Retro-style logos are very on trend at the moment. Every company that wants to express its traditional values, its commitment to handmade quality or its old-fashioned aesthetics can do that quickly and easily with a cool, retro-style logo.
Below is a selection of some of the best ones out there.
1. Herman HotDogs
This clever logo references the 1950s diner feel of quality hot dogs, and it incorporates a hot dog in the logo with just a couple of ovals.
2. Flea Circus
This mock-up logo takes inspiration from the circus part of this company’s name. The logo feels fun, exciting and modern, whilst calling back to circus logos of the past.
3. Slam Vintage
This logo, for a store that sells vintage basketball jerseys, brings together both basketball (the triangle-esque shape in the background resembles a basketball net) and vintage style.
4. Big Stand
This logo creatively uses hand tools and vintage fonts to mimic a classic coat of arms.
5. Aces Motorcycle
This eye-catching, masculine logo would look as good on a leather jacket as it would on stationery.
6. Lime Aid
This retro-style logo looks like it is going to be stuck onto a soda bottle, though it really is just an idea the designer was playing around with.
7. Red Hill
This gorgeous logo references the Art Deco logos of automobiles from the Roaring Twenties and later.
8. Mrs. A’s
This lovely logo could launch a retro cake empire: it would look as good as a sticker, used to wrap up freshly baked goodies, as it would on an apron or cake tin.
9. Monmouth Hardware
This logo looks like it should be a tin sign or embroidered on a 1940s mechanic’s coveralls.
10. The 404
Created for CNET’s 404 Show, this logo clearly takes its inspiration from the old logos of radio stations and early television stations.
These are just a few of the best examples of creative, retro-style logos, but there are many more out there. If you look at just about any design website, you’ll soon find a retro-style logo to inspire you.