34 Retro Posters that’ll Work in Any Era

Inspiration September 14, 2011

No matter how many innovations technology brings, people will always love retro.

Like retro clothing, retro-inspired photography and even old school music, retro posters are stylistically inspired by trends of the past. These posters however are made with modern designing and poster printing tools that enhance their quality and durability. Some notable techniques used on these retro posters are the application of color palettes with relatively low saturation resulting into faded colors, the use of texture to give the print a vintage feel, and the insertion of distinct typography that originated in past decades.

We have collected 34 retro inspired custom posters for design inspiration. Whether they make you feel nostalgic or simply amused by the “old school look,” you’ll just never grow tired of such designs.

 

Marvel Minimalist Posters

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Marko Manev
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Vintage-Style DC Character Posters

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Michael Myers
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 Retrospective

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YouWorkForThem
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 ALQUIMIA TYPE

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Luis Miguel Torres and Diego L. Rodriguez
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 The Black Panther Party

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Rubens Scarelli
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 Star Wars Galaxy

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Justin Van Genderen
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 Culture Club (5 o’clock teenager) Promo

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Jared Nickerson
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 Cool Rides

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Justin Van Genderen
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 Pin Up Gallery

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Christian Suarez
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 LICEULICE Cover&Poster – PUBLISHED!

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Vjeko Sumic
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 Bang bang type (02)

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Philippe Nicolas
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Signalnoise: Cycle

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James White
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Studio Ampersand

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Dimitrios Giannakoulias
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 Smphny Speaks

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Quincy Sutton
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 Posters from the new Century

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Moustafa Khamis
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 Graphic Design 2

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Corey Price
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 Posters Like This

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SmashingPlanets
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 Family Feud: Vintage Variation

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 The Dead Weather 1

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ForrestLucero
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 L’Academie Fuzz

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 The Bottom Line Is The Dollar Sign

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Jay Chapman
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 Vintage Movie Posters

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TOUR DE FROMAGE 2011 SEMIFINALS

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Heather Clark
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Fernando Jose Nitorreda is a playwright, fictionist, musician and graphic design enthusiast. He holds a degree in Fine Arts Creative Writing and dreams of writing a kick-ass book someday. He credits visual arts as a major inspiration for his literature.

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  • Ronei

    I love retro poster. They look very beautiful in kitchen and home decor.