Again and again, retro fonts become probably the best-wanted typographic tool of many designers. The year 2020 isn’t an exception, so allow us to pack your toolbox with some nostalgic typefaces right from the 60s, 70s, or 80s.
Vintage typefaces compose a wide variety of typographical solutions and trends. Art Deco, American retro of 50’s-80’s, classic publishing fonts — all of design movements and styles impose various kinds of vintage what makes retro fonts so versatile.
We’ve done our best to create a list of the most inspiring typography which would present different sides of retro design and fit all sorts of your projects. Branding, stationery, apparel, web & app design may require a subtle touch of vintage to assert themselves — and I hope our improvised library will help you add it.
Our Team’s Top Pick
Bouchers Script Font Duo
This majestic font duo (script & sans), is meant to give you chills of aesthetic overdose and crown your next design project, from headlines and logotypes to signs, posters, and apparel prints.
Bouchers will be a huge helper to anyone who’s into classic vintage style fonts. Time-traveling hasn’t been invented yet, but this pair of typefaces is likely to bring you back to the beginning of the 20th century and pour retro vibes over you. Apart from the alphabet in upper and lowercases, it’s sprinkled with accents, stylistic alternates, ligatures, and swashes to complement your creation with small details.
The selection features 60 positions of free and premium typefaces including vintage script fonts, slabs, serifs and sans serifs. Designed by the industry’s top creators, they can be a boost, a secret weapon, or just a pearl to make your work shine. Choose yourself!
Ramdone — Retro Script
Introducing Ramdone, a bold retro script font that will bring you back the exquisite ambiance of the 60s. This typeface has the extrude version so you can create your retro effect font with ease. This font is perfectly made for logotypes, and the other various formal forms such as invitations, labels, magazines, books, greeting/wedding cards, packaging, fashion, makeup, stationery, novels, stickers, or any type of advertising purpose.
You’re gonna have lots of pleasure matching this genuine Art Deco font with your designs. Basically, in a few clicks, you can transform an everyday project into an eye-catching one with Riesling — whether it’s about logos, prints, stickers, branding projects, or anything else.
Whether you’re obsessed with retro movies or not, MADE Dillan typeface will catch your fancy. As a soft sans, this 70s-80s retro font is perfectly imbued with a retro vibe, bringing back to life American retro typography. It is perfect for logo design, t-shirts, posters, cards, and other vintage stuff, and it will make your community fall for its gorgeousness.
Don’t let the name of this font fool you, there’s nothing monotonous about it. The stretching parallel lines come right from the 80s disco epoch, transfering to the world of groove. Choose the bright neon color for it and watch the magic of retro typography taking your projects to the next level of impressiveness.
Fenway Script Typeface
Whether you’re a baseball maniac or not, Fenway script typeface is gonna catch your fancy. Script & Sans, it is perfectly imbued with a retro vibe, bringing back to life American retro typography. Fenway will make your community fall for its gorgeousness, and bonus baseball illustrations are to add even more fun and genuine American ambiance. Let the game begin!
Bayshore + Neon Glow Styles
Perm your hair, squeeze into your lycra, and retro-fy your text with Bayshore, a totally tubular monoline script font straight out of the 80’s. Bayshore comes as a single font file with plenty of added features that allow you to customize your text: an extensive glyph set, end & underline swashes, and neon glow Photoshop styles.
BTX The Bee Line
Add a personal touch to your designs, and you’ll see them thrive with BTX The Bee Line. It is imbued with the retro car logo style, which looks so well in modern decor. Including this signature, the font will chain the attention to your branding, collages, photography, packaging, ad banners, or any social media posts.
Seaside Resort NF Font
Once there was a 1933 poster by Italy’s Bertarelli Studios hanging on the wall and serving the inspiration for the author of this headline font. The “perspective shadows” are delivered with the effect of lithography crayons on the coquille board. Now, these characters remind of beach signs, installed in the sand around the summer bar.
Manchester Signature Font
Exceptional handwriting transformed into the beautiful signature retro font is nothing less than an artistic miracle! In Manchester, a vintage script font, the abundance of bent letters is blindingly exalted, rich with aesthetics, and so much of elegance. Uppercase and lowercase, numerals — everything here whispers about the light pen touch with which they were brought to paper then to your artboard.
Camar Vintage Font
This art deco-inspired vintage font was created initially for a set of postcards that needed a more modern feel and consistency. Now the font creates a calm rhythm beat for reading. The featured OTF files include a total count of 187 glyphs for sending messages in commercials, banners, headers, logos, and branding pieces.
Carosello Vintage Font
Meet the Carosello vintage font, created to give a genuine handwritten impression to your work. Apart from the alphabet in upper and lowercases, it’s sprinkled with glyphs of any kind to complement your creation with small details. Do you already see them as a part of your branding design? Or maybe a stylish apparel piece? Anyway, the usage of this font is out of the question!
The Farmer Font – Condensed Typeface
The Farmer is a textured ultra condensed font family that includes 3 styles: regular, rounded & vintage versions. This family is an all-caps family, and each version contains a textured (aged) option. With 3 styles and iconic alternates, The Farmer shows up something more than just a simple modern vintage look or a fashionable feel — it’s about the rugged vibes you can bring to a coffee shop logo, vintage t-shirt or a pack of stickers.
Out of all free vintage fonts, this art deco typeface is something so very unique, related to classic styles. We always hear the jazz orchestra playing while looking at it, honestly. This sophisticated typeface has a strong charisma, appealing to the audience. Speaking of the technical features, The Cannes allows you to combines uppercase & lowercase letters, which will allow you to create a unique style!
Breamcatcher is a narrow, art deco headline font inspired by the piano sheet music for With Every Breath I Take, which was featured in the Bing Crosby/Kitty Carlisle musical comedy film. It contains a full set of multilingual characters, punctuation, numerals, and whatever you need to bring back some good old typography.
The Circus Display Font
Coming in two different styles (regular and striped one), it gives a chance to freely edit the degree of its “vintageness”. The font will fit any purpose: from logos, labels, posters to web design projects, and banners. Let the magic of circus come to your designs and bring its touch of magic wonders!
This retro all-caps type should give you a full pack of solutions for your next project — even if you want it modern and bold! So, what are you after? A poster? A t-shirt or a hoodie? Or are you designing branding for a barbershop? Either way, Chicago Monoshone enables you to build the desired image with ease and elegance.
Groovy Retro Font
Groovy was inspired by the famous vintage poster fonts of the late 60s or early 70s. A total of 593 glyphs was crafted to turn it into a retro machine filled with nostalgic bonuses and perks. Some OpenType features have also been added to this bold and sporty font: stylistic alternates, swashes, ligatures, contextual and stylistic sets. You can pick an alternate for substitution among up to 21 variants per letter.
Wonderbar typeface conveys a merry look typical for posters and vintage packaging. It should be used for headings, logos, quotes, apparel designs, invitations, flyers, posters, greeting cards, product packaging, book covers, printed quotes, album & movie covers, etc. Well, only your imagination can be a limit for the amount of uses Wonderbar is good for!
Not giving this font a chance would be a true crime, pursued by the law of graphic design! Coming right from the vintage comic book pages, it can decorate your playful artworks. The font has multilanguage support, and numerals included, but there are only two punctuation marks — to ask and exclaim. What if there was committed a real crime and the other ones were stolen?!
Southwestern Handmade Font Bundle
Starving for good old typography with distinctive style and rough, edgy details, you’ll catch this bundle as a breath of fresh air. It includes the best vintage fonts created by James Coffman Design — 11 in total. While some retro fonts capture an aesthetic of old iron welded signs often found in the American Southwest, others are based on painted signs and type found in coastal Mexican villages.
Classic city postcards would come in a fresh new look with this retro font duo. Layered bold retro sans serif complemented with a handwritten script perfectly paired, bring back your memories of thousands of cities you have explored. As a bonus, Fonseca Grande includes free text effects and actions for Photoshop and Illustrator. With their help, you can create a layered text with a single click!
Curly and a bit childish Oliver font is the classics from the times when the Internet was only evolving. Remember these websites with quirky lettering in crazy styles? Back in the day, it was incredibly refreshing and cool to apply something like this to your work. Nowadays, this display font will be an extraordinary artifact and peculiar item to keep in your toolbox.
Vintage world travel postcards are the main inspiration for Conserta. But you aren’t limited to postcards and can use this vintage sign font for any projects: branding, posters, packaging, restaurant menus, stamps, badges, or signages. All in all, you guys are the experts in this field!
Lovadelic + Extras
Introducing a retro script called Lovadelic inspired by the 70s script lettering combined with psychedelic balloon typography. Lovadelic includes 5 types and comes with OpenType features, such as stylistic alternates, stylistic sets, contextual alternates & ligatures. The package also includes extra graphics to help you make a stunning design.
American Captain is a narrow and bold, sharp yet blunt, heavy, and tall free cinematic font. This font represents the unparalleled strength of one man who saved an entire world from the crushing yoke of tyranny — So you are welcome to enjoy the power that is hidden in a font you call American Captain.
Let’s bring back the ambiance of small corner shops where they wrap your purchases into crispy paper and bundle them with a piece of twine! Ponds include 4 gorgeous typefaces which make out of this vintage font family a perfect pick for postcards that need a classy feel and patina of sophistication.
The Hills Font
From the era of modernization and expansion were anything seems to be possible, when simple meant elegant, when form and poise were the norms, we bring you unique The Hills font! It’s imbued with the ambiance of vintage postcards and soap operas. Aren’t you playing Santa Barbara opening in your head right now?
Wallington is a decorative serif font embodying vintage and elegant curves with functional structure. Wallington Pro (full version) consists of 721 glyphs. All glyphs are divided into several OpenType features such as ligatures, contextual alternates, and some astonishing special characters that allow you to mix and match pairs of letters to fit your design.
Retro V2 is a nostalgic multi-line font inspired by the 70’s aesthetic — all those dusty music albums you keep in the attic and tees that come back in fashion after so many years of oblivion. Oh, everyone has been missing those times so bad that we have finally resurrected them with this retro-futuristic font.
Intransitive is perfect for headers and can be used for text blocks. It also can be the ideal solution if you want to give a lovely retro touch to your modern designs: apparel prints and stationery, themed posters, home decor, stickers, corporate merchandise, and so much more. Turn on the Moods and set to work!
Saturday Night Font Family
Introducing an acid retro font family called Saturday Night. Embracing the 70s and 80s disco music Saturday Night is 7 retro fonts jam-packed with special features such stylistic alternates, swashes, and ligatures (over 777 pairs in Saturday Night Interlock, can you imagine that?). This retro font family can be used for headings, logotypes, invitations, flyers, posters, greeting cards.
Take a closer look at every element of this typeface. What do you see? Detailed characters? Thoroughly-made textures? Mystical forms? Rumble Brave has all of it! Use this free retro font for greeting cards, posters, labels, and t-shirt designs — we’re sure your creations will beam with creativity and freshness!
Meet Devious typeface, a font with a simple, retro feel, and alternative characters available via Open Type features. It’s inspired by retro cinematography and first silent horrors that give no chills but keep us amazed to the present day. However, brought to the modern projects, it bears no horrifying feel — any the nostalgic allure in every curvy, captivating letter.
Nebula — A Liquid Style Font
This modern yet retro game font is all about with typical features of the style: simple, stylized, round-ended lines, which appear to be dripping. Nebula is designed to be seen big for maximum impact, and it’s perfect for a range of projects, including contemporary and retro themes, games, sci-fi, and much more. There’s no chance your work will be underestimated!
Gist Upright Extrabold Demo Font
SGist from Yellow Design Studio is an inline slab serif with a retro yet modern vibe. It’s a collision between monoline slab and indie script. With 627 glyphs per weight, it’s highly customizable. You only have to come up with ideas of applying this script, for example, to posters, business cards, wedding invitations, logotypes, photo collages and more.
Classical Monoline Script Font
Get yourself a fresh handwritten typeface, filled with aesthetics in every curve and line. Clean calligraphy in its best traditions with excellent swashes, complementing your composition. This retro handwriting font must tell others your incredible design stories with its polished turns, building exquisite letters.
Need a reserved, sophisticated font welcoming everyone only by a glance at it? How about a sans serif, encompassing art deco spirits atop? The forms of applying this sophisticated font are just infinite! Nadall is an all caps retro aesthetic font with beautiful lettering, multilingual support, and a touch of an elegant look.
Carlo Monaco Sans Serif
Specially designed for hospitality-themed projects, Carlo Monaco typeface features many options of alternates and ligatures, perfectly suitable for creating elegant, chic, lifestyle design such as logos, title, and book design. Also, the pack comes with 9 logo templates to finish your fascinating look!
Grand Hotel finds its inspiration from the title screen of the 1937 film “Cafe Metropole” starring Tyrone Power. This condensed upright connecting script has a classic vibe to it. It has a wonderful weight that feels subtly tied to holiday and bakery-themed designs, even though it can work outside that genre.
Retrohols — Retro Condensed Font
Retroholis has embraced the best of the 70s, and accumulated their magnetism in full — so how do you manage to stay still? Go and grab it for your first poster, and it looks like you won’t stop after it’s done! The font works in Adobe apps and Microsoft Word — and includes multilingual support for maximum convenience.
SS Nickson One Font
Nickson Font Family includes 15 vintage fonts that have different styles from each other but, at the same time, perfectly paired when used together. Nickson offers seven display fonts, one script font, 250+ illustrations, badges, labels, and catchwords. So, free retro fonts from Nickson collection were designed carefully to create elegant typographic works.
SS Nickson One Font
This font is a mixture of regular font family types with modern design ideas used in many industries. Looking strong with parallel stripes, transferring a powerful message with the suitable undertones, such font would look great as a headline or banner. Of course, printouts, posters, invitations, and signboards will be a great purpose for this font to shine!
Frito Vandito is a psychedelic throwback to 1970’s van culture, dripping with nostalgia and handmade funk. This carefully crafted retro display font is inspired by the free-wheelin’ and free lovin’ nomads traveling the country in search of nothing but unforgettable life experiences. This retro bold font is a perfect pick to bring back vintage stickers, chewing gum wrapping, beverage labels, and brilliantine mood right from the 70s!
Budge is a fancy and retro script font full of charm and merriness of diners and retro movies. No doubts, it will take any DIY-project to the next level! Budge is perfect for craft, product packaging, product designs, labels, branding projects, logos, vintage social media posts, advertisements, invitations, stationery, and any other projects.
Thunderstorm + Extras
Vintage-style fonts are just mind-blowing — is there any better time for typography that the roaring 80s? Memphis style is all the rage filling typography and graphics with its vibrancy. So meet Thunderstorm, a handmade brush typeface that comes with pairing vector illustrations and elements that perfectly match with these retro fonts and help you achieve an authentic look in seconds.
Unchained Font Family
Attention, the typefaces are wanted! The Unchained font family, forged in the prairies of the Wild West and bringing a genuine vintage feel to your design projects with a cowboy mood. The best thing about it, that it comes with seven retro typeface styles for the main font and four styles for the support one.