40 Free Fonts Ideal For Retro And Vintage Designs

Vintage and retro style designs can be a beautiful thing. By using a combination of rough textures, grunge patterns and brushes meant to add an aged or used appearance, designers can easily pull of this timeless look. To compliment this aged appearance, it is important to use the proper typography to help match the style you are trying to represent. To help you out, I’ve rounded up 40 attractive retro and vintage fonts to use in your designs.

Bobel

Parisian

Deftone Stylus

Seaside Resort

Airstream

Dymaxion Script

Star Avenue

20db

Bazar Medium

Mailart Rubberstamp

Matchbook Typefaces

Nougat

Fletcher Gothic

Nashville

Chi-Town

Blue Plate Special

Showboat

Day Poster Black

Circus Ornate

Diner Regular

Carnivalee Freakshow

East Market

Tall Deco

Sesame

Minstrel Poster

Louisianne

Bellerose

Campanile

Forty Second Street (TrueType Font)

Hamburger Heaven

Minotaur

Stony Island

Ballpark

Studebaker

Secesja

Echo Deco

Market Deco

Kelvinized

Titania

Sandwich

Find What You Were Looking For?

I’m hoping that you found at least one new font to add to your collection. I did my best to use each font in a sort of vintage style design so that you could see it in action. While compiling this list there were a few that I fell in love with, including Bobel, Diner Regular, Sesame and Titania just to name a few. Which ones did you adopt for your designs? Let the rest of us know in the comment section below. Thanks!

Written by Shawn Ramsey

When I’m not brewing my own beer or hiking through the local National Forest, I’m busy building a more beautiful web.

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111 Comments

  1. anon July 11, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Bobel font link is dead, can be found here though:

    http://www.fonts2u.com/bobel.font

  2. zaipamn July 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    My choice is “Sesame” for being neat in style.

  3. Bryant Jaquez September 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    I used bellerose for the typography of my logo! It’s a great font. (just don’t use it if you are an SEO consultant.. jk)

  4. David September 15, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Great job. I was looking for a 40s font and the tall deco looks ideal.

  5. Lisa September 30, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Life Saver! ;-)

  6. Deb October 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    I love these fonts. I’m doing a sign for my wall at home (DIY craft) and I’d love to find two of these in stencil format. Do you know where I can get them? I’m certainly willing to buy them. I am a newbie at the creative thing so no free hand for me. Thanks

  7. Ismael October 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Thank you for sharing!!
    Brilliant!!

  8. Malachite July 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    loved bobel! thank you so much <3

  9. tunmunda September 23, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    Thxxxxxx you for sharing

  10. Izrada sajtova September 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    very nice font and god for logo create

  11. manu October 4, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    so beautiful thank you

  12. Ty Whalin November 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    I like the Titania style the best possibly. Plan to pass this around, so really good looks on it.

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