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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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        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

        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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