100 Retro and Vintage Web Designs showcase

Retro and vintage designs exhibit graphic solutions that are strongly influenced by the time period that they are supposed to represent. While retro focuses on the style of the 1910s to 1930s, vintage recalls the time period between the 1950s and 1980s. In both cases, design elements reflect some old-fashioned motifs, trends, personalities and objects that had been an essential part of our lives in the past.
Such elements create a nostalgic atmosphere, awaken feelings and memories and attempt to communicate information effectively using emotions. Some such designs make use of so-called “classical conditioning” — a technique used to associate a stimulus with an unconscious physical or emotional response. source

Showcase Of Retro and Vintage Web Designs

 

Lana Landis (flash)

Ok, this is a very old site. If you have been in the industry for a long time, you have probably seen this site (it was quite popular back then). I first saw it back in 2003 – 2004(?), but she is still looking hot.

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Target Scope (Flash)

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Kretivia.com

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Prahba.com (Flash)

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Yesterday is Here

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Vintage cars

Another common subject, beside sexy models they like to use classic cars.

Breeze Media

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Jackson Fish Market

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Verga Car

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WebDesigner.ro

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Collage

They also like collage style, torn paper and worn-out photo effect.

Sottocostoska

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Avalon Rose Design (vintage design portfolio)

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The Retrovert

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Spadewerk

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More…

Here are more vintage sites, enjoy.

Get Satisfaction

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Hardees

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Fisticuff Design

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Lataka

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Sauro Motel

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Update (Jan 23, 2008)

Cameron Moll

Most of you is probably familar with Cameron Moll’s website. Good use of CSS and typography, and of course very retro.

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FortySeven Media

A newly launched retro design by Jonathan Longnecker and Nate Croft.

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Media Boom

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Big Rig Design

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The Greg Brady Project

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Prospect Denim

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Cottonseed Oil Tour

Another eye-catchy site. I particularly like the homepage and the highway signs.

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Tennessee Vacation

The details spent on this site is extensive. Don’t be shy to click around or you will miss out the inner pages (almost every page or section has a different layout).

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Sexy models

One common subject, they like to use sexy models. Below are some samples.

Mouse to Minx

This is one of my favorite ecommerce sites. From design to coding, the overall site is nicely done.

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CSS Tinderbox (the design is different now – the site was recently redesigned)

Retro and Vintage Designs - CSS Tinderbox

Custom Design

Retro and Vintage Designs - Custom Design | graphic, product & web design

Big Rig Design

Retro and Vintage Designs - Big Rig Design - Design and Marketing

AdaptD.com

Retro and Vintage Designs - AdaptD.com - Web Design and Development

FortySeven Media

Retro and Vintage Designs

Jeffrey Sarmiento

Retro and Vintage Designs - Portfolio and blog of Jeffrey Sarmiento a web designer/developer from Toronto, Canada currently working for FreshBooks

Klassiker in Acryl

Retro and Vintage Designs

Level2D.com

Retro and Vintage Designs -

Rob Across America

Retro and Vintage Designs - Rob Across America

Slabovia.tv

Retro and Vintage Designs - Slabovia.tv - Unimpressed With The West

Dallas Advertising Agency

Retro and Vintage Designs - Dallas Advertising Agency, Dallas Advertising Agencies, Web Design, Website Designers, Dallas Flash Design

Sensi Soft

Retro and Vintage Designs - Sensi Soft

mediaBOOM

Retro and Vintage Designs - mediaBOOM | ...delivering smart internet and design solutions

The New York Moon

Retro and Vintage Designs - The New York Moon - Neighborhood

~ The Statement ~ The Official Blog of The Old State

Retro and Vintage Designs - ~ The Statement ~ The Official Blog of The Old State

MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company

Retro and Vintage Designs - MacTarnahan's Brewing Company

ISO50 – The Visual Work of Scott Hansen

Retro and Vintage Designs - ISO50 - The Visual Work of Scott Hansen

Tricycle Terror

Retro and Vintage Designs - Tricycle Terror

Charlies Loan

Retro and Vintage Designs - Charlies Loan Payday Loans Short term cash loans fast

Small Stone Recordings

Retro and Vintage Designs - Small Stone Recordings

Big Cartel

Retro and Vintage Designs - Big Cartel » Bringing the Art to the Cart

The Ernest Hemingway Collection

Retro and Vintage Designs - The Ernest Hemingway Collection

jrojr.com

Retro and Vintage Designs - jrojr.com » Home » Front Page

Five Cent Stand – Bitter Kiss

Retro and Vintage Designs - Five Cent Stand - Bitter Kiss

Tennessee Vacation

Retro and Vintage Designs - Tennessee Vacation - The State's Official Travel Planning Website

Prahba

Retro and Vintage Designs - Prahba | Creative Minds: Graphic and Web Design

Thigpen Designs

Retro and Vintage Designs - Thigpen Designs - 770.527.3958

Team Mongolmania

Retro and Vintage Designs - Team Mongolmania

tomatic

Retro and Vintage Designs - » tomatic® - splendid hypertext | a thomas marban venture

The Superest

Retro and Vintage Designs - The Superest: Who is the superest hero of them all?

Red&Blu Winter ‘08-’09

Retro and Vintage Designs - // / Red&Blu Winter '08-'09 // /

Lataka

Retro and Vintage Designs - Lataka, més de 5 anys d' experiencia dissenyant pagines web profesionals

Booreiland

Retro and Vintage Designs - Booreiland - platform for creative productions

Fuelhaus

Retro and Vintage Designs - Fuelhaus Brand Strategy, Marketing, Design Agency

intensify.org

Retro and Vintage Designs - intensify.org

Mister-Aero

Retro and Vintage Designs

The Dollar Dreadful Family Library

Retro and Vintage Designs

Creating Passionate Users

Retro and Vintage Designs

Dennis Jones Artwork

Retro and Vintage Designs

Capitol Media

Retro and Vintage Designs

One Horse Shy

Retro and Vintage Designs

The Lippincott

Retro and Vintage Designs

BlackMoon Development

Retro and Vintage Designs

Sourcebits TangledDecals

Retro and Vintage Designs

FOWA Miami

Retro and Vintage Designs

Bestial design

Retro and Vintage Designs

The First Twenty

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The Blizzards

Retro and Vintage Designs

Thuiven

Retro and Vintage Designs

Internet Zillionaire

Retro and Vintage Designs

Renaissance-Designs

Timoni.org

Retro and Vintage Designs

Theocacao

Retro and Vintage Designs

 

 

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