Image, icon, and font sources
Where you can find good images, icons, and fonts, especially ones in the public domain.
Last updated 2019, and not currently maintained.
- Google image search (search for a term, look under search tools, and filter by usage rights)
- Bing image search (search for a term, then filter by license)
Remember to cite your image sources!
- Flickr Advanced Search (check the “Search within Creative Commons” and “Find content to modify, adapt, or build upon” boxes)
- Unsplash publishes free, high-quality, relatively less generic stock images
- Getty Trust Open Content Images
- Wellcome Library
- British Library Mechanical Curator with one million public domain images
- Wikimedia Commons
- Public Domain Review
- New York Public Library Digital Collections includes public-domain images
- Internet Archive (esp. for texts and audio)
- The Science Museum Group
- Work created by a US Government employee, for the government, is almost always in the public domain.
The best image may be one that you create yourself.
- Noun Project (icons)
- Iconic (icons)
- Fontello (font icon creator)
- Maki (map icons from MapBox)
- Google Webfonts (free/open source)
- Google Webfonts That Don’t Suck
- League of Moveable Type (free/open source; host these yourself)
- TypeKit (limited free account)
- Hoefler & Co.