Retro Fonts for your Vintage Design Project

Vintage inspired designs are everywhere, and promotional products are no exception. One of easiest ways to tap into the vintage aesthetic is using a font made with design sensibilities from decades ago. Here are a few fun choices to consider for your next retro design project.


Designed way back in 1922, this font is one of the most popular serif fonts in existence, especially in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It has been used everywhere from the Tootsie Roll logo to the Garfield comic strip.


Inspired by Art Nouveau typefaces of the early 20th century, but created in 1977, this font has been used extensively since its inception, from the cover of Stephen King novels to the main titles of some Star Trek films.


There are many versions of Bookman Swash fonts used starting in the 1960’s. It was used extensively on book and album covers.


Created in early 1900’s, Hobo became a popular display font starting in the 1960’s. It was used in the title sequence for Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid and The Dukes of Hazard.


Designed in 1967, this typeface became popular after it was used in the title artwork for the Beatles movie Yellow Submarine.


These are just a few examples of the many vintage fonts available. If you want a font you don’t see, let us know! For any questions, or to see more examples of retro and vintage fonts, contact us at

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