The internet is awash with free retro and vintage resources for designers and illustrators, but finding high-quality versions can be frustrating. Most of us don’t have unlimited budgets to spend on every project, however, so sometimes free alternatives are necessary to take a piece forward.
That’s why we’ve pulled together this collection of high-quality free retro and vintage resources. If you’re a designer or illustrator who simply doesn’t have time to trawl the internet every time you need to source a quality free font, brush, vector, action, or any other resource– this list will save you hours. We’ll be adding to it regularly, so bookmark it if you’re often in this situation.
Of course, free resources rarely stand up against paid-for alternatives. If you need a first-class design tool for an important piece of client work or dream personal project, you’ll find a huge range of popular, ridiculously affordable retro and vintage resources for your libraries right here:
- The RetroSupply brush guide for illustrators
- Best bargain retro and vintage fonts
- Time-saving retro and vintage actions
- Logos and vector art
And for all those design and illustration projects that don’t have a big budget, here are 17 of the best free retro and vintage resources that will help you achieve that classic retro look in your next project, on a budget.