35 Retro Fonts to Perfect your Vintage Style Inspired Design

In this post, we bring to you a collection of high-quality vintage and retro fonts to add a touch of nostalgia to your work.

When designing influenced by the art and culture of a particular era, it is best to choose fonts that visually represent that time period. And that is why we have included typefaces inspired by the aesthetics of different times, whether it is classical style from the early 1900s, the pop art style of 50s and 60s or the movies, music and visuals from the 80s, you have it all!

You will find a mix of different styles of fonts, from retro script fonts to brush typefaces, bold all caps fonts to narrow condensed fonts, from monoline scripts to multiline fonts, pixel fonts, vintage wedding font and many more. These fonts are perfect for your vintage and retro style design projects such as flyers, banners, invitations, t-shirts, posters and logo design.

Designing a retro logo? Here’s a bonus for you – Recipe for retro logo design, an infographic that explains the elements that go into the making of a great retro logo.

You may also find these free resources useful for your retro style designs:

Our collection has both free and paid fonts and we have put them in different sections for easy browsing. Please note that some of these links may contain affiliate links. Read on to get a preview of these fonts as well as the links to their download pages.


Free Vintage & Retro Fonts

All these fonts are free for personal and commercial use. A couple of them like Pacifico and Lobster are also available on Google Fonts from where you can embed them in your websites. We have included the links to Google Fonts directory wherever applicable.

Streetwear

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Streetwear is bold and stylish retro inspired script typeface suitable for logo, poster, branding, packaging and t-shirt design. It looks like 1960s and 70s fashion and sport related typeface, unique and fun at the same time.

You can access Streetwear’s alternate characters by using OpenType savvy programs such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Designed by Artimasa Studio.

Download Streetwear

Bernier

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A vintage look Bernier is an all caps font. This free font comes with 3 different styles (Regular, Distressed & Shade). It is perfect for vintage badge, old school style typography, and logotype.

We used its regular and shaded styles in creating our free poster: Stay Hungry Stay Foolish – Inspirational Quote Poster

Font designed by Ryan Pyae. Available for free download in TTF format.

Download Bernier

Carosello

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Carosello by Unio is a marker font inspired by the vintage ads. Created with a real sharpie to preserve and show typically hand-written imperfections.

This highly versatile hand-made font is perfect for creating stunning 1950s hand-lettered quotes, inspirational phrases and vintage designs. Font formats: OTF & TTF.

Download Carosello

Ansley Display

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Ansley Display is a slab serif retro inspired typeface made by graphic designer Kady Jesko. Designed for headlines and large displays.

This free font comes in 6 different styles – regular, bold, black, inline, outline and light as TTF font files.

Download Ansley Display

Lobster

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Lobster is a bold condensed script font that includes hundreds of subtle ligatures and alternates.

Created by Impallari Type, Lobster is also available on Google Web Fonts Directory from where you can embed it on your website. Font Format: OTF.

Download Lobster

Lazer 84

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Lazer 84 by Juan Hodgson is a free retro style brush font inspired by the 80’s. The font includes numbers, symbols and accents. Available in TTF format.

Download Lazer 84

Alt Retro Typeface

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Alt Retro Typeface by Andreas Leonidou is a multiline font that reminds of old colorful disco signages. It is a unicase font with rounded characters.

Alt Retro is available in 5 weights – Thin, Light, Regular, Bold and Black. Font Format: TTF.

Download Alt Retro Typeface

Lorena

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A stylish thin font, Lorena features sharp serifs and is available in 3 weights – Regular, Medium and Bold.

Created by Arnold Hoepker, the font can be downloaded for free in TTF format.

Download Lorena

Pacifico

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Designed by Vernon Adams, Pacifico is a fun brush script handwriting font inspired by the 1950s American surf culture. Pacifico is also available on Google Fonts for use in your web design project. Font Format: TTF.

Download Pacifico

Sabo

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Sabo, an 8-bit pixel font, is perfect for your retro arcade themed designs like games, t-shirts and posters. It’s available in two styles- Filled and Outline that you can combine to create a 3D effect.

Designed by Philippe Moesch, Sabo is available for free download in OTF format.

Download Sabo

Metropolis

metropolis-1920-retro-fontMetropolis, by Josip Kelava, is an Art Deco style font inspired by the industrial movement of the 1920’s.

Featuring double lines, Metropolis is a bold typeface perfect for when you are working on a retro or retro-futuristic look in your work. Available for free download as OTF file.

Download Metropolis

Charming

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Charming is a hand drawn font inspired by the vintage American and folk lettering. It is suitable for logos, signage design, ads, posters and lettering quotes.

Designed by Anastasia Dimitriadi the font is delivered in OpenType format and supports Latin, Greek and Cyrillic character set.

Download Charming

Nickainley

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Nickainley is a monoline script handwriting font with a touch of classic and vintage in uppercase, lowercase characters, numeral, and punctuation.

Created by Seniors Studio, this font can be used for various purposes such as logos, badges, wedding invitations, t-shirts, signage, posters, etc. Font format: OTF.

Download Nickainley

Marketing Script

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A formal cursive font, Marketing Script features flowing, connected characters with excellent legibility. The font comes in 3 styles – Regular, Inline and Shadow.

Designed by typographer Dieter Steffmann, the font can be downloaded completely free as TTF font files.

Download Marketing Script

Arkana Script Vintage Font

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Arkana is an elegant brush script font with a wonderful vintage look. It comes in two styles – vintage and rough to give your designs an authentic handcrafted feel. Arkana Script would perfectly suit for your stationery, logos and much more.

The download package includes TTF, Open Type, and Web Fonts formats. Font designed by Maulana Creative.

Download Arkana

Maxwell

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Maxwell by Ryan Pyae is a family of 3 font weights – Light, Regular and Bold.

Sporting a vintage look, this font is applicable for any type of graphic design for web, print, motion graphics etc and is perfect for headlines and logotypes/wordmarks. Font format: TTF.

Download Maxwell

REN Typeface

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An uppercase only font, REN is a free retro font by designer Andreas Leonidou.

The font comes in four different styles: Regular, Duo, Retro & Shadow and is best suited for posters, logos, and motion graphics, etc. Font format: TTF.

Download REN Typeface

Matchbook

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Narrow and condensed, Matchbook is a set of two typefaces – a serif and a sans-serif version. Sporting rounded characters, each set includes all accented characters and works beautifully at larger scales.

Designed by One by Four studio, the font is available for download in OTF format.

Download Matchbook

Grand Hotel

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Grand Hotel by Astigmatic finds its inspiration from the title screen of the 1937 film Cafe Metropole. This condensed upright connecting script has a classic vintage vibe to it.

It has a wonderful weight to it that feels subtly tied to Holiday and Bakery themed designs, even though it can work outside that genre. Font format: OTF. Grand Hotel is also available on Google Fonts.

Download Grand Hotel

Devious Typeface

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Devious Typeface – a simple, minimalistic font with retro feel by Graptail that is absolutely free. Full of alternative characters, this font is suitable for greeting cards, posters, labels and invitation design whenever you aim for a hand drawn vintage look. Font formats – OTF & TTF.

This unicase font has a romantic feel to it and is perfect for designing vintage wedding invitations. You may also want to check out our collection of romantic & wedding fonts and these handdrawn laurel wreath vectors if you’re working on wedding themed projects 🙂

Download Devious

Intro

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Intro free font from FontFabric comes in two styles – Inline and Regular. It belongs to the Intro font family that consists of 50 unique font styles and weights.

The font family is characterized by excellent legibility both in print and on the web, a well-finished geometric design, optimized kerning, etc. Font format: OTF.

Download Intro

Endless Bummer

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Endless Bummer by Aaron May is a radical hand drawn font based on 80’s skateboard graphics, brands, and culture. In upper and lowercase, it can be downloaded for free in OTF format.

Download Endless Bummer


Premium Vintage & Retro Fonts

Below you will find the best selling retro and vintage fonts from CreativeMarket. Most of these fonts sport OpenType features like ligatures and alternates and many of them come with some special bonus items too, which we think adds value to the premium fonts over free fonts. On purchasing these fonts, you also get free access to all their future updates.

Thunderstorm

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A hand-made brush typeface inspired by 80s-90s music, retro, disco, and pop culture. Sporting a grungy look, Thunderstorm is perfect for use in designing poster, logo, clothing, books, invitation, logo, etc.

On purchasing this font, you will get TTF, OTF files and AI file for extra retro vector art. Font designer: Aiyari.

Download Thunderstorm

The Wallington Pro

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Wallington Pro by Zeune Ink foundry is a decorative-serif font embodying vintage and elegant curves. Style is adopted from old English cultures with their descendants around mid-12th century and Art nouveau in 19th century.

Wallington Pro consists of 721 glyphs including 268 unique ligatures, 30+ catchwords and 10 stylistic sets. Suitable for digital lettering, prints, logo, poster, t-shirt and packaging. Font format: OTF.

Download Wallington Pro

Aprille Typeface

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Aprille, a display vintage font by Victor Barac, comes with tons of cool characters, symbols, and OpenType Features. Aprille Typeface is perfect for quotes, logos, apparel, advertising, wedding invitations and packaging design.

Download Aprille

Veneer Font Family

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Veneer from Yellow Design Studio is a high resolution hand-crafted letterpress font that’s vintage and authentic with a touch of grunge.

Download package includes 8 fonts in OTF format: Veneer, Veneer Italic, Veneer Two, Veneer Two Italic, Veneer Three, Veneer Three Italic, Veneer Extras, Veneer Extras Italic. It’s highly customizable with six distress options for every letter and three for all other characters. You can mix and match as desired to create realistic letterpress type.

Download Veneer

ALITIDE Typeface

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Alitide, a vintage font with modern western style. It comes with many stylistic alternates. You can use this font for various purposes such as logo, t-shirt, posters, lable, letterhead, book cover, etc.

Font designed by Alit Design. On purchasing, you will get fonts in two styles – Alitide and Alitide Stamp in both OTF and TTF formats.

Download ALITIDE

Outrunner Retro Script

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Outrunner by TSV Creative is a retro script font that brings you back to the 80’s era! This font is suitable for your retro, classic and also modern design such as signature, logo, branding, invitation, merchandise and more.

The font comes with alternate glyphs and is available for download in OTF and TTF formats.

Download Outrunner

Fibre – Vintage Font

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Fibre is a handwritten vintage feel font with grainy texture. All its basic characters are unique and not one has the same noise. The kerning and font metricks are designed to suit the best reading experience an all caps font can have.

Designed by Wild Ones, the font can be downloaded as OTF font file.

Download Fibre

Willow

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Willow by Noah Kinard is an all caps font which was created as a worn vintage feeling font. Rendered from textures scanned into Illustrator, the feel you achieve with Willow is unique and very fun to use as a display font.

This old style font is available with three different looks – Regular, Rough and Rough Bold in OTF format.

Download Willow

Anaheim Gothic Font

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Anaheim Gothic is a bold, geometric, sans serif display font inspired by and designed for vintage logo & packaging design.

Created by Vintage Type Co., the font comes with full upper & lower case, including a couple of basic ligatures, and also comes equipped with multilingual support. On purchasing, you’ll get OTF and TTF font files.

Download Anaheim Gothic

Ocean Twelve Font

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Ocean Twelve & Ocean Twelve Script, by joelmaker, is a playful duo of modern display and handwritten fonts inspired by vintage typography on posters, books and CD covers.

You can use it for your next handcrafted projects: Poster, Banner, Illustration, Cover, Flyer, Card Name, etc. On purchasing, you’ll also get bonus Ocean Twelve catchwords. Available in OTF, TTF and Web fonts.

Download Ocean Twelve

Mystery Tour Display Font

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Mystery Tour is a americana-inspired, layered display face that comes with a bonus sans serif. This font is great for packaging, cover design, posters and logos.

Included with your purchase are: Mystery Tour Clean, Mystery Tour Decorative, Mystery Tour Shadow and Mystery Tour Sans fonts in OTF format.

Download Mystery Tour

Celestial Fonts & Vintage Pattern

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Made by Celcius design, Celestial Typeface combines modern and classic Victorian typography of the 1800s. It includes alternates, ligatures, old style numbering. It comes with bonus Illustrator vintage patterns, ornaments and decorative borders.

Suitable for wine packaging, labeling, logo, classic shop, coffee shop, movie title, etc. Available for download in OTF format.

Download Celestial Typeface

Les Paul Font Family

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Les Paul is a retro font family inspired by post cards and advertising from 50’s and early 60’s. It has 7 styles – lined, normal, outline and 4 different inline styles that you can combine to produce stunning typography. It also includes some extra retro ornaments.

Made by Vintage Voyage Design Co, this display font is available for purchase in OTF format.

Download Les Paul

Transport your artwork back in time with these fonts. You can pair these retro and vintage inspired fonts with serif fonts and modern sans serif fonts as well to create impactful designs.

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