Old English fonts: 12 of the best

Old English fonts evoke a sense of history, mysticism or majesty; they can also infuse your designs with an atmosphere of authority, permanence and tradition. And they're surprisingly flexible, sitting as happily on the covers of grime and death metal albums as they do on museum brochures and church hymn sheets. 

Other common uses for Old English fonts include newspaper mastheads, legal publications and qualification certificates. Plus, of course, they can also used ironically on such things as flyer designs and hipster beer labels. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.