40 Free Fonts Ideal For Retro And Vintage Designs

Free Retro Vintage Fonts

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

Free retro and vintage fonts

Parisian

Free retro and vintage fonts

Deftone Stylus

Free retro and vintage fonts

Seaside Resort

Free retro and vintage fonts

Airstream

Free retro and vintage fonts

Dymaxion Script

Free retro and vintage fonts

Star Avenue

Free retro and vintage fonts

20db

Free retro and vintage fonts

Bazar Medium

Free retro and vintage fonts

Mailart Rubberstamp

Free retro and vintage fonts

Matchbook Typefaces

Free retro and vintage fonts

Nougat

Free retro and vintage fonts

Fletcher Gothic

Free retro and vintage fonts

Nashville

Free retro and vintage fonts

Chi-Town

Free retro and vintage fonts

Blue Plate Special

Free retro and vintage fonts

Showboat

Free retro and vintage fonts

Day Poster Black

Free retro and vintage fonts

Circus Ornate

Free retro and vintage fonts

Diner Regular

Free retro and vintage fonts

Carnivalee Freakshow

Free retro and vintage fonts

East Market

Free retro and vintage fonts

Tall Deco

Free retro and vintage fonts

Sesame

Free retro and vintage fonts

Minstrel Poster

Free retro and vintage fonts

Louisianne

Free retro and vintage fonts

Bellerose

Free retro and vintage fonts

Campanile

Free retro and vintage fonts

Forty Second Street (TrueType Font)

Free retro and vintage fonts

Hamburger Heaven

Free retro and vintage fonts

Minotaur

Free retro and vintage fonts

Stony Island

Free retro and vintage fonts

Ballpark

Free retro and vintage fonts

Studebaker

Free retro and vintage fonts

Secesja

Free retro and vintage fonts

Echo Deco

Free retro and vintage fonts

Market Deco

Free retro and vintage fonts

Kelvinized

Free retro and vintage fonts

Titania

Free retro and vintage fonts

Sandwich

Free retro and vintage fonts

Find A Vintage Font 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.

I would love to keep this list updated with new vintage fonts as they make their appearance on the web. If you’ve run across one that would be a great addition to the list, I would love to hear about it. Which one of these fonts did you adopt for your designs? Let the rest of us know in the comment section below. Thanks!


119 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.

    • Wasant October 11, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

      All three weights plus the Open Type feturaes (contextual alternates, swash, etc) work for me; I downloaded it when I posted this last month. If something isn’t working, you can contact the Lost Type Co-op and I bet they can help you.

  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.

  13. Petra G April 2, 2014 at 2:19 am #

    Thank you so much!!

  14. Amy May 31, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Thank you, thank you! This is just what I was looking for! Great roundup!!

  15. sol June 13, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    lovely fonts, even lovelier backgrounds. where oh where can i go to get them. cheers

  16. bicyclecomics September 20, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Beautiful! We actually used Seaside Resort and Stony Island as display typefaces in a recent book; glad to see them reunited on this list!

  17. Anto March 20, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    i love this fonts, i can imagine many many ways in which i could use them in different situations and for different purposes and needs. Even if, i’m sticking with Sandwich, my favourite cause it’s at the same time retro and fresh, original and nostalgic. I really appreciate this collection, thank you

  18. sohan June 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

    Very nice font. Good for creating logo. Lovely looking. Thanks for this kinds of post.

  19. Conrad August 9, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Hamburger Heaven is cool.

    I’m searching for a 70’s Tool Box (Snap-On, MAC, Matco Tools) Font.

    The big First letter

    Burger is clean though. Good site bro. Thank you

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