This page is about childhood memories of my dad and his love of bowling. (he's the first one in line) The photo from 1960 set the tone for my retro layout. Looking for further inspiration, I searched Pinterest for retro bowling signs and the Silhouette Online Store for retro bowling shapes. I'm sure you're not surprised I found plenty of ideas in both places!
So what exactly are some elements of retro branding? I'm glad you asked! The most basic elements include:
- circles, scalloped edges and other simple shapes
- two-toned & limited color schemes
- retro typography (classic script, hand lettered)
I worked hard to get all of these on my page. Can you spot them? The finished layout is not my usual style, but I love the way it works with my photo. In the article for Get it Scrapped!, Debbie writes:
Take a look at branding these days and you’ll see plenty of vintage or retro images, typefaces, and layouts. Retro is trendy and retro branding is aimed at offering comfort, of reminding us of a time when things were better.Since working on this assignment, I've been spotting this retro trend all over the place. You can find more inspiration and examples right here. Do you like the look? Could you find a photo or photos that would benefit from being scrapped with retro branding?