Website Design: Beautiful Vintage and Retro Inspired Designs

In the last couple of months I have been working on bringing you series of website design inspiration articles. In this post, I would like to concentrate on some really great vintage and retro inspired designs. Although these styles are from two different era’s, they both have an old-fashioned feel to them. In this collection of websites you will see some great designs that will leave you in awe. I hope that these amazing examples will inspire you to create you own beautiful vintage and retro website designs. Enjoy!

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level2d.com

level2d.com
level2d.com

thunderfuel.com

custom-design.ch
http://thunderfuel.com/

phizz.biz

phizz.biz
phizz.biz

lanalandis.com

lanalandis.com
lanalandis.com

klassiker-in-acryl.de

klassiker-in-acryl.de
klassiker-in-acryl.de

slabovia.tv

slabovia.tv
slabovia.tv

readyphotosite.com

readyphotosite.com
readyphotosite.com

custom-design.ch

custom-design.ch
custom-design.ch

mediaboom.com

mediaboom.com
mediaboom.com

smallstone.com

smallstone.com
smallstone.com

csstinderbox.raykonline.com

csstinderbox.raykonline.com
csstinderbox.raykonline.com

dollardreadful.com

dollardreadful.com
dollardreadful.com

cottonseedoiltour.com

cottonseedoiltour.com
cottonseedoiltour.com

jeffsarmiento.com

jeffsarmiento.com
jeffsarmiento.com

fortysevenmedia.com

fortysevenmedia.com
fortysevenmedia.com

tnvacation.com

tnvacation.com
tnvacation.com

mister-aero.com

mister-aero.com
mister-aero.com

windrocklodge.com

windrocklodge.com
windrocklodge.com

adaptd.com

adaptd.com
adaptd.com

thrushexhaust.com

thrushexhaust.com
thrushexhaust.com

radio.nymoon.com

radio.nymoon.com
radio.nymoon.com

daleinghram.com

daleinghram.com
daleinghram.com

tnerb.com

tnerb.com
tnerb.com

maketheswitch.ae

maketheswitch.ae
maketheswitch.ae

visitcascadia.com

visitcascadia.com
visitcascadia.com

targetscope.com

targetscope.com
targetscope.com

sottocostoska.it

sottocostoska.it
sottocostoska.it

fredperry100years.com

simonemaranzana.com
http://www.fredperry100years.com/

prahba.com

prahba.com
prahba.com

fisticuffdesign.com

fisticuffdesign.com
fisticuffdesign.com

singularityconcepts.com

targetscope.com
http://singularityconcepts.com/

lanikaiproperties.com

lanikaiproperties.com
lanikaiproperties.com

webdesigner.ro

webdesigner.ro
webdesigner.ro

thigpendesigns.com

thigpendesigns.com
thigpendesigns.com

freelenz.at

freelenz.at
freelenz.at

ollyhite.com

ollyhite.com
ollyhite.com

thegregbradyproject.com

thegregbradyproject.com
thegregbradyproject.com

bigsweaterdesign.com

simonemaranzana.com
http://bigsweaterdesign.com/

simonemaranzana.com

simonemaranzana.com
simonemaranzana.com

theblizzards.ie

theblizzards.ie
theblizzards.ie

garynock.com

garynock.com
garynock.com

www.efinterns.com

webdesign-vintage-retro-42
http://www.efinterns.com/

 

iso50.com

iso50.com
iso50.com

riders-network.com

riders-network.com
riders-network.com

sprockethouse.com

sprockethouse.com
sprockethouse.com

34one.com

34one.com
34one.com

i-avion.com

i-avion.com
i-avion.com

designspongeonline.com

designspongeonline.com
designspongeonline.com

The Popularity Of Vintage And Retro Adverts

Vintage adverts have never been as popular as they are now – but why? Why do people have such a penchant for collecting these adverts from the past and what can we expect the future of print ads to look like?

If you open up any old magazine or catalog, you’re sure to see advertisements that have a vintage look to them. The unusual thing is between the years of around 1930 to 1980, many of these ads only ran for a month before being replaced by another advertisement.

This means that there is a huge market for these sorts of ads in existence. And also a collectors bug out there for one.

Old vintage advertisements hold great value, as adverts and posters from certain times, such as World War 2 or during other notable times reflect that era. It gives them a timeless and wide significance to a lot of people who are aware of, have an interest in, or collect items from a certain period or event.

Many of these advertisements were more apparent for certain industries. It is common to see these posters for alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, domestic cleaning products, and technology and means of travel.

The art in some of these adverts is magnificent and showcases the movements of the time. Many of these works are very orientated towards artistic movements such as pop art, futurism, and constructivism. This means that to an extent they are as many pieces of art as they are mere retro decoration.

The Verdict

Although the vintage and retro style is currently trending, the future of vintage ads is clearly a changing one. There will not be as many prints sources with the advent of the Internet and so the idea of a poster a month or so is gone. However, we are sure to see innovative and technologically aware prints that may use things such as QR Codes with our phones for attention or will become more specialized as niche magazines become all the more popular as the mainstream enters the digital age. We do know one thing, advertising is to get more complicated as social media and digital ads will have to coincide with old-fashioned print.

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