30 Retro and Vintage Websites For Design Inspiration

30 Retro and Vintage Websites For Design Inspiration

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What’s old is new again. Retro and vintage web designs have been a popular design style for a while now but recently they have become even more visible and in demand .   For your design inspiration, here are 30 classy and wonderful retro/vintage websites for you to enjoy.  Below you will see that regardless of changing technology and design styles, it is still a great idea to sometimes revert back to the concepts,  memories and methods of our past.

Check out these 10 Flickr groups of vintage photography and motion photography for your design inspiration.

Xocolati Chocolate

Retro Inspiration - Xocolati Chocolate

Retro Inspiration – Xocolati Chocolate

Level 2D

Level 2D

Retro Inspiration – Level 2D

Sparky’s Garage

Sparky's Garagae

Retro Inspiration – Sparky’s Garagae

Michela Chiucini

Michela Chiucini

Retro Inspiration – Michela Chiucini

Target Scope

Target Scope

Retro Inspiration – Target Scope

Island Photobooth

Island Photobooth

Retro Inspiration – Island Photobooth

Cottonseed Oil Comeback

Cottonseed Oil Comback

Retro Inspiration – Cottonseed Oil Comback

Mouse to Minx

Mouse to Minx

Mouse to Minx

Retro Edge Web Design

Retro Edge Web Design

Retro Inspiration – Retro Edge Web Design

Prospect Denim

Prospect Denim

Retro Inspiration – Prospect Denim

Black Moon Design

Black Moon Design

Retro Inspiration – Black Moon Design

Tricycle Terror

Tricycle Terror

Retro Inspiration – Tricycle Terror

Singularity Concepts

Singularity Concepts

Retro Inspiration – Singularity Concepts

Fred Perry – 100 Years

Fred Perry - 100 Years

Retro Inspiration – Fred Perry – 100 Years

Visit Cascadia

Retro Inspiration - Visit Cascadia

Retro Inspiration – Visit Cascadia

Style 4 U

Style 4 U

Retro Inspiration – Style 4 U

I Avion

I Avion

Retro Inspiration – I Avion

Custom Design

Custom Design

Retro Inspiration – Custom Design

Capitol Media

Capitol Media

Retro Inspiration – Capitol Media

Devotchka

Devotchka

Retro Inspiration – Devotchka

Media Boom

Media Boom

Retro Inspiration – Media Boom

Sourcebits Tangled Decals

Sourcebits Tangled Decals

Retro Inspiration – Sourcebits Tangled Decals

Retna Music Blog

Retna Music Blog

Retro Inspiration – Retna Music Blog

NY Moon

NY Moon

Retro Inspiration – NY Moon

Dollar Dreadful Family Library

Dollar Dreadful

Retro Inspiration – Dollar Dreadful

Thunder Fuel

Thunder Fuel

Retro Inspiration – Thunder Fuel

L’Unita

 

L'Unita

 

Big State Festival

Big State Festival

Retro Inspiration – Big State Festival

Jussi Oksanen

Jussi Oksanen

Retro Inspiration – Jussi Oksanen

Font Diner

Font Diner

Retro Inspiration – Font Diner

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32 Responses to “30 Retro and Vintage Websites For Design Inspiration”

  1. designfollow

    30. Nov, 2009

    great list

    thank you

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    01. Dec, 2009

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  10. The websites are looking wonderful and excellent , awesome and creates amazing feeling.

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  11. Jennifer Ortiz-Colina

    05. Dec, 2009

    This is a great collection. Retro, vintage website have such a warm feeling to them. They have a very human, emotional element to them. It’s definitely nice to see things stray from the more sterile approaches.

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  12. Misty

    05. Dec, 2009

    @Misty, Thanks for the greatlinks to retro websites

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  16. Nate

    08. Dec, 2009

    This was sort of mixed list for me. Half of them seemed either too cluttered, too cliché (how many stacked postcard designs have we all seen), or to gimmicky. However, there were definitely a few inspiring gems in there. Dreadful Dollar, Thunder Fuel, NY Moon, Tangled Decals, & Tricycle Terror were the ones that impressed me.

    I’m grateful that you shared. It was helpful to see various retro approaches to design beside each other. Thanks.

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    bmackler Reply:

    @Nate, Thank you for those insightful comments. I am very glad that you found some that were inspiring. Yes, some were more impressive then others but I thought that each one brought something special. If done correctly this style can be amazing.

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  19. OSCAR

    12. Dec, 2009

    Great and fantastic collection. Thanks

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  20. web design york

    15. Dec, 2009

    Some excellent artwork there. Web 2.0 from a completely different angle – a backwards inspired one.

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  24. code promo pixmania

    27. Jul, 2010

    In my opinion tricycle Terror and i-avion are the best! But the rest is also awesome. Thanks for that collection :)

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  25. Plymouth Web Design

    16. Aug, 2010

    These Retro sites are absolutely fab!!! Great inspiration too! Thanks for these

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  27. vols pas cher

    09. Nov, 2011

    Rimibi is also a very good one that couls be in this article

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  28. Simone Schulz

    07. May, 2012

    Nice set of designs – take a look at this too http://www.beckett.net – 6 different retro skins to choose.

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  29. location auto

    19. Feb, 2013

    It’s fun to return this vintage, but it is nicer than the 2000 design web2.0

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