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72+ Free Vector Art Sites For Downloading The Best Graphics

72 Free Vector Art Sites For Downloading The Best GraphicsNo one likes to hear the dreaded phrase “clip art” when talking about professional design, but sometimes a piece of free vector art is exactly what you need. Maybe you’re looking for a basic shape to edit into something totally unique with Adobe Illustrator, or maybe you just need a placeholder graphic in the meantime. Creating something from scratch takes valuable time, and when you’ve got none to spare, free vector sites can be a lifesaver.

To boost your chances of finding the best vector art for your design, we suggest exploring multiple websites. That can sometimes feel like a shot in the dark, but don’t despair. We’ve assembled this guide to the best vector sites to help you out. Be sure to bookmark this post if you frequently find yourself in need of artwork.

A note about copyright, commercial use, and Creative Commons

Free vector sites typically make use of Creative Commons licenses, which grant you certain freedoms to use the artwork in certain ways. If you’re unfamiliar, you may want to brush up on the basic CC terms.

Creative Commons Licenses

Be aware that the license attached to each piece of vector art can vary wildly, even when you’re browsing the same website. Although most of these sites make it clear whether or not you can use the artwork for commercial use (either in their terms of service or on the individual page for each vector), it might not be so obvious for some.

If you’re unsure if you have the proper permissions to use a particular vector graphic, you may want to contact the artist or website owner and ask.

 

Comprehensive Free Vector Sites


If you need a very particular vector object (such as a specific shape or color, or something relevant to a certain industry), these sites should be your first stop. Each site features a massive quantity of free vector files, many of them organized using helpful tags or categories (such as Animals or Business).

Comprehensive Free Vector Sites Chart

Vector.me

Vector.me

FaceGFX

FaceGFX

All-Free-Download.com

All-Free-Download.com

flaticon

flaticon

Easy Vectors

Easy Vectors

Freepik

Freepik

QVectors

QVectors

UIVector

UIVector

FreeVectors.net

FreeVectors.net

ForDesigner.com

ForDesigner.com

Vector Open Stock

Vector Open Stock

Vector Portal

Vector Portal

FreeVectors.me

FreeVectors.me

123FreeVectors.com

123FreeVectors.com

VectorStock

VectorStock

Free-Vectors.com

Free-Vectors.com

Vector-Finder

Vector-Finder

DryIcons

DryIcons

FreeVectors.org

FreeVectors.org

VectorBackground.net

VectorBackground.net

GreatVectors.com

GreatVectors.com

Vectorish

Vectorish

Find Vectors

Find Vectors

Vector4Free

Vector4Free

Bazaar Designs

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Bazaar Designs

Adobe Illustrator Exchange Classic

Adobe Illustrator Exchange Classic

Cool Vectors

Cool Vectors

DeviantArt

DeviantArt

Freebie Vectors

Freebie Vectors

FreeVector.com

FreeVector.com

FreeVectors.com

FreeVectors.com

Vecteezy

Vecteezy

Vecree.com

Vecree

 

Selective Free Vector Sites


These include blogs and personal pages as well as smaller, often more discerning free vector art sites. Their selection and search capabilities may be more limited, but they also might feature some better artwork files than larger websites. They’re worth browsing for inspiration, but if you’re looking for very specific types of .EPS or Adobe Illustrator vectors, you’re probably better off using one of the more comprehensive sites above.

All-Silhouettes.com

All-Silhouettes

AllVectors.com

AllVectors.com

BittBox

BittBox

Blog.SpoonGraphics

Blog.SpoonGraphics

Clipart deSIGN

Clipart deSIGN

DragonArtz Designs

DragonArtz Designs

DesignBum

DesignBum

Designers Revolution

Designers Revolution

Dezignus

Dezignus

Free Vectors Daily

Free Vectors Daily

FreeVectorArchive.com

FreeVectorArchive.com

FreeVectorDownload.com

FreeVectorDownload.com

FreeVectorSite.com

FreeVectorSite.com

Fudgegraphics

Fudgegraphics

GoMediaZine

GoMediaZine

Hydro74

Hydro74

I Heart Vector

I Heart Vector

Keep Designing

Keep Designing

Patternhead

Patternhead

Round Pixel

Round Pixel

snap2objects

snap2objects

Tuts+

Tuts+

Uberpiglet Vectors

Uberpiglet Vectors

Vector Jungle

Vector Jungle

Vector Patterns

Vector Patterns

Vector Valley

Vector Valley

VectorArt.org

VectorArt.org

Vectorlady.com

Vectorlady.com

Vectorvault

Vectorvault

Vibr8bros.com

Vibr8bros.com

 

Free Logo Vector Sites


These sites specialize in free vector logos, including logos for well-known companies like Nike and McDonald’s. Although these vector files are free, remember that you’re still restricted by copyright law. Unless you’re actually representing the company, you probably won’t have the proper permissions to use their logo commercially. These vectors work great, however, for conceptual design mockups that you plan to show a potential client.

Logo Vector Sites Chart

seeklogo

seeklogo

Brands of the World

Brands of the World

LogoTypes101

LogoTypes101

LaLogotheque.com

LaLogotheque

Logotypes.ru

Logotypes.ru

Designer.am

Designer.am

Vectorise Logo

Vectorise Logo

Free-Logotypes.com

Free-Logotypes.com

Logotypes.lv

Logotypes.lv

Logo Open Stock

Logo Open Stock

Note: Unlike the other sites in this category, Logo Open Stock features original logo artwork suitable for use as a template. It’s a good choice when you need a logo vector that isn’t related to an existing company.

Conclusion

It’s time to dispel some of the stigma surrounding so-called “clip art.” Taking advantage of vector art sites doesn’t make you lazy; in fact, it’s often the smartest move. With a little Adobe Illustrator editing and creativity, that free vector might just be the missing puzzle piece you’ve been looking for to complete your design.

Do you know of more great sites to find free vector graphics? Please leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments!

Vladimir Gendelman Author: Vladimir Gendelman

As CEO of CompanyFolders.com, Vladimir is a knowledgeable authority in print marketing and graphic design for businesses. He leads a team of talented designers and experts dedicated to helping customers create print collateral that puts forth the best possible impression. You can keep up with Vladimir by connecting with him on Google+ and Twitter.

Discussion

  1. Vladimir Gendelman Vladimir Gendelman says:

    All Silhouettes is one of my favorites from this list. They focus on solid shapes in a single color, so the artwork is very versatile and can work in nearly any design. http://www.all-silhouettes.com/

  2. Primrose A. says:

    Well, that was nice and helpful; thank you! I posted a comment (well, begging question for help) on another discussion thread you did at the end of March where you talk about ID/PS/IL. Do you every go back and peruse them?

  3. silhouette says:

    great selection. Be sure to visit more http://www.silhouettes-clipart.com/

  4. Tina says:

    Nice share! It’s so helpful with me. So i will give you the blog where you can download free vector art : http://freevectorart24h.blogspot.com

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