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In a single collection, Font Awesome is a pictographic language of web-related actions.
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I vaguely recall someone posting examples of 'open nav' icons (eg Path and Facebook) showing an emerging de facto standard. Link?
"Unless our navigation’s arranged in a grid (and so we should use a grid icon), I’m putting my weight behind three lines because I think it’s most recognisable as navigation to the average person."
The three-lines icon is certainly very popular, as can be seen in this collection of mobile navigation icons I gathered together on Dribbble.
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The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.
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The symbols on this site are and always will remain free. We believe symbols can not be effectively shared with the world if they are not free.