Website Design Styles: Part Two - Retro Websites
Retro style web design is popular and, in my opinion, will be relevant for a very long time on the world wide web. Let's define what retro is in general. Retro is a term that combines the fashion heritage of the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. This term is quite abstract... You need to get a little carried away with history, or at least keep track of the year of occurrence of certain items that you use in website design in order to get into retro. It is important to note that everything before 1850 is already antiques, and after 1950 (somewhere before 1980, i.e. things whose age ranges from 30 to 50 years) - vintage.
In today's article we will also touch on vintage , many people confuse this style with retro, to be honest, I don’t see anything fatal in this :) For example, in one of the English-language articles I came across such a heading - "Vintage Retro Style"... But for perfectionists it is important to remember the distinction between retro and vintage in time, and check all the items that they will use in design, clothing and interior for the year of their occurrence and, of course, it is necessary to take only fashionable things of those times.
Consider what elements you need to use to create a retro and vintage design:
- illustrations from old posters, movie posters, etc.;
- various vintage fonts;
- handwritten fonts;>
- old radio and television devices;
- old cars;
- old packaging;
- old cameras and photographs;
- high-contrast, neon colors and/or dark dirty colors (brown, protective, dark red, etc.) and textures, such as shabby old paper, possibly with tear spots;
- old signboards and signs;
- elements of pop art (a trend in the visual arts of the 1950s and 1960s that arose as a reaction to abstract expressionism, using images of consumer products);
Let's move on to sites where we can clearly see examples of the use of the above elements. Let's start with a retrospective and move towards vintage.
We look at examples of sites
Sensisoft Retro Retro Website
The Threepenny Editor
five cent stand
Prahba hint: click on the flag on the suitcase, then you will see the weight of the rest