Put down your cannons, and download these cool free graffiti fonts right now!
In recent decades, graffiti has moved from an urban nuisance to a professional business thanks to the rise of street art as a serious creative force. And with the artform ever growing in popularity, there are now a wealth of graffiti font styles available online for creatives to use as the typography in their urban artwork.
Here, we've scoured the web to find you the best examples of free fonts in a graffiti style for designers. Enjoy!
This handmade graffiti font was created by 27-year-old graphic designer Mike Karolos who currently works as an art director in Athens. The bold colour and fresh, funky feel to this free graffiti font makes it perfect for injecting life to any bare wall. Only upper case letters are available but the font is free for both personal and commercial use.
02. Take Warning
Created by Skyhaven, aka Alex Tomlinson, this is a cartoony take on the graffiti font that really hits the spot for us. It's free for personal use, while commercial use requires a donation.
03. Gang Bang Design
Another all-cap font, designer Maelle Keita has two sets on offer for free. They are both caps, one with and one without the dripping paint element.
Indonesian designer Ariq Sya has created a cap-only font with numbers to boot – and with 300,015 downloads so far, it's his second most popular font.
05. Urban Decay
A handmade brush stroke font inspired by Zofos' love of graffiti, urban exploration, street calligraphy and inner city living, Urban Decay is donationware that you're free to download but encouraged to pay a donation to the author.
Created by Finnish designer Juha Korhonen, Polla is a wonderfully messy brush font, awash with smudges and splatters that will really bring your text to life. It's free for personal use, and if you want to use it commercially it'll cost you just €15/$20.
Another one from Juha Korhonen, Damsterdam is a heavyweight all-caps font made of thick, rough brush strokes, with crooked, staggered letterforms that are simply full of energy. As with Polla, it's €15/$20 for commercial use but free for personal projects.
08. Happy Brown Cat
Who can resist a happy brown cat? This isn't your traditional graffiti font, but LazyPoony's is big and bouncy and crammed with fun. It's free for personal use; if you want to use it commercially you'll have to buy this version for a very reasonable $10.
If you're after a sick tag font then you'll have a hard time finding a better one than Måns Grebäck's Ruthless Drippin ONE, combining striking calligraphic letterforms with distinctive paint drips. It's free for personal use.
10. Peinture Fraiche
Give your graffiti a certain gallic je ne sais quoi with Quentin Aquila's Peinture Fraiche. Its bold cartoon letterforms are slightly shattered to give them extra character, and a heavy drop shadow makes them leap off the page. It's an all-caps font, but with a special set of caps, each adorned with a little arrow to add impact.
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