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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.
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Chicago World's Fair 1933 Fine Art Print
Chicago World's Fair 1933
24" x 32"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $82.99
Sale: $41.49
Wash- mini Fine Art Print
Wash- mini
8" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Mom's Diner Fine Art Print
Mom's Diner
11" x 14"
 
Price: $21.99
Sale: $10.99
Fold- mini Fine Art Print
Fold- mini
8" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Play Shuffleboard Fine Art Print
Play Shuffleboard
12" x 12"
 
Price: $22.99
Sale: $11.49
Sort - mini Fine Art Print
Sort - mini
8" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
In This Home Everyone is a Star Fine Art Print
In This Home Everyone is a Star
11" x 14"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Iron - mini Fine Art Print
Iron - mini
8" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Ruby's Diner Fine Art Print
Ruby's Diner
11" x 14"
 
Price: $17.99
Sale: $8.99
Hot Soup Fine Art Print
Hot Soup
12" x 12"
 
Price: $22.99
Sale: $11.49
Insanity Fine Art Print
Insanity
30" x 40"
 
Price: $62.99
Sale: $31.49
Cafe de Matin Fine Art Print
Cafe de Matin
18" x 22"
 
Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Palm Tree Diner Fine Art Print
Palm Tree Diner
11" x 14"
 
Price: $17.99
Sale: $8.99
Bottoms Up Fine Art Print
Bottoms Up
16" x 16"
 
Price: $28.99
Sale: $14.49
Funny Golf III Fine Art Print
Funny Golf III
20" x 8"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Sandwich Fine Art Print
Sandwich
12" x 12"
 
Price: $22.99
Sale: $11.49
Retro Coffee I Fine Art Print
Retro Coffee I
8" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Retro Tea Fine Art Print
Retro Tea
12" x 15"
 
Price: $21.99
Sale: $10.99
Movie Night II Fine Art Print
Movie Night II
11" x 14"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Vintage Sign II Fine Art Print
Vintage Sign II
20" x 8"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Laundry Fine Art Print
Laundry
10" x 8"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Love Conquers All - Voltaire Quote Fine Art Print
Love Conquers All - Voltaire Quote
 
16" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $51.99
Sale: $25.99
Retro Diner Chicken Fine Art Print
Retro Diner Chicken
20" x 8"
 
Price: $22.99
Sale: $11.49
Cup'pa Joe to Go Fine Art Print
Cup'pa Joe to Go
12" x 12"
 
Price: $22.99
Sale: $11.49
Retro Diner BBQ Fine Art Print
Retro Diner BBQ
10" x 4"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Trust That The Wind Knows Where It's Going Fine Art Print
Trust That The Wind Knows Where It's Going
36" x 36"
 
Price: $62.99
Sale: $31.49
Hot Fudge Sundae Fine Art Print
Hot Fudge Sundae
 
8" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Drinks with a Kick Fine Art Print
Drinks with a Kick
12" x 12"
 
Price: $22.99
Sale: $11.49
Small Change Fine Art Print
Small Change
36" x 36"
 
Price: $62.99
Sale: $31.49
Wash and Dry Fine Art Print
Wash and Dry
10" x 8"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Fresh Coffee Fine Art Print
Fresh Coffee
11" x 14"
 
Price: $17.99
Sale: $8.99
Retro Coffee IV Fine Art Print
Retro Coffee IV
8" x 20"
 
Price: $17.99
Sale: $8.99
Retro Coffee III Fine Art Print
Retro Coffee III
8" x 20"
 
Price: $17.99
Sale: $8.99
Pocket Billiards for Healthful Recreation Fine Art Print
Pocket Billiards for Healthful Recreation
12" x 12"
 
Price: $22.99
Sale: $11.49
Movie Night IV Fine Art Print
Movie Night IV
11" x 14"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Pasta Fine Art Print
Pasta
8" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
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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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