5 Beautiful free retro typefaces for designers

Retro fonts are having quite the resurgence these days. You've probably noticed them gracing posters, videos, and various other creative projects—they're really having a moment right now.

I, for one, am fully embracing this trend. But, hold on, I'm not talking about those gaudy typefaces that scream "Las Vegas casino." No, no, my friends. I've got five personal favorites, and they're all about classic, tasteful retro vibes. The best part? They won't cost you a dime. 

I've put together this blog post as a sort of tribute to the brilliant minds behind these fonts. After all, I've used these beauties in my own creative endeavors, so it's only right to give them a shoutout.

Whether it's for crafting retro-style movie posters or unique print designs, these fonts transport your work into the past while somehow keeping it wonderfully contemporary (pardon the design jargon!). 

Without further ado, here are my top five free retro typefaces, in no particular order. Enjoy the read.

Five Beautiful Free Retro Typefaces for Designers


intro font

Another gem from the folks at FontFabric, this retro typeface exudes strength and geometric elegance. A versatile choice for various projects. Thank you, FontFabric.



Brought to you by the good folks at Lost Type, Ranger was designed by Evan Huwa from Colorado. It's inspired and inspiring—a neat little typeface that deserves a spot in your toolbox.


deco neue

Designed by Jonatan Xavier, DECO NEUE™ is not only free for commercial use but also impressively well-crafted. Hats off to Jonatan Xavier (and yes, that sounds like a real name).


rex font

The Rex font family offers three weights: bold inline, bold, and light. It's the kind of font style that's currently en vogue, and this all-caps beauty won't cost you a cent. Kudos to the designers!

Citizen Slab

Slab font

Paying homage to vintage aesthetics without sacrificing modern sensibility, Citizen Slab is a typeface designed by Joel Felix. Be sure to check out his website and give him some well-deserved appreciation on Behance. Thank you, Joel.

And there you have it, folks! Five fantastic retro typefaces to add some nostalgia and style to your design projects. Enjoy using them.