88 Outstanding Favicons and 6 Resources to Help You Create Your Own

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Favicons have become a standard element in web design, and they can have a tremendous impact on brand recognition (see Matt Magain’s post, Google Changes Favicon, Challenges You To Do Better). If you’re not used to designing for a tiny area (just 16×16 pixels), it can be very difficult to create a distinguishable company-specific or site-branded favicon. And depending on the logo, colors, words, etc. that you’re working with, it can be a challenge to create one that actually looks good.

In my constant search for favicon inspiration, I compiled a list of more than 80 creative and well-designed favicons that successfully portray the look and feel of the website or brand. There are probably thousands more that are suitable for this list, so if you have a few of your own favorites, share them in the comments.

99designs
99designs
Duct Tape Marketing
Duct Tape Marketing
MODx
MODx
SitePoint
SitePoint
Acquisition
Acquisition
Epicurious
Epicurious
Mozilla
Mozilla
Skype
Skype
Ad and Breakfast
Ad & Breakfast
ESPN
ESPN
MTV
MTV
Small Design Firm
Small Design Firm
Amateur Illustrator
Amateur Illustrator
Facebook
Facebook
Noggin
Noggin
SmartWebby
SmartWebby
Amazon
Amazon
Fast Company
Fast Company
NY Giants
NY Giants
Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine
Ben and Jerry
Ben and Jerry
Finer Design
Finer Design
Nymbler
Nymbler
StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon
Blooms Today
Blooms Today
Flickr
Flickr
New York Times
New York Times
Target
Target
BMW
BMW
Flock
Flock
Open Directory Project
Open Directory Project
Twhirl
Twhirl
Boho Magazine
Boho Magazine
Food and Wine Magazine
Food & Wine Magazine
Organic
Organic
Twitpic
Twitpic
Brain Candy
Brain Candy
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium
Panic
Panic
Twitter
Twitter
Cars.com
Cars.com
Graphic Design Studio
Graphic Design Studio
Patrick Monkel
Patrick Monkel
Two Peas in a Bucket
Two Peas in a Bucket
CBS
CBS
Green Tea Design
Green Tea Design
PBS Kids
PBS Kids
twothirty
twothirty
Christian Sparrow
Christian Sparrow
Hawaii.gov
Hawaii.gov
Pepsi
Pepsi
United States Postal Service
USPS
Ciplex
Ciplex
HGTV
HGTV
PETA
PETA
Visible Theory
Visible Theory
Cloudless
Cloudless
Hulu
Hulu
Petco
Petco
Webmonkey
Webmonkey
Constant Contact
Constant Contact
Knitty
Knitty
Peter Hurley
Peter Hurley
Wedding Bee
Wedding Bee
Design Float
DesignFloat
LightMix Design Studio
LightMix Design Studio
Pink Cake Box
Pink Cake Box
The White House
The White House
deviantART
deviantART
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Purina
Purina
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market
Devlisting
Devlisting
LogoSauce
LogoSauce
RingCentral
RingCentral
Wine.com
Wine.com
Digg
Digg
MailChimp
MailChimp
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Yelp
Yelp
Digileon
Digileon
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart
ServiceMagic
ServiceMagic
YouTube
YouTube
Ditley Web Design
Ditley Web Design
The Metropolitian Museum of Art
The Met
Seventhman
Seventhman
ZAP Electric Cars
ZAP

Now that you’re inspired, it’s time to create your own favicon that’s as smooth as the examples above. Here are a few resources you may find useful:

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