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Silk Companion 1 (more Silk icons)  

Mark James (FamFamFam) created a great set of 1,022 silky-smooth 16×16 true-colour icons in PNG format, aptly named Silk Icons.

My set was fuelled by a need for a additional icons and variations in the same format. I had hoped to create more original icons in the same style however time constraints meant that majority of the 460+ icons are derivations and recompositions of the original set.

Use one of the many package managers to install, full details are available on GitHub

Download Silk Companion #1 (ZIP of PNG) (384 KB)


Thumbnail showing all the icons in Silk Companion #1


This work is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 and Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licenses.

46 responses  

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    LordElph’s Ramblings » Silk icons for web appsNovember 20th, 2007
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    […] has created an extra set of 460+ icons in the same […]

    Logicalley » Blog Archive » New free Silk iconsDecember 4th, 2007
  3. Excellent work. Silk has probably become the de facto icon set for the Internet and whilst Mark has decided to give up adding to the set, it’s good to see that somebody else has decided to extend it and continue the great work. Can’t believe nobody else has commented on this yet!

    Pablo – December 6th, 2007
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    Iconos Silk Companion…

    ¿Quién no conoce el paquete de iconos Silk Icons de FamFamFam? Es uno de los paquetes de iconos más grande, más usado y de mejor diseño que se distribuyen de forma libre en la web. Y por si esto fuera poco, damieng hace una extensión con 460 icon…

    Blog and WebDecember 6th, 2007
  5. Nice work!

    DavidDecember 6th, 2007
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    […] usado y de mejor diseño que se distribuyen de forma libre en la web. Y por si esto fuera poco, damieng hace una extensión con 460 […]

    Iconos Silk Companion, un complemento con más iconosDecember 6th, 2007
  7. Totally rad dude. Smoothly silkified

    NaserDecember 7th, 2007
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    […] Los iconos Silk Companion son una ampliación del paquete de iconos yo creo el mas utiliza en la web mas bien en los blogs, los Silk Icon de FAM FAM FAM, esta ampliación cuenta 460 iconos de gran calidad hechos por damieng. […]

    Iconos Silk Companion, ampliación de Silk Icons | frogx.threeDecember 7th, 2007
  9. Really good pack, many times I was searching for a icon on the silk pack and it wasn’t there, but now we have more icons, thank you :D

    Zenbaku – December 9th, 2007

    great icons!

    River PlateDecember 9th, 2007
  11. Thanks for these icons!

    Nice from ThailandDecember 10th, 2007
  12. thanks !!

    Diego HydenDecember 20th, 2007
  13. Awesome. We use Silk for some of the icons in Interclue (a firefox addon) and we’re always adding new stuff to it, so these will likely come in very handy. Cheers!

    Seth Wagoner – January 7th, 2008
  14. Grazie per il tuo lavoro! – Thanks for your work!

    SilvioJanuary 23rd, 2008
  15. I always wondered why famfamfam didn’t continue developing what as you say has become the defacto icons of the interwebs. Three cheers for your excellent extention work.

    Original SinFebruary 22nd, 2008
  16. I already know and use the FamFamFam-Icons, and yours are a great addition, thanks a lot!

    DeWittMarch 11th, 2008
  17. lol~very good,great icons,thx:))))

    HnnlyApril 1st, 2008
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  19. very very nice work excellent icons men

    chino moreno – June 18th, 2008
  20. Fantastic work, I’ve found what I was missing in “Silk icons” :)
    Great work!

    VAVA – July 3rd, 2008
  21. Really great work! I’m still waiting for “Silk Companion 2”. ;-)

    Michael Johne – July 28th, 2008
  22. This is awesome, are there any more in the works??

    Luke – September 22nd, 2008
  23. There are no more in the works – can’t think of anything else to add. If you have some specific ideas request them here! :)


    Damien GuardSeptember 22nd, 2008
  24. Simply because I’m looking for them and attempting to avoid building them myself:

    * Sent Mail (envelope with an arrow on the right facing right?)
    * Received Mail (envelope with an arrow on the right facing left?)


    Jason – September 23rd, 2008
  25. Great work Damien! I’m impressed :)

    On that requesting… I’m looking for a video cassette icon in this style. Can you help me? Other portable media would be great too (like audio cassette, laserdisc, etc…). Well, if you have time to do it, that is ;)

    Jens – October 2nd, 2008
  26. Looking for more Silk icons? Check out the Silk Icon Contrib project at

    NikOctober 6th, 2008
  27. Great work! Thanks so much for your work in this space. I would suggest some lock modifications such as coloring? Maybe a grey version?

    I’ve packaged your Icon Set with a custom Ext JS Extension to manage Icons.

    A link to your site was posted accordingly.


    Jay Garcia – October 13th, 2008
  28. Thanks for a additional icons.

    Food and Health icons would be nice. Things like plate, fork, fruits, protein, carbs, scale etc.

    Nesta – November 20th, 2008
  29. Cool. Thanks for the extra icons. Nice.

    Perhaps someone should stick a wiki-page/discussion thread somewhere to add icon requests? There have definitely been times when I wanted something not in the original set – I don’t remember now, though, what they were.

    Paul J. Lewis – February 3rd, 2009
  30. Thanks a lot, these are excellent companions to the original set.

    Renaud BompuisFebruary 25th, 2009
  31. Gracias por los iconos, están de miedo…..MUCHAS GRACIAS

    El mejor Diccionario callejero de la webMarch 6th, 2009
  32. a really nice set. good thing you didnt put them in the “public domain!” hahahaha

    lol – March 27th, 2009
  33. The originals are under creative commons and most of these are derived from that so I can’t make them a more liberal license than the original.

    Damien GuardMarch 28th, 2009
  34. Great work on this extension to Silk. We’ve been working on one ourselves for the geospatial software domain.

    Mark James has since allowed the set to licensed under CC-BY 3.0 (see: which is more compatible with free software licenses. Do you plan to similarly license yours as CC-BY 3.0?


    Rolando PeñateApril 9th, 2009
  35. I really like the bug icon in Silk. But there are no companion icons for it. Here are some ideas for new icons (In the context of bug tracking):
    1. Feature (opposite of a bug?)
    2. Change request
    3. Won’t fix
    4. Not a bug

    subbu – June 8th, 2009
  36. Great icons, it’s a shame FamFamFam hasn’t released more.

    EchilonJune 8th, 2009
  37. I miss a filter icon/filter icons:
    There is a lot in this set, but an icon for filtering is lacking.

    Sjaak – June 12th, 2009
  38. Thank you very much. You’re the best!

    LucaJuly 9th, 2009
  39. This is great!
    I do have a suggestion for more icons: Messenger icons for profiles – seeing how many forums use this iconset now; most of them have totally unfitting messenger icons.

    DrDaxxy – July 13th, 2009
  40. Thanks for the great collection of the icon.

    NirmalJuly 16th, 2009
  41. Really cool icons, thanks…
    How about adding the four seasons – spring, summer, autumn, winter

    BruceJuly 22nd, 2009
  42. One icon I always felt was missing was an “Inbox” icon that was distinct from (unread) email.

    Anyway thank you for contributing to this, it’s a beautiful thing!

    Alan HoganAugust 21st, 2009
  43. @Chris: THX

    Michael Johne – September 15th, 2010
  44. I too was feeling the need for some additions and variations to the excellent silk collection — even though the original set is huge and very complete, it doesn’t always cover all your icon needs. Now thanks to you the collection is even more complete. Thanks a lot for the contribution!

    Mr. Mr.January 25th, 2011
  45. I’ve a question, what icon size does a normal desktop application need?
    Is there some kind of standard?
    And why not using svg for the icons?

    FF – March 2nd, 2011
  46. Toolbar icons are around 24×24, desktop icons on Windows either 32×32 or 48×48 and Mac Icons can range from 512×512 down.

    I drew these icons based on an existing set of 16×16 icons so there were no other options.

    Damien GuardMarch 2nd, 2011