Skip to content
Home / Fonts / Vanderfont / Retrofit


by Vanderfont
Individual Styles from $29.00
Complete family of 2 fonts: $49.00
Retrofit Font Family was designed by Joe VanDerBos and published by Vanderfont. Retrofit contains 2 styles and family package options.

More about this family
FREE 30-DAY TRIAL of Monotype Fonts to get over 150,000 fonts from more than 1,400 type foundries. Start free trial
Start free trial

Retrofit Family

2 fonts

Best Value!

Per style:


Pack of 2 styles:


About Retrofit Font Family

The evocative and original Retrofit is based on typefaces of the 1940s and 50s, which extolled the virtues of American products in glossy magazines for the new suburban consumer. Oversized terminal bulbs and occasional slab serifs lend a rhythm and a bouncing baseline provides just the "zing" to spice up that bland typographic treatise. Retrofit's easy familiarity can be seen on children's books, games, food packaging, and other places where a kid friendly note is needed. Retrofit has been adapted by Quickutz for their punched letter cutting tool, and re-named "Maggie".

Designers: Joe VanDerBos

Publisher: Vanderfont

Foundry: Vanderfont

Design Owner: Vanderfont

MyFonts debut: Nov 15, 2001


About Vanderfont

The Vanderfont Type Collection contains fonts by type designer Joe VanDerBos. With allusions to mid-20th century advertising art and retro-kitsch, Joe’s fonts might be mistaken for revivals. While that’s a high compliment, it’s a misplaced one as well. All of the Collection’s faces are originals. Retrofit and Beachbuoy are modern products filtered through a life spent scanning old magazines and shooting backward glances at faded billboards. With the past slipping away so quickly, timelessness is a virtue Joe holds highest as a type designer. He says: “By making faces today that look like something from yesterday, I feel I’m making something that will outlast trends. I try to imagine what Retrofit would have looked like in a magazine ad from 1953. That’s my inspiration. Create faces that will intrigue a reader 50 years from now.”

Read more

Read less