This list of places to find quality graphics for blog images, logos, printables, and products will keep your blog growing, interesting, and legal with commercial-use elements.
Graphics for Blog Use: Worry-Free
It’s a visual world. From blog posts to business cards, we’re drawn to amazing or emotionally-charged images.
Sourcing graphics for blog use has changed in recent years. Designers should be paid for their work, so it makes sense they would be hunting down unauthorized uses of it. This article will cover my favorite sources for graphics for blog posts, social media shares, memes, products, and all things blogging related.
It is my position to only share (and use myself) commercial-use graphics for blog images, printables, and products, whether free or paid. At the time of this article, these are free resources available for that use, but please check each (and keep a record of) your downloads.
Download histories are automatically managed by my favorite sites like The Hungry Jpeg, Design Bundles, and Creative Market. This history is one of the reasons why I use them most.
There are partner links in this article which means, if you click through and make a purchase (in addition to any free items), I could receive a commission.
I’ve written extensively on stock photography (read more here: Blog Images). In recent months, there have been grumblings of unscrupulous shutterbugs uploading and then removing their images from free stock photography sites! They do this in order to find (and invoice) those who’ve used them.
I have moved to and recommend purchasing stock photography and only downloading from free and paid sites which keep a record of the purchase history.
I have two sources I check first when looking for graphics for blog images, printables, and products. This is one of them.
My newsletter peeps (join that party) LOVED these holiday icons, perfect for products, graphics, and printables. Facebook folks (follow along with us) couldn’t get enough of these Halloween cuties. And if you love the look of icons to delineate sections of a website, try these well-drawn, ‘perfect line icons.’
From fonts to fuzzy bears, this design resource is a blogger’s best friend. I have so.many.pages of purchases because I find so much quality content on The Hungry Jpeg. Psst: they also have some amazing fonts and font deals from time-to-time.
This is a site I check weekly for freebies, but you must pay attention to licensing.
For most of their freebies you’ll need Photoshop, but there are some good ones which feature PNG elements to be used with PicMonkeyPicMonkey or Canva. Many elements are showcased from their best-selling design bundles and offerings. If you like an element, you can pick up the entire package.
This guy is the real deal: a photoshop wizard, a design genius, and an all-around good guy.
Each week, Creative Market highlights some of the most talented designers, font creators, and artists the world has to offer. When I’m buying images for products (and their extended license), they come from here.
Be sure to check their freebies section. It’s rare, but sometimes they include commercial use licenses (it is imperative you check).
I was on the hunt for a lifestyle blogger client: laundry icons she needed for a product. I found many but attribution or a $200 license was required for the work. This was a $0.99 product, so that didn’t make fiscal sense.
After scouring, I found these laundry icons on PixEden and a new love-affair was born. Per their license, all products downloaded from their site are allowed for personal and commercial use. Note: check with the designer before using anything on Merch (or POD products).
Much more than just graphics, they have some neat elements for commercial-use, free of charge. Note, however, if you’re going off-site (his linked resources mixed in), you’ll need to validate licenses.
I check this site A LOT. #addicted
Per their license, if you’re using it for personal or commercial use on the web or within free printables, you’re good. If you’re using the free items for sale, you’ll need an extended license.
These resources are quality work. This set of colorful goodness is a gorgeous, well-made example of what you can get (and use) in your work.
If you’re looking for amazing commercial-use fonts, start with these 14 Free, Commercial-Use Font Pairings (24 free fonts in total). Additionally, you can get three (free) font guides if you access the Resource Library.
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Where are your favorite sources for graphics for blog, social media, printable, and affiliate marketing? Would you please pin this in order to help other bloggers navigate the world of blog graphics?