You’ve still not been sent those sponsor logos and you’re asked if you can just lift them off their websites. That’s where the following resources for vector logos come in.
Don’t be fooled by the flashing ads and AdSense (kind of off-putting) because there are many vector logos available for download. Priority is put on the search feature, but you can also list available logos by letter (lower down in the left sidebar).
A very mininal site, which I like (apart from the yellow text on a dark blue background). Not too much advertising, either. Available in English and Russian, there are currently just shy of 5,000 vector logos to download for free. Listed by name only, but you have the option to preview the design before downloading a ZIP.
There are more than 5,000 logos on this Spanish site, listed alphabetically, but no preview option. The files are available for download in compressed SIT format, so you’ll need a program like Stuffit.
Not the largest selection, and at the time of writing, the preview tool isn’t working, so you can’t view before downloading a ZIP. According to the site, all logotypes are in the AI and EPS format.
A French website, with sections in English (including the vector downloads resource). Currently over 12,000 vector logos available for download, and you’ll want to use the ‘Vectorial Logotheque’ section, which is on the right at the top of the page.
Update: 23 May 2010
Webchantier also has a “logos bank” where the vector files are categorised by letter combinations (e.g., A-AAO, AAP-ABB, etc.).