Have you been after retro style clip art but aren’t prepared to spend a fortune on it? Not to worry as there are plenty of free options just waiting to be discovered. Here we’ll take a look at the best 21 free retro clip art files that are ready and waiting to be used by you. We've picked designs from external sources for the post, but of course you can also find some retro vectors on our site too. What to think of this retro background or this classic border for example?
If you're looking for some really cool vintage style icons, then Freebie: Vintage icons is the way to go. What makes these particularly fun is the fact they are available in multiple colors. There are over 300 to choose from, giving you all kinds of retro possibilities.
20 FREE INK LOGOS
Because icons are always fun, we've got more options for you including 20 free ink logos from Agung Syaifudin. While there may not be a lot to choose from, what they do have is professional and sleek looking.
Sometimes you're looking for something more fun and whimsical. If that's the case then the pamoke icons make for a great option. Again you'll get the retro vibe here including a classic video game controller, a point and shoot camera, and an old-school phone. In total you've got 24 different icons that are available in PNG, EPS, and AI format.
6 FREE BADGE OR LOGO TEMPLATES
While the deezy Exclusive doesn't offer you a ton of icons, it does feature a variety of logo templates and badges. You've got the ability to change the shape, text, and color so that you can customize the final look.
LAZER 84 FREE FONT
If it's a cool retro style font you're after, then you can find it at Behance Icons, badges, and logos are cool but the perfect retro styled font can have just as much of an impact.
VINTAGE SPORT ICON SET
The dribble Retro Sport Icon set isn't just about cool icons, it's also making use of some really great colors - orange and blue. The set is relatively small, but it could be all you need to make a statement, and because they are free, you can use as many as you like.
FREE RETRO VECTORS
Retro Vectors take things way back by delivering free vectors from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. With this site you can make use of the preview JPEG and the EPS file. This one is more of a niche site for those looking for specific vectors. Some of the more recognizable figures include Frank Sinatra and even Michael J Fox in his younger days.
FREE 80'S ELECTRONICS
If your idea of "retro" is icons and illustrations straight from the 80s then you'll love these flashbacks. From Farruh Tillaev is the 80s Electronics pack. Here you get a mix of illustrations that depict the 80s perfectly. You'll get a laugh out of the old-school mobile phone, computer, walkman, Polaroid camera, and videotape player
FREE FURNITURE ICONS
Sometimes it's furniture icons you're after because let's face it - those retro pieces are still wildly popular today! From dribble again is the Retro Furniture, vector freebie (AI) pack. With this one you're able to edit, play with the gradients, and even go ahead and separate the layers if you like. You'll be able to import the files straight to Photoshop.
Another option when looking for free fonts is from Matthias Guggisberg, and is a basic, clean, and simple looking font. Use this one on promotional materials, in artwork, or just for your own personal projects. The impact that a font makes should never be underestimated, as this one proves.
RETRO VOLUME 1 PACK
Dribble features the Free Vector Icons: Retro Volume 1 pack. The pack features 120 different icons, all of which will take you straight back to the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You’ll love the fun colors that are used in all the icons, and the way the illustrations have an almost cartoonish look to them.
RETRO VOLUME 2 PACK
Now if you’ve already made use of the Retro Volume 1 pack from Dribble, then you’ll want to check out the Free Vector Icons: Retro Volume 2 pack that offers a whopping 150 icons. The variety is really fun in this pack, as you're sure to find something that fits the bill. Icons include such things as a hot-air balloon, a paintbrush, a keyboard, and even a rocket ship.
MOTO ICON SET
If you're looking for more than just the typical motorcycle icon, and want some fun options, then be sure to check out Dribble's Free Moto Icon Set. This one features a variety of moto-bikes that are fun and include movement.
Try to think of your favorite video game from the 80s, now picture the font that would appear on the screen. It's then you'll get an idea of this throwback font that Andreas Leonidou is offering. You’ll have all kinds of fun ways in which to use this one.
NINTENDO NES CONSOLE VECTOR ILLUSTRATION
There is just something so fun about the classic Nintendo NES console from the 80s. You will have access to a fabulous and detail-specific illustration thanks to i love colours free offering. This one comes in an EPS format, which is versatile for all users.
20 VINTAGE STYLE SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS
Even though social media isn't a "retro" thing, Design Bolt's 20 Free Old Social Media Icon Sets sure does give them a retro look. This pack takes all the social media icons you're familiar with and gives them an old-school look instead.
One of the things the 80s was known for was its incredible selection of cool and fun candies. Why not bring them to life with the Six Revisions Retro Candy: Free Icon Set. Here you get 18 different icons, all of which have been drawn by hand. The colors are fun and bright, the files are in PNG format, and they are all sized at 200x200px.
Here's a really cute take on the classic file folder. Why not mix things up with the rebelheart Vintage Folders collection. Instead of basic and dull file folders, each one has a unique look to it. The files include .ico format, they are all 512x512px, and they are intended for personal use.
How about some fun hand-drawn illustrations straight from the 50s and 60s? That's what you'll get with the Retro Vectors 40s, 50s, 60s Free Vectors pack. This one has a very unique focus on all things baby related.
RETRO VECTORS FOOTBALL GAME
It's time for the classic game of football, depicted in a vintage setting. The Retro Vectors Football Game package provides a preview JPEG and the .eps file. This one can really set the tone of your project.
How about the Alt Retro Typeface from Andreas Leonidou which is truly unique. It is a five weight font that will totally transform how your words appear. It has been downloaded more than 20,000 times, which is no surprise once you see how cool it is.
Find What Suits You
There is absolutely no reason to shell out the big bucks for fonts, illustrations, and logos thanks to the amount of free retro clip art available for both personal and commercial use. It’s just a matter of finding the right items for your project.