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Modern operating systems like Mac OS X and Windows Vista are obsessed with large photorealistic icons that ooze gloss and libido. Sure, they’re pretty to look at, but I’ll never give up my love for tiny icons that say a lot in a small space.

mini_preview_small.gifThe love for small icons is also not dead for part-time web developer and student, Mark James of famfamfam.com, who’s designed several icon sets of great craft. The icons show a keen eye for pixel pushing and are grouped in sets called Mini, Silk, and Flags. Best of all, they’re free and can be used anywhere, like in software applications, websites, and cute productivity blogs. Who says bigger is better?

View Mark James’ icon sets