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Retro Signs

Retro signs have become a popular decor choice with young adults in high school and college. The term 'retro' is a prefix that implies that retro art is 'contrary' or 'opposite of the normal standard'. These works of art are considered similar to the pop art of modernist movements and, in some cases, are considered the ultimate form of abstract art. Retro signs use typography as an art form and generally letters and words make up the entirety of their design. By using alternating fonts, positioning, and symbols, this category of art challenges the differences between literary and artistic expressions. The actual subject matter of retro art varies according to the purpose for which it was developed. Frequently inspirational or uplifting messages are present in this artwork, although statements, quotes, and sentiments aren't unusual in this category of expression.

Retro sign Art

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Chicago World's Fair 1933
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24" x 32"
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Bottoms Up
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16" x 16"
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Love Conquers All - Voltaire Quote
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16" x 20"
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Share Your Toys
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13" x 19"
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Wholesome Dairy
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13" x 19"
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Try Our Coffee
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13" x 19"
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Fresh Squeezed
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Fine Tea
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13" x 19"
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Play Shuffleboard
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12" x 12"
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Pocket Billiards for Healthful Recreation
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12" x 12"
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Have Fun Bowling
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12" x 12"
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Fun...On Wheels
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12" x 12"
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Hot Soup
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12" x 12"
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Let's have a cold one
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8" x 20"
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Sandwich
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12" x 12"
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Cup'pa Joe to Go
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12" x 12"
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Drink to me only with thine eyes
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12" x 12"
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Drinks with a Kick
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12" x 12"
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Cocktail Lounge
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8" x 20"
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Cup'pa Joe Best in Town
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12" x 12"
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Retro Deer
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12" x 15"
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One Rad Dad - White Cardboard
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16" x 20"
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One Rad Dad - Brown Cardboard
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16" x 20"
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To Us You Are The World - Dad
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12" x 12"
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Retro signs typically have some form of symbol or object in the background, in order to highlight the message of the typography or to give it a vintage look. The symbols can be very simple, such as a smiley face or heart, or complex, such as musical apparatus, street signs, or social icons. However, in some cases the typography is its own design, featuring words in various patterns so that an object is formed.

The typography used is also an important variable in retro signs. There can be several different fonts in the same word or in individual lettering, as well as the use of different lettering sizes depending on its aesthetic appeal and necessity. Different colors are also used frequently in these unique works. Most retro signs have a solid background so that the words can be read and easily understood, however, even if other design aspects are present.

Due to this art form's massive popularity among younger generations, these works are typically used to decorate dorm rooms and the bedrooms of young adults. However, some retro signs lend themselves readily to older audiences who can use these works in their own home as an inspirational design tool.
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