5 Top Sites for Free Vector Clip-Art and Illustrations

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As a graphic designer, one needs to have a library of graphic elements from buttons, web graphics, icons to backgrounds.  If you are purchasing all your graphics,  building this library can get very expensive pretty quickly.  Here’s where the web has become a great resource for finding high quality, high resolution vector graphics for all your design projects.  They are usually created by other graphic designers and given away for free as a promotion and so website owners compile these free resources and make them available to you.

However, like anything else these freebie websites that provide free vector graphics vary in quality of content as well as graphics provided.  I have compiled some of the five best free websites.  They’re good because not only can you find top notch vector illustrations but they also  provide information such as the design company who authored them, the description of what you get in your downloadable file, the licensing arrangement and the file type, either .eps, .ai or .png and carefully organize and categorize their images.

Although this is not a comprehensive list, these five great sites should get you started.  You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store grabbing up all the goodies you can!  Of course, you’ll have to carve out some time in order to spend time searching, downloading and organizing all your new graphics!

1) You The Designer

Youthedesigner

2) Vector4Free

Vector4free

3) Vecteezy

Vecteezy

4) Vector Vault

Vectorvault

5) Bittbox

Bittbox

About richmediadp

I'm a freelance graphic designer working out of Orange County, CA - USA. I work with small and mid sized companies to develop creative solutions for their design problems from print collateral to online graphics.

Posted on July 26, 2011, in Graphic Design Resources, Illustrations, Print Media and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hi,
    Thank you for this share, I like it and I like most of any website for vectors showcase and Vectors Graphics Resources ,Which are available on your blog. I hope you will add up more graphics resources on your Blog in Future,which will help out to others. I agree about logo sites they are expanding so much, the problem is as a designer, I can’t find a free logo eps and ai format, I wonder how is possible you did not list the biggest database for free logo in the web with over 200k EPS and AI format logos, http://www.logopub.net + the snapshot.
    Hope you can add it to the list to help the maximum possible of designers.
    Best regards
    Nadia

  2. Great list indeed. Another cool one that I came across recently was http://www.vectorish.com

  3. Valuable list of vector websites. Thanks for sharing guys.

  4. Hi, Great List, thanks for your effort to make the list of this free vector clip-art.

  5. Nice collection here!

    Here’s another cool resource of free awesome logos http://logolagoon.com/category/freebies/

    Cheers!

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