Graphic design from the 70s, 80s and 90s has plenty to offer modern-day designers. Here we introduce a bunch of modern-day graphic designers using the best of retro-styles to create incredible and original work that melds the past, the present, and sometimes, the future!
Editor’s note: This tutorial was originally published on Psdtuts in February of 2009.
Nicolas is a freelance designer from Canada. He currently works for MuchMusic doing graphic design work.
James has been in the business for over ten years. During that time he has worked with a variety of clients and projects, from comic books, to posters and everything between.
Defi the Norm is from Miami, Florida, and concentrates on vector and Photoshop design. They’ve created some stunning 80s style works.
Below is a picture the designer created for an album cover. Sadly, the design never made it to the cover and is now a T-shirt design.
Sebastian is a graphic designer with a flair for all things retro. He likes to specialize in designs that mimic the styles of the 70s and 80s. The below projects are just a few from his portfolio that showcase hie abilities to put a modern twist on retro design.
Felipe is a designer and illustrator who can create a variety of styles in a variety of mediums. From standard illustration to create print design, Felipe can handle it all.
If the images below aren’t 100% 80s, I don’t know what is. These illustrations are a prime example of the illustration style that was so popular in the 80′s that it was used in everything from print to motion.
The flyers below created by Ed Price are another great example of adding modern day design elements to a heavily 80′s influenced design.
AJ is a graphic designer who’s main focus is to create awesome T-shirt designs. Have a look around his portfolio and you’ll see he is pretty amazing at it. This is especially true when it comes to creating retro designs.
Last but certainly not least, I bring you the retro mastermind of Sakke Soini. We recently interviewed him here on Psdtuts+, so be sure to check that out. This designer’s work is so amazingly retro that you would think his mind is stuck in some sort of time warp. Brilliant.