The beautiful style of lettering from the 19th century with its influences from Baroque and Art Nouveau art movements has remained a popular style that is often replicated by typographers and calligraphy artists today. This vintage style is characterised by detailed decorations and ornate flourishes that produce extravagant designs. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 50 type designs and hand-lettering pieces for posters, editorial designs, product labels, logos and more, all with a beautiful vintage aesthetic.

Study the past, define the future by Mateusz Witczak

Study the past, define the future by Mateusz Witczak

The Alphabet Poster by Mateusz Witczak

The Alphabet Poster by Mateusz Witczak

Tattoo Parlour by Mateusz Witczak

Tattoo Parlour by Mateusz Witczak

He Is Mighty To Save by Nevesman

He Is Mighty To Save by Nevesman

Words of Wisdom by Refinery43

Words of Wisdom by Refinery43

Baroness Logo by Aaron Horkey

Baroness Logo by Aaron Horkey

Bibliomancy by Aaron Horkey

Bibliomancy by Aaron Horkey

Sumpah Pemuda by Alfonsusabim

Sumpah Pemuda by Alfonsusabim

Social Type by Alfonsusabim

Social Type by Alfonsusabim

New Yeah! by Alfonsusabim

New Yeah! by Alfonsusabim

Copper Penny by Jovana Randjelovic

Copper Penny by Jovana Randjelovic

Stark Handletter by Jamie Stark

Stark Handletter by Jamie Stark

Farm Tours by Philip Hepler

Farm Tours by Philip Hepler

Vintage Lettering Type by Paul Fuentes

Vintage Lettering Type by Paul Fuentes

Railroad Joe’s Barbershop by Austin Haas

Railroad Joe's Barbershop by Austin Haas

I Put A Spell On You by Laura Scribbles

I Put A Spell On You by Laura Scribbles

Money Talks by Annica Lydenberg

Money Talks by Annica Lydenberg

Henda Coffee by Akhmad Reza Fauzi

Henda Coffee by Akhmad Reza Fauzi

Baltimore Magazine by Martin Schmetzer

Baltimore Magazine by Martin Schmetzer

Logotypes by Martin Schmetzer

Logotypes by Martin Schmetzer

And Is Better by Martin Schmetzer

And Is Better by Martin Schmetzer

Austin Roasting Company by Tobias Saul

Austin Roasting Company by Tobias Saul

Amsterdam Dandy by Tobias Saul

Amsterdam Dandy by Tobias Saul

Cedar House Soaps by Tobias Saul

Cedar House Soaps by Tobias Saul

Uwe Van Afferden by Tobias Saul

Uwe Van Afferden by Tobias Saul

Project Herzland by Tobias Saul

Project Herzland by Tobias Saul

To Create We Must Destroy by Tobias Saul

To Create We Must Destroy by Tobias Saul

Mean Street Tattoo by Mateusz Witczak

Mean Street Tattoo by Mateusz Witczak

London by Jason Carne

London by Jason Carne

11Six by Alex Rinker

11Six by Alex Rinker

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride by Like Minded Studio

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride by Like Minded Studio

Way of the David by Like Minded Studio

Way of the David by Like Minded Studio

Love & Trust by Like Minded Studio

Love & Trust by Like Minded Studio

Thank You by Tobias Hall

Thank You by Tobias Hall

Working Not Working by Tobias Hall

Working Not Working by Tobias Hall

Imaginarium by Anton Burmistrov

Imaginarium by Anton Burmistrov

Evermore by Anton Burmistrov

Evermore by Anton Burmistrov

A Tour Of The British Isles by Greg Coulton

A Tour Of The British Isles by Greg Coulton

Sheen by Greg Coulton

Sheen by Greg Coulton

Company Eight by Greg Coulton

Company Eight by Greg Coulton

Washington DC 1903 by Sanborn Map Company

Washington DC 1903 by Sanborn Map Company

Kansas City 1985 by Sanborn Map Company

Kansas City 1985 by Sanborn Map Company

Born & Raised Album Cover by David Adrian Smith

Born & Raised Album Cover by John Mayer

Creative Images by David Adrian Smith

Creative Images by David Adrian Smith

Backhouse Package Design by Yuya Yoshida

Backhouse Package Design by Yuya Yoshida

Almanac Grand Cru by Chad Michael Studio

Almanac Grand Cru by Chad Michael Studio

Promineo by Chad Michael Studio

Promineo by Chad Michael Studio

Don Papa by Stranger & Stranger

Don Papa by Stranger & Stranger

The General Whisky by Stranger & Stranger

The General Whisky by Stranger & Stranger

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  1. This may be my favorite of your many posts Chris. I love and create this type of work, no pun intended, it gives me great views into other artists styles and approaches. I think that the designs end up being so attractive that the viewer kind of gets sucked in.
    Good collection!

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  2. Magic – I have the Record ‘Born and Raised by John Mayer’ bought in the first instance simply for the sleeve design. Thanks for showing examples of great work.

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  3. How do I learn how to do this type of lettering? I love it, but have no idea how to do this stuff! Thanks for a great showcase!

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  5. The designs and the sense of animation in it is amazing the way people used to portray different textures in a single design make the emblem eye catchy and keep in anyone’s mind for a longer period of time

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  6. This is one universal truth that most of us don’t follow or couldn’t follow that is “Follow your hearts”.
    In our professional life, we all have to strictly follow this because after all it is our career and to do well in it is necessary for us to live happily.
    Apart from that, it gives us immense pleasure in our mind which I can’t describe. Coming to the topic, you have described a very useful thing for us beginners and you have talked it so briefly that I am amazed and happy for you.

    Thanks a lot for your effort and dedication.

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