45 Great Examples of Retro Website Design

by in Inspiration on 15th Oct 2012 · Comments

In this article we'll have a closer look at some web designs that use retro/vintage elements to make them stand out from the crowd. When done right, this can surely create a look that is timeless. We believe these are all memorable in their own way and show great creativity and skill.

45 Great Examples of Retro Web Design

Creating a successful design doesn't have to mean you need to draw or make complicated elements. Why not use some old photos, go for a color palette with a vintage feel to it or have some old music play in the background. Let these great designs inspire you to make your own style and feel to your own projects.

Great Examples of Retro Web Designs

Von Dutch
Von Dutch

Dollar Dreadful
Dollar Dreadful

Biltmore
Biltmore

Lost Type Co-op
Lost Type Co-op

Atticus Pet Design Studio
Atticus Pet Design Studio

Filigrooves
Filigrooves

Level 2 Design
Level 2 Design

SteDesign
SteDesign

The Mischief Co
The Mischief Co

Go Live!
Go Live!

Mom & Popcorn
Mom & Popcorn

Hanzell
Hanzell

Tommy
Tommy

Kultika
Kultika

Sam T. Schick
Sam T. Schick

Cantilever Fish & Chips
Cantilever Fish & Chips

Cast Iron Design Company
Cast Iron Design Company

LA Wine Agency
LA Wine Agency

Henry & Co Real Estate
Henry & Co Real Estate

BlackMoon Design
BlackMoon Design Company

Austin Eastciders
Austin Eastciders

Kitchen Sink Studios
Kitchen Sink Studios

Neutral Milk Hotel
Neutral Milk Hotel

The Threepenny Editor
The Threepenny Editor

The Lit Pub
The Lit Pub

Forgotten Presidents
Forgotten Presidents

Sprocket House
Sprocket House

Torpedo Juice
Torpedo Juice

AdPacks
AdPacks

LeaderBe
LeaderBe

Smultron
Smultron

Shipment
Shipment

Ad Daddies
Ad Daddies

Thunderfuel
Thunderfuel

Web-o-matic
Web-o-matic

City Dog
City Dog

Lord Likely
Lord Likely

Targetscope
Targetscope

Blue Moon
Blue Moon

Hipstery
Hipstery

Buses at the brewery
Buses at the Brewery

Growcase
Growcase

Tricycle Terror
Tricycle Terror

Prahba
Prahba

The literary bohemian
The Literary Bohemian

Conclusion

Those were our 45 picks and there are tons more out there. Let's hear you talk! Do you have any experience with this type of design? Want to share your examples with us? Which one is your favorite?

Do you have any tips for aspiring designers in this field? We'd love to hear your opinion in the comments section. And don't forget to share this article with your friends!

Hilde is a Norwegian girl with a great passion for everything related to design, freelancing, PhotoShop, photography, Illustrator and more. Running her own website and work with mainly Graphic Design and Business Consulting besides article writing.