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20 Fantastic Free Retro and Ornate Fonts

In anticipation of several print/poster design tutorials that I’m planning, I wanted to research some great free retro fonts for this purpose. I’ve scoured the web and found some really excellent retro/elaborate fonts that would be perfect for poster designs, print work, or creating retro web designs.

Please let me know your favorites and where you may get a chance to use them.


Babes in Toyland

Betty Noir

Blue Plate Special

JF Ringmaster

Market Deco

Hamburger Heaven

Simson Font

Circus Ornate


Cast Iron


Extra Ornamental

Quentin Caps


FT Rosecube




SF Expresso Shack

About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. Pateador says:

    AirStream is really cool and i think is appropiate for a rock poster.

  2. Betty Noir remember me bioshock game. Indead, it’s a great list of retro font.

  3. Tom says:

    Thanks guys! I can’t wait to get to work using these in some tutorials :)

  4. Vim says:

    Great list of fonts, tom is there a chance that we could get some sort of tutorial to make these 3D or in some way more effective? my favorite font in this list is grenadier.

  5. Has anyone ever seen a font set that duplicates the one used by the U.S. IRS???

  6. dbfan says:

    cool fonts list, i like it for free

  7. MBO says:

    like the Cast Iron and the Masquerade font.. superb collections! I could actually use this.


  8. Mini says:

    Can I use the fonts for a book?

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  10. Really great selection here – Many thanks
    Especially like Market Deco and Cream Puff

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