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10 great vintage fonts for your retro designs

Posted: 02 Jun 2014 10:31 PM PDT

Are you looking for some vintage fonts for your next design? Check out these options.

1. Microbrew

Microbrew, one of the most versatile retro display font families, comprise of 14 individual styles, plus retro banners, ornaments, and symbols. The mixture of wood type poster style and vintage letterpress is very impressive in microbrew. It also includes a set of extremely intentional ornaments and symbols. The more detailed styles work well at large sizes, and the cleaner styles add legibility at smaller sizes.


2. Brandon Printed

Based on famous Brandon Grotesque typeface, the font Brandon Printed is established. It has an eroded, printed look with four variations of every letter. This font has varieties of styles such as a shadowed version, an inline version and a double printed version through which you can create a lot of out-stunning combinations. The Brandon Printed package also contains a set with 95 Extras like arrows, catchwords, stars, emblems numbers & lines.

brandon font

3. Eveleth

Eveleth, the premium high-resolution letterpress family with exceptional realism and vintage charm, features 3 different sub-families each with its own unique printed texture.


4. Frontage

Frontage is an appealing layered type system with endless design possibilities using several combinations of fonts and colors. If you want to feel the realistic 3D effect then you can simply add the shadow font or just use the capital letters of the regular and bold cut for stark artwork.


5. Charcuterie

Charcuterie family is a family of ten distinct but yet related typefaces, many of which have their own font families, and three decorative/ornamental typefaces. It offers broad and endless approach to creating frames of any dimension such as width, height and also style.


6. Thirsty Script Rough

Thirsty Script Rough is remarkably detailed and is a warm and weathered version of Thirsty Script with texture that captures the authentic qualities of letterpress printing. It's highly customizable with four alternate versions of every weight ranging from very light to heavy distress.

thirsty royal

7. Gist Rough

Gist Rough is the letterpress version of Gist with highly detailed texture and looks great even at very large sizes. It's warm and weathered with a retro yet modern vibe. Every weight includes 3 versions with varying levels of texture which can be used individually or mixed to taste.

gist rough

8. Hipster Script

Hipster Script is a shot at computerized commercial lettering, though you can also have a more casual contrast, rather than the high seriousness of the Copperplate script. This typeface also helps in uniting the spontaneity of post-war ad lettering with the current trends in illustration and design.


9. Core Circus

Core Circus is a layered type family that consists of seven 3D effect layers, eight 2D effect layers and one shadow effect layer. Uppercase and lowercase letters are separated by such features that counters are opened or closed.


10. Wood type collection

Wood type collection is a set of wonderful, warm and weathered handmade typefaces designed by Mateusz Machalski from Borutta. The Inspiration for this collection comes from a wooden letter blocks and other old technologies used for printing.

wood type

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This week on Pinterest

Posted: 02 Jun 2014 08:05 AM PDT

Pinterest has become a great source of inspiration for me. Each week I share my favorite pins of the week. If you don't want to miss any pin, make sure to follow me on Pinterest.

Identity for Ros

Well-designed colorful corporate identity for Ros, an interior design company. Via Behance.


Vet or cat lady?

A cheerful illustration for cat lovers. Via Lyndia Nichols.


Invictus poem poster

A poster designed after Nelson Mandela’s favorite poem, Invictus. Via Posterama.


The leaves of time

Vintage cover design by Mike Hinge. Via Jell-O Biafra Says.


I-C Grape

Vintage cap design. Via Flickr.



Creative layout by Lisa Hedge. Via Designspiration.


Letter INC

The very first edition of Letter Inc., a workshop dictated by Guille Vizzari and held atEspacio Virgen. Via Design à emporter.



Spectacular photo of a huge bubble. Via Flickr.


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