Beautiful Vintage and Retro Signage

These Days many artists and designers have a true love for Retro and vintage design. They share their true passion whenever opportunity comes. We can probably search several thousand showcases of retro designs today in this 21st century, But well not many of actual vintage designs that were used in old 1940s, ’50s and ’60s and those are still in use today.

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The Flame

4600ish N Western


Urban Script
As seen in downtown Buffalo, New York.

hampton inn. green bay, wi. 2006



The Palms Motor Hotel
Portland, Oregon.

South Haven

they go together like a horse and carriage

liquor. santa monica, ca. 2006

Casa de cadillac, Sherman oaks

prcssd. las vegas, nv. 2007

Motel Hamburg

Remember me, summer

Parkside Candies in Amherst, NY.

Krispy Kreme in Kolor
Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN.

Italy Ninetta von Blaschke

Carling Black Label Beer
Albany, GA; Oglethorpe Lounge.

Last Click

route 66. hackberry, az. 2007.

deangelis (delightfully different) donuts
Rochester, PA

R.I.P. Zipperhead
A South Street icon bites the dust. At least the new shop left the giant creepy ants on the facade. And there is Crash, Bang, Boom — a very respectable spin-off shop, around the corner. Philadelphia, PA.

Uncle Jer’s
Great side wall signage for Uncle Jer’s on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles doing business since 1978.

Walthamstow Stadium

Drive-up green burger/pastrami joint

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Tradewinds Motel

IN, Cambridge City-U.S. 40 Rihm’s Drive-In Liquor Store Sign

Canterbury Records

Mel’s Drive In
Great retro neon and bub signage for Mel’s in Hollywood.

Simmons and Clark Jeweler in Downtown Detroit

Simmons and Clark Jeweler in Downtown Detroit

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Seoul rock
Rock & roll joint somewhere in the upmarket Apgujeong.


Put Some South in Your Mouth

Lights for Liquor

route 66. seligman, az. 2007

Flickr Groups

Flickr is a superb place to search for inspiration of all kinds, no matter what your project. Check out some of these great sign-related groups, and contribute to them if you have your own great photos of vintage signs!

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