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.

Visit Cascadia

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.


Tennessee Vacation

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).




Sexy models

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)


screen (Flash)


Yesterday is Here


Vintage cars

Another common subject, beside sexy models they like to use classic cars.

Breeze Media


Jackson Fish Market


Verga Car




They also like collage style, torn paper and worn-out photo effect.



Avalon Rose Design (vintage design portfolio)


The Retrovert





Here are more vintage sites, enjoy.

Get Satisfaction




Fisticuff Design




Sauro Motel


Update (Jan 23, 2008)

Cameron Moll

Most of you is probably familar with Cameron Moll’s website. Good use of CSS and typography, and of course very retro.


FortySeven Media

A newly launched retro design by Jonathan Longnecker and Nate Croft.


Media Boom


Big Rig Design


The Greg Brady Project


Prospect Denim


Don’t forget to…

check out my weekly update Best Web Gallery for more inspiration.


Pavel Ciorici
Jan 22, 2008 at 1:41 am

This gallery should inspire me in creating new sites :) Thank`s a lot..

Jan 22, 2008 at 1:44 am

Nice! I’m always vintage at heart. Thanks for the lists.

Myke Cave
Jan 22, 2008 at 3:09 am

Nice Collection! Good to see a showcase of a different kind. I love vintage.

Jan 22, 2008 at 3:16 am

Nice collection.

Some new ones in there I’ve not seen before but I just love the Tennessee Vacation site – go back to it again and again.

Søren Sprogø
Jan 22, 2008 at 3:46 am

Nice list!

Mouse to Minx is also one of my favorites. The way the design totally hits the target group is just amazing.

Min Thu
Jan 22, 2008 at 4:43 am

Great collection! Wish to see more collections for other styles also. :)

Jan 22, 2008 at 4:54 am

Good job!
The 247Media Lana Landis is really an oldie, but goldie. Like Spadewerk – clean and vintage…

Jan 22, 2008 at 5:17 am

That’s not really vintage web design. Vintage web design would be:

* a one-colour background (usually grey) or a background full of colour-clashing patterns
* Liberal use of Blink and Marquee
* Animated GIFS
* Under Construction Signs
* Mostly center-aligned
* Have keywords EVERYWHERE
* Use graphics for blocks of text
* Have flashing ad banners


Jan 22, 2008 at 5:25 am

Totally inspirational!! Thanks!

Jan 22, 2008 at 5:52 am

i’m currently looking at trends and/or inspiration for the redesign of my portfolio…these sites are inspiring indeed! thanks for posting!

Jan 22, 2008 at 6:48 am

Wow!! This is a great collection, I’m already a big fan of ‘Mouse to Minx’ and I love vintage style sites, there are a few designs on the CSS Zen Garden too that I use for inspiration as well as the Wicked Worn Look by Cameron Moll.

Great article yet again, thanks Nick!!

Mike Caputo
Jan 22, 2008 at 8:20 am

Wow, great collection here.. I will definitely be bookmarking some of these!!

Fabio Sasso
Jan 22, 2008 at 8:22 am

Amazing collection, I love vintage and vintage style in web design is not very common.
Thanks for this list.

Jan 22, 2008 at 9:56 am

Lovely article, though I wouldn’t have counted the first two as ‘vintage’ design. The rest are fine examples though. Good work!

Jan 22, 2008 at 9:58 am

The Pages are really cool!

Jan 22, 2008 at 10:20 am

Lol nick – your site itself is somewhatvintage as well. the colors, the papers idea….

Jan 22, 2008 at 10:21 am is vintage too ;-)

Moses Francis
Jan 22, 2008 at 10:54 am

The Jackson fishmarket site was a nominee at the recent Crunchies 2007 awards.
Cool list of vintage sites.

Billy Holiday
Jan 22, 2008 at 11:06 am

I’ve always liked

Kevin, Starfish Web Design, Belfast
Jan 22, 2008 at 11:16 am

Nicey! Don’t suppose anyone knows of any sites in a Vaudeville style?

Jesse C.
Jan 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm

I’m a big fan of vintage – thanks for this list. Without wanting to toot my own horn, my current blog design (which is currently living on borrowed time) is a reference to the ads in National Geographic that were standard cottage outhouse reading. People who like vintage might get a smile.

Scott Nelle
Jan 22, 2008 at 1:07 pm

I was expecting a different type of vintage (particularly when I read the warning about very old sites.) Got any galleries of “vintage web design” (vs. “vintage” web design?) You know: splash screens. entrance tunnels, centered everything, 3d backgrounds, etc… :)

Jan 22, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Thanks for the list!
Vintage webdesign is not my favourite style but I do like these sites.
The designs are very creative!

Jan 22, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Thanks.. not a big fan either but it’s useful to take a look..

Jamie Rumbelow
Jan 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Great collection of sites!

Joshua Goodwin
Jan 22, 2008 at 3:22 pm

w00t. I love retro design, and this has been an awesome post to read. So, thanks!

Ty (tzmedia)
Jan 22, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Nice run-down Nick, I’m not sure I’ve seen all of these…
Always love a bit of retro-nostalgic throw-back’s to a by-gone era!!

Jan 22, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Thanks for this, I love retro and vintage designs. The Tennessee Vacation has been a favourite site of mine to visit, even though I live in Sydney, Australia. Thanks for all the new sites I can visit, my new fave is Mouse to Minx, not only for the design but also for the content and shopping!

Web Design Guy
Jan 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

This is a great collection. I would love to see a list of website that are both retro vintage looking but with Search Engine Optimization taken into account!

Jan 22, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Nice Collection :)

An Jay
Jan 23, 2008 at 2:57 am

wow… these are the great collection of vintage style websites. Good work! Thanks

Jan 23, 2008 at 2:59 am

All the designs are very creative and amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 23, 2008 at 4:31 am

They are all lovely. I like it! Thanks

Jan 23, 2008 at 5:19 am

fantastic collection. I really like them.

almog media design
Jan 23, 2008 at 6:12 am

Thanks really nice designs.

Jan 23, 2008 at 6:20 am

These designs are cool! I love vintage on the web because its something that is kinda… alian to digital work.

Inspiration Up
Jan 23, 2008 at 7:30 am

Wow! Great Collection!

Jan 23, 2008 at 8:21 am

awesome collection. I dont think I made it past the sexy models though, they are beautiful….the websites i mean.

Jan 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Not only are they aesthetically pleasing graphics, there’s a chance that a ‘vintage’ design may also be a great way to attract an older crowd to websites by presenting them with a familiar visual reference (if that’s what the site is after) …so long as you’re also tackling usability!

Jan 23, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Hi, thanks for another greate collection!! But, well… i don’t know, i dont like all sites! But vintage is a trend anyway!!

Jan 23, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Here are couple design agencies that have embraced the vintage style into their own web sites.

Big Rig Design NY –

MediaBoom –


Jermayn Parker
Jan 23, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Oh how refreshing after seeing gradients after gradients!!!

Jan 24, 2008 at 3:29 am

More on Vintage webdesign:
starry background images (preferably animated).
A huge (at least 500k) logo made with Xara 3D (made in less then 5 mins).
Pre-css style hyperlinks (blue is difficult to find on a dark heavy background).
Many dead links.
Filled with ani gifs saying the site is optimized for IE and netscape and such…
There should be a museum for this.

Jan 24, 2008 at 11:16 am

I’m liking this rebellion against the web 2.0 gradient fest we have been getting used to. I love the site for Michel Gondry’s new film Be Kind Rewind, where it erases the internet, and then recreates it out of cardboard and play-doh… genius.

Jan 24, 2008 at 8:36 pm

good work!

Jan 25, 2008 at 5:15 am

Great Collection, thanks! Vintage Design can be really powerful and beautiful too.

Jan 25, 2008 at 8:44 pm

hi, i want a comment box script!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 26, 2008 at 11:44 am

Great resource. I´m working on a vintage design actually and this is a great inspiration =)

Jan 26, 2008 at 2:27 pm

It’s really great… thank you very much.

This sites have a nice graphic composition.

Cheerssss and sorry my bad english XD

web designer
Jan 27, 2008 at 9:13 am

Awesom collection of websites as usual.

Jan 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

wow. speechless, really a awesome collection!!!

Jan 27, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Great collection!

Jay Kerr
Jan 28, 2008 at 12:53 am

You should have a look at Design Meltdown. They have three pages of web designs that use an old retro style.

Skyte Media
Jan 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm

I must agree on many of the comments…GREAT collection above!

I think Vintage Web Design separates the Real Web Designers from the guys that “think that it’s all in the coding”…incorporating and displaying excellent graphic design skill along with art and typography; which allows the designer to express his own flare for design.
Professional Web Design and Development

Dizin Directory
Jan 31, 2008 at 12:22 pm

super site collection…
All of them are very interesting sites..

Feb 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Really cool, thanks for the post

DC Global
Feb 6, 2008 at 8:17 pm

most design are attractive but the content is not recognizable coz in the first view of the page all I have seen are images…

Weverton Naves
Feb 12, 2008 at 7:58 am

In Brazil, the use of advertising agencies very relances the years 30-50 to make their portfolios, perhaps by giving a classic touch of tradition to their work.

Feb 12, 2008 at 11:51 am

nice designs…thanx

John Smith
Feb 16, 2008 at 7:58 am

websurffing made easier :D heh-heh

web design
Feb 21, 2008 at 5:43 am

Thanks for this article.
Some of these design are very good, congratulations but some of them are very overburden.
The should divide content from design,


Feb 25, 2008 at 4:09 am

I love these collections~

Ajith Parma
Dec 17, 2016 at 12:43 am

Nice post interesting topic you have a good writing skills thanks for sharing..

Feb 25, 2008 at 7:25 pm

vintage is still alive. i love this collections, thx :D

Mar 7, 2008 at 11:07 am

This style is not my style, besides that i have respect for all the webdesigners of these websites. There are much ideas to find in every website.


Mar 10, 2008 at 8:29 am

I think one of the things to take away from sites like these is how the customer is forced to explore all of the details on the page. It gets them more involved with the content and they become interested in exploring all of the different parts of the site, just for the fun of seeing how it works. In the process they are seeing everything the company has to offer. Entertaining and informing the consumer is achieved with these types of sites.

Great collection! ~ Joe

Shelly Colvin
Mar 11, 2008 at 9:59 am

You can’t leave out the award winning best vintage designed website ever!

Photoshop Free Tutorials
Mar 24, 2008 at 3:07 am

All of the designs are amazing, and the one posted below is extremely one of the best designs I’ve ever seen.

Apr 14, 2008 at 11:37 am

A gorgeous bunch of designs, Nick. Truly inspiring and just what I need for my next layout which I should really start getting a crack at :)

Susana Belon
Apr 16, 2008 at 9:51 am

Simplismente maravilhoso!!!!!!!!! :) Sua arte é linda!!!!Perfeita!!! :)

Apr 28, 2008 at 4:49 am

Very nice collection. I like it.

Apr 30, 2008 at 4:12 am

Cool, I love vintage style!

Nice collection!

Apr 30, 2008 at 12:03 pm

great, fantastic design collection…

web support agent
Apr 30, 2008 at 7:22 pm

hi there.. the color makes the design looks old. but that’s very great. i like your collection of vintage designs. i know that we can get ideas to from it. that’s very nice. i will see other collections also with vintage designs. have a nice day!!

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May 16, 2008 at 11:50 pm

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May 21, 2008 at 11:27 am

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karla moreno herrera
May 21, 2008 at 1:02 pm

I love them all! is curious because was looking for a template for my blog, I found your website. Gorgeous! does anyoneknow where can I get a good looking template? -Karla from México

Jun 2, 2008 at 8:47 am

Hey check out
cool vintage website CSS design

almog media design , web design
Jun 16, 2008 at 4:24 am

These are great , but very hard to find clients that want vintage design.

Jun 18, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Some of those websites are freaking awesome. Now everytime I look at something I do, I get sad and go hide under a rock. =p

Awesome list of sites. Vintage is cool.

Jun 24, 2008 at 6:56 am

Wow, this look wonderful!

Jul 7, 2008 at 1:07 am

wow thats great collection

Jul 22, 2008 at 8:14 pm

My money is on early Web design becoming retro e.g. lots of animated gifs and poor picture quality. Maybe even sticking to ‘Web Safe’ colours for old times sake.

Aug 18, 2008 at 11:14 am

Cool collection. I love the vintage type designs and their posters. Avalon Rose, looks well put together.

Aug 23, 2008 at 8:46 am

Here’s another nice one!

CSS Model
Aug 26, 2008 at 4:45 am

This is very nice collection of Vintage style websites. thanks!

Alexander Carrera
Sep 10, 2008 at 9:17 am

check out
Venezuelan Vintage Designs

Dave Ellis
Sep 16, 2008 at 4:34 am

Really like the vintage stuff – I’m waiting for the right project!

Sep 19, 2008 at 7:27 am

Thank you for designs

Nov 1, 2008 at 4:05 am

Thanks a lot…this will help me a lot…you are great.

robin ng
Nov 9, 2008 at 7:56 pm

love this so much!

Cindi Meche
Nov 14, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I love the retro throwback! There are some really great site designs listed in this article and it has been very inspirational. Thanx!

Dec 5, 2008 at 5:42 pm

I just love this collection and when I am stumped for ideas, I often come here to wander, a bit like a trip to the park…Great collection of fabulous sites and amazing work. So inspirational.

Carlos Hermoso
Dec 11, 2008 at 5:59 am

Nice collection of vintage web design. Thanks

Feb 17, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Great collection, definatley bookmarked for future inspiration!

Feb 24, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I love the rose design and the media one too. both are very kewl.

Mar 22, 2009 at 12:10 am

vintage is really cool! i love vintage… the compilation of vintage sites were smashingly awesome! i wish i could make one. This post was very inspiring. :)

Apr 7, 2009 at 2:40 am

Here a vintage website with not a traditional ‘vintage’ layout but a original fresh design! What do you think of this website?

Apr 21, 2009 at 6:57 am

thanks for the list ,,i like Avalon Rose Design

May 22, 2009 at 4:10 am


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Jun 15, 2009 at 11:11 am

Thanks, very cool…there’s just something about vintage style!

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Aug 8, 2009 at 6:01 am

Thanks Thanks What’s the problem here? Google could bury the meager profit number from even the biggest media conglomerates.

Aug 8, 2009 at 6:24 am

these are awesome!
thanks for putting in the effort to get this list together http://www.cennet.gen.trThank =)=)=) you webdesignerwall Thanks

Sep 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Here a vintage website with not a traditional ‘vintage’ layout but a original fresh design!

Sep 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm

old style is vintage, this make me think of my first web design

Oct 16, 2009 at 4:51 am

¿Qué os parece esto?

rebeccan hyde
Oct 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm

this is one of my mini sites – still in progress but just 1 page for now. Hope you all like it. Design on! x

rebeccan hyde
Oct 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Here is a mini 1 page site we are currently building for a local client. I hope you like it. ;-))

Oct 31, 2009 at 4:50 am

these are awesome!

Nov 16, 2009 at 8:43 am

great collection!

Jan 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm

The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

Jan 8, 2010 at 6:56 am

Excellent collection ! thanks for sharing, check this one :

Mary Lewis
Jan 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Nice collection of vintage website. Thanks for your hard work.

Jan 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

this is great stuff vintage old school brooklyn drive thru nyc garbage/demolition company a must see one of a kind

Jan 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

very cool stuff old school designs gallery like old drive in movie nyc garbage company /interior demolition service garbage company with class

Apr 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Great stuff.

Our vintage website :

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Web Design
Apr 28, 2010 at 8:43 pm

cool collection..thanks for sharing

Website Design Indianapolis
May 22, 2010 at 12:06 am

Great web sites. It amazes me ho creative people can be. Designing a great websites take time and talent.

Federica Sibella
Jun 11, 2010 at 2:59 am

Hi great collection indeed! Have a look at out vintage web experiment with jQuery functionalities: It’s a mix of vintage design and modern navigation. Have fun!

Sep 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I really love your collection. Here there is a vintage website that i have made

Oct 14, 2010 at 6:51 am

Nice set! Will help me a lot !

Ápice Web Design
Oct 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

That’s a great list. It will be very useful to improve service

Nov 10, 2010 at 3:42 am

Cool, Some really nice designs here. These vintage web designs are inspiration and to have fun! Really feeling the vintage look. The Mouse to Minx site is one of my personal favorites. Thanks for taking time to collect and make a post out of this.

Nov 27, 2010 at 10:16 am

Greetings from Antwerp, Belgium!
I’m wondering where I can find sources, templates to download that look like the ones posted here. I love the Media Boom website and I’m looking for a similar template to make my own website. I searched throughout the whole Internet but I seem to stumble every time on the same templates which are vintage/retro but not enough.

Can anyone help me? Thanks a lot!

Dec 5, 2010 at 1:38 am

When you do article marketing, your intention is to increase the number of visitors to your website. It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our choices. I have look for such a article for a long time, thanks a lot.

Ira Mency
Jan 2, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I loved this post! I strive so hard to do a vintage looking theme blog myself, and just adore the old graphics and design. Thanks to this post I realize just how many people are out there doing vintage things! There’s something amazing and alluring about a vintage looking site, and I hope the trend continues.

SEO Hampshire
Jan 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Great designs, captures the essence of everything vintage perfectly!

Jan 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

My site is vintage comic book inspired please take a look

tütüne son
Jan 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Nice set! Will help me a lot !

altın çilek
Feb 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Great designs, captures the essence of everything vintage perfectly!

Feb 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm

just what i’ve been looking for! :D gracias!

altın çilek
Feb 8, 2011 at 3:07 am

I loved this post! I strive so hard to do a vintage looking theme blog myself, and just adore the old graphics and design. Thanks to this post I realize just how many people are out there doing vintage things! There’s something amazing and alluring about a vintage looking site, and I hope the trend continues

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Feb 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

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Feb 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Love love the vintage feel. Excellent find!

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Mar 17, 2011 at 2:39 am

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Jun 6, 2011 at 3:29 am

Thanks for the awesome collection.

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Jul 20, 2011 at 4:58 am

All of these websites are pretty classy ! Thanks for all.

Sep 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I have had a bunch of requests for vintage style graphics. I’ve been loving making them and think they are timeless and fun in design. They have great appeal !

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Aug 23, 2011 at 10:04 am

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Aug 23, 2011 at 10:38 am

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Saby Odonel
Oct 19, 2011 at 9:55 am

Oh they look great, I wonder how long did it take designers to create them?

Nov 1, 2011 at 7:15 am

looks very good. but … requires a lot of hard work

Maurers bitkisel
Dec 24, 2011 at 5:35 am

Cool, Some really nice designs here. These vintage web designs are inspiration and to have fun! Really feeling the vintage look. The Mouse to Minx site is one of my personal favorites. Thanks for taking time to collect and make a post out of this.

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Dec 30, 2011 at 5:27 am

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Dec 30, 2011 at 5:29 am

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alüminyum doğrama
Dec 31, 2011 at 4:35 am

great designs.. I miss old times.. thank you for this time travel… :)

Jan 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I like Lataka, really good design.

Linsey @ Babes in Woods Vintage Blog Online

uçak bileti
Mar 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Very good web design…

complex 41
Mar 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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yemek tarifleri
May 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

looks very good. but … requires a lot of hard work

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