Handycons – a free, hand drawn social media icon set

October 20, 2008

Handycons is a free, hand drawn social media icon set that contains 12 icons. Package contains icons for, Digg, Mixx, DesignBump, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Developer Zone, DesignFloat, Technorati, Twitter and RSS feed & Email icon, of course. All icons are available in four sizes: 16×16, 24×24, 32×32 and 48×48 pixels.

UPDATE (march 2009): There is Handycons2 icon set released in February 2009

I made it using ArtRage and my Wacom Intuo 3 ;)


Download icons (zip, 166kb)

Note: This post has disappeared for a couple  of days. I blame Windows Live Writer for this. Sorry!

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  • Janko (November 6, 2008)

    Dear readers,

    This post inexplicably vanished for a couple of days. I managed to restore the post, but all of your great comments disappeared permanently. Windows Live Writer is the one to blame for this. I will no longer use it!

    Sorry :(

  • Dmitry (November 7, 2008)

    Very original and well drawn :) Good job

  • Angie Bowen (November 7, 2008)

    Since you lost all your comments I thought I could come back to say how awesome I think these are. I’m still planning a free wordpress theme around them.

  • Janko (November 7, 2008)

    Dmitry, thanks.

    Angie, can’t wait to see the theme :D

  • chokilala (November 9, 2008)

    this is cute. hehe. thanks :D

  • Alen Grakalic (November 21, 2008)

    Awesome icons man! Can’t wait to use them.

  • Janko (November 21, 2008)

    Alen, Chokilala: Thanks, I really appreciate!

  • Jeffrey Way (November 21, 2008)

    Really well done! I love these. You got a link from

  • Janko (November 21, 2008)

    Jeff, thank you!!!

  • sinan (November 21, 2008)

    Thank you man.

  • Todd (November 21, 2008)

    Awesome! Any chance you could design some Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, and LinkedIn ones with the same style?

  • Janko (November 21, 2008)

    Todd, I definitively plan to create Handycons II that will include much more. One of my readers left the comment in which he suggested more that 20 more icons, but unfortunately something strange happened with this post several days ago and I lost all of my comments. Still, Handycons II will be ready.

    If you have more suggestions feel free to leave here!

  • camilo vitorino da costa (November 21, 2008)

    Great! very nice!!!


  • akira (November 22, 2008)

    Nice :)

  • Webhome (November 22, 2008)

    Bedankt, altijd handig!

  • RocyHua (November 23, 2008)

    so cuty works,I like these styles.

  • Jash Sayani (November 24, 2008)

    Great Work !!! Really cool icons…. Just need to work a bit on the Twitter icon.

    Will use them on my WordPress blog……

  • Janko (November 24, 2008)

    Thanks, guys!

    Jash: Thanks. Regarding the twitter icon, I made it look "naive" intentionally. I just like the way my son draws so I was inspired by his work :)

  • Jonathan (November 25, 2008)

    AAAGH! These are amazing! I only wish they also included a Facebook icon. Alas, I can’t use them because I would never be able to replicate the look myself. Great job!

  • markus (November 25, 2008)

    Wow! They look absolutely awesome!

    Thanks a lot!!!

  • Samuel (November 26, 2008)

    It´s look good, great collection Janko, and your blog looks cool.

  • ziosteve (December 7, 2008)

    Wow, this icons are so beautiful. I love that style!

  • Tony Oravet (December 9, 2008)

    Great icon set. We are always looking for great icons to use on our clients sites! Great work!

  • Christopher Francis O’Donnell (December 31, 2008)

    Do I need to give attribution?

  • Janko (December 31, 2008)

    Christopher Francis O’Donnell: You don’t have to give attribution, but you can do it if you want :)

  • Andy (January 15, 2009)

    Great icon pack here! I have featured it on my blog (hope you dont mind).

    Keep up the good work! :)

  • blogger-godown (January 16, 2009)

    Thanks ……… i will use it in my blog

  • Edo (January 19, 2009)

    Really great icons, thank you very much for them.

    Da ne moze mozda jos jedan facebook-icon, samo mi taj jos fali u kolekciji? ;)


  • Janko (January 19, 2009)

    Edo: Sure, I’m working on Handycons II :)

  • Dean (January 26, 2009)

    I’m not sure if I’m the only one who’s getting this, but whenever I click on the download link, an errror pops up saying

    -floating point not loaded

    It might be my machine, though, since all the other commenters didn’t seem to have any problems downloading it. This icon set looks really cool, and I’m looking to use it on the next version of my blog theme. :)

  • Janko (January 26, 2009)

    Dean, I’ll send you on your email. Thanks for choosing Handycons ;-)

  • Clayton Moore (January 27, 2009)

    Hi Janko

    Thanks for the handycons, I’ll try them out.
    Link worked fine for me.


  • Blogger Tutorial (February 11, 2009)

    Thank you very much for the icons, great share

  • ExistentialDuck (February 17, 2009)

    I love the handwritten style – thanks so much for these!

  • Leonardo R. (February 17, 2009)

    Nice icons! Thank you for share.

  • andrew (February 19, 2009)

    This is a fantastic work, really nicely done. But what about poor lil’ old facebook? Any chance you could make one more icon (or maybe explain how you work this kind of icon voodoo)?

  • Avinash Kaushik (February 19, 2009)

    Could I please add my voice as well for icons for:

    LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr, and FriendFeed

    I list these (and Twitter) as text links on my blog, would love to replace them with your icons (so gorgeous!).



  • Janko (February 19, 2009)

    Thanks, everyone!

    Andrew, Avinash: Thanks for the suggestions, I will release Handycons II soon wit all of these icons :)

  • Chantal (February 20, 2009)

    Keen work! Add me to the fans hoping for:


    Can’t wait to use and promo your work.

  • scriptwelt (February 27, 2009)

    Nice icons! Thank you for share!

  • HeriNXI (March 3, 2009)

    Great Job, thanks for sharing :)

  • Chrissy Morin (March 27, 2009)

    These are just awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lee Munroe (April 15, 2009)

    Awesome icons! Thanks for taking the time to design and share :)

  • smartin (May 13, 2009)

    Thank you very much for these designs . I request you to add Twitter and mister-wong icons to this collection .

  • smartin (May 13, 2009)

    Oh typo , Twitter is already available . Thanks anyways .

  • Lendl Allen V. Trazo (May 24, 2009)

    Very, very cool indeed, I will use them for sure. :)

  • Andrew (May 28, 2009)

    Very nice job. Hand drawn icons look so good and unique compared to others. Thanks!

  • techknowl (May 30, 2009)

    Good work Janko . Are you using digital pen or just drawing and scanning them to file ??. But I wonder how the clarity and size of the files are maintained simultaneously .

  • Jaky (June 4, 2009)

    Superb! Mind blowing icons. You can also create some more using different brush strokes and styles :)

  • Eddie (June 16, 2009)


    Thank you very much for this!

  • LaLo (July 8, 2009)

    Great icons! Can i use these on a website?

  • MJ Stapleford Corporate Identity (August 21, 2009)

    These are really nice. So much more creative and artistic in style than the usual computer generated icon designs that you see all over the web. Nice work.

  • James Dalton (September 5, 2009)

    I’m glad I came across this site as these icons are absolutely amazing and different

  • nicolas (September 8, 2009)

    Awesome Icons, I wish I could create such great graphics.

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  • Metacom (October 11, 2009)

    These are really cool. Thanks for sharing them!

  • Erik (October 16, 2009)

    Very nice drawn – me like! :)

  • Peter (October 17, 2009)

    Really cool icons! Thanks a lot :)

  • Steve Anderson (October 27, 2009)

    Thank Janko,

    These icons look awesome. I put them on the sidebar of my blog here;, I love em.

    I was wondering if you would do a Tumblr Icon one of these days?

    Anyway, thanks again…very cool. I’ll be sure to tell people about them.



  • Peter (October 27, 2009)

    Well done Janko . Seems that you took some time to draw these awesome designs .

  • michael (November 7, 2009)

    that was a great job and really i like them so much. my little brother just wondering that he could be like you someday, lol. still waiting for another great job from you Janko, keep working hard.

  • Claudia (November 8, 2009)

    Useful, I think I’ll use it =)
    Thanks for sharing =)

  • Taimur Khan (January 2, 2010)

    Hey nice one … i added this to my grand post .. I have collected icon packs from 60 different websites .. Its a big collection of all social media icon packs at one page .. u r gonna love it .. 60 Original Social Media Icon Packs

    ENjoy !!

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  • Birgit (February 11, 2010)

    very nice work, they look great! thanks for sharing :)

  • Adam (February 13, 2010)