According to its website, the Noun Project “collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.”
The symbols that make up the Noun Project are divided into 11 categories:
- Food & Beverage
- Healthcare & Wellness
- Safety & Warnings
- Science & Math
- Sports & Recreation
- Tech & Communication
- Travel & Wayfinding
- Weather & Nature
You can download any of the symbols for free (one at a time). However, do check licensing requirements when downloading an image. Some are protected by copyright; others are not.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.