250+ Free Vector City Skyline Silhouettes

Aside from people silhouettes and animal silhouettes, city skyline silhouettes are also popular in both web and print designs. We see a growing number of designers who make use of  silhouettes of city skylines especially as background for urban-themed designs. Silhouettes of city skylines can be used as background or to highlight other elements in a design. Likewise, it can be used  as the main focus of your design.

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This is a collection of more than 200 stunning illustrated city skylines of major landmarks around the world. Included as well are silhouettes of various buildings as well as popular monuments and landmarks. Most of these illustrations are great for banners and web headers. They are also useful as background image for large-format or high-resolution print materials since these files are in EPS or vector format (which means you can stretch them to any size you want without losing any detail). To download the city skyline that you want, simply click on the preview image and it will take you to the page where the vector graphics were originally posted. Terms of use can also be found in each source page as well as the download link.

However, if you need cityscape and skyline vectors in full colors, then this post might be more useful to you: 55 Sets of Free Cityscape, Skyline and Building Vectors.

01 – Free Vector Skylines by Snap 2 Objects
This vector collection contains 30 different city skylines from Australia to New York. These are perfect for creating urban or grunge-style designs. Free to download under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

vector city skylines of Australia and New York

02 – Skyline of New York City, USA in Vector Format by Dragon Artz Designs
This set includes two ready-to-use skylines of New York City in different colors and themes. The pack that you may download consists 2 PNG files, one of which is transparent. These are useful as banners or you can use them alongside a blog article. This set carries a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0.

vector New York city skyline background

03 – 30 Free Vector Skylines by Snap2Objects
Here is another set of vector city skylines from Snap 2 Objects. This time, it features 30 city skylines from Sydney to New York. These were converted as vector graphics using an online vectorization tool called Vector Magic. These are free to use in your designs.

vector city skylines of New York and Sydney

04 – City Skyline in EPS Format by Vector Portal
Here is an EPS file of a city skyline silhouette from Vector Portal. This vector city background is ideal as background for banners or any graphic design that requires a city silhouette background. Silhouette of dancing people in the foreground is not included in the EPS file. This work is Royalty Free licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

city silhouettes vector background

05 – City Skyline EPS-3 by Vector Portal
Here is another city skyline silhouette design in EPS file from Vector Portal. This is perfect as background for banners, flyers, posters or any project that requires a city silhouette background. Like the previous entry, this is also royalty free, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

city skyline vector silhouette background

06 – City Skyline EPS Set 4 from Vector Portal
In case the first two city silhouette EPS failed to meet your requirements, then here is another alternative, this time in panoramic/wide-angle format. These are also useful for banners or website headers. These are Royalty Free, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

panoramic silhouette city skyline in vector graphics

07 – City Skyline EPS Set 5 from Vector Portal
Another city skyline silhouette in EPS format that you can download from Vector Portal. Useful as background for banners, flyers, posters or any design that requires a city background setting. Same license applies.

vector city skylines background

08 – Skyline Set from Vector Stuff
A nice collection of city skyline silhouettes. There are 12 different skyline illustrations in this EPS file. Free for personal use only.

vector eps city skyline silhouette background designs

09 – New York City Set by Vector Stuff
This EPS file features some cool design elements from New York City such as the Statue of Liberty and some landmarks of the City. Free for personal use only.

vector New York city skyline background

10- New York Skyline by Vector Stuff
Because New York skyline is the most popular when it comes to creating a city skyline background, here is another one  that you can download and use for free. However, commercial use is not allowed. In short, these are free for personal use only.

panoramic vector New York city skyline silhouette

11 – City Skyline Silhouettes Vector Kit
This set includes 15 various skyline silhouettes in vector format.


12 -Cityscape Silhouette by Antoine Mallet
This illustration depicts the silhouette of a cityscape. Vector silhouettes of buildings, liberty statue and few birds.

vector city skyline silhouettes background with sun rays

13 -Vector Grunge Cityscape by All Silhouettes
Here are 24 grungy silhouettes of city elements: buildings, building cranes, factories and so on. Everything you need to create you own grunge cityscape.

grunge city skyline vector silhouettes

14 -Vector Buildings by All Silhouettes
Here are 57 very detailed silhouettes of vector buildings. This is a big collection of premium urban shapes of industrial buildings, houses, homes, cathedrals, hotels and a lot more. These are free to use in your designs, commercial or personal.

vector buildings silhouettes

15-Vector City Scape by All Silhouettes
This set features 78 high-quality shapes of urban silhouettes. City scrapers and single buildings, houses, and popular buildings and monuments from around the world. These are free to use in your designs, commercial and personal.

vector buildings silhouettes

16- Christian Church Building Silhouettes from All Silhouettes
A common architecture for Christian churches is the shape of a cross.  These churches also often have a dome  or other large vaulted space in the interior to represent or draw attention to the heavens. Other common shapes for churches include a circle, to represent eternity, or an octagon or similar star shape, to represent the church’s bringing light to the world. Here are 15 silhouettes of Christian churches that you can use for free in your projects.

christian church building silhouettes vector

Related to this, check out also my free photoshop brushes featuring city skyline of major cities worldwide such as Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Seattle, Toronto, Sydney, Beijing, Dubai, Russia, Hong Kong, and a lot more. Check on the image below to read this article and download these free Photoshop brushes:

cityscape and skylines photoshop brushes

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  1. Yeah I think you need to do a Detroit Skyline too….

  2. Really want to show my appreciation here. Thanks for providing such good vector resources for FREE. 😀

  3. Beautiful brushes, thank you!
    Just wanted to let you know that the Brush identified as Beijing Skyline is Shanghai skyline. The monument on the left is in Shanghai.
    (I used to live in Beijing)
    Thank you again for your work, that’s awesome.

  4. Looking for a good (up to date) skyline eps of Austin, TX.

  5. Hi,
    We would like to use image No 09 on a card being printed for a consumer loyalty circle in India.We estimate around 1000 cards will use this image.Could you kindly advise as to how we can secure copy rights for the same.
    Usage is only for India.
    Amal Sethi
    361 communications
    U-31,Green Park Main,
    New Delhi 16

  6. @amal: We do not have the copyright of such vector artwork. The idea of the post is to just round up these free resources. You may contact the author of the artwork by visiting his site. To do that, simply click on the link provided below the preview image. I hope that helps. Thanks.

  7. Great collection! I would love to see an indian city silhoutte which would be greatly useful for my graphic design works..

  8. so many good things that I don’t know what to choose

  9. thank you for all the cool skylines, very useful….cheers

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