Vintage and retro elements are becoming popular. Blogs, porfolios, and shops are including both types of elements. With ribbons, retro patterns, badges and big bold fonts. Applying old style elements to designs produce appealing and creative designs that makes sites stand out to the eye. If excuted the right way, designs almost never look boring.
My retro design process, I set up my grid in Photoshop. Selected my main color pallet to use threw out my design. The colors I used are #77b9aa, #c7573b, and #3b3a3b. The fonts I choose for the navigation and logo are FontleroyBrown. Ostrich Sans for the main heading and all h1's and h2's. The retro elements such as the badges, and ribbons I created from scratch. I applied a 2px right and down shadows and a 1px border to all headings to make them pop.
Design concept were layouts are free of drop shadows, bevels, textures and other 3-D elements. With saturated and bright colors that stand out amongst any light or dark background. Simplicity is a big part of this design idea.
For this flat design I created a logo with google as my inspiration. The main colors I used are #2c97df, #9c56b8, #e77e22, #e84c3d and #e84c3d. The font I choose for the nave was Sintony. Below the navigation section I added a slider with a call to action button. Below the slider I have a small bio section and skills section. Last but not least I added a simple but affective contact form and social icons.