Pictures alone can speak in every language. Apart from images, we often use symbols to represent common things. Take for example the restroom. Usually at airports you will get visitors from all over the world. When one must visit the restroom, they can clearly see the man and woman symbol. This allows us to understand what door to go through. This silly example shows how visual representation can break cultural and language barriers to communicate an idea.

The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language. All symbols presented on their website will always remain free. With simplicity at mind, any designer can visit and effortlessly find what they’re looking for. By providing iconic symbols that can be understood by all cultures is an incredible thing.

The Noun Project has been building a catalog of these types of symbols for quite a while now. Each download is usefully protected under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. So what does this mean? You are free to share, remix, and use it for commercial work. By utilizing the hundreds of gorgeous black and white symbols, you can save yourself some time during client work or other projects. Just a little FYI, all downloads are SVG file format.

No matter what you are working on, the vast variety of symbols is bound to please you. They serve as the perfect starting point in helping you structure something amazing. We wanted to share this valuable resource with everybody we know. If you by any chance happen to feel generous, you are more than welcome to join this ongoing project and submit your own designs. Meanwhile check out some awesome niche based collections.

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos for Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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