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20 vintage icons in 20 days

Welcome to this 20in20 community dedicated to all things vintage.

The basic aim is to create 20 icons in 20 days related to a theme that the participants claimed and enter the final contest at the end of each round.

Participation Rules

Participation is open to every icon maker, the only requirment is to sign up on time and to complete the chosen theme.

Participants comment in the sign up post indicating:

- the themes they claim (a first choice and two alternates)

- the unlocked/public journal or community they are going to post their icons to

The claim will be divided into three parts

- 10 icons with an individual theme

- 05 icons forming a set with one general theme/category

- 05 icons left open for the artist's creativity


"Vintage" is a vague and general term used to describe a stylistic trend originating from the past. The idea of this challenge is to make icons about a very large range of wonderful subjects, like for example, the fantastic 20's, classic hollywood, the fashion from the 60's, the hippie movement or the more modern retinterpretations of these life styles. However to make things clear and easy, claims should nevertheless conform with a few general requirments.

The claims

Chronologically, the claim should roughly be dated between 1900-1989. This can be discussed but the point is to focus on the 20th century, in general the time when the subject of your claim is produced/exists is less important than the time it refers to.

Any subject is welcome:

- movies/musicals (ex. Grease)

- characters (ex. Joan Holloway)

- actors/ actresses (ex. Marilyn Monroe)

- shows (ex. Mad Men)

- art (ex. Andy Wahrol)

- music (ex. The Beatles)

- animation (ex. Betty Boop)

- fashion (ex. Twiggy)

- modern interpretations (ex. Dita von Teese)

- etc.

To take Audrey Hepburn as an example, here are the claims you could choose

- Audrey Hepburn as herself (photoshoots, public appearances)

- Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly

- Leighton Meester's interpretation of Holly in Gossip Girl

But you could not choose:

- Audrey Hepburn as Natacha Rostova in War and Peace , which is stylistically a 19th century movie

If you have any question concerning the validity of your claim, please ask.


This list will be updated gradually and you can also browse the tags for inspiration.


The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Some like it hot, Out of Africa, Public Enemies, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Walk the Line, Forrest Gump, Australia, Casablanca, Revolutionary Road, Titanic, Fried Green Tomatoes


Grease, Chicago, Down with love, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz


Holly Golightly, Blanche DuBois, Betty Draper, Mary Poppins, Sugar Kane, Ilsa Lund, James Bond


Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Liz Taylor, Robert Redford, Veronica Lake, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Brigitte Bardot, Farrah Fawcett, Catherine Deneuve, Romy Schneider


Mad Men, The 70's show, American Dreams, Chalie's Angels, Bewitched, Dallas, 21 Jump Street, I Dream of Jeannie, Dynasty, The Golden Girls, MacGyver


The Beatles, ABBA, Katy Perry - "Thinking of You", Christina Aguilera - "Candyman", Gwen Stefani - "Cool"

Fashion and Icons

Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy


Andy Wahrol, Art Deco, Roy Lichtenstein

Modern Interpretations

Dita von Teese, Katy Perry, various fashion models

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Feel free to take them as they are or to add your icons or your username if you wish to:) Please don't forget to upload them to your own server.

1st place
2nd place


1st place set
2nd place set
3rd place set
4th place set
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Artist's choice

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