5 Beautiful Free Retro and Vintage Fonts

Free retro fonts that are stylish and high quality are hard to find even if there are hundreds of fonts available online these days. In this article we have handpicked five beautiful vintage fonts for your website and logo designs inspiration. These nostalgic looking retro fonts will transport your site’s look and feel back to the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s…Enjoy!

Note: Please read the license agreement carefully for each font you intend to use as some of them are free for personal use only, excluding commercial projects. Make sure to buy a commercial license when required.

1. Beauty School Dropout II
Designer Nick Curtis is behind this stylish fifties diner style Beauty School Dropout II font. A free retro display typeface, Beauty School Dropout II is great for creating eye-catching neon lights posters, logos and much more.
License: 100% Free (Donation)
Format: TTF

2. Betty Noir
Betty Noir
This beautiful typeface was designed by Nate Piekos of a Blambot company who may allow independent comic creators to use some of their fonts for free even in commercial comic book projects. Rest of us may have to pay for their brilliant designs, but the team generously offer Betty Noir free for personal projects.
License: Free for personal use
Format: TTF

3. Shagadelic
A bold and stylish retro-inspired font by Digital Graphic Labs, Shagadelic is suitable for logos, branding and more. This funky, psychedelic sets of font inspired by the 60s and 70s is available from Dafont.
LICENSE: 100% Free

4. Neon Lights
Neon Lights
This amazingly retro neon light type of font by Allen R. Walden has the feel of eighties New York. One of the collection of fonts created by the designer, this is one of his most popular, having received over 400,000 downloads. This font is free for both personal and commercial uses.
LICENSE: 100% Free

5. Airstream
Designer Nick Curtis is also behind this elegant free Airstream retro font. The designer has over 100 designs to choose from, which collectively have been downloaded over 19M times.
License: 100% Free (Donation)
Format: TTF

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  1. Marin on July 30, 2019

    I am just about to start a logo design for my site and feel like I could use these fonts for the task.Thanks for sharing these.

  2. Kiran on July 31, 2019

    I downloaded these fonts but the fonts are black. How can I add colors and shadows like in the article?

  3. Ali on July 31, 2019

    I am big fan of eighties neon lights

  4. Hina on July 31, 2019

    Could someone please tell me how to add these fonts on a website?