One day you want to create a school reunion invitation with your friends where you’ve not seen for decades. Then you need retro fonts for your design to match the atmosphere of the meeting.
Here are some retro fonts that you might consider to be downloaded to complement your font collection. Who knows when you are asked by colleagues, family and even your clients to make a retro or classic design.
Idler is an all caps, modular display typeface meant to be used for big, bold lettering. Idler’s two “main” weights (Idler Detail and Idler Plain) can be used effectively as single colored layers on their own, but the typeface’s true potential is realized when the user layers the “shaded” weights along with the main weights to create a colorful 3D shading effect.
Frontage Condensed is a layered type system inspired by eye-catching and colorful facade signage. Its main aspect is — like many typographic installations on storefronts — three dimensional. The narrow, generously spaced letterforms lend the typeface a bold and eminent voice.
Edmunds is hokey cowboy font that smells like a wet saddle. This allows you to install the font on a computer and use it to create posters, web graphics, game graphics, t-shirts, videos, signs, logos and more.
Like a brother to Gin, Bourbon is a condensed display typeface inspired by the likes of whiskey bottles and vintage serifs. It enjoys long walks with subtle, distressed textures or a nice, good-ole script. Bourbon Rough works great in larger sizes and with anti-aliasing set to “Smooth.”
Hastings is classic, basic art-deco face based on marquee posters found everywhere in the 1920s and 1930s. Perfect for anything that evokes the ‘pulp’ feel. Includes full alphabet, extended character set, euro. Includes bold, italic, bold-italic weights.
The Emblema Headline family have four layers each one with three or four different looks for a total of thirteen different variations. Non-OT-users can select a font between these thirteen variations also with an specific flavor: Basic, Deco, Swash or Extra swash.
The Salvador is a retro and decorative font, include the following styles: The Salvador Serif, The Salvador Shadow, The Salvador Inline, The Salvador Dotted Inline, The Salvador Script and many more.
Inline version from The Blacktroops Family , give you a touch of retro style.
Fenwick is a lineal, metal type with unusual proportions. The almost sinuous curves of the numerals revive their inherent Arabian roots and the italic’s line thickness was amended by eye so as not appear too mechanical.
Designed by Sebastian Hartmann in 2004, Casanova is a quirky display font release by URW. Contains language support for West, East, Turkish, Baltic, and Romanian.
Dovde is a solid-shape font decorated with curls. It perfectly applies for headlines, logos, poster and any other kind of graphic design. This typeface is unique and fresh with it`s creatively implemented organic swirls.
A new take on the classic font Neuland, designed by Rudolph Koch in 1923. According to an advertising piece for the original typeface, its name is an acronym for New, Effective, Useful and Legible, is Always Novel and Dramatic.
This Art Nouveau period text type is very well suited for headlines. It is beautiful and easily readable with that special 1920’s touch. It comes with a selection of special characters to cover languages like German, French, and Swedish too. The font is public domain, free for all uses, commercial and private.
Marquis is a family of two fonts, containing both faceted and solid characters which can be layered to effect 3D, dimensional and translucent marquee-style typography, allowing for the creation of headlines reminiscent of classic theater and motion picture marquee signage.
Corn Dog is a font design published by Fonthead.
Spy Royal is a junctionless script typeface and comes in 6 styles. It’s a hybrid between script and so called streamline fonts. The origins are based on an advertising by Japan Airlines, dated around 1954, offering flights to San Francisco, Honolulu and Okinawa in the new DC-6B “Pacific Courier” airplane.