Whether you love to use fun and interesting fonts in your work or simply in everyday use, this must-have list of everything from serifs to scripts and more should be right up your alley.
The Must-Have Fonts for Graphic Designers and Font Lovers
Serifs are wonderful fonts for all of your classy, professional needs. They work fantastically for corporate branding, print media, and an assortment of other font needs. I’m especially fond of serifs for classy logotypes.
This font merges organic forms with the rigidity of a serif. I love it for adding a homemade touch to packaging or print design that needs an organic, home-grown feel.
This font is great for when you need an old-timey typewriter look to your design. I especially like the attention to detail in the inconsistent letterforms that a real typewriter would produce.
This font has two style sets: one with a slight serif and another with dramatic curves. They blend together wonderfully to give your text a classy, bold look.
This vintage-inspired serif is great for logotypes and print design (especially apparel). With a hand-printed alternative style and some bonus vectors, this font gives you everything you need for some killer vintage designs.
What’s a serif collection without some bold slab serif fonts? Qumberland is a bold addition to any designer’s font collection without being as strong as your usual slab serif.
This fashion-inspired serif is a fantastic addition to any font collection focused on creating creative headers or print designs. The mix between thick and thin lines makes for a great set of glyphs for sure.
This serif font has a fun retro feel while maintaining a sophisticated style. With plenty of alternative glyphs, Violina is sure to give your work a unique edge.
Quincy is a beautiful, classy font family featuring multilingual support, italics, and more. When you’re in need of an alternative serif to the usual suspects, having such an elegant font as Quincy in your collection is a sure-fire hit.
Morva comes not only with elegant letterforms but also with fun flourishes in the form of the alternativeMORVA Typeface
Goldsmith is an interesting serif for sure. With alternative upper and lowercase characters and carefully handmade letterforms, this font is a great answer to compiling unique typographic imagery for a variety of design jobs.
Need a font with a great combination of elegance and style? Then check out this chic Esther typeface. This font features a wonderful handmade design with a complete set of letters and characters! Upgrade your designs with this classy font.
Bring in some old fashioned design elements into your rustic signs for that extra bit of charm! This Parlour font features a glorious tattoo parlor-inspired design that is sure to make your work stand out!
Inspired by vintage Victorian design, this Magnifika font works great for headlines, logos, and more! Use it as a powerful display or incorporate it into long wording for an inspiring take on retro typography. Also included is a bonus pack of ornamental elements!
The name may be a mouthful but you’ll definitely be glad you downloaded this Astradjingga font! A vintage font with rough splatter textures, this typeface is essential to any retro-inspired design. Enjoy three font files that are ready to use!
Create impressive work with this standalone Kingston typeface. This font features a contemporary design with lovely angular details. Great for posters, logos, and more, add this font to your growing design arsenal today!
Script fonts range from handwriting to calligraphic masterpieces. They’re fantastic for creative logotypes, headers, and t-shirt designs. Check out the selection of fonts below for a taste of some of my favorites.
You’ll find this font under the serifs, but it’s a glorious brush-script that I recommend highly for branding, social media content, and more.
I adore this brush script. A bold, flat edge creates each letterform for that hand-painted, brilliantly drawn style that few can create themselves.
The letters of Humble Script dance across any page, screen, or content you create with it. Perfect for marketing materials or logotypes, this script has a fun and fast hand-drawn feel.
Moonface Script is a great answer for sports and ballpark-styled script fonts. Perfect for apparel and other design work, this font features some fantastic swishing shapes within its letterforms.
Big, rounded script fonts are a must for a designer’s collection. Any type lover can appreciate the style options within this open type font.
Dry-brushed fonts are such a great addition to your collection for marketing materials and print design. Akula is a great example of that style.
For a more sophisticated hand-lettered style, Merno Script is the font for you. Logotypes, headings, and more are a quick fix with this elegant script.
I love a good hand-brushed font. A font like this goes wonderfully with watercolor or ink wash textures, allowing users to mimic a truly handmade style.
The letterforms and glyphs in this font are fantastic, but when they’re paired with a texture, they really shine as a ribbon-like font. Perfect for printed media and marketing materials, this font includes fantastic ligatures, alternate styles, and more.
This bold retro font is a great alternative to some of the more common retro-inspired fonts that seem to have appeared on every blog header for the past few years. With 430 glyphs included, this script is the perfect addition to your collection.
Helena is a beautiful and sweet hand-drawn font, perfect for handmade goods, logotypes, and more.
Morning Wishes combines elegance and grace with the hand-drawn font craze. Perfect for blog content, marketing materials, and more.
I love how chunky and rounded these letterforms are in Rissa Typeface. This gorgeous typeface gives a perfect, handmade flourish to whatever your type design needs may be.
This modern calligraphic typeface is great as a clean-cut answer to using hand-drawn type in your design projects. Whether you’re working on branding, print media, or marketing materials, this elegant font is a great answer for keeping your work fresh.
I love Paltrow’s long, graceful letterforms that combine so well with watercolor textures to form a fun and lovely handmade typeface.
Inspired by street art, Burnts Marker Typeface is a gorgeous set of type that never loses the look of its inspiration. It’s a great addition to any designer’s collection and makes for some fantastic content for print and product design work.
I adore the simplicity of the letter forms of Kaiven. This hand-painted typeface fits wonderfully with simpler artwork, especially the painterly look of ink and watercolors.
Crush the competition with this extraordinary Crushine font. This download includes a casual brush script that looks great in both big and small sizes. Give your designs that authentic laid-back aesthetic with this fabulous typeface!
Or dive into this premium font pack! Foundry is an easy to install font that features beautiful flowing curves and effortless charm. Create extraordinary typographic designs with a font that works on many design programs.
Or create a super pretty design with this Octavia script. A lovely font that mixes the classic styles of calligraphy with modern typography, this typeface features beautiful swashes and more. A bonus watercolor pack is also included with 60 high quality designs!
Make a bold statement with this stunning handwritten font. Rohtwo features a unique handcrafted feel that is perfect for stationery, logos, and more. Included in this download are two font files available in OpenType formats.
Make any design instantly epic with this phenomenal font! The Historia is a classic play on vintage typography with strong thick letters and grunge-like strokes. It’s amazing style is sure to add a little creative drama to any project.
Often sans-serif fonts are the plainest of all (think Helvetica). They can range from geometric to rounded masterpieces, allowing for information to be communicated with simplicity.
TheNaïve Line Sans font family is a beautiful and simplistic sans serif that any designer should welcome into their collection. Whether your project is for print or web, this font will render content easily legible in an elegant manner.
The bold, geometric lines of Zelda make for interesting headers and assorted content. This modern typeface boasts five styles and alternative characters to round out its minimal flavor.
Dubai is a fantastic sans-serif with a thick, chiseled look that’s perfect for poster designs and more.
This pixel-perfect, modern font has a fun, rounded look that makes it perfect for logotypes, poster design, and more.
Lead is a fun, futuristic font. With its partially rounded letterforms and harsh angles, it’s perfect for print or poster designs with a sci-fi feel.
A bold, quite readable font, Porter is perfect for a variety of typographic needs. A font like this works wonderfully in a corporate design setting.
Ascent is a fun twist on the typical sans-serif with a subtle kick to each letterform. With multilingual support, this fontface makes for a great display font.
Raleigh is a fantastic futuristic font that’s perfect for poster designs, logotypes, and more. I especially like it in the context of entertainment media or gaming, though anything with a stencil-inspired twist would benefit from such a fontface.
Woodland is a great, handmade font that is perfect for display purposes and print media alike.
Falco, a fantastic addition to bold display fonts and branding content, really shines where its inline styles are concerned. See below for just one of the ways Falco really makes a mark.
Serenity is aptly named for being a beautiful sans-serif with some gorgeous alternate glyphs included with it.
With thick and thin forms within this font, Kaiju is perfect for sophisticated display font needs as well as a fun art deco style.
A wonderful alternative to the usual suspects for streamlined sans-serifs, Pine has some fun, rounded features while remaining monospaced. It’s a wonderful typeface for branding projects, posters, and more!
Or feast your eyes on a truly extraordinary font! A stylish handwritten font, this typeface features glorious angles and unique line elements. And it’s super easy to install! Just download the file to get started on your next project right away!
If you’re looking for a font with a sci-fi inspired design then look no further! Dreamscape is a dreamy sans-serif font that features thick, bold letters. Use it as an awesome logo for any band album or incorporate it into a modern poster design.
For sophisticated designs, check out this lovely Cormier font. This typeface is inspired by old Art Deco aesthetics and typography. Choose from regular, double, or rough versions to make the most out of this incredible typeface.
Create inviting designs with this super energetic font. Mushroom is a typeface that is truly one of a kind with it’s chunky letters and wacky arrangement. Create an atmosphere of fun and win your clients over with a smile. Try this font today!
You may have just hit the jackpot with this relaxed brush typeface. Featuring regular, slant, and script versions, this font also comes complete with all US glyphs. Enjoy the realistic textures handcrafted from real flat marker lines.
A mix of serifs, scripts, and sans-serifs, these fonts are great for display needs and other fun projects. Whether they’re letters made from messy grunge brushes or little shapes, decorative fonts are a fun addition to your collection.
A fun marker drawn font featuring unique uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and more! Perfect for signage, advertising, or whatever else you may want some quick marker-styled lettering for.
A cute hand-drawn font. Includes unique uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and many other glyphs. Perfect for web or print for that hand-made touch!
This classy, vintage-styled font is the perfect addition to your collection for logotypes, apparel designs, and more.
For those times when you need a more obvious futuristic-styled font, Headplane is there for you. I love the look of this font for poster designs and entertainment media.
Vicasso is a fantastic font for logotypes and display purposes. I especially love the unique details that remind me quite a bit of a camera’s aperture blades.
The Brave font family is a fun, futuristic font with rounded edges and minimal details. Often, simplicity can say a lot when it comes to your needs for a font like Brave.
Geometric fonts are a must when it comes to completing your font collection. Equilibrium is fantastic for its minimal design style and square style.
With this font bundle, you get just that: three fantastic fonts ready for packaging, t-shirts, and more! This font bundle may be just a starting point for you and your design needs.
Brawls is a retro-inspired font with unique shapes and fantastic texture. I love this font for branding creative businesses or for use in marketing materials.
True to its name, Sledge is a bold and gritty font with hard edges and a grungy texture. This font is perfect for poster designs and assorted print media.
What’s more decorative than flourishes worked into letterforms? Antique is a wonderfully elegant font that’s quite true to its name. I love this font for its usability with stationery design and as a simple and quick answer for wedding calligraphy.
For a gorgeous calligraphic font, look no further than Nouvele Louisela. With a multitude of glyphs and alternate forms, this font is fantastic for adding a touch of elegance to your design work.
Adele is a gorgeously crafted hand-drawn font face that works wonderfully for marketing materials, stationery, wedding calligraphy, and more. With multiple alternate styles included, you’ll be mimicking handmade styles in no time!
Mermaid is an old-fashioned, Victorian-inspired typeface that’s perfect for print design, stationery, and more. I especially love this font for vintage apparel companies, greeting cards, and more.
A perfect end to my font collection list, Game Over is a great retro-inspired font for all of your 8-bit design needs.
This classic circus style of text is often found in vintage design. The Addison typeface features a brilliant mix of old Western and modern designs aesthetics with unique, decorative elements. Use it for signs, logos, and more to get started on your Western-inspired project today!
Pay homage to the classic typewriter with this Catalina font. Included in this package are five font families and two graphic ornament fonts. Finalize your print designs with this awesome typeface to bring your work to the next level!
Add a quirky font to your work for a fun modern vibe. The Masto typeface features an authentic handcrafted feel that appears as though it was just written with ink. Perfect for stationery, logos, and more, we’re sure you’ll love this typeface
A unique decorative display, this Enyo Slab font will work great on any trendy flat design. It provides an informal look to your work while maintaining clean lines. It also has a large glyph coverage and supports over 133 international languages.
Last but not least, wow any audience with this Elrotex font. A cool hand painted typeface, this font is perfectly suited for t-shirts, posters, and so much more. Get access to bonus mockups and grunge textures with this download!
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