Angie Bowen July 12th, 2011

A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

As summer hits and gets underway, many are drawn back to those summer days of our youth. Memories of summer breaks filled with vacation from school, home, and many other places or responsibilities get us in a sort of retrospective mindset. It is with that theme in hand that we have compiled this bountiful resource post for our readers in a retro frame of mind.

Designers dive right in to this collection that is positively overflowing with vintage styled design goodies just waiting to be added into your next design project. From PS brushes to patterns to icons and so much more, this post has got it all! Literally! Well, not literally, but close. So get your toolbox open and ready to add in some design resources that take you back a few decades in style. Enjoy!

Photoshop Brushes

Vintage Ornament & Handwriting Brushes 240 Retro Dynamic Brushes Retro Diagonals 80's Kunfu Brushes Retro Flower Brushes 11 Sketchy Retro Photoshop Brushes Retro Abstract Circles UK Stamps Newspaper Ads From The 60s 14 High Resolution Assorted Maps


Smashing Retro Icon Set Retro Vector Icons Retro Candy: Free Icon Set Retro Toys: A Free Icon Set


Retro Wallpaper Textures 6 large retro textures Vintage Textures and Backgrounds Colored Vintage Paper 28 High-Res Vintage Postal Textures Vintage Wallpaper Urban Decay


Free Seamless Vector Pattern โ€“ Vintage Velvet Seamless Retro Vectors Retro Set 4 Pink Petals Seamless Photoshop Pattern Free Vector and Pixel Pattern โ€“ Antique Engraved

More Resources

Retro Splash Photoshop Action 1985 โ€“ A Free Vector Pack of Your Favourite 80s Icons Matchbook Typefaces 35 Retro Photoshop Gradients Vector Pack: Tres Vintage: A Free WordPress Theme 41 Custom Photoshop Shapes


How To Create a Retro Style Superman Book Cover Create a Retro Pop Art in Photoshop Create a Retro Urban Gig Poster in Photoshop Design a Retro Styled Poster Quick Tutorial: Create a Reusable Retro Type Treatment Illustrator Tutorial: Vector Retro Television Create Vintage and Grungy Digital Art Work in Photoshop (rb)

Angie Bowen

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.


  1. This is a fantastic set of resources, Angie– really can’t thank you enough. Wishing you the best! : )

  2. Thanks for the kind words and thoughtful comments on the post. As always, we are glad that it is proving useful.

    Noupe Editorial Team

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