The Ultimate Collection Of Free Vector Packs

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Designers love freebies that make life easier and help them create higher-quality work. Free vectors are useful, free vector packs even more so. Fortunately, there are plenty of talented graphic designers who are willing to give away their work (or samples of it) to benefit the rest of us. In this post, we feature 60 of the best and most useful free vector packs.

Many of the vectors featured here would be useful for particular styles of design and specific types of websites. Take a few moments to browse through them, and you may find something that’s perfect for a current or upcoming project. Before you use any of the freebies, be sure to check the license designated by the creator to stay within the stated guidelines.

Abstract Blobs and Bursts
A pack of 10 vectors for creating abstract effects.

Abstract Vectors

Wavy Vector Ribbons
A pack of 7 trendy vectors of wavy lines.

Wavy Ribbon Vectors

Trendy Circles
Another trendy collection, this one containing six variations.

Trendy Circles

Circles
Different types and combinations of circles are in this pack.

Circles

Weird Bubbles
If other circles don’t meet your needs, ten vectors are included in this pack.

Weird Bubbles

Modern Arrows
An easy way to add a trendy style to your designs.

Arrow Vectors

Vector Lines, Swirls and Patterns
This vector pack includes 20 different lines and swirls.

Lines and Swirls

Character Vector Pack
T-shirt blog Teestrict offers a pack of cartoon characters.

Charcter Vectors

Free Vector Pack One from Designious
Includes 20 vectors from some of the company’s premium vector packs.

Free Vector Pack from Designious

Free Vector Pack Two from Designious
Includes another 20 vectors from Designious’ premium vector packs.

Designiou Vector Pack 2

Vintage Mega Pack 5 Samples
A few select samples from Designious’ premium Vintage Mega Pack 5.

Vintage Mega Pack 5 Samples

Night Lights
A set of four out-of-focus vectors from Go Media.

Night Lights

Safari and Zoo Animals
SpoonGraphics offers this collection of 20+ vectors of land mammals and aquatic life.

Animal Vectors

Animals
A set of 17 vectors of various animals being distributed at GoMediaZine.

Animal Vectors

Dinosaurs Vector Pack
A big set of lots of different dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs

Birds in Flight
A pack of 12 bird vectors from Bittbox.

Birds in Flight

Bird Vectors
A high-quality sample pack.

Bird Vectors

Simple and Cute Twitter Bird Vector Graphics
These 8 vectors could be useful for bloggers who display Twitter updates.

Twitter Bird Vectors

Illustrated Vector Sneaker Graphics
A collection of 3 hand-drawn vectors from SpoonGraphics.

Sneaker Vectors

Hand-Drawn Decorative Ornaments
Bittbox provides this decorative vector pack.

Decorative Ornaments

Hand-Drawn Decorative Ornaments II
A second set from Bittbox.

Decorative Ornaments 2

Vector Garden Symbol Set
This set includes 19 high-quality swirly vectors.

Swirly Curls

Flowers
Bittbox also provides this pack of flower vectors

Flower Vectors

Flowers
More vector flowers with a good deal of variety.

Flower Vectors

Foliage
The first foliage vector set from Bittbox.

Foliage Vectors

Foliage Part 2
The second foliage set from Bittbox.

Foliage Part Two

Tree Silhouettes
Several different types of trees are included in this pack from Digital Artist Toolbox.

Tree Vectors

Ecology Vectors
A big pack of nice leaves.

Ecology Vectors

Flowers and Plants
More than 30 different flower and plant vectors are included.

Flowers and Plants

Dotty Women Vector Graphics
This pack includes 4 vectors.

Dotty Women

Watercolors
A big set of watercolor vectors that provide an alternative to using brushes for similar effects.

Watercolor Vectors

Fingerprints
A set of 11 vectors from Go Media of fingertips, palm prints and streaks.

Fingerprint Vectors

Poppy Color Stickers
Twenty vectors (in 10 different colors) of Web 2.0-style stickers.

Poppy Color Stickers

Embroidery Badges
A variety of different badges are available in this pack.

Embroidery Badges

Speech Bubbles
A set of 33 vector speech bubbles.

Speech Bubble Vectors

Office Objects
A quality set of vectors from random objects around the office.

Office Vectors

Technology Vectors
This set includes monitors, a mouse, headphones, a cell phone and more.

Tech Vectors

Tower Vector Pack
This is a pack of silhouettes of famous towers around the world.

Towers

Vector Stars
Several different styles of star vectors are included in this pack.

Vector Stars

Power Tool Pack
A set of 10 vector power tools.

Power Tools

Vector Notes
A nice collection of hand-written post-it notes.

Notes

Wood Signs
This pack includes several different types of wood sign vectors.

Wood Signs

Sport Set
A collection of equipment and balls from different sports.

Sports Pack

Winter Sports Vectors
Snowboards, snowboarders and skiers are included in this pack.

Winter Sports

Skaters Vector Pack
A great set for grungy skater designs.

Skater Vectors

Surf Vector Silhouettes
A pack of various silhouettes of surfers.

Surf Silhouettes

Live Music
A nice collection of musicians performing on stage.

Live Music Vectors

Rap Attack Vector Pack
This is a big set of rap and hip-hop influenced vectors.

Rap Attack

Sexy Girls Vectors
A pack of female silhouettes.

Sexy Girls

Vector Skull Set
A big set of 18 vector skulls.

Vector Skulls

Urban Collection
A large pack of various vectors for urban-influenced design.

Urban Vectors

Transportation Silhouettes
Every type of transportation, from bike to horse to car, is included in this vector pack.

Transportation Vectors

Aircrafts Vector Pack
A big pack of vector planes from different eras.

Aircraft Vectors

Road Signs and Traffic Light
Various signs are a part of this colorful vector pack.

Signs

Grunge Photo Frames
Easily add a grunge element to your designs with these frames.

Grunge Frames

Vector Grunge Elements
Another pack for creating grungy designs.

Grunge Elements

Ink Scribbles and Scratches
This pack includes a few different scribbles to use in your own work.

Ink Scribbles

’70s Vector Pack
An assortment of ’70s-style vectors.

70s vectors

Vector Ornaments
This is a big pack (over 40) of various ornamental vectors.

Vector Ornaments

Other Sources of Free Vectors

Although this post focuses on vector packs, you can find individual vector files (as well as some packs) at the following websites:

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Steven Snell is a Web designer and blogger. In addition to maintaining his own blog and writing for a number of other top design blogs, he also manages an online shop that offers premium graphic design resources.

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    great collection..!!!

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    Very nice! Thanks!

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    wow .. thats huge and creative collection ! thanks for sharing

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    wow that’s a lot.

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    now that rocks. thanks!

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    Love the freebies

    January 16, 2009 9:15 pm

    Fantastic, especially the hand drawn ornaments.

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    AWESOME!!! You empower us like no other! Thanks SM

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    Thanks for the nice article.

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    whoa, me likes freebies! Thanks SM!

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    Wojciech Słowacki

    January 17, 2009 12:23 am

    This is an amazing collection of vectors! Thank you Smashing Magazine.

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    Thank you very much!

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  13. 13

    Unbelievable this collection :)

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    Shoddy collection of the most common vectors that you can easily find – mostly on one site – if you Google for free vectors.

    I sure don’t comment a lot on this site, but it usually has some excellent content.
    In attempt to make things better this year, this is a very poor start.

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  15. 15

    This is great stuff…I’ve always been into adstract art and this looks easy enough to do even if you don’t have experience!!!

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    What a great list.. Thanks a lot.

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  17. 17

    great job!
    keep up the good work, it’s very appreciated..

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    wohooooo…. great collection! thx again, smashing!

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    This is irresistible!

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    Well, even if you see a lot of common vectors, its still a very usefull collection. I`m glad to have a collection like that without searching through the web for hours..

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  21. 21

    Very Nice collection, Thank You :-)!!!

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  22. 22

    Great resource, thanks..

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    Really good collection. Thanks :)

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    Smashing my brains out in gratitude. orz

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  25. 25

    Wow what a huge list. Thank you!

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    Scroll +75 exp level up

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  27. 27

    Wow! They are so many and so useful for design work. Great find smashing, once again.

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    Kick-Ass!
    Are all of them royalty-free so I can use them at work? ;)

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    Great collection!!!! Thanks!

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    Very nice collection. Certainly some of them i’ll use for some projects.

    Thanks SM

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  32. 32

    THANK YOU!!!

    God save your soul and your database.

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    thank you!

    i have a question: i only have studio 8 (w/fireworks) and adobe creative suite (the first one) installed on my computer, but many of these files are in .ai format that require at least adobe creative suite 2 to open.

    is there a conversion software i can download to make these files editable in my version of cs?

    thanks again!

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    Wonderfull! Thank you.

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    Great collection. The only thing I would like to see is that you guys (smashing) would take the extra step to list the liscenses for these downloads- it would be very helpful!

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    very usefull. thx a lot!

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    fricking awesome!

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    frank katzer | 1klang.de internetagentur

    January 17, 2009 2:50 pm

    oh, fingerprints, nice to have… ;)

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    Good collection of useful stuff !!

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    I’ve got a collection of vector computers for network diagrams that might be helpful: http://www.wercshop.com/2008/06/12/technicalicons/

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    wow.
    That’s very much.

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    @spotted-dog you could try this…

    - I copied this from search results:
    Inkscape is a Vector Graphics Editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, that strives to be SVG Compliant, open source, responsive and extensible.

    http://www.inkscape.org/

    I’ve been using cause it’s free,
    I like illustrator but I don’t yet own it

    ps: SM – a delicious collection of concentrated talent, Thanks

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    yep… you better continue with the inspiration and let webcomics to others ;)

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    ARE YOU SERIOUS !? THIS IS AWESOME !
    THANKS

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    Kudos to Team SmashMag, another great collection

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    This is GREAT!

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    UN! BE! LIEVE! A! BLE!!! Thank You!

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    Great collection guys, definitely better than your smashing comic strip! .lol.

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    Good list cheers : )

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    Love the collections. Such a timesaver!!

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    Thanks for the variety Smashing!
    Posts like these continue to inspire…

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  52. 52

    great collection…

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    Shirtheroes the design shirts

    January 18, 2009 11:56 am

    yeah i love it

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    this blog completely ripped your web design guys:
    http://www.apple-blog.info

    please do not let them get away with it, this internet ripping and stealing has to stop!
    have a look at it.

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    Really Great Collection, gonna get all!

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  56. 56

    HUWAW!!! Great Collection GUys….

    I like VINES!!!

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    Great! collection thanks!

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    Wow, this blows my mind.
    Love this collection. You are the greatest!!

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    SO useful! Thanks a lot :D

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    very helpful info. thank you very much !!

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    Superb collection. Thanx!

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  62. 62

    Love me some vectors – thanks!

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    Thank you for this great research, you guys ROCK!!!

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    Thanks for sharing. Good stuff.

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    thanks for your work of selection.
    they’re always usefull :)

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    Yet another indispensable resource, thanks sharing.

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    thank you smashing magazine! :)

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    Wow! You guys are the answer to all my endless searches! Thanks Smashing Mag : )

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    These sets are absolutely great and I can already find a use for most.

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    Thank youuuuuu….!!

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    Yeah, lovely! This great collection should be really useful. Thanks!

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    thankyou so much !! :) :) :) :)

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    wow!

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    Thanks. Great stuff. I can has cheeseburger now.
    Rod

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    What a great resource! Thank you so much.

    WOW!

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    WOW! amazing collection. Very useful!!

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    So nice! Thanks.

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    Sexy Girls Vectors was stolen from Dezignus – http://dezignus.com/sexy-girls-2/
    Please change it’s link to correct homepage!

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    I really appreciate your great effort …

    I can’t describe how helpful they’re to me, Love ‘em ALL ! …

    Thank you very much :)

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    This is an incredible collection, smashing magazine rocks in 2009 again:-)
    Thanks a lot!

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    Remove the Sports Vectors, it leads to a dead end pop laden web site.

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    Great vectors, much apreciated!

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    Great vectors, thanks to Steven

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    Wow!
    very nice…

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  85. 85

    Those vectors from designious sure look nice

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    Thanks to share so amazing collection.

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    All déja vu, nothing impressive…

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    Love the mix here, many thanks!

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    Wow !!wat a list.Thnx a lot

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    Thanks you guys! You rock!!I Designious vectors kick ass!!boooyaa

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    i found there is another free vector resource http://www.vectorjunky.com

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    Hi everyone,

    first i said thanks. exactly its useful to all designers

    vijay

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    Thank you so much for this, it’s very useful!

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    this is the biggest and highest quality selection of vector packs i’ve ever seen, and it looks like most of them are free for commercial use as well, which is really helpful.

    Smashing post!

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    great collection. thanks buddy.
    keep it up!

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    Thanks so much! Always come here for the best resources and inspiration!

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    Awesome collection,thanks !:)
    I wanna share also those beautiful free vector packs with all
    http://dezign-mag.com/?p=255

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    Thank you very much!!

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    The link for Vector Garden Symbol Set (This set includes 19 high-quality swirly vectors) is broken

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    I’m so glad I came across this website keep it up guys

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    Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

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    Thanks for doing the work. I’ve referred to this page a few times.

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    Nice assortment…. cheers!

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    The JLW curly ornaments have gone, structure ist changed.

    I was searching on her site and found them at h**p:// jlwdesign.com/?p=37, so please update links for other visitors!

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    Thanks a lot for all the information from free vectors. you can get more daily updated collection of free vectors for download here – http://www.123vectors.com
    Congratulations

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    I love it. I will use probably more than 50%…thanks a lot

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    vectorsonfire.com

    August 8, 2009 12:47 pm

    Another source for Free High Quality Vectors is http://www.vectorsonfire.com

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    Fantastic set of free vectors here! Thank you!

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    free vector packs

    January 11, 2010 8:42 am

    Great collection. there are more free vectors here: http://vector-box.com/free-vectors/

    More are added often :)

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    Here is another one.

    http://www.vectorvaco.com

    Free to use for both personal and commercial projects.

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    Another great vector graphics archive:

    http://www.multiwp.com

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    Just found another archive of free vector art:
    http://www.allvectors.com

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    Great collection :)

    Check also http://creativevectors.com for awesome free vector graphics ;)

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    graphics archive is very good ! ;>

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    I need to know if these are royalty free, please answer.

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    Great collection of free vector art. Thanks for sharing.

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    Hey, i saw some of these same vectors on http://www.bigvectors.com, and there are tons more. This comment is not spam, im just trying to help other designers out.

    Steven

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    A lot of useful vectors. Thank you.

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    Loving the list. You guys always provide! To compliment the images i spot here I usually use freepik.com- it has a great vairety of stuff!

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    Cool – just what I was looking for :-)))

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    The IAN Symbol Libraries include 2500 symbols in AI, SVG and PNG versions. There is a custom download builder so you can choose just the symbols you want, and there is also an online vector editor linked to the symbols. Everything is cost and royalty free:
    http://ian.umces.edu/symbols/

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    Another great vector graphics archive:
    http://vectorlib.com/freebies

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    super stuff..! great vector graphics

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    bobbyfuture145@gmail.com

    July 5, 2011 1:53 am

    Really handy, thanks!

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    Character Vector Art (cartoon figures) sent me DIRECTLY to malware – a trojan. Thank you so much for not testing your links, which are very dangerous.

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    Very very cool !!! Thanks!!

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    Perhaps you have to update your list with new vector packs and include The love elements pack from visionmates goo.gl/FRFyU

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the list. I see alot of the links are broken and/or outdated.

    Thanks

    J

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  132. 132

    Great list. Thanks, i usually use vectorspedia to get various graphics:
    http://vectorspedia.com

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  133. 133

    Awesome collection!

    Here’s another great addition – http://logolagoon.com/category/freebies/ – a growing collection of free logo designs!

    Cheers!

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    Nice list. There is also a new free vector website I found a few days ago that I like. Take a look at: http://stuffled.com/

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