50 Best Free Retro and Vintage Fonts

50 Best Free Retro and Vintage Fonts

High-quality, free retro fonts are hard to find – especially retro and vintage fonts. But high quality, free font downloads do exist; it just takes time to find them.

To help, we’ve created an epic collection of 50 free and premium retro and vintage fonts for designers. Bookmark and browse through whenever you next need the perfect typeface for a new project.

This curated collection features the finest free retro fonts, encompassing a diverse array of styles from the 20th century. From elegant Victorian scripts to bold Art Deco designs, crisp Swiss sans-serifs, vibrant mid-century modern typefaces, psychedelic lettering, and rugged grunge—this list offers a comprehensive look at the best vintage fonts across scripts, serifs, displays, and more. Dive into this eclectic mix to find the perfect typeface for any retro-inspired project.

We’ve included both standalone free downloads and selections available through Adobe Fonts, ensuring you have access to high-quality options for all your retro-inspired projects.

Read on for our hand-picked selection of 50 free retro and vintage fonts!


Palm Canyon Drive

RetroSupply Co.

Palm Canyon Drive is a popular monoline script typeface inspired by retro matchbook covers, travel postcards, Tikki bars and Hollywood. With a classy but unpretentious tone, Palm Canyon Drive is as comfortable on a Tikki bar matchbook cover as it is on a Hollywood movie poster – and you can pick up one of the weights for free.

Aktiv Grotesk

Dalton Maag

An authoritative but neutral sans serif font, Aktiv Grotesk works well as a supporting cast in your work or as the main character when you're aiming for a clean, modern designs. With 24 styles in this impressive family, you'll have plenty of options.

Aktiv Grotesk is free from Dalton's website or for personal and commercial work with an Adobe subscription.


Alit Design

Experimentation with more unusual fonts has become popular, mixing several fonts in a single word even. With that in mind, we chose a unique blackletter with clean sans serif to highly decorative display options, giving you versatility for multiple projects.

Runholdy is free as a demo version for personal use or starting at $19 for a commercial license.


Clark Orr

A highly versatile sans serif font available in multiple weights. Shuttleblock is a retro-inspired font capable of holding its own in virtually any project.

Shuttleblock is free for personal and commercial work with an Adobe subscription.



When looking for a sweet and elegant serif, look no further than Jaoren. More on the feminine side, Jaoren is reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, perfect for editorials, social media posts, stationery, and more.

Jaoren is free for personal use and starts at $19 for commercial projects.


Jonathan Ball

A great Mid-Century style font in handwritten and cursive for a clean collection with lots of character. Great for logos, packaging, or props for your next Wes Anderson-esque short film.

Alkaline is free for personal and commercial work with an Adobe subscription.


RetroSupply Co.

Lovestruck is a script font inspired by the flowy freeform lettering of the 60s and 70s.

With roots in the luxurious details of the Art Nouveau movement and bold flourishes found in psychedelic culture, you're sure to capture vintage magic with this new script font. This is a premium font.


Font Fabric

Another free retro font from FontFabric, Intro is a strong yet elegant in-line geometric font. It’s free for both personal and commercial work, and if you want the full font, you can purchase it from $29.

TA Modern Times Sans

Tural Aliyev

A contemporary and minimal sans-serif optimal for clean designs. Thin sans-serif fonts are a popular choice for branding, logos, or any other projects seeking to convey elegance and sophistication.

TA Modern Times Sans is free for personal use or starting at $1.70 per style for commercial projects.

Rousseau Deco

Mariano Diez

Designed by Mariano Diez, Rousseau Deco is an Art Deco inspired sans serif font harkening back to the Jazz Age and fine barrel aged whiskeys. It includes multilingual characters as well as alternates for O, R, and S.

Rousseau type is available under an Open Font License.



Venice Blvd font is an amusing and unpretentious display sans-serif family with 4 weights and 8 styles. It also includes 22+ bonus illustrative symbols to set the vibe in your next design.

You can get a trial version of Venice Blvd by signing up for the Hoodzpah newsletter. You can buy individual fonts starting at $29 or grab the whole font family for about $90.


Mark Simonson

With designs reminiscent of the early 20th century becoming more popular over the last few years, Etna, a wood-type style font, was an easy choice for this list. Full of character but not too stylistic, with six weights making it perfect for both title and body text.

Etna is free for commercial and personal work with an Adobe subscription.


RetroSupply Co.

Introducing RSCO Bodoni Wood Type Font - the classiest typeface you've ever laid eyes on! We created this tribute to Bodoni from a set of authentic wood type prints — this is your chance to own a piece of typography history.

Get ready to be amazed by the classic design and increased stroke contrast of this unique font. RSCO Bodoni is a premium font.


Adilson Gonzales de Oliveira Jr.

According to Brazil-based graphic designer Adilson Gonzales de Oliveira Junior, Ailerons was inspired by aircraft models from the 40s.

Ailerons has a clean, stylish, retro vibe, and an unusual mix of sharp and rounded edges. The font was created for an experimental design project but now available for personal use.

Aqua Grotesque

Laura Pol

Laura Pol’s retro-futuristic free font Aqua Grotesque has a mysterious feel to it. It comes in one weight, regular, and doesn’t have any glyphs - but if you’re looking to add a scientific edge to your retro and vintage designs, it can do the job. Aqua Grotesque is available for personal and commercial use.


RetroSupply Co.

Imagine if you could type a few characters, convert them to outlines and then easily adjust anchor points to create a custom logo reminescent of the classic graphic design of the 1970s and 80s.

SOLID70 allows you to easily make beautiful type pieces that you can proudly print on shirts, posters, and websites. SOLID70 is a premium font.


VP Creative

An elegant charismatic serif font taking advantage of the Art Nouveau style popular among designers. With an impressive collection of over 150 alternates and glyphs, Enchanted Tales will have your projects standing out among the crowd.

Enchanted Tales is free as a demo for personal use or starting at $29 for commercial projects.


Ludwig Übele

German graphic designer Ludwig Übele is giving away two extreme weights - heavy and hairline - of his beautiful geometric font Helsinki, which is inspired by the Finnish traffic sign typeface. The free fonts cover the Western and Central European character set, and come for desktop and web. Options for the full font set are available starting at €39.


Jack Harvatt

Jack Harvatt’s rounded sans serif has two weights, light and bold, and is free for personal use. It includes a set of extended glyphs, and is a perfect font for your Kubrick inspired sci-fi projects or your modern corporate branding presentations.

Moon is available free for personal use, with a commercial license available for £20.

Supria Sans

HVD Fonts

Sometimes you need a quietly retro font: say hello to Supria Sans, by HVD Fonts’ Hannes von Döhren.

Inspired by the utilitarian clarity of Swiss type design, Supria Sans is an easy-to-read workhorse of a font. Get the regular and regular italic weights for free with an Adobe Creative Cloud membership.

That Appeal

VP Creative

A unique combination of rounded sans-serif and thin swooping cursive, That Appeal takes advantage of trendy font pairings without any of the cheesy pitfalls that might come with the style. Use either font independently or together as intended for a variety of designs.

That Appeal is available free in a demo version for personal use or buy a commercial license for $28

Cast Iron Font

Jeremy VEssey

Designer Jeremy Vessey created this free condensed font. Cast Iron has a geometric structure and industrial aesthetic. Ideal for high-impact logos or headlines. Available in both sans and sans-serif versions.

Free for personal and commercial use.


Matthias Guggisberg

Add a touch of elegance to your retro designs or illustrations with free, geometric, sans serif font Noir, created by Switzerland-based designer Matthias Guggisberg.

Noir is available for free for personal and commercial use.

Labor Union


A classic serif font inspired by signs used during labor strikes in the 1950s and 1960s. A great choice for protest signs, letterhead, and business cards where a retro touch is needed.

Labor Union, shared by McLetters, is available for free for personal and commercial use.


Winston Type Co.

WT Bradford was made by Winston Type Co. and has the distinct vintage feel of early 20th century trade cards, circulars, and signage. Perfect for signs, branding, labels, and other consumer goods that need a feel of history and tradition.

WT Bradford Basic is available free for personal and commercial use. It consists of capital letters and numbers in the classic style. A premium version is available with three styles, ligatures, alternates, and catchphrases.


Philippe Moesch

Swiss designer Philippe Moesch is the brains behind Sabo, a pixel-style retro font available in two styles - inline and filled - and perfect for an arcade-style game.

Sabo is available for a "name your own price" royalty free license.


Zarma Type Foundry

Psychedelia is still as popular as ever, with the 70s, 90s, and early 2000s sticking around as design influences. Amiza is as elegant as it is audacious with swooping characters great for bold branding, editorial, web design and more.

Amiza is free for personal and commercial work with an Envato Elements subscription or starting at $14 from Zarma.

BONUS: Get Five Free Retro Fonts Here

RetroSupply Co.

Grab five of our most popular retro fonts for free. Fonts are packaged in one easy to download ZIP file. Includes OTF files, license, and we'll even send you some more free retro fonts and resources for the next few days after you sign up.


Saksham Verma

Eskool is a fresh serif font similar to classic retro typewriter font families. It has its finger on the pulse of a wildly popular design aesthetic of 90s grade school products. Eskool pairs perfectly with the bright, geometric shapes which typify this style.

Designed by Saksham Verma and including over 100 glyphs, Eskool is available free for personal use.

Volume Dealers

Andreas Leonidou

Alt Retro is an eye-catching, multi-lined, five-weight typeface that oozes retro charm. Created by Cyprus-based designer Andreas Leonidou, Volume Dealers is available for free for personal use and for $20 if you'd like to use it commercially.


David Jonathan Ross

Inspired by wood-type fonts of the 19th century, Manicotti is a stylistic reverse stressed serif font that is perfect for a modern retelling of the "Gay 90s" style popular in the 70s. Give it a try for band posters, print projects, and album covers.

Manicotti is free for personal and commercial projects with an Adobe subscription.


RetroSupply Co.

TOOM is the all in one comic font of your dreams. Designed by Christopher Sperandio and based on the EC Comics system of the 1950s, this creepy classic comes in three line weights and is full of spook-takular extras like skulls and excitement lines. TOOM is a premium font.


Shiva nallaperumal

A reversed-stress typeface designed for display use, Orwellian is guaranteed to add atmosphere to your designs. It was inspired by the concepts explored in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four, and is another font that comes with a pay-what-you-want personal use license.


Oh No Type Co.

Another variable font, Degular, is intentionally unassuming and meant to be a well-crafted workhorse. And with the versatility of variable fonts, you'll probably find yourself using Degular in every project.

Degular is free for personal and commercial projects with an Adobe subscription.


Nick Curtis

Sho-Card-Caps is well-suited to drop caps and headlines. An adaptation of standard 1930s font Futura Display, it’s inspired by “hand-lettered posters from a bygone era” says designer Nick Curtis.

Sho-Card-Caps is available free for personal and commercial work.

Swiss Grit

Rafael Nascimento

Get the minimalist fonts of modern Swiss design. Then put it through a paper shredder, dump fish sauce on it, and leave it in the sun for a few days. The result is Swiss Grit. The perfect font for punk rock posters, zines, and any other work in need of a trashy DIY feel.

Swiss Grit is free for personal use and available for commercial use starting at $20.


Typodermic Fonts Inc.

Fenwick is a stunning sans serif, display font family published by Typodermic Fonts Inc. Of the eight weights available, Fenwick Outline is free for personal and commercial use under a desktop license. The extended family of fonts is available starting at $9.95.


Font Fabric

This angular geometric free font is a versatile creation that’s well-suited to a variety of uses, from graphic design to motion and apparel.

Lot is available free for personal and commercial use.



A thick Art Deco-inspired font created by DonMarciano. Camar is perfect for postcards, premium food packaging, and other projects that need clean bold design with a classic vintage touch. It is available free for personal use with commercial licenses starting at $20.



Kern Club presents Soggy Centers, a free display font designed by JoeFloMontanta. The slab serif font contains two uppercase letter sets, one of which will give your design a more Western flare. It also comes with numerals and simple punctuaion.


Robert Slimbach

Created by veteran Adobe designer Robert Slimbach, Kepler is a modern take on 18th-century typefaces. Erudite and sophisticated, Kepler is perfect for the effortlessly cool minimalist designs popular now.

Kepler is free for personal and commercial work with an Adobe subscription.


Ben Dalrymple

Graphic designer Ben Dalrymple’s Avril font features strong lines with rounded, soft terminals. The result is a versatile collection of strong, friendly letterforms, which you can use with a pay-what-you-want personal use license. Commercial licenses start at $5.


Måns Grebäck

Based on 1960s advertisement scripts, Måns Grebäck’s elegant vintage font Yaquote is is a perfect free cursive font when you need an understated look that won't distract from the main message.

Yaquote is free for personal use with a commercial license available for €59/$69.

Esplanade Script

Måns Grebäck

Like Yaquote, but prefer a font with a more distressed design? Esplanade Script - also by Måns Grebäck - is perfect for when you need some vintage calligraphy handwriting.

Esplanade Script is available free for personal use with commercial licensing options available for €59/$69.


Evan Huwa

Ranger is a weighty display face with pointed spurs created by designer Evan Huwa. This classic Western motel style font comes in four styles, and has a pay-what-you-want personal use license. Commercial use is available starting at $25.


Mark Simonson

If you're looking for a font evoking the charm and warmth of dusty paperbacks, look no further than Bookmania by Mark Simonson. The font includes multi-weight serifs and ornate cursive options with tons of alternates for ultimate customization.

Bookmania is free for personal and commercial work with an Adobe subscription.

Right Price

RetroSupply Co.

A nod to old concert posters and display cards, Right Price is a classic display font created by Australian illustrator Travis Price.

This collection of regular, inline, and bold typefaces is perfect for logos, sale announcements, or whatever needs some "Old Skool Flavor." Right Price is a premium font. Available starting at $29 for personal and commercial use.


Love Letters

Variable fonts have become very popular in recent years. We were drawn to Blimey for its resemblance to Blue Note style jazz albums. Control the weight and gravity of the font effortlessly. It's like getting hundreds of fonts at once!

Blimey is available as a free demo for personal work or starting at $65 for commercial projects.


Ochaya Designs

Portia is a beautiful film-noir inspired typeface by Ochaya Designs perfect for evoking the mystery, class, and nostalgia of this classic vintage period in cinema. It is available free for personal use only with commercial options available starting at $16.


Jen Hood

Effortlessly mixing retro elegance with modern adaptability, Kensington is a compressed sans serif with five weights and ornaments—an easy choice for designs that need a sophisticated and timeless flair.

Kensington is available free for personal and commercial work with an Adobe subscription.

Optician Sans

Anti Hamar

The LogMAR chart is the chart you see at the optometrist office to test your eyes. Optician Sans is a font inspired by historical eye charts bring a classic, intellectual touch to your next project. Optician Sans is available for free under a SIL Open Font License.

Bonus: Get Five Free Retro Fonts Here

Grab five of our most popular retro fonts for free. Fonts are packaged in one easy to download ZIP file. Includes OTF files, license, and we'll even send you some more free retro fonts and resources for the next few days after you sign up.