Showcase of Retro Web Designs

In this post we have put together some beautiful retro web designs for your inspiration. If you like these retro designs you might also want to check out some of our previous posts below. Enjoy!

Collection of Abstract & Retro Futuristic Designs

350+ Retro and Vintage Photoshop Brushes

Also, if you are looking for further inspiration for a retro web design. You might want to check out a couple of vintage advertising books. There are two listed below that I particularly like.

Ad Boy: Vintage Advertising with Character by Warren Dotz. Buy from
Vintage Commercial Art and Design by Frank H. Atkinson. Buy from






























  1. April 25, 2011

    Retro web design is great. I need to try one sometime. Great collection, thanks for sharing.

  2. April 25, 2011

    Thanks for sharing those lovely retro designs, I can’t get enough retro.

  3. April 25, 2011

    Wow, love this collection! Thanks for posting, gave me some great ideas for a re-design!

  4. April 26, 2011

    These are fantastic! It’s great to see a variation of retro designs that are still being produced. All too often these days, designers are keen to push the modern and simplistic designs and forget that old can be stylish.

    What’s also interesting is seeing the varied uses for the retro design. They aren’t all simply for old sweet shops or bakeries, but also for designers and depots which you wouldn’t expect.

    I have to admit that I too am guilty of perhaps being as modern as possible with my designs, never really taking into consideration older styles. Rest assured that now I’ve read this blog and seen the examples, I’ll be taking some of these ideas forward into any future work I do!

  5. April 26, 2011

    Great collection!! Really i want more..

  6. April 26, 2011

    You really should add The Art Of Nonconformity, the blog of Chris Guillebeau. It’s a really beautiful and crazily popular blog – and it also is a very good example of the retro design.

  7. April 26, 2011

    Great collection here, Visual Republic is amazing. Good to see it showcased here.

  8. April 27, 2011

    Great list of vintage websites!

    These look soo funky and professional. Designs like these are great for restaurants.

  9. April 27, 2011

    It’s more some sort of modern retro which I totatlly love!

  10. Tony
    May 14, 2011

    I totally love this style, thanks for the inspiration, I need to redo my site 🙂

  11. May 18, 2011

    Retro will never die. (atleast I hope so hehe)
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. June 14, 2011

    They are so good looking and so original! I think that this style will be great for wine or antique shop.

  13. June 22, 2011

    Many of these are not just great web designs… they are great advertising pieces. Effective advertising techniques — strong headlines, compelling images and punchy copy — is another one of those things that’s sadly becoming “retro.” Kudos to sites like adpacks, eightytwodesign and foreverheavy for bringing the complete package.

  14. June 29, 2011

    Really found this a well written article! Most of the stuff mentioned is my world to a tea! I found another solution I tought my girlfriend all the stuff that I call a “chore” e.g SEO, copywriting dealing with finances. Which lets me design and build to my hearts content 🙂 Plus she seems to love all that 🙂

  15. This will make you satisfied with the headphones provided, and share with you.

  16. July 15, 2011

    Some real nice designs here.

  17. July 19, 2011

    Awesome styles and designs!!!!

  18. July 22, 2011

    Check out our World War 2 inspired design “Web Heroines”

    😉 Keri

  19. August 3, 2011

    These are fantastic!

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