’70s Patterns and Backgrounds for Your Retro Designs
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Graphic designers of the 1970s were known for their playful and eccentric patterns. This was a time when psychedelic designs were all the rage, and experimentation was key.
If you’re looking to add some vintage flair to your newest project, these ’70s patterns and backgrounds are a great place to start. They’re fun, funky, and full of personality. So why not step back in time and give them a try?
When it comes to incorporating ’70s patterns and backgrounds in your work, here are a few design tips to keep in mind.
- The colors. Bold and bright colors were definitely in back then, so don’t be afraid to go big.
- The shapes. Think outside the box when it comes to shapes and try using some curves and swirls.
- The patterns. Layering different patterns on top of each other was popular in the ’70s, so don’t shy away from mixing and matching paisley patterns with polka dots or floral patterns with geometric shapes.
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Now that you know a little bit about ’70s design trends, let’s take a look at some retro ’70s patterns that you can use in your own designs. From paisley to polka dots, these bold patterns are sure to add some personality to your work.
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Retro 70s Seamless Patterns
Flowers, abstract geometric shapes, and bold colors — this collection of seamless ’70s-inspired patterns has it all! These graphic patterns are perfect for creating textiles and custom fabrics for making anything from pillows and furniture to retro-style clothing and bags.
The download comes with 20 different vintage patterns in EPS, JPG, and PNG with transparent backgrounds, so you can edit them to suit your needs..
Pop Color Style ’70s Patterns
There’s no denying the ’70s inspiration in this set of patterns! From the smiley faces to the mushrooms to the peace signs and the bold color choices — this collection of six different pop art seamless patterns just screams the seventies.
Use it for wall art, wallpaper, flyers, party invitations, and anywhere you need to add a hippie vibe. Comes with 6 designs in vector AI and EPS.
When your design needs a pattern to give it some groovy good vibes, look no further than this collection of retro ’60s and ’70s backgrounds.
Featuring animal print, checkerboard, flower power, groovy waves, and cheerful smiley faces, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your project. The collection includes six high-resolution JPG files.
Retro Abstract Patterns
This collection comes with 16 abstract 70s design vector patterns that can be used in any number of ways — social media graphics, YouTube headers, packaging, desktop wallpapers, scrapbooking, textiles, and anywhere you want to add a punch of vintage design. The vector files are tileable and fully editable AI and EPS formats.
Retro Seamless Patterns
Inspired by art styles from the ’60s and ’70s but updated with a modern twist, we’re sure you’ll love this collection of fully-editable, seamless patterns for your next retro design.
It features 30 different patterns in vivid color, including florals, geometric patterns, angular patterns, zigzags, and more. The zip includes 30 EPS files and 30 high-res JPGs.
Groovy Retro Patterns
You’ll be feelin’ groovy with this far-out collection of bold and vibrant retro patterns featuring geometric elements, flower power, and graphic patterns in fun, funky colors. Perfect for textiles, wrapping paper, wallpaper, greeting cards, scrapbooking, social media, posters, flyers, and so much more.
You’ll get 3 AI, 3 EPS, 25 high-res JPG (not tileable), and 25 PNG with transparent background (not tileable).
Retro Hippie Seamless Patterns
These retro hippie-inspired patterns are instantly recognizable as coming from the far out seventies, with their groovy style — smiley faces, mushrooms, floral patterns, and peace signs — this collection is all about positivity. You’ll get 6 high-resolution seamless JPG patterns to use in your projects.
’70s Retro Smiley Face Pattern
When you use this ’70s retro smiley face pattern in your project, you’re guaranteed to “have a nice day!” The smiley face was a symbol of ’60s-80s pop culture, and is sure to put a smile on your face, too.
This fun seamless pattern can be used to create custom textiles, ’70s wallpaper designs, or any kind of happy retro design. You’ll get vector and raster files to edit as you please.
Retro Patterns Bundle
Far out! This collection is bursting at the seams with 100 different super groovy retro and vintage ’70s-inspired patterns. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here!
Floral patterns, vintage wallpaper patterns, geometric patterns, graphic patterns — all in bright colors, brown, orange, and pink. So seventies! You’ll get over 200 files with this collection.
70s Disco Patterns
Funky, groovy, modern, vintage, disco…there are so many different ways to describe this set of 12 high-resolution seventies-inspired patterns. Perfect for making textiles and sewing patterns for vintage apparel. You’ll get 12 high-resolution JPG files in a wide range of color palettes.
Trippy Waves Patterns
This collection will really bring you back to the psychedelic seventies. It comes with 30 sets of organic wave shapes and 20 sets of geometric shapes, which are reminiscent of optical illusions.
These patterns are suitable for use on package designs, flyers, album covers, posters, social media, and anywhere you want to add some funky vibes. You’ll get vector AI and EPS and high res JPG and PNG files.
The 70s Funky Bundle
This graphic design collection is going to give you disco fever! It comes with a whopping 190 different patterns, all inspired by the psychedelic 1970s! You’ll get everything from ’70s disco patterns to groovy shapes in bright neon colors, botanic shapes, bubble-like shapes, patterns inspired by 70s music, and so much more!
This fun and funky bundle comes with 16 sets of digital assets in all different formats, AI, EPS, JPG, PNG, and PAT.
Groovy Patterns and Backgrounds
Here’s a cool set that combines the best aesthetics of the seventies with a fresh, modern twist. It comes with 8 seamless, tileable patterns, like wavy lines, groovy checkerboard, and abstract botanicals.
You’ll also get 8 funky backgrounds, like a retro butterfly. The set also comes with 16 posters so you can create your own modern retro designs.
Inspired by vivid prints from the ’60s and ’70s, this psychedelic set comes with 8 seamless patterns, 8 posters, and 45 funky stickers for you to create your own far-out seventies-inspired graphic designs.
All patterns and posters come in EPS and high-resolution JPG formats. Stickers are PNGs with transparent backgrounds.
Retro Revival 70s Graphic Collection
Here’s another huge graphic collection to use when you want to add some of the aesthetics of bygone times to your projects of today. This set comes with 74 different elements, all inspired by the ’70s.
You’ll get 18 premade graphics, 16 quotes, 16 rainbows & shapes, 16 backgrounds, and 16 seamless patterns — all in warm and vibrant colors.
1971 Retro Graphic Collection
We may have saved the best for last! The graphic design collection is for anyone who loves ’70s style. It comes with 41 seamless patterns, 3 pre-made posters, 16 ready-to-use compositions, backgrounds, typographic objects, and more.
Use them for t-shirt designs, flyers, posters, social media graphics, party invitations, packaging, wall art, and stickers. Everything in the collection has been hand-drawn. You’ll get vector AI, APS and transparent PNG and PSD files.
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Now that you’ve seen some ’70s patterns, let’s take a look at some ’70s backgrounds that you can use in your designs. From groovy swirls to funky flowers, these backgrounds are sure to give your work a retro feel.
Retro Groovy Paper Backgrounds
First up, here’s a really neat set of retro hippie movement-inspired paper backgrounds that will add a bit of sunshine to whatever project you’re working on.
From album art to concert posters, branding and identity projects to business cards, and packaging to social media posts, these 10 different high-res backgrounds will add good vibes to any project.
Inspired by the groovy 1960s, 70s psychedelics, 80s design trends, and even the 1990s, you’ll surely find something that will bring some cool retro style to your modern-day project.
This collection comes with 12 high-resolution JPG backgrounds including florals, smilies, checkerboard, and waves.
Retro 70s Waves Backgrounds
Many designs from the ’70s come in bright neon colors, but you may remember the warm color palettes that were so popular from the era. Those same colors are trending today, so this bundle of ’70s wavy backgrounds may be just what you need for your vintage design.
It comes with 10 different designs in JPG, PNG, and EPS.
Psychedelic Gradient Backgrounds
This funky, fully loaded set of backgrounds, patterns, paper textures, and grains has everything you need to add a psychedelic ’70s vibe to your designs.
It comes with over 220 trippy gradients with fluid movement and vintage grain. Plus, over 50 paper textures and overlays in different sizes and shapes. All files are high-res JPGs.
70s Retro Gradients
If you’re inspired by the colors and textures of bygone times, then you’ll love this set of ’70s retro gradient backgrounds. It contains 50 different gradients in vibrant 1970s-inspired colors.
Use them for product packaging, branding designs, posters, album covers, website backgrounds, app designs, digital wallpapers, business cards, and more.
Liquid Retro Textures
If you’re a fan of the psychedelic swirly patterns that were so popular in the late ’70s and early ’80s decade, then look no further than this graphic design collection.
It includes 50 different retro liquid marble textures, perfect for anything from website and social media backgrounds, to packaging design, to album covers, and much more. You’ll get 50 high-res JPGs.
’70s Ink Textures
This stunning set is reminiscent of chic wallpaper patterns of the 1970s. Created with ink textures in sunrise colors, like. deep orange, bright yellow, and sleepy red, you’ll get 30 different PSD and super high-resolution JPG files.
Use them for anything from packaging to wall art or stationery. The possibilities are endless.
Retro Vibes Abstract Paper
Your design will have good vibes only when you use one of these 59 groovy retro backgrounds.
Whether your project calls for an abstract landscape, sunrise, rainbows, smiley faces, animal print, flower power, angular shapes, or geometric elements, you’ll find it here! All in a warm, earthy, blue, green, and yellow color palette.
This collection is giving off 1970s game show vibes and we’re here for it! Come on, big money! But they’re also perfect for adding some fun and funk to your own work.
You’ll get 12 high-resolution PNG images and a variety of different vivid color combinations. Try them for packaging designs, website or app backgrounds, social media, and party invitations.
Retro Rainbows, Shapes, and Waves
The 1970s were all about positivity, and rainbows were prevalent. This graphic design collection is full of more than 40 different brush-style rainbows, waves, half-circles, circles, shapes, and strokes for you to add to your own designs to bring some of that ’70s positivity into actual times.
Retro Groovy 70s Style Print
Here’s a set of 12 pre-designed groovy 1970s-inspired posters to inspire your next design. Use them as backgrounds for your projects or use them just the way they are.
These posters are all about hippie style, peace, and love. The download includes 12 high-resolution JPG files and 12 vector EPS files.
Totally Groovy Digital Paper Pack
If you’re looking for some totally groovy backgrounds to add some vintage flair to your social media posts, greeting cards, website backgrounds, product packaging, and more, then you’ve found it with this totally groovy digital paper pack.
The download comes with 15 colorful backgrounds and 14 holographic backgrounds plus 7 more bonus backgrounds. All in high-res JPG.
If you’re holding out for the perfect trippy, psychedelic swirly seventies background — there’s a good chance you’ll find it in this collection!
It comes with 10 unique swirl patterns in 10 different earth tones and 6 different bright colors — that’s 160 unique backgrounds to choose from! All high-resolution groovy JPG files.
Start Using These ’70s Patterns and Backgrounds Today!
These ’70s patterns and backgrounds are the perfect way to add a touch of retro flair to your work. So why not give them a try? You might just find that they’re the perfect addition to your next project. So zip up your bell bottoms, feather your hair, and let’s get started!
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