Silk-Companion icon set

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Silk companion icon set #1 - "More Silk!" Last updated 19 November 2007 Packaging by T1st3


The FamFamFam Silk icon set is a very large, consistent set of well-drawn icons that has proven to be popular with both applications and web sites.

On a number of occasions I have found myself wanting more icons in the same style. This companion set represents what I needed but also what I felt like adding.

Some are new icons in the same style, some are alternative sizes/colours of the existing icons and some are new compositions of the elements.

CSS spritesheets

You can insert the icons directly into your HTML with a common IMG tag:

    <img alt="Connect" src="dist/png/folder_connect.png" width="16" height="16">

In addition to the icons by themselves, this project also ships a CSS spritesheet for the icon-pack. This spritesheet allows to load the entire icon-pack in just 1 image, and thus reduce HTTP calls.

This is what it actually looks:


All the positioning of the icons inside this alone image is made through CSS, which allows you to just add block-type tags with the proper class and get the same result:

    <div class="silk-companion folder_connect"></div>

Just remember to add the CSS stylesheet to the HEAD of your HTML page!



npm install silk-companion


bower install silk-companion

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Build (the whole project or your custom project)

We use Gulp to build the project, so if you want to re-build or customize this project, you'll need Gulp.

After gulp is installed, and your CLI is pointed to your work directory, first install the dependencies:

     npm install

then, you can run the gulp build task to build the project:

     gulp build

What the build task does

First, it takes PNG files from the src folder, and pastes them to the dist folder.

Then it creates a spritesheet from the PNG images located in the src folder, and thus creates the sprite folder in dist.

If, for example you just want bell_silver and page_break icons in a spritesheet, you just have to fork this project, point your CLI to the working directory, empty the src directory, except bell_silver and page_break icons, and then run the gulp build task.

You'll get the proper spritesheet and copies of the icons directly in the dist folder.


The icons are dual licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License and Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Packaging files are licensed under the MIT license.

The Original Silk readme this work is based upon:

Silk icon set 1.3

Mark James

This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.
[ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ ]

This means you may use it for any purpose,
and make any changes you like.
All I ask is that you include a link back
to this page in your credits.

Are you using this icon set? Send me an email
(including a link or picture if available) to

Any other questions about this icon set please
contact mjames@gmail.com