This is a guest post by Denis Pakhaliuk, CEO of Ramotion. They deliver icon design and iPhone development services for clients all over the world and I can tell you they rock!

People always ask me where we get new ideas for icons. We use a lot of reference and great works to inspire ourselves. I decided to collect 20 examples of beautiful icon design works that will give you a taste of good design and show how good metaphors work with great design skills. I hope you enjoy it because this guys rock! Feel free to post your comments below!

Ice ice baby

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Clamps gift icon

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Boxing glove icon

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Candy

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Analog App

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App icon

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Dribbble Jam

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Pick’n’Roll App icon

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Delikateska icon

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Snooker Table icon

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Swift App icon

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Textmate 2

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UFO

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Valentine’s Day Coffee

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Wayfarer

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WooThemes Express

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SpeedTest.net app icon

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Clear

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Clementine season

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Vector Tomato

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For more good stuff you can follow on Twitter both @Ramotion and @Pakhaliuk. And I would check out Ramotion on Dribbble too!