43 free retro fonts

23. Andes

Retro fonts Andes

The gorgeous vintage-style font is available in two styles

Looking for retro fonts to use in your personal project? Then you can download this baby for free. The gorgeous vintage-style font is available in two styles, with letters featuring both a curved design (as seen above) and more basic approach.

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24. Sesame

Retro fonts Sesame

Sesame wouldn't look out of place on any vintage poster design

An old-school-style of retro fonts, Sesame wouldn't look out of place on any vintage poster design. Developed by designer Dieter Steffmann, the font comes with a full set of uppercase letters, numbers and selection of special characters.

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25. Arwen

Retro fonts Arwen

Arwen is one of the most beautiful retro fonts we've found

Arwen is not just the name of a Lord of the Rings character, it's also one of the most beautiful retro fonts we've found – and it's totally free to download. Created by Keystrokes, the typeface includes a full set of uppercase characters for you to incorporate into your designs.

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26. Highlands

Retro fonts Highlands

This charming slab-serif draws inspiration from National Park posters of old

This cool retro typeface was created by web and UI designer Tyler Galpin. He describes the font as "a charming slab-serif that draws inspiration from National Park posters of old". It's available as a free download, with any donations to its creator gratefully received.

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27. Bazar

Retro fonts Bazar

Olinda Martins developed this vintage-style font from a selection of commercial signage in and around the city of Porto

Designer Olinda Martins developed this vintage-style font from a selection of commercial signage in and around the city of Porto. Collecting several samples, Martins reinterpreted them into this stylish design, which she generously offers as a free download for all to enjoy!

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28. Quid Pro Quo

Retro fonts Quid Pro Quo

Quid Pro Quo is an old-fashioned handwritten script

Quid Pro Quo is an old-fashioned handwritten script created by designer David Kerkhoff. The typeface comes complete with a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and a selection of special characters. Free for personal use only, with the option to donate to the author should you wish.

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29. Pricedown

Retro fonts Pricedown

Ray Larabie of Typodermic Fonts is the man behind this bold, game show-inspired font

Ray Larabie of Typodermic Fonts is the man behind this bold, game show-inspired font. Larabie comments on his creation: "Pricedown is based on a late-Sixties font called Pinto Flare; famous for its use in the titles for the TV program The Price is Right." The font is free for personal use only, but donations to the author are much appreciated.

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30. Pompadour Numerals

Retro fonts Pompadour

This stylish, retro set of numerals and punctuation was inspired by the 1950s Rockabilly Hairdo

This stylish, retro set of numerals and punctuation was developed by designer Andy Mangold. Offered online by Lost Type Co-Op, the website describes the design as "a chunky, display numeral sets inspired by the 1950s Rockabilly Hairdo. The numbers, which each fit perfectly inside of a square, are best used in large sizes." Available as a free download, with any donations to the author gratefully received.

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31. Riesling

Retro fonts Riesling

Transport your designs back to the 1920s with this beautiful Riesling font

Transport your designs back to the 1920s with this beautiful Riesling font, created by Bright Ideas. The elegant typeface includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers 0-9 and special characters.

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32. Carnivalee Freakshow

Retro fonts Carnivalee Freakshow

Carnivalee Freakshow would fit in perfectly to any Western-inspired design

Carnivalee Freakshow typeface would fit in perfectly to any Western-inspired design. Created by Christopher Hansen, this popular font has amassed over 1m downloads since its release. Free for personal use only.

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33. Top Speed

Retro fonts Top Speed

This cool retro font has a definite hint of 1950s Chevrolet to it

This cool retro font has more than a hint of 1950s Chevrolet to it; you can virtually smell the rubber and gasoline. Designed by Jason Vanderhill, Top Speed comes in these three different variations. To link letters, simply use the underscore key. Free for personal use.

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34. Echo Deco

Retro fonts Echo Deco

Echo Deco is perfect for retro-style music poster designs

Perfect for a retro-style music poster, typeface Echo Deco was created by GreyWolf Webworks. Free for personal use only, this font comes complete with a full set of uppercase letters, numbers and special characters.

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35. Deftone Stylus

Retro fonts Deftone

Deftone Stylus is a structured, industrial script from the late 20th century

This beautiful script, retro-style font is another by Ray Larabie of Typodermic Fonts. Larabie comments on his typeface, "Deftone Stylus is a structured, industrial script from the late 20th century. It was rebuilt in 2011 and now features custom letter pairs to make words flow."

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36. Bellerose

Retro fonts Bellerose

This elegant typeface Bellerose is a popular choice, having been downloaded almost 1.5m times since its release

This elegant typeface Bellerose is a popular choice, having been downloaded almost 1.5m times since its release. The sophisticated design was created by James M. Harris, includes a full set of upper and lower case letters and numbers and is free for personal use only.

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37. Airstream

Retro fonts Airstream

This is just one of many retro fonts designed by Nick's Fonts but Airstream just pipped it as our favourite

This is just one of many retro fonts designed by Nick's Fonts but Airstream just pipped it as our favourite. The designer has over 100 designs to choose from, which collectively have been downloaded over 13m times. Free for personal use.

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38. Parisish

Retro fonts Parisish

Parisish has the feel of old Paris about it

This elegant font by type designer George Williams has the feel of old Paris about it. One of 57 fonts created by the designer, this is one of his most popular, having received over 200,000 downloads. This font is free for both personal and commercial uses.

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39. Kilogram

Retro fonts Kilogram

Kilogram font was based on Nick Curtis' font Anagram

This Kilogram font was created by KalleGraphics and based on Nick Curtis' font Anagram. The bold design includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. Free for personal use.

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40. Budmo

Retro fonts Budmo

This flashy marquee font wouldn't look out of place on posters at the Moulin Rouge

This flashy marquee font wouldn't look out of place on posters at the Moulin Rouge. Another creation from Ray Larabie of Typodermic Fonts, this set includes four font files, all different variations of the same design. Free for personal use.

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Free retro fonts Akura Popo

Akura Popo is bold, strong and tough-looking

Akura Popo from Twicolabs Design. The team comment on the typeface on Behance: "Akura Popo is a vintage and classic condensed serif font with a bold, strong and tough-looking style. It's best suited for logos, headlines, letterheads and sport-themed designs."

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42. Zorus Serif

Free retro fonts Zorus Serif

Zorus Serif's antique glyphs have a French feel to them

Created by Canadian designer Jérémie Dupuis, Zorus Serif's antique glyphs have a distinctly gallic feel to them, and we think it'd be a perfect fit for a print project that needs a quirky, old-fashioned look. It's available in standard and italic versions.

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Free retro fonts Streetwear

Streetwear captures the spirit of American sports logos of the 60s and 70s

A bold and stylish retro-inspired script font, Streetwear is suitable for logos, posters, branding, packaging and much more. Available from Behance, the website states: "Streetwear looks like 1960s and 70s fashion and sport-related typeface, unique and fun at the same time." Streetwear is free for both personal and commercial use.

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