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50 Mind-blowing Retro-Style Photoshop Illustrations

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Graphic design from the 70s, 80s and 90s has plenty to offer modern-day designers. Here we introduce a bunch of modern-day graphic designers using the best of retro-styles to create incredible and original work that melds the past, the present, and sometimes, the future!

Editor's note: This tutorial was originally published on Psdtuts in February of 2009.


Nicolas Girard

Nicolas is a freelance designer from Canada. He currently works for MuchMusic doing graphic design work.

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James White

James has been in the business for over ten years. During that time he has worked with a variety of clients and projects, from comic books, to posters and everything between.

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Defi the Norm

Defi the Norm is from Miami, Florida, and concentrates on vector and Photoshop design. They've created some stunning 80s style works.

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Jared Nickerson

Below is a picture the designer created for an album cover. Sadly, the design never made it to the cover and is now a T-shirt design.

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Sebastian Bentler

Sebastian is a graphic designer with a flair for all things retro. He likes to specialize in designs that mimic the styles of the 70s and 80s. The below projects are just a few from his portfolio that showcase hie abilities to put a modern twist on retro design.

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Felipe Rocha

Felipe is a designer and illustrator who can create a variety of styles in a variety of mediums. From standard illustration to create print design, Felipe can handle it all.

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Alexis Marcou

If the images below aren't 100% 80s, I don't know what is. These illustrations are a prime example of the illustration style that was so popular in the 80's that it was used in everything from print to motion.

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Ed Price

The flyers below created by Ed Price are another great example of adding modern day design elements to a heavily 80's influenced design.

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AJ Dimarucot

AJ is a graphic designer who's main focus is to create awesome T-shirt designs. Have a look around his portfolio and you'll see he is pretty amazing at it. This is especially true when it comes to creating retro designs.

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Sakke Soini

Last but certainly not least, I bring you the retro mastermind of Sakke Soini. We recently interviewed him here on Psdtuts+, so be sure to check that out. This designer's work is so amazingly retro that you would think his mind is stuck in some sort of time warp. Brilliant.

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