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Free Vector Graphics for Design Majors

Today's professional graphic designers rely upon vector graphics to build the corporate logos that create successful brands. In your college courses, you'll no doubt be exposed to software that can import and manipulate vector graphics. Unlike raster images created by dots, vector graphics use mathematical formulas to store shapes and lines, allowing the designer to resize images for practically every use--banners, illustrations, web comps, or logos.

It might surprise you to learn that working artists often borrow non-royalty templates to create fresh designs. You don't have to start from scratch that way, and can employ vector graphics in building you own projects. If you're just starting out, why not take advantage of the number of websites that provide vector logos that you can use to create a stunning portfolio? The files are in eps, .ai, .svg and .wmf formats which are most commonly used in editors. Here are some sites to consider:

Lalogotheque. This French website offers more than 12,000 logos in vector formats, free for the taking. There's a forum, too.

Vector Portal. Download and use any number of the free shapes and icons, so long as you give credit to the website.

Image Corporate. Creating a mock-up of an existing popular brand for use as a portfolio item or art school project? Find a vector graphic for your use here.

La Logoteca. How's your Espa��ol? At this Spanish-language site you'll discover more than 5,000 vector logos for your use, free of charge.

Vector Logos. Thousands of free trademarks, logos, and corporate designs. Search tools and upload capacity.

Vector Logo Net. Huge selection, broad categories, blogs, and archives. Major brands.

Logotypes.ru More than 5,000 vector logos on stock at this Russian site, free to download in zip files.

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