20+ Best and most popular free Retro / Vintage fonts

Well it’s no surprise to most people who know me that I’m an absolute vintage design fanatic. I’ve grouped for you some of the most popular, free for personal and commercial use, vintage font masterpieces. Used well, these can really help you turn your retro/vintage design into something marvelous.

Airstream

Handpicked Vintage Fonts AirstreamSource

Parisian font

Handpicked Vintage Fonts ParisianSource

Deftone Stylus

Handpicked Vintage Fonts DeftoneSource

DymaxionScript

Handpicked Vintage Fonts DymaxionSource

Bazar

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DayPosterBlack

Handpicked Vintage Fonts DayPosterSource

Circus Ornate font

Handpicked Vintage Fonts CircusSource

Diner

Handpicked Vintage Fonts DinerSource

TallDeco font

Handpicked Vintage Fonts TalldecoSource

HamburgerHeaven

Handpicked Vintage Fonts HamburgerSource

FortySecondStreet

Handpicked Vintage Fonts FortysecondSource

Ballpark

Handpicked Vintage Fonts Ballpark

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Matchbook

Handpicked Vintage Fonts MatchbookSource

FontleroyBrown

Handpicked Vintage Fonts FontleroybrownSource

EastMarket

Handpicked Vintage Fonts EastmarketSource

BPscript

Handpicked Vintage Fonts BPscriptSource

Anastasia

Handpicked Vintage Fonts AnastasiaSource

Lobster font

Handpicked Vintage Fonts LobsterSource

Nougat

Handpicked Vintage Fonts NougatSource

Bobel

Handpicked Vintage Fonts BobelSource

Louisianne

Handpicked Vintage Fonts LouisianneSource

Campanile

Handpicked Vintage Fonts CampanileSource

Kelvinized

Handpicked Vintage Fonts KelvinizedSource

Titania

Handpicked Vintage Fonts TitaniaSource

By the way I’m open to suggestions. If you guys have some more of these jewels, that you just have to share, please do tell!

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17 Comments.

  • Love this collection. Always gotta throw the Lobster font in there! Cheers.

  • cool info thankss !!!

  • Awesome collection…. just what I needed to complete a wedding card am designing with a retro touch!!!

  • I definitely agree about the Lobster font I use quite a bit in my designs…

    Awesome collection… Thanks for sharing..

  • Great fonts.

    I have a question for you. How do you think the pencil/graphite effect was created on the graphics?

    In all of the pictures you share for the fonts, it feels like they have a pencil, rough, detail. As if the texture was paper and some pencils made it dirtier.

    How do you achieve that in photoshop?

    Thanks.

    Alex

    • Given as I am the one that created the graphics I’ll gladly tell you =). First off I opened PS and created a simple burgundy color background. In the next layer I inserted the actual text layer, gave it that yellow fill and a drop shadow. On the drop shadow, all I did was alter the blending mode. If I remember correctly I think I set it to hue, but I don’t have the source file anymore… All that was left was to grab a copy of some subtle grunge brushes such as these : http://medialoot.com/item/free-subtle-grunge-brushes-vol-1/ and create a mask on the text layer to chip away some details, and add a top layer on which I added some subtle yellow scratches.

  • And I forgot to say, I loved the white label too. How did you do that one?

    • Concerning the white label, there’s nothing too complex really. All I did was, again, add another layer on which I drew out a rectangle and added a subtle grunge mask to chip away some details similarly to the underlying text layer. I then added another layer on which I created the caption text in the same burgundy fill color as the background. I hope this explanation clears up some of your questions, and thanks for reading =D.

  • Thanks for your replies. I will try and let you know how I manage. I appreciate the feedback. Ciao, Alex.

  • Hi

    What’s the typeface in the top banner… with the word ‘Vintage’

    Many thanks
    Colin

  • Jolie Demaio
    June 13, 2014 3:51 pm

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a
    developer to create your theme? Fantastic work!

  • Zella Hamblin
    June 14, 2014 3:12 am

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
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  • hello there, love your ‘vintage’ font, can you let me know what this font is called and if i can have it for free! thanks

    • All the fonts can be downloaded via the original website. All you have to do is click on the image of the font you’d like and it will guide you towards the source files in question.

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