"old time" type...

becker513's picture

Working on a package design that needs some old type to it but I'm not to
familiar with any type that looks "vintage"...any suggestions?

Stephen Coles's picture

Fonts on Packaging. Have a look at Tazo and Fantastic World Foods. Not suggesting you copy them, but there are some alternative faces listed.

Bald Condensed's picture

"Some packaging" is frustratingly vague. Can you give us more details? (BTW I'm moving this thread to Design).

Miss Tiffany's picture

There is always the ubiquitous Louise Fili and her packaging which does use typefaces that evoke a vintage quality.

Goran Soderstrom's picture

Do you mean vintage as in "old and worn" or is it more of a "retro "typeface you are looking for?
If it’s retro — I may have an interesting suggestion for you.

dberlow's picture

"package design" of what?
"old type looking vintage” to whom?

Thomas Phinney's picture

yes, "vintage" suggests some particular time period, but you don't say whether it's 1950s, 1920s, or 1720s....

becker513's picture

fire away with the retro, Goran
When I was saying vintage, I meant vintage as in something that may be remenicent of the 50's or 60's advertising.

mondoB's picture

Many Nick Curtis period display faces, including 1950s, for free download at


or browse free period fonts via


God bless Nick Curtis!

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