Getting to know vintage
Vintage is referred to indicate objects created decades ago, which through time have preserved certain characteristics that are still influencing the present day. According to Wikipedia, vintage has deeply marked some iconic traits of a particular historical moment of fashion, customs, and design involving and influencing current lifestyles.
Nowadays, vintage and retro designs are now robustly used in various small and large companies. They are often included in online shops, corporate designs, portfolios and blogs. The design will really give a creative and pleasing design that looks really different. This makes your website stand out.
Elements in a vintage design
When you are in living in the modern days, how will you identify a vintage design? Let us discover the elements in a vintage design.
Paper-effects. A vintage design often made use of paper-effects such as aged, turned yellow, or worn-off. During the 50’s and 60’s, paper played a vital role in the community. It is widely used as packaging of products or as shopping bags.
Old objects. Things that were prevalent decades ago also contributes to the vintage design such as old radio, cars, television, telephone, and many more. Anything that symbolizes the past age is considered as vintage.
Posters. Popular poster advertisements and packages of products are also widely used in today’s design. They can be anything from photos of caffe’s food products, household goods, to posters of classic movies and entertainments.
Pin-up & sexy girls. This are often seen in many retro designs. Typically, this girls have provocative looks, always in bikini and stilettos.
Old Magazine and Newspapers. Commonly, you will notice this many web design. It has the look of an old newspaper, in black and white or turned yellow, then complemented with a retro typography font.
Calligraphic font. Calligraphic font plays a fundamental role in the 50’s and 60’s. Today, the vintage-themed designs brings back the hype of calligraphic font.
Colors. Colors in the old days usually depicts the tonalities of paper and cardboard. That is why in many vintage design, the colors beige, brown, and cream is commonly used. Also, black and white with a touch of grey will add to the vintage look and feel.
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Most often, vintage recalls the fashion, trends, personalities and objects in the time period between the 1950’s and 1980’s. The primary purpose of vintage design in the modern times is to awaken feelings and memories and creates an emotional response.
Richard is a creative designer & blogger. He writes for Crayonify about Graphics, Creativity and UX Design. Richard loves to unlock his creativity with writing.