Retro design is timeless (pun intended). Indeed, retro (aka vintage) web design is pretty much as current as modern and futuristic designs. It is not a case that it simply makes a comeback but it is a style that has stayed with us for the past decade or so. Done well, retro web designs inspired from adverts and movies from the iconic 1920s or the 1950s can make a noticeable impact on the user and will not only help in distinguishing your design from your competition but can also make your website more memorable. (Lead image credit: The Dollar Dreadful)
And how can we speak of vintage without mentioning retro fonts? Way back in the 1950s – the period which is mostly remembered for its explosion in typography, and which inspired most of the fonts that we have today, the most prevalent types of fonts were sans serifs – similar to our Futura, Helvetica, Univers as well as Moderns such as Bodoni, Poster and Ultra.
In this post we would like to celebrate retro fonts by providing a list of 25 free retro fonts by UrbanFonts.com which you can use in order to add a retro feel to your designs. As is always the case with any free font, please read the licenses so that you ensure that you are using them in line with what is permissible. That’s about it, so sit back, enjoy and above all, let these retro fonts take you back to the golden years of typography!