Recently, I saw a very nice collection of vintage ads posted by Abduzeedo (via Digg). Speaking of vintage design, I also have a nice collection of vintage websites that I dug up from my old bookmarks and Best Web Gallery submissions. I’m not a big fan of vintage design, but if you want to see more vintage inspiration, here are 23+ sites.
Warning: some of the sites that you are about to view might be very old (click at your own risk)
Travel & tour sites like vintage style?
I’m not sure if it is a trend or what, but vintage design seems to be very popular on travel and tour sites. Below are three great samples.
This is one of my favorite sites. The design itself is not so “vintage” (in fact, very eye-catchy), but the designer did a great job on blending vintage elements with modern web design and coding technology.
Cottonseed Oil Tour
Another eye-catchy site. I particularly like the homepage and the highway signs.
The details spent on this site is extensive. Don’t be shy to click around or you will miss out the inner pages (almost every page or section has a different layout).
One common subject, they like to use sexy models. Below are some samples.
Mouse to Minx
This is one of my favorite ecommerce sites. From design to coding, the overall site is nicely done.
Lana Landis (flash)
Ok, this is a very old site. If you have been in the industry for a long time, you have probably seen this site (it was quite popular back then). I first saw it back in 2003 – 2004(?), but she is still looking hot.
Target Scope (Flash)
Yesterday is Here
Another common subject, beside sexy models they like to use classic cars.
Jackson Fish Market
They also like collage style, torn paper and worn-out photo effect.
Avalon Rose Design (vintage design portfolio)
Here are more vintage sites, enjoy.
Update (Jan 23, 2008)
Most of you is probably familar with Cameron Moll’s website. Good use of CSS and typography, and of course very retro.
A newly launched retro design by Jonathan Longnecker and Nate Croft.
Big Rig Design
The Greg Brady Project
Don’t forget to…
check out my weekly update Best Web Gallery for more inspiration.