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Showcase Of Beautiful Retro And Vintage Typography

Quick Summary

Typography talks the talk, to go along with the overall work’s walk, speaking volumes for the artist. This important design element surrounds people daily as they move through their routines, rarely taking notice. It’s literally everywhere. In advertising, product packaging, printed publications, graphic designs, and more. Accentuating and centralizing the overall theme of the design that it inhabits, communicating the message to the masses through creative inclusions in the work.

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Typography surrounds people daily as they move through their routines, rarely taking notice. It’s literally everywhere. In advertising, product packaging, printed publications, graphic designs, and more. Accentuating and centralizing the overall theme of the design that it inhabits, communicating the message to the masses through creative inclusions in the work.

For decades this design tool has given rise to some truly elegant type that still have impressions echoing through design today. Revisiting these themes is a cyclical commonplace that the design community embraces with stunning results. In this article, we go retro, finding beautiful examples of vintage typography and the modern work they’ve inspired. Looking back, it’s easy to see why some of this type has stood the test of time and is still lingering in the design community today.

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Checks Gig Poster

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Hard Rock Cafe

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Typography Retro Poster

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Cadillac

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Souvenir Kodak

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Vintage packaging

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Lovely Lettering

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Marcus Walters

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Festival der Sinne

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Miss Jessie’s

Vintage Type 2

Tenucci Conferioni

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The Econasign

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Mustard 03

Mustard 03

Las Vegas

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Book Covers

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Kodak

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Jack Daniel

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Emblem & Type

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Elevator

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Smooth Jazz

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Live Together Forever

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Ampersand

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Straub Beer

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C365, day 232 - Haberdashery!

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Vintage Ribbons

Vintage Type 2

Vintage Type 2

Home Memories

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The Long Winters

Vintage Type 2

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

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The Outfit

Vintage Type 2

Charming Suicide

Typography Retro Poster

Artistic Hebrew Type

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Spune Launch Poster

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Retro Logo Mock-ups

Retro Logo Mock-ups

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Wheels o’wisdom

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Straub Beer

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2100 Victorian Monograms (via)

Typography Retro Poster

Wood Type Notecards

Vintage Type 2

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Gaslight Menus Gaslight is an American Brasserie in Boston’s South End district. The menus incorporate the feel of a traditional brasserie with an American twist. Designed at Tank Design by Rebecca Alden.

Vintage Type 2

Vintage Type 2

Bull

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Craig Ward

Typography Retro Poster