30 Retro and Vintage Inspired Web Designs

Use of elements from the past is common in design, as it can create a mood or setting for a website design or poster, or it can be used to create a connection to a design style that the user is familiar with.

Retro and vintage trends are probably the two most commonly used styles to invoke a historical feeling.

These styles are often included as part of UI kits and web building tools, which you can read more about here.

Vintage styles use textures, such as old paper textures and script fonts, or some other styles, while retro styles often use bold fonts and vibrant reds or blues.

If you’re interested in using these styles in building your own website, read more about how to use a website builder to help.

In this post, we’ll look at 30 retro and vintage inspired web designs:


Cast Iron Design Company

The Mischief Co

Friendly Gents

Lyudmil Shoshorov

Austin Beerworks

Fore Fathers

Cascade Brewery Co

Brock Kenzler

New York Moon

Forever Heavy

City Dog

Singularity Concepts



The Dollar Dreadful

You Know Who

Lord Likely

Bilt More

Antique Piano Shop

The Wayward Irregular

Team Fannypack


Mom And Popcorn

Farinella Bakery

Lather Bee Rich Company

DNA To Darvin

Web O Matic

Big State Games

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Mars Cureg

Web designer by profession, photography hobbyist, T-shirt lover, design blog founder, gamer. Socially and physically awkward, lack of social skills, struggles to communicate with anyone who doesn't have a keyboard. Willing to walk to get to the promised land. Photo and video freelancer, SEO. Check out more on my Google+

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  • Steve

    Some really nice designs….I needed this inspiration a week ago ! But very nice work.

    • thanks, glad you liked it