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 is a typeface that pays homage to a vintage aesthetic without losing its modern sensibility.
Metropolis comes from the the industrial movement of the 1920′s where skyscrapers where born.
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.
An Art Deco alphabet inspired by the apartment signage of Miami Beach.
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.
A mid-century modern inspired typeface, Alexis is a reverse contrast slab serif with a lot of sass.
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.
Retro is a five-weight typeface to use in any graphic design application.
A heavy-duty, lowercase slab-serif inspired by the monumental Saturn V rocket that carried men from the earth to the moon.
FatFrank is a big-boned and friendly free font with all digits, some diacritical marks, most punctuation marks and money sign that matter.
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.
The font that kicked this whole thing off, originally designed in 24 hours, and now back (new and improved).
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.
Based on lettering found on Laundromat windows of San Francisco’s Mission District, Lavanderia features numerous opentype features and three weights.
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).
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.
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.
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.