30 Hot Free Fonts for Retro and Vintage Design

Vintage and retro style designs can be a beautiful thing. It can transport it’s audience decades into the past. If you are looking to add retro and vintage style to your next project, here is a collection of  30 hot free fonts for retro and vintage design.


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Citizen Slab

Citizen Slab is a typeface that pays homage to a vintage aesthetic without losing its modern sensibility.

 

Star Avenue

 

Metropolis

Metropolis comes from the the industrial movement of the 1920′s where skyscrapers where born.

 

Geomancy

Geomancy is chunky, retro geometric font that harkens back to French and American Art Deco. With some letterforms taken directly from posters and other ephemera of the period, the all-uppercase set comes with many alternates and ligatures so you can give a little of that varied, hand-painted feeling to your work.

 

Governor

An Art Deco alphabet inspired by the apartment signage of Miami Beach.

 

Matchbook

Matchbook is a simple and functional set of two typefaces we designed in a serif and sans-serif version. Each set includes all accented characters and works beautifully in larger scales.

 

Alexis

A mid-century modern inspired typeface, Alexis is a reverse contrast slab serif with a lot of sass.

 

Sullivan

Not your traditional modular typeface. Sullivan is a bold display face that comes in three variations. Each can be used effectively on their own or layered for a uniquely modern, industrial effect.

 

Alt

Retro is a five-weight typeface to use in any graphic design application.

 

Saturn V

A heavy-duty, lowercase slab-serif inspired by the monumental Saturn V rocket that carried men from the earth to the moon.

 

 

Diner

 

FatFrank

FatFrank is a big-boned and friendly free font with all digits, some diacritical marks, most punctuation marks and money sign that matter.

 

Pompadour Numerals

Pompadour is a chunky, display numeral set inspired by the 1950s Rockabilly Hairdo. The numbers, which each fit perfectly inside of a square, are best used a large sizes.

 

Muncie

The font that kicked this whole thing off, originally designed in 24 hours, and now back (new and improved).

 

Aldine

Created from original proofs of a 19th Century American Wood Type alphabet, Aldine Expanded was created and embellished by Javier Viramontes at the University of Texas, Austin.

 

Lavanderia

Based on lettering found on Laundromat windows of San Francisco’s Mission District, Lavanderia features numerous opentype features and three weights.

 

Airstream

 

47

As MAGNA, 47 is a free typeface created in June 2012 and based on a “vintage” style too. This typeface contains all main characters (from A to Z – capitals & lowercases are the same) and numbers (from 0 to 9).

 

Deco Neue

Jonatan designed this versatile font for his typography class. With its unique look, Deco Neue could be used in just about anything – from magazines to clothing brands.

 

Nashville

 

Showboat

 

Dude

Dude is a reverse contrast cowboy font thats got true grit. It’s not about weight, its about style. Twelve different serif styles inspired by country musics legends. Whiskey drinking, train hopping, fist fighting, hard loving, prison breaking, men and women, who poured their hearts out in song.

 

Abraham Lincoln

Inspired by the proportions of the 16th President of the USA, and advertisements/playbills of the 1800s, Abraham Lincoln is a humanistic display face with moderate contrast and sturdy serifs.

Eight One

Bellerose

 

CANDY INC

 

Andes

 

Grogy

 

Ballpark

 

Sesame

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  1. Applex April 16, 2013

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