of icons: 73. License: SIL Open Font License.
To create a font file, you’ll need to use the IcoMoon web app. Number of icons: 316.License: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.
Number of icons: 88. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.
Number of icons: 100+. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.
Number of icons: 60. License: Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.
Heydings Controls (App Icon Font)
Number of icons: 50. License: Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.
JustVector Social Icons Font
Number of icons: 62. License: Free Art License.
Number of icons: 86. License: SIL Open Font License.
Number of icons: 18. License: SIL Open Font License and Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.
Number of icons: 38. License: Custom license (use in commercial projects permitted).
Web Symbols Typeface
Number of icons: 78. License: SIL Open Font License.
Social Media Icons
Number of icons: 74. License: Custom license (use in commercial projects permitted).
Number of icons: 65. License: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.