Check out this cool compilation of free graffiti font styles that you can put to use in your typography-based designs.
In recent decades, graffiti has moved from an urban nuisance to a professional business thanks to the work of some incredible street artists. And with the art form ever growing in popularity, there are now a wealth of graffiti font styles available online for creatives to use 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!
One of our favourite graffiti font styles, Brooklyn was developed by graphic designer Paul Reis, who describes it online as 'a calligraphy-based typeface that is both sleek and brutal'. Created as a result of his calligraphic exercises and doodles, Brooklyn is available in two version, regular and inline.
02. Stylin' BRK
Stylin' BRK was the first font created by graphic and web designer Beraka. One of many graffiti font styles developed by this artist, the simple marker style tag design is by far his most popular download. Free for personal use only.
The name says it all: A Dripping Marker, created by designer Wick van den Belt, is free for personal use only and comes complete with a full set of upper and lowercase characters, numbers and selection of special characters. A worthy inclusion in our list of the best free graffiti font styles.
Chung-Deh Tien is the man behind this heavy, detailed typeface design Maelstrom. Tien describes this font as his 'contribution to civic eyesore'. The detailed design is one of the most inspiring graffiti font styles we've seen - and it's free for personal use!
This font is one of over 100 designs which, collectively, have been downloaded over 10 millions, by Fontalicious. A popular choice among free graffiti fonts, with its quirky, marker-style design it has received over half a million downloads to date.
06. Street Writer
If you're looking for free graffiti font downloads, this one is well worth considering. Give your graffiti illustrations an authentic feel with this font by Noah. The interesting design incorporates small pictures outside of each letter and includes a full set of uppercase letters and numbers.
Designer Jesse Kuiper was the brains behind this brilliant free graffiti font. A popular choice, it's received nearly 1.4million downloads since its release. It's free for personal use only, with donations to the author, as always, welcome.
08. Graffiti Treat
Free graffiti font Graffiti Treat was created by Typodermic Fonts founder Ray Larabie. He comments: "Graffiti Treat is a staggered, angular, graffiti inspired display font."
This strong, bold, free graffiti font comes complete with two files; a traditional design and another that features paint drips from each letter. However, there are no lowercase letters, numbers or special characters. Free for personal use only.
10. Zit Graffiti
Make an impact with this cool block font created by designer Olivier "Zitoune" D. Free for personal use, this free graffiti font includes a full set of uppercase letters only.
11. El&font Block
Typeface designer Jérôme Delage is the brains behind this brilliant free graffiti font titled El&font (see what he did there?) Block. A member of Dafont.com - the archive of freely downloadable fonts - Delage is the author of eight typefaces on the popular site, which collectively have been download over seven million times!
12. Urban Jungle
This big, bold typeface 'Urban Jungle' was created by designer Kevin Christopher of KC Fonts. The eye-catching free graffiti font is perfect for creating stand out graffiti-style posters and flyers. There's a charge to get hold of the full font but you can do personal work to your heart's content with this free demo version.
Graphic designer Måns Grebäck specialises in font, logotype and typography design and he developed this free graffiti font, as well as a host of other typefaces in this particular style. The demo version of Ghang is available as a free download or the full font can be purchased for $59 on Grebäck's site Mawns .
This free graffiti font comes from Scriptorium Fonts, an Austin, Texas-based type foundry started in 1992 by game designer, editor and historian Dave Nalle. Describing the typeface, Nalle says on his website, 'Nosegrind is based on skate-culture graffiti gleaned from various samples of similar style found on walls in Austin and online'.
15. The Pricks
We love this simple block font with mean spikes by Orlando-based designer Hydro74 aka Joshua M. Smith. The free graffiti font is just one of many typefaces Hydro74 has come up with. While many of them you have to pay for, the generous designer also has a bunch of brilliant free fonts up for grabs on his site.
FORMAT: OTT, TTF
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.
Degrassi typeface creator Ray Larabie describes this free graffiti font as a 'somewhat wack, graffiti inspired font', which pretty much sums it up. President of Japanese company Typodermic Fonts, Larabie has designed numerous typefaces, many of which are free to download on his site.
FORMAT: OTF, TTF
18. Brock Vandalo
Graphic design student Luis Marques aka Brock Marques is the man behind this free graffiti font. The design features rounded shaped characters with thin ends and hairpin bends. Marques describes his typeface as being 'joyous and sometimes disorganised but with a sense of urban scrawl graffiti'.
19. Inner City
We love this 3D drop font by type designer Mike Wolf. His particular use of colour in the above design reminds us of the old school graffiti you still see on the walls of many concrete jungles around the globe. Free for personal use, the font includes a full set of caps and digits.
This cool 3D drop font was created by 30-year-old programmer Xero who has created typefaces as a hobby since 1997. The designer runs the site Fontvir.us where you can read all about and download more of his brilliant creations.
Designer Andrew Hart is the author of Dirt 2, a site dedicated to design resources - a section of which offers font downloads. There are many to choose from but we particularly liked his handwritten scrapbook-inspired free graffiti font titled 'Please show me love'. Note: the free version is limited to demo only for non-commercial purposes.
FORMAT: OTF, TTF
This casual looking, hand drawn free graffiti font was designed by Jakob Fischer aka Pizzadude. Based in Copenhagen, Fischer describes his style as 'Loose, laid back and goofy, which especially comes to expression through unique handmade fonts.'
If you're looking for a free graffiti font that packs a punch then check out this 'Whoa' font by Stockholm-based creative Johan Waldenström. The designer comments on his site 11-D productions, 'As a kid I was often fascinated by all the hiphop graffiti I saw around the early 90's. The oldschool era of graffiti was (and still is) very fascinating to me'.
24. Ruthless One
Another typeface from Måns Grebäck, we couldn't not include this brilliant free graffiti font. The designer has nearly 100 fonts available to download for free personal use on Dafont.com, many of them with a graffiti style. For a full collection of Grebäck's work, head over to his website Mawns.
25. DJ Gross
Despite its name, there's nothing at all gross about this hand drawn free graffiti font. The design comes from Finland-based designer who goes by the name of Ritzy (real name Sami), owner of SD Fonts. And thanks to generous creative, DJ Gross is just one of many fonts he has created and offered as a free download.
QUB isn't exactly your average casual graffiti style typeface. Unlike many of the other laid back designs, this is the complete opposite. And that's why we like it. Bihać-based designer Adi Dizdarevic created the cool modular, block font, which he has very generously allowed anyone who wants to use it in personal projects to download for free.
FORMAT: OTF, TTF
The Battle Continues was created by typeface designer Christopher Hansen. Dedicated to his craft, this creative has 28 gorgeous fonts available as a free download on Dafont.com. With over eight million downloads collectively, it is clear to see - just from this free graffiti font - why this designer's work is so popular.
28. Broken Records
Fancy adding a bit of a sophistication and sexy to your designs? Then take advantage of this free graffiti font by freelance designer Timo Kuilder. Broken Records is available in two versions, fill and outline and includes a full set of capital letters and digits.
Base your designs around this bold typeface for a really eye-catching piece of work. ReskaGraf was created by designer Olivier Zitoune, who also composed another similar styled font titled Zit Graffiti. The free graffiti font set includes a mixture of both capital and lower case letters and digits 0-9.
Graphic and web designer Ogeday Koç is the designer behind this street style typeface. The free graffiti font has a full range of upper, lower and special characters available for both personal and commercial use.
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Have you seen any great free fonts with a flavour of the street? Tell us about them in the comments!