Retro &Vintage Style Web and Mobile Designs

I went to see Captain America this weekend, and I have to say I think I enjoyed the visual qualities of 40’s era WWII style designs meeting future Sci-Fi capabilities almost as much as the movie itself. It reminded me in a lot of ways of some of the apps and websites I’ve run across that merge antique or retro design with modern technology to create aesthetically pleasing software that is still somehow organic with a feeling of being handcrafted.

It also reminded me a lot of a great presentation I saw last august at UX Week by Chris Noessel and Nathan Shedroff called Make It So: Learning From SciFi Interfaces.

Below are some websites and apps I rounded up that merge retro design with modern technology:


Classy Sites & Classy Ads ~
Classy Sites & Classy Ads ~

FourtySeven Media

Henry Jones
Henry Jones Development

The New York Moon
Water Systems of Manhattan - The New York Moon

Pin-Up Girl Espresso
Salt Lake Coffee - Pin-Up Girl Espresso

Stolle’s Tricycle Terror
Tricycle Terror

Lather Bee Rich Company
Lather Bee Rich Company – Handmade, All Natural Soap, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mobile Apps

Retrollect - Android Market

Retro Camera – Android Market
Retro Camera - Android Market

 Retro Recorder
Retro Recorder

Pocketbooth App for Android — A photobooth in your pocket!

iRetroPhone - Rotary Dialer for iPhone on the iTunes App Store

iHandy Carpenter
iHandy Carpenter