One of the fastest ways to apply an authentic aged look to your illustrations is through the use of quality retro and vintage textures. Whether you’re mocking up a concept for a client or working on a personal project, the right texture can quickly take your work to the next level.
However, finding the perfect texture – or making one yourself – isn’t always an option when you’re short on time, so we’ve curated a list of the best free textures (both retro textures and vintage textures) for you to refer back to whenever you need to quickly add some depth or age to your designs. (And we've included links to premium alternatives, too.)
All the free textures in this collection are available for personal use, and most are free for commercial use as well – just be sure to double-check the terms before applying them to your work.
Read on for our collection of the very best free retro and vintage textures that the internet has to offer…