How to Create a Retro Inspired Badge in Illustrator

by Dustin Lee April 14, 2016

Ever wanted to create a retro style badge design in Illustrator? This time-lapse tutorial will show you how I created a really simple one using just two fonts and a few graphics. You can find links to the fonts I used below the video!



Do you like this video?

Let me know in the comments. That way I know I should make more! Also, if you'd like to see a specific time-lapse style video let me know. I might create it for you!

Fonts used in the video

Futura Bold

Again, this font is a staple for any designer. Yeah, you can find free alternative out there but they're not going to look as good. Unfortunately, fonts like this tend to cost a pretty penny.

So grab it when you've got some extra cash from a freelance job. In the meantime, Source Sans Pro does an acceptable job of recreating the look. 

Click here to buy Futura now

Transistor Super-Condensed Sans

This is the main font in the design. Even better, it's a RetroSupply release! That means you can get it for a great deal and have a new font to add some swagger to your design work. 

Click here to buy Transistor now





Dustin Lee
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2 Responses

Tom L
Tom L

April 22, 2016

Cool, but way too fast. Zero learning going on. Although I could see you rounded the corners with Astute Graphics. Slow these down a bit, and let’s hear some chatter.
Thanks.

F L
F L

April 15, 2016

Cool ! :)

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