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Icons for use on web applications

We are looking for a place where icon collections are available for purchase to be used in web applications.

Ideally we would love to use icons/images created from snapshots of common icons in Microsoft products, but this is not allowed.  So we are looking for somewhere that we can purchase high quality icons that will be familiar to users.

In general a collection or group of icons we purchase must meet the following requirements:

1) The icons must be allowed to be used in web applications

2) We must be able to distribute our products without having to pay an extra for those icons - i.e. the licensing needs to be similar to the licensing from Microsoft Office Online images - where it can be freely distributed in applications as long as the prupose of the application is not to sell/distribute the icons

3) The icons must be clearly identifiable at small sizes.  The ideal sizes would be around 16 x 16 pixels (like icons within Outlook "New" menu) or up to 22 x 22 pixels (i.e. fit in the Windows Quick Launch area)

4) Not too expensive ;o)


Any advice or specific links would be appreciated (but no google search links - been there done that)


Thanks
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Sohel RanaCommented:
Hi:

You can try fasticon : http://www.fasticon.com

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duzCommented:
mrichmon -

You would probably do better to employ a pixel artist to come up with a batch of icons to your specifications. You would get exactly what you want and own the copyright. I haven't used Carl Rehbinder but I know someone who commissioned him for icons and he is very talented http://www.multiart.nu/multiart/index_eng.html

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JohnModigCommented:
Windows icons, huh?
Some pretty nice and free ones at egghead café:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
Everyone, Thanks for the ideas so far.

duz,  Yes we are also considering hiring someone - any ideas about cost ranges? I didn't see it on that website.
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
So far examining the collections posted most are designed at larger sizes and do not look very good when put down at the smaller size.

But I do appreciate the responses and all suggestions will get a split of the points.

I'll leave this open longer to see if people have more good suggestions.

Thanks.
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duzCommented:
mrichmon -

>any ideas about cost ranges

No sorry :(

I think the thing to do is just fire off a few emails to various pixel artist with a sample job description and see what comes back.

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JohnModigCommented:
If you are about to hire an artist I can highly recommend Dave Wilkinson at Glyph Lab.
He can easily do what you ask for.

http://cgi.glyphlab.com/php/gl/icon_design/index.php
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the suggestion.
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
Well, I have tried emailing a bunch of the suggested places - no responses so far....
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