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Alrighty then, we've rounded up a whole slew of Adobe Illustrator patterns for you to download today. They are all free vector downloads with a retro style. The designs vary, from simple circles, to ornate patterns. Some are quite unique, adorned with vain peacocks or colorful butterflies. Many have a vintage wallpaper design feel to them. There are numerous patterns for Illustrator that are composed of floral and organic elements. Also, a bunch of them have flowing symmetry. Jump in and download these free seamless vector patterns now, and use them on your next retro design project to add a timeless feel.
Many of these patterns are available for commercial use, as well as personal use. Some may have stronger restrictions though, so as always check the usage rights before using.
One Off, Free Vintage Illustrator Patterns
This awesome design freebie from Ars Grafik is of a vintage bird and flower pattern, good as both a Photoshop pattern and an Illustrator pattern. It was inspired by a playful retro fabric. The pattern download includes an AI file with pattern swatch, PAT file of the design, and a lossless, high-res PNG for use in any other digital art program.
This seamless vector pattern is available as an EPS file, so it can be brought into Illustrator, or other vector software. This floral pattern has a vintage wallpaper feel. The flowers and leaves feel properly organic and the lighting on them is unique.
This is a seamless paisley, vector pattern from the Supreme Vector Set. The author notes that you can use these vectors as you wish, for your clients or for your personal projects. This pattern has an organic retro feel.
This vintage designed vector wallpaper pattern would be great for the background of an alternative music site, or a 50s style print that would benefit from a retro design. Grab this free vector download available as an EPS file, so this pattern can be opened in Illustrator or another comparable vector program.
Grab this free vector download of a seamless retro pattern made up of circles and dots. This Illustrator pattern is saved in an AI and EPS vector version. This vintage circle design is simple, but fun vector background to download today.
This is a seamless vector pattern, great for art footage or for your retro graphic design. This vintage inspired vector wallpaper pattern is easy to use in your design work, textile and lifestyle illustrations and web graphics. It's a simple blue seamless vector pattern background in Illustrator, available as a free vector download download in AI and EPS vector art formats.
Free vector floral image of a romantic flower pattern background. Download this beautiful vector background, which is great for your artistic décor illustrations, invitations and textile prints. Grab this vintage Illustrator pattern of a flower composition in vector art format. This is a free vector download resource to add to your vector stock footage collection.
Download this seamless vector pattern from GoMedia. They created each one from scratch, and admit to having "baggy eyes" to show for it. The line quality is is very high. Grab this retro design today. It's available as a free vector download and can be used as an Illustrator pattern, as it's an AI file. This pattern tiles seamlessly, so it's great for filling vector backgrounds.
A vintage old ornament seamless vector pattern design created using Illustrator. This pattern can be used when creating a vintage design to give your vector background a more authentic look. This Illustrator pattern can be used in commercial design projects, as well as non commercial design projects. It's available as a free vector download in EPS format.
This free seamless vector pattern is available from Pattern Shop. The design is composed of numerous flowing butterflies and would make a great vintage vector background design. It's available as a free vector download in EPS format.
This free vector download is designed Designious.com and available in EPS format. They are known for creating high quality Illustrator patterns and vector graphic sets. This Baroque seamless pattern has a vintage design flavor and will make a great retro vector background in your next design.
This free vector pattern with a vintage design look and feel is created by Pattern Head. It is a simple design with a wallpaper pattern feel. The free download includes an EPS file that you can load into Adobe Illustrator (or your favorite vector editor). It also includes a PNG thumbnail that you can use right away in your web designs or load them into your Photoshop pattern library (Edit->Define Pattern). You can use the downloads for personal or commercial projects though read the usage restrictions carefully, as always.
This is a beautiful unique floral vector pattern is available in a wide range of various colors that are great for adding to retro designs. The beauty of this Illustrator pattern is that’s its available to be used within commercial and non commercial design projects. This free vector set includes an EPS file that has Illustrator Pattern swatches with various colors already applied.
"Peacock Vanity" is one of several hundreds seamless patterns LittleLionStudio has created. This Illustrator pattern is of a fantasy retro garden adorned by a majestic peacock. It has a wonderful, organic childlike feel with a vintage design touch. It looks perfect for a vector background or wallpaper design. Grab it today as a free vector download, which is available as an AI file.
Grab this free vector download of an attractive retro seamless pattern from Designious.com. This Illustrator pattern is available as an EPS file. It's composed of various retro design floral elements. This free vector background is great for using as a vintage wallpaper element in your next design.
Here's a seamless vector pattern from Designfruit. This fluid geometric style would make for a great retro design element. Grab this free vector download today, it's available as an Illustrator Pattern in EPS format.
Free Vintage Illustrator Pattern Sets
This seamless vintage design pattern set is available in three colors. Grab them as a free vector download in EPS format or as PNG patterns if needed in non-vector formats. This interlocking retro design is composed of beautiful ornate swirls.
These seamless Illustrator patterns have a great retro design. Grab this free vector download composed of four floral pattern sets, which are created by VectorOpenStock. It would be great to use as wallpapers patterns, website backgrounds, and decoration of any print material.
These Illustrator patterns are a must download. This diverse set has a retro vibe and has a few diverse designs. The dandelions and flowers are super modern and colorful. They’d be great on stationery! And what’s more fun than Vogue models for old sewing patterns? Colorful vintage pattern girls are very cool. This free vector download is available in AI file format, so you can access the vector patterns in several ways.
The easiest is just to download, unzip, and open the file in Illustrator. However, if you do only this, the patterns won’t be saved into your Swatch Library AND the file will look blank because it’s only meant to call up the swatches, so check in your swatches palette first before getting really frustrated at downloading a freaking blank Illustrator file.
This timeless set of seamless Illustrator patterns is available as a free vector download. They are created by Grant Friedman of Colorburned, who is also our Psdtuts+ Editor. Each pattern swatch is completely vector and can be used for just about any purpose including fashion design, graphic design, package design, web design, or whatever else you can think up.
This set of seamless vector patterns is available as a free vector download. Grab this intricate pattern today, which brings a vintage design that would make a great vector wallpaper.
This is a free set of eight Adobe Illustrator Swatch Patterns. These are seamless vector patterns that can be used to fill objects such as shapes, letters and words. Rather than using a solid color for a typeface, fill it with a swatch pattern. Drag these from the swatches panel to the canvas; change the colors. Drag them back to the swatches panel to create new swatches using different colors.
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