A popular web design trend in recent years has been the use of vintage-inspired aesthetics — an antagonistic juxtaposition to our depiction of the Web as being the space for modernity. These site designs feature design elements like low-saturation color palettes, distressed and aged elements, textures, and items and people representative of the yesteryears like outmoded technologies (such as radios and TVs), pin-up girls, and World War I/II memorabilia.

Amelia Earhart Book

Amelia Earhart Book

Targetscope

Targetscope

Level 2 Design

Level 2 Design

mediaBOOM

mediaBOOM

The Hipstery!

The Hipstery!

Visual Secrets

Visual Secrets

Transformology

Transformology

Heartbreaker Fashion

Heartbreaker Fashion

Custom Design

Custom Design

reklama-audio.pl

reklama-audio.pl

Prahba

Prahba

Farinella

Farinella

Torpedo Juice

Torpedo Juice

Festiki

Festiki

The New York Moon

The New York Moon

DeVotchKa

DeVotchKa

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

Mom & Popcorn

Mom & Popcorn

CSS Tinderbox

CSS Tinderbox

Francesco Molezzi

Francesco Molezzi

Five Cent Stand

Five Cent Stand

Tricycle Terror

Tricycle Terror

Thigpen Designs

Thigpen Designs

Tecsky Web Design

Tecsky Web Design

Style 4 you

Style 4 you

this by them

this by them

Lataka

Lataka

Edgewater

Edgewater

Sea Dream Studio

Edgewater

La Masa Mimatta

La Masa Mimatta

Author:

Jacob Gube is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He's a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions