Check out this cool compilation of free typewriter fonts that you can put to good use in your vintage designs.
Typewriter fonts are a popular choice to incorporate into vintage and retro designs. Courier is probably the best known font of this type but there are many other cool typewriter-inspired designs out there (go here for more free fonts).
Here, we've scoured the internet to find 20 free typewriter fonts that will help bring the spirit of the past to your designs.
Named after a popular series of typewriters in postwar Germany, Gabriele is sure to be a hit with web users as well. With a distinctive texture that evokes old typewriter ribbons, this monospaced font requires no kerning, and just like the rest below it's free for commercial use.
02. Xerography Font
Complete with wonky rectangular borders, Xerography is the go-to font if y0u're looking to recreate the shape of old-fashioned typewriter hammers. This font makes great use of negative space, so it should work on any background colour you choose.
03. Happy Days
Thanks to its fuzzy, glitchy finish, the Happy Days font is the perfect way to age your typography. This font set comes with the whole alphabet in upper and lower case, plus every number and a limited selection of symbols and accented words.
Coming with both upper and lower case letters as well as all the punctuation, numbers and symbols, this is one of the most versatile typewriter fonts we've unearthed.
05. Love Letter
One for the old romantic in you! The Love Letter font harks back to a time when typewriters were used to spill out our feelings for our loved ones. Use this if you want to put a bit of romance and old school passion into your designs. And, like all the typewriter fonts on this list, it's absolutely free!
A thicker, more bold typewriter font, CarbonType is perfect for typewriter headlines and large straps. It might prove difficult to use this typewriter font in content, so we'd stick to the larger typography projects if we were you.
Typewriter fonts don't need to be literal in our book. This vintage spin on the typewriter style was designed by Texas based graphic designer Jake Luedecke, who donates 50% of his font profits to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This one's free for personal use, though!
This uniquely named font, AFL Font Pespaye Nonmetric, was created by product and graphic designer Burka Demirci. The free typewriter font includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and large selection of special characters.
09. Special Elite
Special Elite takes the vintage style of typewriter fonts and moves it closer to the digital age. Developed by the team at Astigmatic, this design is perfect if you're looking for a free typewriter font with the impression of a strong keystroke.
10. Type Keys Font
This cool font was developed by Ronna Penner of Typadelic. The free download offers the design both filled and unfilled. Free for personal use, the download comes complete with a full set of upper case letters, numbers and other characters you might find on a typewriter.
11. Sears Tower
This dirty, distressed typeface comes to you free courtesy of Michael Tension at Tension Type. The design, one of Tension's more popular, comes complete 196 glyphs and is free to use in any and all of your personal and commercial work.
Creator of L.C. Smith 5 Typewriter Georg Sommeregger has a passion for typewriters. He collects, repairs and generally shares information on the old-school typing machine. In addition to this, he's also created this free typewriter font and generously offers it as a free download for use in personal projects.
This traditional typewriter font was created by Koczman Bálint of Magique Fonts. With over 30 fonts in his portfolio, his designs have amassed over seven million downloads. The brilliant set includes every character you might possibly need.
14. Last Draft Font
Designer Andrew Hart has designed over 60 typefaces, all of which are available online. But we particularly liked this fancy typewriter font, Last Draft Font. Free for personal use, the download includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
This typewriter-based, serif, mono-spaced typeface was designed by E.V Norat. It replicates exactly how characters were once printed on teletype machines, which were used throughout the world for communications and weather reporting and transmission purposes.
16. My Underwood
A clear fan of the grunge style, My Underwood is another design from typeface designer Michael Tension. The Canadian-based artist has over 18 fonts available online, which have been downloaded over two millions times in total.
This unqiue typewriter typeface was created by designer Volker Busse. He designed the font based on the high circulation of Black Letter fonts before the Second World War. "Based on this fact, typewriters were also equipped with Black Letter fonts, monospaced. Not common typewriters, but special ones seen every now and then."
Brenton Scrawl Type enables you to replicate the look of a typewriter in serious need of a service. This free download includes a full set of capital and lower case letters, as well as the figures 1-9, which includes a backwards 5.
Metacopy was created by designer Yoshiki Kita. The cracked, distorted, small print is a popular typewriter font, having been downloaded over 70,000 times now. The free download includes a full set of numbers, letters and special characters.
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*And if you don't get that reference, watch and learn.
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