You’re working on a design project and the final action is to drop in a couple of sponsor logos. They’ve still not sent the files and ask if you can just lift the logo straight off their website. A lot of people aren’t familiar with the difference between the resolutions for web and print. That’s where the following vector logo file resources come in.
Don’t be fooled by the raft of flashing ads and Google AdSense, which is kind of off-putting, because there are many, many vector logos available for download. Priority is put on the ‘search’ feature, but you can also list available logos by letter (found lower down in the left hand sidebar).
A very mininal looking 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 available to download for free. Logos are listed by name only, but you do have the option to preview the design before downloading a .zip file, which is handy.
There are over 5,000 logos on this Spanish website, although unfortunately no preview option. The files are available for download in compressed .sit format, so a program like Stuffit is needed. Logos are listed alphabetically.
Not the largest selection, and at the time of writing, the ‘preview’ tool isn’t working, so you can’t view the logos before downloading the .zip file. According to the site, all logotypes are in the AI and EPS format, compressed to ZIP.
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.).