10 Awesome Places to Download Free Vector Art

by on 23rd September 2010 with 26 Comments

Despite what many would think, the term web designer does not always imply artist. There are many very capable web developers and designers that are lucky to pull off a quality stick figure on most days. For those that are able to create complicated artwork, there are plenty of times when you’re up against a deadline need something generic.

For either of these situations, you can’t beat free vector art. Though the quality varies dramatically depending on the source, there is a tone of great work out there that you can download and use in your projects immediately. Below we’ll take a look at ten websites offering free vector downloads of various types.

VectorArt.org

VectorArt wins the prize for the best looking site in the bunch. Vector art websites tend to be an explosion of ugly ads and bad design but this site is beautiful and easy to navigate. You’ll notice some premium vectors for sale here but there is also plenty of free downloads.

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Vecteezy

Vecteezy is always my first stop when I’m looking for a quick vector fix. Their collection is quite large and easily searchable and you’re likely to find lots of content from other providers here as well.

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QVectors

QVectors is almost exactly like Vecteezy and you’ll no doubt see some overlap. Definitely a great source of free artwork. Be sure to check out QBrushes, QFonts, and QTextures too!

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GoMediazine

GoMediazine is famous for selling vector packs that are chock full of super high quality vector work. As a promotional tool they frequently release free packs. Click the picture below to see their collection of free goodies.

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123FreeVectors

123FreeVectors has more annoying ads than anyone cares to see but they do provide quite a large number of free vector downloads. Be sure to browse through their “Ornament” section for some particularly nice flourishes and abstract art.

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CoolVectors

CoolVectors makes you jump click through far too many pages to actually download the artwork but they do have a nice offering that contains plenty of pieces that I didn’t see anywhere else.

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VectorStock

As the name implies, VectorStock sells stock vector artwork. However, they also have a sizable collection of free downloads.

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Brands of the World

This is an awesome site with a huge library of vector logos for both obscure and top name brands. If you ever need a logo for a project, start here.

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All Silhouettes

Sometimes you just need a silhouette, and this is where you should go to get it. All Silhouettes has pages and pages of vector silhouettes of people, guns, flowers, spiders, dolphins and tons of other random stuff. You’ll want to bookmark this resource.

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Uberpiglet

Uberpiglet is a vector gallery that contains simple, nearly distraction free pages of thumbnails for you to browse through. Clicking on a thumbnail brings you to the download page. This is a great site to check in on from time to time to see what’s been added.

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Where Do You Go for Vectors?

The collection above represents the collection of sites that I turn to first when I’m looking for a free vector. Leave a comment below and tell us about your favorite sites in this category.

Comments & Discussion

26 Comments

Comments & Discussion

26 Comments

  1. Giacomo says:

    Great collection! I only know vecteezy! Thanks..

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  3. Steve Royall says:

    Excellent collection, will be sending the crew to check them out

  4. sobiya says:

    123freevectors.com has premium like free vectors. Never known before. Thanks for sharing

  5. Joey says:

    clker.com

    Everything’s not quality, but some things are. A lot of good basic stuff, tho. No registration, either.

  6. Simon says:

    Hey, thanks for mentioning Uberpiglet, really appreciate it. Feels good to mentioned with other such useful and outstanding sites. I need to put more work into the site, and get fresher content on there more often. Cheers.

  7. karlapalem2010 says:

    Thank u very much! UR information is very useful

  8. brian says:

    Another good one is http://www.dragonartz.net/

    mostly free..some paid.

  9. Melissa Howe says:

    Thanks for sharing. I had no idea a person could even get free vector art.

  10. Miki says:

    Also you should checkout
    http://www.vectorish.com

    Clean design, straight to the point content!

  11. Juegos says:

    Perfect! thank you for these vector art resources.

  12. dhanashree says:

    wow! fantastic

  13. la wun says:

    Great for your sharing!
    Very useful

  14. AJL says:

    Watch out for http://stockfuel.com as well on this level.

    :-)

  15. vectors says:

    Great collection :)

    Check also http://www.vector-finder.com for more free vector graphics ;)

  16. jay says:

    Thanks for these, they may be very useful.

    I found this one following a link on another blog the other day http://www.freevectorsinc.com/

  17. VectorPile says:

    Thanks for the list!

    Please consider adding another free vector download site:

    http://www.vectorpile.com

    It is mine, but I only post high quality vectors that are CC licensed, and occasionally exclusive content.

    It’s not as big as the others, but is growing quickly.

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  19. Amy says:

    These are not free. Every single site wants you to pay as you go or sign up for a subscription plan.

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