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The Ultimate Collection Of [Free] Vector Packs

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 some of the best and most useful free vector packs. [Content Care Nov/25/2016]

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.

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Swirls, Flowers and Circles Link

We are happy to release Swirls, Flowers and Circles, a vector graphics set designed by Pien Duijverman from Netherlands. The vector graphics can be downloaded for free and is available in formats AI (Adobe Illustrator CS3) and EPS (8.0). Download the Set for Free!

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The icons may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Swirls Vector Graphics Set4

Swirls Vector Graphics Set5

Wavy Vector Ribbons9
A pack of 7 trendy vectors of wavy lines.

Wavy Ribbon Vectors10

Trendy Circles11
Another trendy collection, this one containing six variations.

Trendy Circles12

Circles13
Different types and combinations of circles are in this pack.

Circles14

Modern Arrows15
An easy way to add a trendy style to your designs.

Arrow Vectors16

Vector Lines, Swirls and Patterns17
This vector pack includes 20 different lines and swirls.

Lines and Swirls18

Night Lights19
A set of four out-of-focus vectors from Go Media.

Night Lights20

Safari and Zoo Animals21
SpoonGraphics offers this collection of 20+ vectors of land mammals and aquatic life.

Animal Vectors22

Dinosaurs Vector Pack23
A big set of lots of different dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs24

Birds in Flight25
A pack of 12 bird vectors from Bittbox.

Birds in Flight26

Simple and Cute Twitter Bird Vector Graphics27
These 8 vectors could be useful for bloggers who display Twitter updates.

Twitter Bird Vectors28

Illustrated Vector Sneaker Graphics29
A collection of 3 hand-drawn vectors from SpoonGraphics.

Sneaker Vectors30

Hand-Drawn Decorative Ornaments31
Bittbox provides this decorative vector pack.

Decorative Ornaments32

Hand-Drawn Decorative Ornaments II33
A second set from Bittbox.

Decorative Ornaments 234

Flowers35
Bittbox also provides this pack of flower vectors

Flower Vectors36

Flowers37
More vector flowers with a good deal of variety.

Flower Vectors38

Foliage39
The first foliage vector set from Bittbox.

Foliage Vectors40

Foliage Part 241
The second foliage set from Bittbox.

Foliage Part Two

Dotty Women Vector Graphics42
This pack includes 4 vectors.

Dotty Women43

Fingerprints44
A set of 11 vectors from Go Media of fingertips, palm prints and streaks.

Fingerprint Vectors45

Tower Vector Pack46
This is a pack of silhouettes of famous towers around the world.

Towers47

Vector Stars48
Several different styles of star vectors are included in this pack.

Vector Stars49

Sport Set50
A collection of equipment and balls from different sports.

Sports Pack51

Sexy Girls Vectors
A pack of female silhouettes.

Sexy Girls

Urban Collection52
A large pack of various vectors for urban-influenced design.

Urban Vectors53

Aircrafts Vector Pack54
A big pack of vector planes from different eras.

Aircraft Vectors55

Grunge Photo Frames56
Easily add a grunge element to your designs with these frames.

Grunge Frames57

Vector Grunge Elements58
Another pack for creating grungy designs.

Grunge Elements59

’70s Vector Pack60
An assortment of ’70s-style vectors.

70s vectors61

Other Sources of Free Vectors Link

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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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/11/how-to-create-a-dramatic-vector-illustration/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/the-ultimate-collection-of-photoshop-custom-shapes/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/10/freebie-organic-vector-elements-in-eps-80-vector-files/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/swirls-flowers-circles-vector-graphics/2_big.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/swirls-flowers-circles-vector-graphics/1_big.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/swirls-flowers-circles-vector-graphics/2_big.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/swirls-flowers-circles-vector-graphics/1_big.jpg
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/swirls-flowers-circles-vector-graphics/swirls-vector-set.zip
  9. 9 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-wavy-vector-ribbon-graphics
  10. 10 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-wavy-vector-ribbon-graphics
  11. 11 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-vectors-trendy-circles
  12. 12 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-vectors-trendy-circles
  13. 13 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-1-circles/
  14. 14 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-1-circles/
  15. 15 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-8-modern-arrows/
  16. 16 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-8-modern-arrows/
  17. 17 http://www.vecteezy.com/vf/343-20-Vector-Lines-Swirls-and-Patterns
  18. 18 http://www.vecteezy.com/vf/343-20-Vector-Lines-Swirls-and-Patterns
  19. 19 http://www.gomediazine.com/freebies/vector-freebie-night-lights/
  20. 20 http://www.gomediazine.com/freebies/vector-freebie-night-lights/
  21. 21 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-vector-pack-safari-and-zoo-animals
  22. 22 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-vector-pack-safari-and-zoo-animals
  23. 23 http://tariqelamine.deviantart.com/art/Dinosaurs-Vector-Pack-83363366
  24. 24 http://tariqelamine.deviantart.com/art/Dinosaurs-Vector-Pack-83363366
  25. 25 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/bb-free-vectors-birds-in-flight/
  26. 26 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/bb-free-vectors-birds-in-flight/
  27. 27 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/8-free-cute-and-simple-twitter-bird-vector-graphics
  28. 28 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/8-free-cute-and-simple-twitter-bird-vector-graphics
  29. 29 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-illustrated-vector-sneaker-graphics
  30. 30 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-illustrated-vector-sneaker-graphics
  31. 31 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-vectors-hand-drawn-decorative-elements/
  32. 32 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-vectors-hand-drawn-decorative-elements/
  33. 33 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-vectors-hand-drawn-decorative-ornaments-ii/
  34. 34 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-vectors-hand-drawn-decorative-ornaments-ii/
  35. 35 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-vectors-flowers/
  36. 36 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-vectors-flowers/
  37. 37 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-7-flowers/
  38. 38 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-7-flowers/
  39. 39 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-6-foliage/
  40. 40 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-6-foliage/
  41. 41 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-12-foliage-ii/
  42. 42 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-dotty-women-vector-graphics
  43. 43 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-dotty-women-vector-graphics
  44. 44 http://www.gomediazine.com/freebies/vector-freebie-fingerprints/
  45. 45 http://www.gomediazine.com/freebies/vector-freebie-fingerprints/
  46. 46 http://nimpscher.deviantart.com/art/Tower-Vector-Pack-71211002
  47. 47 http://nimpscher.deviantart.com/art/Tower-Vector-Pack-71211002
  48. 48 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-13-stars/
  49. 49 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/random-free-vectors-part-13-stars/
  50. 50 http://www.freevectors.net/details/Vector+Sport+Set
  51. 51 http://www.freevectors.net/details/Vector+Sport+Set
  52. 52 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-vector-resources-part-3-urban-collection
  53. 53 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-vector-resources-part-3-urban-collection
  54. 54 http://tariqelamine.deviantart.com/art/Aircrafts-Vector-Pack-83568926
  55. 55 http://tariqelamine.deviantart.com/art/Aircrafts-Vector-Pack-83568926
  56. 56 http://www.freevectors.net/details/Grunge+Photo+Frames
  57. 57 http://www.freevectors.net/details/Grunge+Photo+Frames
  58. 58 http://www.freevectors.net/details/Vector+Grunge+Elements
  59. 59 http://www.freevectors.net/details/Vector+Grunge+Elements
  60. 60 http://www.freevectors.net/details/70s+Vector
  61. 61 http://www.freevectors.net/details/70s+Vector
  62. 62 http://www.vectorstock.com/free-vectors
  63. 63 http://www.vecteezy.com/
  64. 64 http://www.freevectors.net/
  65. 65 http://coolvectors.com/
  66. 66 http://vector4free.com/
  67. 67 http://www.vectorportal.com/

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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.

  1. 1

    oscar martell

    January 16, 2009 7:41 pm

    great collection..!!!

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    Spencer Barfuss

    January 16, 2009 8:02 pm

    Very nice! Thanks!

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  3. 3

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

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  4. 4

    wow that’s a lot.

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  5. 5

    now that rocks. thanks!

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  6. 6

    Love the freebies

    January 16, 2009 9:15 pm

    Fantastic, especially the hand drawn ornaments.

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  7. 7

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

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  8. 8

    Thanks for the nice article.

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  9. 9

    whoa, me likes freebies! Thanks SM!

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  10. 10

    Thank you

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  11. 11

    Wojciech Słowacki

    January 17, 2009 12:23 am

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

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  12. 12

    Thank you very much!

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    stefano picco

    January 17, 2009 1:20 am

    Unbelievable this collection :)

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  14. 14

    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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  16. 16

    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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  18. 18

    wohooooo…. great collection! thx again, smashing!

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  19. 19

    This is irresistible!

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  20. 20

    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

    Patrick McLaren

    January 17, 2009 6:29 am

    Great resource, thanks..

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  23. 23

    Really good collection. Thanks :)

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  24. 24

    Smashing my brains out in gratitude. orz

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  25. 25

    Wow what a huge list. Thank you!

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  26. 26

    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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  28. 28

    love it

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  29. 29

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

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  30. 30

    Great collection!!!! Thanks!

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  31. 31

    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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  33. 33

    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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  34. 34

    Wonderfull! Thank you.

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  35. 35

    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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  36. 36

    very usefull. thx a lot!

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  37. 37

    Ryan Bollenbach

    January 17, 2009 2:29 pm

    fricking awesome!

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  38. 38

    Good collection of useful stuff !!

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  39. 39

    Aravind Jose T.

    January 17, 2009 5:44 pm

    wow.
    That’s very much.

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  40. 40

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

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  41. 41

    ARE YOU SERIOUS !? THIS IS AWESOME !
    THANKS

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  42. 42

    Kudos to Team SmashMag, another great collection

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  43. 43

    This is GREAT!

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  44. 44

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

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  45. 45

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

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  46. 46

    Good list cheers : )

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  47. 47

    Love the collections. Such a timesaver!!

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  48. 48

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

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  49. 49

    great collection…

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  50. 50

    HUWAW!!! Great Collection GUys….

    I like VINES!!!

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  51. 51

    Great! collection thanks!

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  52. 52

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

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  53. 53

    SO useful! Thanks a lot :D

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  54. 54

    very helpful info. thank you very much !!

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  55. 55

    Superb collection. Thanx!

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  56. 56

    Love me some vectors – thanks!

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  57. 57

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

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  58. 58

    Thanks for sharing. Good stuff.

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  59. 59

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

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  60. 60

    Yet another indispensable resource, thanks sharing.

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  61. 61

    thank you smashing magazine! :)

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  62. 62

    Corrina Thorpe

    January 19, 2009 8:39 pm

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

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  63. 63

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

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  64. 64

    Thank youuuuuu….!!

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  65. 65

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

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  66. 66

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

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  67. 67

    wow!

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  68. 68

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

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  69. 69

    What a great resource! Thank you so much.

    WOW!

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  70. 70

    WOW! amazing collection. Very useful!!

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  71. 71

    So nice! Thanks.

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  72. 72

    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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  73. 73

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

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  74. 74

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

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  75. 75

    Great vectors, much apreciated!

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  76. 76

    Great vectors, thanks to Steven

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  77. 77

    Wow!
    very nice…

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  78. 78

    Those vectors from designious sure look nice

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  79. 79

    SWEET

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  80. 80

    Thanks to share so amazing collection.

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  81. 81

    All déja vu, nothing impressive…

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  82. 82

    Love the mix here, many thanks!

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  83. 83

    Wow !!wat a list.Thnx a lot

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  84. 84

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

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  85. 85

    vijayan vjn_23

    March 17, 2009 3:50 am

    Hi everyone,

    first i said thanks. exactly its useful to all designers

    vijay

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  86. 86

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

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  87. 87

    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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  88. 88

    great collection. thanks buddy.
    keep it up!

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  89. 89

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

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  90. 90

    Thank you very much!!

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  91. 91

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

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  92. 92

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

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  93. 93

    Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

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  94. 94

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

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  95. 95

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

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  96. 96

    David Henderson

    December 18, 2009 4:01 am

    Fantastic set of free vectors here! Thank you!

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  97. 97

    graphics archive is very good ! ;>

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  98. 98

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

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  99. 99

    A lot of useful vectors. Thank you.

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  100. 100

    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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  101. 101

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

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  102. 102

    cool stuff

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  103. 103

    super stuff..! great vector graphics

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  104. 104

    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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  105. 105

    Very very cool !!! Thanks!!

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  106. 106

    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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  107. 107

    Hi,

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

    Thanks

    J

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