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Showcase Of Beautiful Retro And Vintage Typography

      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.

      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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      Hard Rock Cafe

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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

      Vintage Type 2

      Kodak

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      Jack Daniel

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      Emblem & Type

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      Elevator

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      Smooth Jazz

      Elevator

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      Live Together Forever

      Smooth Jazz

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      Ampersand

      Live Together Forever

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      Straub Beer

      Ampersand

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      C365, day 232 - Haberdashery!

      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

      Last Click

      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

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