Posters Inspiration

Atmospheric Vintage Poster Examples to Inspire You

By Iveta Pavlova

5 years ago

Originally, vintage posters were used as a form of advertising. Decades ago, when social media could not help people spread ideas, promote businesses, or announce events, it was posters that they used to communicate messages to potential customers. Some might remember vintage movies or events posters in their recognizable old school style. The majority of those artists did not even create those vintage posters to last for so long, although those physical vintage posters may cost a little fortune now. However, we possess some easy digital techniques that enable us to create some of our own and use them for various purposes.  With that being said, let’s take a look at some vintage poster examples that perfectly capture that retro atmosphere.

Vintage Poster Examples with Typography

Typography posters were popular from the very beginning of the poster culture. In fact, what makes the vintage typography posters stand out are the bold, simple, and geometric fonts with 3D effects and contrasting colors. 

Vintage Poster examples with Creative Illustrations

The history will always hold iconic vintage illustration posters like those of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Pulp Fiction, or Ladies Should Listen dear. Vintage poster art is always a safe solution to return to as it won’t become morally outdated any time soon. For example, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) is a good indication for that. 

Below are some interesting vintage poster examples representing the retro vibe. 

Vintage Poster Examples that use Minimalism

Minimalist vintage posters commonly use simple small illustrations or short texts. Not only those represent the history of the time, but they also look so good when framed and used to decorate the interior. In addition, they have contrasting bright colors and minimal internal lines. 

Vintage Poster Examples from the 70-80s

Vintage posters in the 70-80’s designs are indeed cool so no wonder we can never get enough of them. Therefore, I got you covered with some more movie and festival posters in vintage style. How easily these can bring the hype!

Final Words

In conclusion, active color palettes and cartoonish, simplified shapes bring so much vibe. Whether you want to get a movie poster, festival, or event poster; or you just want to grab a motivational typography poster, retro style is always a good idea. 

While you’re at it, you could also check out this gallery of art posters that will surely make your day.

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