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Gill Sans Text Dock Icons by arcticTransfuse Gill Sans Text Dock Icons by arcticTransfuse
Here's a set of 75 text-only icons set in Gill Sans, in .icns format for OS X, and now .png format too.

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In the download is also included the PSD template, the Adium icon, instructions on how to achieve the above effect, which is also visible in my recent screenshots, and links to useful resources.

Please feel free to request icons & apps I've forgotten.
Sorry, guys, but I barely visit dA at all now and I likely won't be answering any of your questions as a result. :\ Sorry.
However, I highly encourage you to ask questions over at MacThemes, where I still frequent (although, again, not as much as I used to).

Update@17th March: Shit, I never realised how similar these are to Kobhens. I feel like I have to give credit to them, so here's a link to Roberto Urso's Kobhens Dock: [link]

Update@19th May: Added two Bowtie bowlets into the download for Mac users. Unfortunately, it may not look right with your dock depending on what size you have your icons at, so you might have to go dig into the HTML and adjust the sizes. There's not much I can do about this, sorry.
Also, over at MacThemes, Sabretooth has posted up some nice coloured versions. Take a look here.


17th: 76 icons.
18th: 98 icons.
19th: Some more.
20th: 143 icons, with help from Aerodynamic. Also now includes PNGs.
23rd: Couple more, as well as Weatherdock icons.
24th: And a few more.
2nd: 181 icons.
11th: Extra couple dozen added from Dracofusco's contribution.
19th: Couple more icons (think we're up to 210 or something?) and Bowlets added. More on that above.
10th: Added some more and also a CoreServices folder which has some utilities for /System/Library/CoreServices. Details in the Readme. Courtesy of ~celticmagick.
March 2011
2nd: Not updated the pack, but someone made a pack of Gill Sans icons not included in this download… Take a look.
Dracofusco also made an expansion pack.
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fyzder Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Hi there!
Is there anyway to do this kind of thing in Sierra in these days?
eurasianbro Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Top right.

Man, I regret getting Mavericks...
manga-arts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
where do i download them???

babypugo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
everything is good but finder and trash icons dont seem to work, i got all the stuff updated and on lion osx
lasthunter914 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
So sexy! I love it! THanks
NeoxOO Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Hi nice job, it amazing!!! Can i have an icon for "textual irc" please? And i try to put it on Adium but when i run the app the elder icon is restored (i use Cady bar to transfer the icons)
--- Vive la France ^^ ----
Hohebs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
This a awesome!
huxtar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Great job!
ElderRoco Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
xCrimsonx-xTearsx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Not sure if it's just me, but I can't find the Gill-Sans font anywhere .
matys764 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
yangzihaoa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
it`s really cool to use!
wolf11747 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Hi I really liked your work :D
I wanted to ask your permission to upload an icon package for linux, because it was done with your .psd
sorry if my vocabulary is not good, is because I am using a translator[link]
vldR Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job :)
ethy90 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
nice! can you do some for doc,home,music and movies folders??
befee Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
any chance for Libre Office, Sophos Anti-Virus, and Carbon Copy Cloner?
befee Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I don't have photoshop, any chance for Carbon Copy Cloner, Sophos Anti-Virus and Libre Office?
madcat75 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Well just tried them out, they're great except with apps that auto change icons such as adium, and steam. Oh well.
madcat75 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
What about any iCal or mail app?
jcs21 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Really awesome set. Using them now. Thanks!!!
agustan Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
is someone willing to share "office messenger" so it will be complete the MS office package? Thanks..and great iconssss..
LagosOcean Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Great Icon Pack!!
shangraf-srh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hello, can use these icons in any dock? Or have some in specific? Because I'm not able to put the background in objectdock.
Sorry if dumb question.
Thank you.
shangraf-srh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
GhoSTyL3 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
nice :]
YoungEaE Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello pls.. tyep the font dat u ahve used
Xspence Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
It is called Gill-Sans and is included in the package that you download.
4RK4NG3L Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
good design :+fav:
Danlosant Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
simple and nice
HeikoRademacher Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice...! well done.
hello-123456 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Great icons, nice work!
shagge2 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Love the icons :D
Zizzu81 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I really love this icons...
I just got a problem! iCal, Finder and Trash aren't working!
I changed them with Candybar 3, on a 10.5.8 Mac Osx! someone has any suggestion?

Inannadc Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I absolutely love it, I'm just missing an icon for tumblr, and deviant :(
Trans-it Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Featured here: [link]
I will credit if I finalize and release
TaylorCohron Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Here is another addition to the pack for you. It's small this time.

Adobe InDesign

poisiongirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Love it! Changed the colors and am using it currently for my desktop :D here [link]
Gameaholic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
How come i cant make my own icons. Whenver i save it, it has a white background even though i saved in in transparent. Can you make a "Docs/Folder" icon? Oh and i found the indicator icons. Thanks :D
JINXAR Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Photographer
How do I make my dock like that? I'm on 10.6.4 and when I use candy bar 2 to change the dock, it fills the original dock black.. :/
sweet icons too btw.
JINXAR Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Photographer
Never mind, I didn't see the README file >.<
thank you.
Gameaholic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Why are my arrows red!!! And how can i change the ical icon? Also, one cool thing you can do is color the words when the application launches.
Libban Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I love your set! Any way you could add an icon for Ventrilo? Maybe Cubase as well? Thanks!!!
H4mmo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Hey Just wondering is it possible to have your dock icons different to your icons in your applications folder? Like i want to set my dock icons to Gill sans but i want the icons in my applications folder to be the default - i am using candybar, is this possible?

Thanks, this looks amazing.
tweverflight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
these are great, but so is your very nice, human commentary above. thanks for them. I am so happy to replace the cartoons!
arcticTransfuse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thank you very much. :)
Markin-RJ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Amazing :thumbsup: :star:
celticmagick Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I just made the switch over to your icon set last night and must say that I'm really happy with the result. I was using another text icon set before but decided to see what a different font would do to the overall look (i.e. Dock and menu bar). I'm glad I did.

Also, I made a couple of additional icons if you would like them - these include: ComicBookLover, Archive Utility (OS X), Software Update (OS X), and a couple other minor ones. I also made one for the "Eject" function (when you drag a disk image or a CD/DVD over the trash) - this way the text theme remains (the icon changes to Eject (top)/Unmount (bottom) instead of the eject symbol. I will probably be adding more as the days go on. I'm just waiting to see what app I forgot - the ones that aren't used as often ;)

Let me know if you would like any of the additions.

Beautiful set man, thanks :)
arcticTransfuse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Sounds like a good idea.
I wasn't very thorough, even in my original release, because this was never intended for release when I first made it, but I got a fair few requests and decided to release 'as is'.
I'd definitely add those into the download if you'd give me them. :)
intrcpt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
what are the fonts you used in these? i opened the psd in photoshop but he font changes i just need too know which it actually is?

thanks :D
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