Retro Resources & Inspiration

25 Jan

Vintage is en vogue! Our collective taste for all things retro is showing up everywhere these days. With Boardwalk Empire to Mad Men on TV and with the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s inspiring fashion trends, it’s no surprise that the Retro & Vintage trend is still going strong in web design in 2011.

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To help you get your retro on,  we’ve compiled a useful a collection of Retro Resources & Inspiration to help you develop your own Vintage web design project. Enjoy!


Quick PSD Tutorial, How To Create A Simple And Effective Retro Logo With a Soft Grunge Background

The Elements of Retro Web Design A great article on Web Designer Depot

45 Outstanding Free Vintage Fonts on Noupe

Vintage Brush Sets round-up on Six Revisions

More Vintage Brush Sets from Designer Daily

35 Beautiful Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials on Smashing Magazine


A great showcase of Vintage/Retro sites from a year ago on

Retro & Vintage in Modern Web Design on Smashing Magazine (from 2008 but still some good stuff on show)

More Retro & Vintage Examples on Six Revisions, this time from 2009

30 Retro and Vintage Websites for Design Inspiration on Design Tutorials 4 U

Showcase of 25 Retro Themed Websites Designs on Spyre Studios (nice collection)

Bitka works as Web Design Manager at Dragnet Systems & has a number of her own projects on the go. As a web designer, her specialties include HTML, CSS & Photoshop with healthy helpings of Javascript (jQuery for preference), WordPress and PHP. She was raised on Mac OS and when she's not web designing you'll find her designing jewellery over at Jou Jou Jewels. Follow @bitka on Twitter.

One Response to “Retro Resources & Inspiration”

  1. Maria Murray January 27, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Gotta love free fonts & brush sets!