Vintage designs are still very popular nowadays. People like to reminisce on the past for a good reason, designs of the mid-twentieth century were just gorgeous, especially for the illustrative part. In this post, we suggest you 13 great resources for creating vintage designs.

1. Vintage Hand Drawn Roses

A collection of vector roses with a vintage drawing look-and-feel. Download from Rawpixel.

2. Vintage Typewriter Vector

These vintage typewriter vectors are all you need to illustrate anything about writing in the 1960s. Warning: these are only free for personal use, there is a small fee for commercial use. Download from

3. Retro Beer Emblems Vectors

Like the atmosphere of the pubs and bars of the 20th century? Recreate it with these cool vintage beer-themed emblems. Attribution required. Download from Freepik.

4. Vintage Grunge Comic Style Background

Make your design look loud and rusty using this awesome grunge comic style background. Attribution required. Download on Vecteezy.

5. Vintage Ornate Frames

If you are creating vintage designs and want to frame it with the right type of ornaments, take a look at these amazing free frames. Attribution required, free only for personal use. Download on

6. Vintage Badges Vectors

Vintage-style elements used to create badges, quickly include animals and objects from the past in your designs. Download from

7. Vintage Sale Tags

Crowded stores of the past didn’t always have the best designs, but they surely knew how to attract attention to a product when needed. These free vintage sale tags allow you to create the same effect on your print or online designs. Attribution required. Download on

8. Vintage Vector Labels

A collection of vintage vector labels that seem to come straight out of a 1920 drug store shelf. Attribution required. Download on Freepik.

9. Vintage Cars Vectors

A collection of really old cars you can download in vector format. Attribution required. Download from

10. Retro and Vintage Icons

A set of carefully designed icons with a vintage look-and-feel. 50 very detailed icons in total with an impressive level of details. Download on

11. Modern and Vintage Camera Icon Set

A gigantic set that includes 80 icons in total, both modern and vintage cameras drawn with a line-based style. Attribution required. Download on

12. Bikes Icons Set

A great set including all kinds of bikes, but especially several bikes with a retro style. Download on

13. Vintage Graphic Design Tools Icons

A gorgeous set of icons representing the tools graphic designers used to work with before computers. Attribution required. Download on

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Mirko Humbert

Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic designer and the founder of WP Expert.