Retro Design in Modern Times: An Ultra Inspiring Collection

retro design in modern times an ultra inspiring collection

Are you a fan of retro design? In this article, we’ve gathered amazing modern designs created in a retro style that pleases the senses.

Retro design not only coveys the feeling of home but also creates a specific connection with the viewer. The reason is simple but powerful – it provokes nostalgia. Designers take full advantage of this effect not only regarding a target audience who has lived through the original retro designs. Everything new is a well-forgotten old, so retro design appeals to the young, too. In this collection, we’ll inspire you with posters and flyers, package design, web design, and typography design all created in retro style. Let’s begin!

Article overview:
1. Retro Posters and Flyers
2. Retro Package design
3. Retro Web Designs
4. Retro Graphic Designs
5. Retro Typography

1. Posters and Flyers

Posters and flyers inspired by retro design are a popular choice among graphic designers these days. As print designs, they enhance the nostalgic effect of retro designs even more. Characterized by earthy tones, grunge effect, textures, outlining, retro-inspired posters and flyers successfully nail the attention nowadays, as well.

It’s not uncommon for modern graphic designers to combine retro design with the effect of a newspaper or a comics magazine.


2. Package design

Once again influenced by the shapes, colors, and textures that were a total hit during the 50s and 60s, package design in retro style certainly looks unique, hand-crafted, and premium among other products on the shelf.


3. Retro Web Designs

Contemporary modern web design inspired by retro style is relatively rare compared to retro posters and flyers. Of course, this makes it more unique and eye-catchy when you run into it. Here are a couple of retro web designs which may even inspire you to consider this style for your next web design project. You may also be interested to check out Top Web Design Trends in 2022.

Design by Christian Reindl


4. Retro Graphic Designs

Even modern graphic design like 3D can be “retro-fied” thanks to special techniques used by designers. Manipulation of colors, use of specific textures and patterns, noise, and grunge effect make every modern piece of graphic design feel retro.


5. Retro Typography

Typography is a field of exploration and creativity. When it comes to retro style, designers are experimenting a lot to achieve various retro effects. The main principles of retro design remain the same for typography but we still see a huge diversity in retro-inspired fonts and lettering.


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Lyudmil Enchev

Lyudmil is an avid movie fan which influences his passion for video editing. You will often see him making animations and video tutorials for GraphicMama. Lyudmil is also passionate for photography, video making, and writing scripts.

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