Icons By Lyle Zapato
This is a collection of icons that were originally created for the Amiga, and have since been converted for Windows, Mac, BeOS, and other systems. They are based on various themes (animals, archeology, etc.) and are of dubious practical value.
You are welcome to use the icons and sample images provided here for your personal, non-commercial, or educational use. All I ask is that you give me credit and a link, if possible.
Refer to the legend on the left to tell which icons are for which computer system. Refer to the FAQ if you have questions about what to do with them. All icons are stored locally unless otherwise noted.
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(Click for translucent PNGs)
Bug Mug ~ Penguin Shirt ~ Thorn Mimic Raglan ~ Red Ant Cap
In lieu of making new icons, I have slapped the old ones on t-shirts and mugs for your consumeristic pleasure. Because it would be too much trouble to set up a separate store for every icon, the item/icon combinations listed in the store were choosen arbitrarily based on what I thought looked nice. I'm not done adding items yet, so if you want a different combination, using any of the icons available on this page (except the cars and Daljit, for legal reasons) and any of the products Cafepress has to offer (list of products...), email me and let me know. No extra charge for special orders (since with Cafepress, every order is special.)
2004-12-18 -- I'm experimenting with scalable SVG versions of some of my icons. I have only made the four above so far (click the large images above to get the SVGs and 150x150 32 bit PNGs in ZIPs), since I'm not certain of the exact format that will be best. Consider these beta versions. I'm putting them here so I can get feedback on their usability/compatibility with systems that can use SVGs for icons (which I currently am not using, so I don't have a clue) or any other suggestions. I may also fiddle with their appearance, so don't consider these finished works.
This set contains archaeological artifacts and other assorted debris from many different cultures.
Amiga version: [110+ icons]
Atari/Mac version: [77 icons]
Windows version: [82 icons, ICL]
GIF version: [95 images]
Aminet (ftp.wustl.edu) at pix/nicon/Archaeologicon.lha
Egypticons sampler: [12 icons]
Egyptian icons included in main set
Aminet (ftp.wustl.edu) at pix/nicon/Egypticons.lha
This set contains arthropods (invertebrate animals with jointed legs and segmented bodies, including insects and spiders... in case you were wondering.)
Amiga version: [110+ icons]
Mac version: [64 icons + 8 large multi-icons]
Windows version: [64 icons, ICL]
GIF version: [109 images]
Aminet (ftp.wustl.edu) at
Amiga version: [3 icons: Hobo Spider, Lantern Fly, and updated Honey Bee]
PNG version: [1 image, Hobo Spider with alpha channel shadow]
PNG version: Recolored from generic version in arthgif.zip above.
Red Ant and Treehopper in SVG vector format and 150x150 PNG version. [2004-12-18]
Cars or other motor vehicles.
Amiga version: [17 icons, 8 colors]
Windows version: [23 icons, 11 colors ICL + ICO]
Contains classic and 1998 Volkswagon Beetles in different colors, plus a VW insignia.
Aminet (ftp.wustl.edu) at pix/nicon/VWBeetleicons.lha
1933 Ford hot rod with flaming paint job [1 icon]
People. Those strange things with noses.
CNN anchor Daljit Dhaliwal [4 icons]
Animals (not including arthropods or people, which are above.)
[7 icons] Same icon in 7 different colors
octopodicon.zip (ICL) [1999-04-12]
[10 icons] Same icon in 10 different colors
seahorseicons.zip (ICL) [1999-04-16]
[9 icons] Same icon in 9 different colors (Amiga ones are larger)
Aminet (ftp.wustl.edu) at pix/nicon/Treefrogicons.lha
treefrogicons.zip (ICL) [1999-04-15]
Atari, Mac, Windows & PNG version [21-22 icons] 17 different species, mostly portraits
All others [2 icons, African (Jackass) full and portrait, Amiga version has with and without top hat]
penguicons.zip (ICL) [2001-02-08]
2 penguins in SVG vector format and 150x150 PNG version. [2004-12-16]
SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, meaning they can be scaled to any arbitrary size and will still look good (or at least equally bad). SVG is a W3C standard format for scalable graphics on the web, although they're not really usable for that yet since browsers don't support them. However, SVG files can be used for icons on some operating systems and desktop environments. Two systems that support SVG icons are GNOME and KDE for Unix-style OSs.
The SVG format can also be used wherever you would use other scalable formats like EPS or Illustrator. If you want to create or edit SVGs, try the free program Inkscape. You can also get a viewer from Adobe.
ICL files are icon libraries for Windows. They are used just like DLL files with icons in them. When prompted by Windows to select an icon, just change the "Files of type:" in the selection dialog to "All Files", then find and select the .ICL file. You will now be presented with a window full of icons from the ICL file. Select the individual one you want.
You will need a program that can extract icons from DLLs and other files. I suggest IconShop, a small, free program which can also act as an ICL viewer/creator.
The Amiga icons are NewIcons so you will need both a computer running AmigaOS and the NewIcons program to see them.
The Mac versions are pre-OSX style and were converted from the Windows versions by Sara Roner of IconParade.
These were converted by Matthias Jaap and I swiped them (if one can say that about one's own icons) from GokMasE's Atari page. I have no idea if these work, since I don't own an Atari. The note on the page said that they are "colour icons in RSC-format". If you need to know what that is, you probably already do.