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February 15, 2007 4:42 PM   Subscribe

Anybody know where I can get free vector art of nice-looking chess pieces?

Adobe Illustrator or Postscript (EPS) format preferred.
posted by king walnut to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Check http://deviantart.com/

Search for 'vector chess' brought quite a few results. You can also try searching within the vector category. As far as them being free, just ask the artist for permission.
posted by peripatew at 5:50 PM on February 15, 2007

Do you mean 3d pieces, or 2d like you'd see on screen?

You could look for the various GPL/FOSS chess client software. They often have the same license extended to their graphic elements .... might be a start?
posted by devbrain at 6:52 PM on February 15, 2007

Well, if you're using Illustrator, you could always use a chess font and convert it to outlines. There's a great set of free chess fonts here, several of which have full pieces instead of just icons.

I primarily answered this question because I wanted to comment on your brilliant title.

You rock.
posted by ulotrichous at 7:03 PM on February 15, 2007

Thanks for the tips, everyone. To answer devbrain's question, I'm looking for 2d pieces, or symbols really, to make chess position diagrams.
posted by king walnut at 9:58 PM on February 15, 2007

Brilliant title. One of the best I've ever seen on MeFi.
posted by Alt F4 at 5:19 AM on February 16, 2007

Hey - Here's a whole page of chess fonts. and some of them are pretty nifty - Chess Magnetic is my favorite so far.
posted by Orb2069 at 6:14 PM on February 16, 2007

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