Common People for Architecture

June 1st, 2009
Common People for Architecture

silhouettes of people

Free vector silhouettes of common people.

A week ago my friend Stanly received a letter -

Hello Stanly,I’m so glad that you replied to me.Guess what, I gave these following,,… to my tutor (at the Architecture course) and told him that silhouettes and other vector graphics were downloadable for free, and he was so amazed! He was very glad. He was amazed by the fact that it was for free, because we architecture students have a hard time finding decent graphics for our work. Even professional architects have difficulties, unless they’re willing to pay money.I think that you are contributing a lot, thank you. I intend to distribute your website to other fellow students, if you don’t mind of course.
As for demand on other kind of silhouettes.You know, architecture touches everything in life, it is linked to everything. So, silhouettes of vehicles, greenery, buildings, boats, bicycles and other “normal” things are great. But not only in side view, architects use a lot of aerial views, plan views (for example looking down on a human from above) in their work, and also, plan view silhouettes are very hard to find, they’re quite rare on the Internet, even in books. Plan view of boats and vehicles and planes are quite normal, but not of humans and animals.

Available for use on any blog hosting.

Also, silhouettes of daily human activities are very popular, for example, sitting and drinking coffee, or sitting and drawing, or reading a book, or leaning towards a railing to look down for example on people below (if you’re standing on a bridge). Think of everyday normal activities that we humans do, then trust me, your website will be a treasure for architects.

So with all respect to all architects I’d like to post some Silhouette’s sets created especially for them and all construction related people. First set is Amazing, never posted before, set -silhouettes of people in there everyday life. Lots of casual poses: sitting, standing, walking. With umbrellas and hats, with baggages and bags, different ages and occupations. Please leave a comment if you would like me to publish more free vector silhouettes for architecture and construction purposes.

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Please Comments:

  1. Jess Says:

    Thank you so much for these. They are perfect as I am studying interior architecture. Would love others geared towards architecture.

  2. henry Says:

    there’s no csh file inside the folder???…

  3. Stanislav Admin Says:

    Hi Henry. Yep you right – I was too busy to convert all 200 silhouettes one by one into CSH. that is why in set description you can find line -
    Format: AI

  4. jim Says:

    thank you very very much …your job is exellent…very nice work….thanks again.

  5. Kamil Says:

    Thanks so much man, you really really help :) This is exactly what everyone studying architecture and interior design have been looking for.

  6. Severa Says:

    Thanks for the vectors!! Am studyng graphic desing and they were really usefull to me ^_^

  7. Mickey Says:

    Thank you so much! I’m an architecture student too! :D

  8. matt Says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the great vectors!! bookmarked!

  9. Esben Says:

    Same here… Any help? :)

  10. Laurent Says:

    Well, you forgot about us urban planners! In presenting public spaces and areas, we have a huge need for this type of silhouettes.

    Thanks a lot for your dedication, you can rest assured that should more of these “common” silhouettes be released, you will find a cheering crowd of architects, interior designers, graphic designers… and urban planners.

  11. Stanislav Admin Says:

    I’m glad you like it

  12. Kel Says:

    these are infinitely useful – thanks!

  13. Marn Says:

    Thanks for creating all these great FREE silhouettes, you’re a champ! Will save me alot of time with my graphics.

  14. qcaty Says:

    thank you
    Thanks a lot for your dedication, i like you work

  15. mle Says:

    great job

  16. Rachel Says:

    You’ve just saved my life, and my final project. These silhouettes are beautiful. Thank you!!!

  17. C Says:

    Thank you for these lovely silhouettes!

  18. Ali H Says:

    Love these…just using now for a job interview. Can I just point out – not many disabled figures?

  19. allison Says:

    THANKS! i’m an architecture student and these are fabulously helpful. I’m always struggling to find/make decent figures for my drawings. Trees are great too, as well as children, domestic animals, and people engaged in outdoor leisure activities. Great work, thanks, really appreciate it!!

  20. queeng Says:

    how can i convert it to chs… pls help

  21. Stanislav Admin Says:

    Just open both – Photoshop & Illustrator – cope human shape in Illustrator and past it in the photoshop – one by one

  22. Jamaica Says:

    Thank you for these wonderful figures, exactly what I have been looking for.

  23. Alex Says:

    You are ruining the world of design with this concept free pollution.

  24. inakim Says:



  25. fargeon Says:

    I have a question regarding commercial use of your great silhouettes. Disclaimer says „feel free to use them as you wish: for personnel or commercial purposes”, and later „…and if you use them to create an Illustration you have to distribute it for free”. If I would like to use some of them for my commercial design, for eg colouring or pixelizing – could I modify them?
    Thank you for your answer in advance

  26. Stanislav Admin Says:

    It was old license… I was trying to protect my silhouettes from selling them from stock. But later I understand that I was wrong. You can take different shapes from different packs, mix them, recolor, create unique design and sell on stock sites or anywhere else. Yes you can modify them and sell – that the main Idea of this site. Take simple shapes and make bright and cool graphics them them (without spending hours for creating silhouettes) =)

  27. eleni.a Says:

    ohh im so in love with u <3

  28. fargeon Says:

    Thank’s a lot.

  29. rinu Says:

    hello i’am form indonesia n i luv this work, thanks

  30. erick Says:


  31. Marica Says:

    Amazing work, thank you! You are so kind. God bless you!

  32. max Says:

    thank you very much

  33. c Says:

    I have never used this site before and I am confused. When I tried to download this file I get a zipped folder that doesn’t seem to have anything in it. Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong or how I can download these silouhettes. Thanks

  34. Rob Says:

    I am having the same problem. When the common people zip file is opened there is nothing inside. Please can you help.


  35. chilbi Says:

    Awesome site man! Thanks A LOT!!!!

  36. Katey Says:

    Hey! Not just inerior and achitecture students, I’m a exhibition & museum design student, and they’re a massive help to our course too!

    Thanks a lot for the vectors!

  37. dede Says:

    So nice ! thanks a lot

  38. Becca86 Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your work. And for free too! This’ll help me a lot! Thanks again.

  39. parv kaur Says:

    Hi there, I hope you can help me, I am currently looking for silhouettes of people to reflect media. For example – a young teenager kind of dancing with big headphones on, a proffesional man holding a laptop and a mother and daughter filiming. Please e-mail so I can discuss what I need these for as it might help better explain what exactly I am after and see if you can help. Thank you.

  40. Alexanduh Says:


  41. Eva Says:

    How can i download them?

  42. Says:

    Hello, really great arts i used some of them at me CNC

  43. Stanislav Admin Says:

    Eva, At the end of each post there are some social icons, between them you can find – WoW! – download link.

  44. sam Says:

    An impressive range of vectors you have…its so diverse! I cannot express how grateful i am, thanks.

  45. purple moonbeam Says:

    I’ve been searching frantically for a silhouette of a guy reading to use in a logo design. It was such a relief to find this! Thank you so much for making this available, really appreciate the work you put into it.

  46. Dave Says:

    This is really useful info, very inspirational for someone with an interest in this. Keep up the great work you are doing, thanks for the great post.

  47. Karontrix Says:

    Thanks for this!!

  48. fuse Says:

    Thx dude, This is really useful for our presentation.

  49. Fco Luna Says:

    Thnks a lot, great work!

  50. ninis Says:


  51. Sassan Says:

    Hi, How do you download the files from this website? Thanks

  52. Constanza Says:

    heyyy! great job!

  53. JAIME Says:

    thanks! Excellent.

  54. Willes Says:

    Thanks a lot, this is a timesaver in my student architecture project. Looking at an all-nighter anyway;)

  55. lila Says:

    where is the “download button”?

  56. Bto Says:

    Excellent job, tnks

  57. Stanislav Admin Says:

    To find download link be more attentive, it’s a text link at the end of post, before comments.

  58. Stanislav Admin Says:

    To find download link be more attentive, it’s a text link at the end of post, before comments.

  59. Albery Says:

    thanks! Excellent.

  60. Als Says:

    Thanks, I think these are the best I have found for architecture.

  61. ktye Says:

    thank you for sharing

  62. Matt Says:

    How do I get this to open once its downloaded? Adobe Reader does not open it.

  63. Stanislav Admin Says:

    you need to use software for editing graphics Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe Photoshop.

  64. zz Says:

    nice!Thanks so much man, you really really help

  65. philia Says:

    hey guys i dont get how to download them!!

  66. Stanislav Admin Says:

    To find download link be more attentive, it’s a text link at the end of post, before comments!!!

  67. Marc Says:

    This may sound like a dumb question but how do you download these vectors. I have clicked on every link and can’t figure out how to download them.

  68. Shayna Says:

    Just want ot say great work here. I am an archi student and use these all the time! Please keep adding more when you can.

  69. ferdie Says:

    great work. thanks for sharing

  70. Stanislav Admin Says:

    The download button is just only a white text “Download (0,8 mb)” under the Facebook, google+, twitter …. line

  71. Katya Says:

    This us awesome thanks so much…able to put people just before the deadline :)

  72. exar Says:

    very useful work

  73. Ab Says:

    Where can i find the download button?! I can’t see it anywhere…

  74. jeishi Says:

    thank you so much for these! I was able to finish my project because of the free vectors. more power!

  75. Stanislav Admin Says:

    The download button is just only a text link like – “Download (… mb)” under the Facebook, google+, twitter… line. Before comment’s zone.

  76. Tanaka Says:

    Thank you soo much!!!

  77. Sammy Says:

    Thanks for the vector.

  78. lasdla Says:

    thanks~ i appreciate the work

  79. George Says:

    Thanks a lot! Excellent work!

  80. bet Says:

    thanks~ i appreciate the work

  81. Soldier Medic Says:

    Your silhouettes are awesome and thanks for sharing them, they’re great, but is it possible to get some Army silhouettes? Or military in general? Like some soldier silhouettes maybe?

  82. Stanislav Admin Says:

    There are some silhouettes related to army and war – check tag “war”

  83. Liesbeth Says:

    Just what I need!

  84. ms Says:

    These are great. How do I download? Is there a button somewhere? Thanks for the help.

  85. Stanislav Admin Says:

    Download link it is just a text link after social icons (+1, facebook, twitter…) at the end of post… before comments

  86. kerem Says:

    Thansk for your links

  87. hector Says:

    thks a lot for this vector!

  88. ABA Architects Says:

    Just what we needed. :D

  89. tranhuyen Says:

    it’s very useful for work. thanks!!!

  90. Lisa Will Says:

    Hi, chance upon your website looking for silhouettes. Thanks for your great free vectors. Unfortunately, I can’t open them is Inkscape. I don’t use images like designers. It would be great if you can offer them in formats that GIMP can open.

    Btw, Inkscape “should” open some .ai files so, just saying.


  91. Mandy Says:

    I want to thank you a lot because I can use this at work to promote occupational therapy month. I have told everyone about your site and how much these vectors have helped me. Wish I could send you a personal email!

  92. Barb Says:

    Thanks so much for the common people and tree packs – they were a great help when putting together my last urban planning project for school. They helped the background look really neat and clean!

    Thanks again :)

  93. Annie Says:

    I just wanted to take the time to thank you and everyone who has given their time to create all the vectors on this site. Very helpful and fantastic for those of us that don’t have the skills to create most of them.

  94. Craig Kuhner Says:

    I teach architectural design, a photography class, and a portfolio class at the University of Texas at Arlington. This site is a godsend for my students for using these silhouettes to give scale to their drawings and to use in their portfolios. It will save them a lot of time and give their drawings and portfolios a more professional look.Thank you.

  95. Jo Says:

    Hey I have downloaded your common people and people silhouette, I found the link on an arch-student page. I plan to get them laser cut in card/metal for use in my final thesis model. Cheers.

  96. Nicola Says:

    100%! Thank you for the freebies! You are a lifesaver. I love your work and your free will! Thank you.

  97. Sanya Says:

    Thankyou so much for the silhouttes. So kind of you to provide this free. Architects will love this!

  98. samwelward Says:

    thanks so much… amazing resource. I wish I had this when I was studying! It would have saved a heap of time.

  99. kieran Says:

    when i download it, it just comes up as a blank page in illustrator.. why??

  100. jaroo - برقی Says:

    thanks a lot و So nice !

  101. jane Says:

    I can’t open the download :( I’m going to look for a solution for in the future because this could be sooooooooooo useful!!! I studie interior design

  102. Tom Says:

    Thanks for these is a fantastic resource.

  103. Asep Says:

    this very good, to my colection

  104. Sophie Says:

    Thank you, these and your other silhouette sets are fantastic reference for poses. :)

  105. Melinda Says:

    Hi! Fabulous and a great job! Thank you (at this point, you’re a lifesaver! ) ^_^

  106. Liz Says:

    These look amazing but am I unable to use them if I don’t have a program that will open an ai.file? I just see the vectors as the photos above and I need them as individual files. Am I not doing something correctly?

    Thanks for your help!

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