Vintage and retro logos is a design trend that has always been popular, with retro design styles are now being integrated to contemporary techniques, this adaptation effectively catches a viewer’s eye and makes any logo design pop.
Retro logos probably include on of the following elements: shiny, gradients, drop shadows, rounded corners, futuristic looks, and much more. Both use textures and typography that have an “old-fashioned” look-and-feel with images we hardly see now, like classic cars, milk bottles and more.
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Here are some handy tips and trick to keep at mind if you are designing your own retro styled logo:
- Use shapes and illustrations: Symbolize by using triangles, squares, diamonds, rectangles, circles, hexagons, octagons, and etc.
- Select attractive color shemes: Retro colors are not too bright, so try selecting a neutral color that is easy to look at.
- Use of typography: Typography is always a vital part of a logo design, especially when it’s a retro logo. By using fonts that would make a statement alone, is a great way to go! To give you and idea check out our previous article: 28-free-fantastic-retro-styled-fonts
- Use of Borders: Borders give the logo a great look and feel. They will add more excitement to your work, and could be used to showcase an area you want the viewer to focus on. Also the use of ribbons is strongly encouraged, they truly make the logo stand out and look official!
- Textures Patterns, and Noise: By adding noise in the background you are creating the fading effect that makes the logo look old. Textures and patters are always a must, whether it’s lines, squares, circles, or any other little shapes they will add to the experience.