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Freebie: Echo Minimal Icon Set

posted by Matt Ward on Feb 12, 2011.

Freebie: I’ve been talking about releasing an icon set on here for a while now, and I’ve finally finished it. So, in this post I am introducing the Echo Minimal icon set, which you are free to download and use in your designs!

I’ve been working on an icon set off and on for a number of months—basically whenver I can find a few spare minutes here and there. I’ve finally completed the entire set, including 40 total icons, designed in a minimal, pictogram style. You may recognize some of these icons too! The set actually started as the collection that I specifically designed for the current version of this blog, and I’ve just been adding some extra icons as time went on.

The first ten are basically just simplified icons for some of the more popular social media and social voting sites, mostly design related. Again, you can see these icons in action by scrolling down to the bottom of this post.

For the rest of the icons, I actually reviewed a number of different websites and tried to compile a list of what would be some of the most useful types of icons, and used my findings to guide the design of the rest of the set. Here is a preview of all 40 icons.

Here's a preview of all 40 icons included in the set

Here's a preview of all 40 icons included in the set

The icons themselves are all vector-based, and designed in Illustrator CS4. They scale up and down well, and remain fully editable, in case you need to make slight (or even significant) changes. Also, they are designed as fully “cut out”, meaning that the various negative areas within the icons are actually transparent and not white. This should work fine in the majority of cases, but if you do need these areas to be filled with white, just drop a white shape behind the icons!

To download this set, just click on the image below!

Echo Minimal Icon Set (Downloaded 13061 times)

Echo Minimal Icon Set (Downloaded 13061 times)

The set is completely free, and you can use it in both personal and commercial works. There are just a few simple restrictions, which are outlined in the release file included in the download, so please review that document before using the icons. Also, If you do any of them design, please consider shooting me an email. I always love to see my freebies hard at work, and I would really like to see what you’ve come up with.

Let me know your thoughts on this one! Do you like the icons? Would you like to see more icon freebies on here?

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Matt Ward is a digital artist who lances freely under the moniker of Echo Enduring Media, and specializes in graphics design, illustration and writing. He is also the Creative Director for Highland Marketing, a creative direct marketing company based out of Waterloo, Ontario. You can follow Matt on Twitter

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Feb 12, 2011

Chris M says:

Nice set Matt, RT’d :)

Feb 12, 2011

SmashDeveloper says:

Nice ! They got a nice place in my “Don’t forget about this” folder.

Feb 13, 2011

Clemens Plainer says:

Nice. Thanks a lot =)

Feb 13, 2011

Core Studios says:

That’s very nice. Unfortunately a phone icon is missing..

Feb 14, 2011

Sue Rutherford says:

Thanks Matt =) These are great, would love to see more!

Feb 15, 2011

Betty Rudas says:

I love theses icons, simple and great design

Feb 15, 2011

Joseph Malleck says:

Nice work, Matt! These will come in handy.

Feb 15, 2011

Bruno says:

Amazing job, thanks for sharing!

Feb 16, 2011

Jim says:

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing the icons. Very much appreciated….

Feb 17, 2011

Samoo says:

Thank. Really neat icon set.

Feb 17, 2011

Samia says:

Thanks a lot for them!!!! :D

Feb 17, 2011

Andrew says:

Cool icons. Thank you very much for this good collection

Feb 22, 2011

Dan says:


Thanks these icons are great and refreshingly simple.

Any chance of a few different formats?


Feb 23, 2011

Matt says:

Love the Reddit one!

Feb 24, 2011

cghearn says:

Wow! Thank you for the free icon set. I have a question (and forgive me if this is painfully obvious), but how did you create the background graph?

Mar 31, 2011

sugi says:

thank you for the free icons

May 1, 2011

yatsukawada.toshiji says:

Thank you for the free icon set

May 9, 2011

J. Hendrix says:

Amazing set. Thanks for sharing!

May 10, 2011

Paul says:

This icons are lovely and useful. Thanks for sharing them!

May 27, 2011

e11world says:

It’s a beautiful set and just what I needed right now! Thank you very much!

Jun 29, 2011

Mark Lester says:

very nice icon set… love how it was laid out in Illustrator, very handy. Great work :)

Jul 26, 2011

Eliminar la Grasa says:

great website i liked tanks

Aug 8, 2011

Como Comer para Perder says:

Amazing set. Thanks

Aug 9, 2011

TheShadow says:

Awesome icons

Aug 11, 2011

Como Comer Para Adelgazar says:

Great post. This icons are lovely and useful

Nov 3, 2011

Cody says:

Thank you for the icon set, the social bookmarking ones will work perfectly.

Feb 29, 2012

Mike Torr says:

Thank you a lot for this fantastic icon set. Great post!

Mar 5, 2012

Ben says:

Thanks! Love these!

Mar 19, 2012

deniro says:

Thank you!

Apr 25, 2012

alex says:

thanks Matt!
awesome work!

Apr 27, 2012

Bella Kristen says:

Awesome set.Thanks for sharing this post.Looking forward for more interesting Icon set.

Jul 12, 2012

Green Yoshi says:

B-E-A-UTIFUL! Just what I was looking for.

Thanks a lot!

Dec 24, 2012

Zak Trevor says:

Fantastic icon set. Congrats!

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