Stick Family Roundup

March 17, 2009 at 6:00 am 10 comments

It seems that stick people are all the rage these days, at least for those of us on the minvan/SUV circuit. I have seen lots of questions about where to get stick people graphics to cut in vinyl on a Cricut, so I decided to do a little snooping about the stick family world.

You can always draw your own stick figures in Inkscape with the pen tool (use brush settings), but maybe you want to borrow some inspiration. I was amazed at the variety in styles I encountered online. Here are a few sites that are great for idea shopping:

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Samples from Letterrip.net

The next 4 sites have interactive stick family generators where you can play all day:

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Awesome sticker generator at Freeflashtoys.com

As far as downloadable files, precious few freebies seem to be available.

I did find a nice set of faces in .png format at CuddlyBuddly.

Update: And this great set of stick figures in eps and ai format from Dezignus

Update: And four free fonts: Girl Characters, Boy Characters, Pet Animals, Todds Stick People

In the early days, if you wanted to buy designs  in SVG format there was only one choice and that was a package from MyVinylDesigner.com.

MyVinylDesigner sample

MyVinylDesigner sample

Update: Since this original post, svgcuts.com has made a set of svg stick people available as well as a free sample.

Another update:Vinyl-Ready Designs also has a nice set of stick people in svg format.

Update: Lettering Delights has released a whole lot of adorable stick people it calls String Beans.

Yet another update: Here is an incredibly detailed tutorial on drawing stick people with Inkscape. Be aware that this does not use all closed paths so you will need to convert strokes to paths when you are done to get a cuttable file.

A much more comprehensive package is available from unleash.com. It features, standard stick families, as well as angels, Disney fans, ATV-ers and more. It is vector format, but not SVG, so you will have to convert the images. Likewise with this Stick People Clipart package.

Lindsay Weirich has a set of digistamps and SVGs here.

New: A font package from Lettering Delights with dozens of stick figures.

Another update: Provocraft has released a stick figure cartridge called Car Decals. A different cartridge, called Cricut Decals, comes pre-loaded on the Cricut Expression 2.

And finally, Stick Family! A blog from a stick family stalker.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mary Rudakas  |  March 26, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for including us! :D

    Reply
  • 2. Danielle  |  July 20, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I was looking for a collegiate logo stick family as well! Can you do those?

    Reply
    • 3. Kay  |  July 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

      The ones I have seen just take the logo and add it to a stick figure with a solid shirt. Be aware that all college logos are licensed, though.

      Reply
  • 4. Debbie  |  July 24, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I love the site “The personal note” I wish you could buy those files to cut your own.
    Great information thank you!

    Reply
  • 5. gramof8  |  December 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Thank you ever so much for all the great leads. Have our grandchildren for a visit during Christmas break so sneak in from time to time when not busy playing with them. Grandchildren are so great. Going to check them all out when I am able.

    Reply
  • 6. Annette  |  January 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Loved that the Optimistic Stick font was “flattering to Mrs Stick.” Made me laugh out loud!!!

    Thanks for the day-brightener.

    Reply
  • 7. honky-Tonk  |  May 2, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Hi there, I read your blog on a regular basis.

    Your story-telling style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

    Reply
  • 8. Carolyn Albrght  |  June 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Have a question regarding vector file extensions and converting them to Studio Files…any tutorials on that? Thanks

    Reply
    • 9. Kay  |  June 29, 2013 at 7:34 am

      Yes, Carolyn, I have several tutorials here on how to convert different formats to SVG for use in SSDE and other cutting programs as well as a cheat sheet on what formats work with each version of SS.

      Reply
  • 10. Lee  |  July 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks for the stick people links. I downloaded the free ones from dafont. Only problem is that the PETS one is named “girls” when you pull it up. If you already have the “girls” font installed it trys to overwrite it. I couldn’t find a contact email to let them know.

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