» 25 Effective and Vintage Retro Web Designs
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Posted on: July 7th, 2011

Vintage and retro designs add a sense of nostalgia to your website. Effectively incorporated, a vintage look can create a connection between a visitor’s memories of and longing for “the good old days” and your business. Fortunately, the previous decade’s design and theme palette offers a variety of concepts that can be used in almost all businesses today.

Yesterday’s themes coupled with today’s more sophisticated image enhancement capabilities make for a hard-hitting nostalgic interface. Just choosing the right picture can take your design years back and make all the difference in recreating a bygone era. Opting for a sepia toned image can be as captivatingly nostalgic as their more vividly colored counterparts, and sometimes even the simple use of the right fonts can give your design the retro feel you want for your site. Here are some excellent retro and vintage websites that are effective as well as visually appealing.

Retro Edge Web Design

Vintage Shabby Chic

Target Scope

Corvus Design Studio

Tricycle Terror

Level 2 Design

MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale

The Retrovert

Cottonseed Oil Tour

Spunky Bubs


Ready Photo Site

Lost Type



All Star Lanes

Thunder Fuel

Two Fish Illustration

Michela ChiuCini

Rejected Robot

Majestic Madison

Tangled Decals

3 Degrees Agency

The Big Feastival


Tara Hornor has a degree in English and writes about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She works for PrintPlace.com, an online printing company that offers postcards, posters, brochure printing, business cards and more printed marketing media. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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