Vector Grunge Borders and Textures

I took on a small brochure job a little while ago and needed to find some grungy borders and textures for the artwork. Ideally, I would be making stuff like this myself, but unfortunately time and budget often just doesn’t allow for that. So, instead of spending a whole day making textures, I spent a couple of hours scouring the web for free resources. I wanted vector grunge files rather than PNG/PSD/JPEG files because they’re scaleable and easy to manipulate.

Here’s a selection of the best.
(Most are free for commercial use, but some are just for personal – always check the terms before you download.)

 

General Vector Grunge Textures/Backgrounds


Grunge Borders and Textures

26 high quality distressed grunge elements – a really great selection.
Format: EPS
Source: Media Militia 

 

Vector Grunge Borders and Textures

A big selection of grunge vectors including: brick wall, wet paint, abstract design effects, blood splats, creative decorations, dirty drawings, drip and drop images, scruffy graphics, spray spots and stains.
Format: EPS
Source: FreeVector.com

 

Grunge Borders and Textures

15 detailed texture vectors.
Format: EPS
Source: Think Design

 

Subtle Grunge

15 subtle grunge vectors.
Format: EPS
Source: Think Design

 

Scratchy vectors

5 scratchy, straw-like vectors.
Format: EPS
Source: Bittbox

 

Eroded textures

6 cracked and eroded vector textures.
Format: EPS
Source: 123FreeVectors

 

Cracked ground

A detailed cracked earth vector.
Format: EPS, AI
Source: 123FreeVectors

 

Frames and Borders


Borders

Grunge style frames.
Format: EPS, ABR
Source: 123FreeVectors

 

Grunge Frames

Grunge frames, dirty splatters and marker pens.
Format: AI
Source: FreeVector.com

 

Splatters


splatters

Various paint and ink splatters.
Format: AI
Source: KeepDesigning

 

Ink splats

Various paint and ink splatters.
Format: EPS
Source: Q Vectors

 

vector spatters

Various paint and ink splatters.
Format: EPS
Source: Vecteezy

 

spray can effects

5 splatter vectors.
Format: AI
Source: Vecteezy

 

Vector Grunge Borders and Textures

Ink splatter vectors.
Format: EPS
Source: DeviantArt

 

Vector Grunge Borders and Textures

30+ spatters, scratches and general grunge textures.
Format: EPS
Source: Dezignus

 

Halftones


Vector Grunge Borders and Textures

Large selection of halftone vectors.
Format: EPS
Source: ThinkDesign

 

Vector Grunge Borders and Textures

Contains 5 halftone textures based on public domain space/galaxy photos.
Format: AI
Source: Vecteezy

 

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