In this post, we have picked up some amazing free fonts for designing posters and promotional banners. This collection includes a wide variety of useful fonts including elegant script fonts, minimal thin fonts, hipster fonts, futuristic fonts, fonts inspired by low poly look, as well as retro and vintage fonts to give your posters the look of bygone era.
The fonts listed below will make your text stand out and reinforce the message & mood you want to convey through your banner and poster design, whether it is a quote poster, a poster depicting a bold message or a fun, cheerful poster. And the best part is that not only do they fit in poster designing, they will also be a good addition to your toolkit for designing product promotional images, magazine covers, logos and branding identity. If you are working on poster design, you may also want to check out this collection of poster PSD mockups to showcase your designs in a professional way.
All these fonts are free for personal and/or commercial use and are available as Open Type (OTF) or True Type (TTF) fonts that will work on both Windows and Mac. Some of them are available as web fonts also for use on your websites.
Debby – Free Hand Drawn Brush Font
A hand drawn brush typeface, Debby features irregular bouncy characters and rough shapes to give your design work a natural hand written look. Perfect for designing quote posters and social media posts, you can download it for free in both .otf and .ttf formats. Font designers: Artimasa Studio & Free Design Resources.
Break – Free Ultra Thin Font Family
Break is an ultra thin modern font family designed by Rajesh Rajput. Graceful minimalism, that is how this font looks at first glance. Interruptions in the letterforms set it apart from other rounded fonts. The font will look great on posters with elegant, sophisticated and luxurious feel.
It comes in five weights from extra light to bold and includes uppercase, lowercase, numerals and symbols. The font can be downloaded for free in .ttf format.
Bukhari – Free Vintage Cursive Font
Bukhari is a bold cursive font with connected letters that has a vintage vibe to it. Bukhari font family contains two typefaces – Bukhari Script and Bukhari Script Alternates to give you access to all the alternate characters. Designed by Mikrojihad type foundry, the font is available for free download in OTF format.
Gossamer – Free Outline Serif Font
Designed for use at larger type sizes, Gossamer is a free outline serif font that will add uniqueness to banners and poster designs. The font comes with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuations. It is available for download in OTF format and comes with free personal and commercial use license with attribution.
Polya – Free Line Font
Based on the principle of low-poly, Polya is a free line font that will look great at large font sizes like on posters. An all caps font, it includes accented letters, numbers and common symbols. Designed by Adrian Coquet, the font can be downloaded in .otf format.
Streetwear – Free 70’s Retro Font
Artimasa Studio’s Streetwear is a bold and stylish retro font reminiscing the fashion and sport related typefaces of the 1960s and 70s. Available for download in .otf format, it also includes alternate characters that you can access in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Glamor – Free Stylish Font
A stunning and stylish font, Glamor is perfect for when you need to design advertisement posters and promotional graphics for fashion brands. The font features ball terminals that will lend your work an elegant yet classic feel.
Glamor type family is a set of 24 fonts in all the possible weights you’ll ever need, from light to bold and in between. Designed by Henrick Ronaldez, the font is free for personal and commercial work and is available in both TTF and OTF formats.
Slot – Playful Rounded Free Font
Designed by Adrian Coquet & Hugo Dath, Slot features semicircle pattern that gives it a playful look. It contains latin accented characters and many glyphs for your poster designs, logos and corporate identities. Slot is available for download in .otf format.
Hammock – Free Handmade Font
According to the font designers Mats-Peter Forss and Andreas Twardzik, Hammock embodies the passion for travelling, surfing, nature and everything else made with love. Hammock font has an outdoorsy persona that will lend your travel posters a rustic look. The mix of thick and thin contrast in its letterforms and imperfect edges give it the perfect handmade feel.
Hammock is completely free to download and is available in three styles – Regular Black and two distressed styles with different texture levels. It will suit a poster designed for your home as well as for a billboard. Font format is OTF and it offers 2 alternative characters for each letter.
Bernier – Free Vintage Typeface
A unicase typeface, vintage style font Bernier is perfect for old school style typography work and logotypes. It comes in 3 different styles – Regular, Distressed & Shade. Designed by Ryan Pyae, it can be downloaded in .otf format. I have used its regular and shaded styles in designing this poster – Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Sprite Graffiti – Free Graffiti Font
Sprite Graffiti by Four Plus Studio fuses together the essence of street graffiti with legibility and the end result is a functional font that can be used by a wider set of audience and not just graffiti enthusiasts. Available in Cyrillic and Latin, Sprite Graffiti font can be downloaded for free in OTF format in regular and outline shadow styles plus some extra characters as well.
You may also want to download our free splash and splatters Photoshop brushes that you’ll find useful when creating graffiti inspired posters and artworks.
Carosello – Free Vintage Script Font
Carosello is a beautiful free font you can use to re-create the 1950s-esque hand lettered quotes, inspirational phrases and vintage designs. Designed by Unio, this handmade script font is available for download in .otf and .ttf formats.
Sophia – Free Brush Script Font
A free brush script font, Sophia comes bundled with Sofia Left and Sofia Right fonts along with the regular font file. These extra font files include characters having ornaments to their left (Sofia Left) and to their right (Sofia Right) for creating decorated word sequences. The font can be downloaded as .ttf, .otf, .eot, .woff and .svg files. Designers: Emily Spadoni & Mats-Peter Forss.
Rise – Free Brush Font
Rise, created by Pavel Korzhenko, is an all-caps brush typeface with a bold, aggressive style. It sports rough jagged edges with a hand painted textured feel. Rise is perfect for giving a bold and strong touch to your posters. The font is available for free download in .otf format.
High Tide – Free Decorative Typeface
Designed by Filipe Rolim, High Tide is an all caps, decorative font family suitable for posters, headlines, titles and logos. It comes in three different weights – regular (High Tide Sans), bold and the Nordic style font.
Berg – Free Layered Font Family
Designed by The Brosnes Design Co., Berg draws its inspiration from vintage sign paintings, posters and labels. Berg is a family of 7 typefaces in different styles – Regular, Extrude, Inline, Shadow, Ornament, Western and Rough that can be layered together to create different kinds of text effects. Font Format: TTF.
Bellaboo – Free Hipster Font
Hipster style free typeface, Bellaboo is an all caps font available in .otf, .ttf and web font formats. Designed by Marcelo Reis Melo, this font has a bold personality and is great for headlines and poster titles.
Arenq – Free Minimal Outline Font
Arenq is a minimalistic outlined font by Paula R. It comes with stylistic alternates and is available in .otf format.
Aroly – Free Heading Font
Aroly is a polygonal heading font designed by Arvind Kumar. It can be downloaded as .ttf font file and includes full 26 capital and small letters, numbers, punctuation marks and more.
Ruffle Beauty – Free Poster Font
A cheerful typeface designed by Anis Iday, Ruffle Beauty is available in OTF format. The font will lend your posters and social media posts a friendly, playful feel.
Anders – Free Geometric Typeface
Modern, minimalistic, Anders is a free geometric typeface by Tom Anders Watkins. An all caps font, it is available in .ttf format.
Crypo – Free Geometric Sans Serif Font
Crypo is a geometric sans serif font to convey a technological, futuristic feeling to your designs. Designed by Cyrille Leroy, the font can be downloaded for free in both .otf and .ttf formats.
Aventura – Free Bold Font
Creating a camping, hiking or mountaineering related poster? Aventura will surely fit in. Inspired by nature and camping, Aventura is a bold, adventurous font by designer Jimmy Kalman. The font can be downloaded in .otf format and comes with uppercase letters, numbers and special characters.
Ansley Display – Free Retro Slab Serif Typeface
Designed for headlines and large display, Ansley Display is a retro inspired slab serif font. The font comes in 6 different styles – regular, bold, black, inline, outline and light. Made by graphic designer Kady Jesko, it can be downloaded as .ttf font files.
Accent – Free Ultra Thin Display Font
Minimal, ultra thin font Accent is designed for small words and short titles. Designed by Nelson Balaban and Soulcraft Brand this font is available in .ttf format.
Moonhouse – Free Futuristic Font
Nima Visual’s Moonhouse is a futuristic, sci-fi font. Characterised by wide rounded characters, this geometric font is great for modern sci-fi posters, magazine and logos. Available for download in .ttf format.
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When designing a poster, you need an expressive font that reinforces the emotion you want to convey. This poster font should catch the attention of your viewers. When you have selected a stand-out font for your poster title, you can use a simple sans serif for displaying any other required information. Have fun!
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