The best free fonts: 88 quality type options for creatives

The best free fonts: Graffiti fonts

78. Sprite

Best free fonts: Sample of Sprite

Sprite is one of the best free fonts for adding a sense of urban drama (Image credit: Arsek & Erase/Ani Petrova/Vasil Stanev)

Sprite taks the chunky and bouncy feel of old-school graffiti lettering, and translates it into a fully useable and readable font. One of the best free fonts for adding a sense of retro urban style, it was created by Arsek & Erase, Ani Petrova and Vasil Stanev.

79. Urban Decay

Best free fonts: Sample of Urban Decay

Urban Decay is definitely one of the wilder free fonts out there (Image credit: Zofos)

One of the wilder free fonts in the field of graffiti lettering, Urban Decay offers a stark and uncompromising approach to typography. This handmade brush font, designed by Zofos, offers a stark authenticity that will bring a real inner city-style feel to your projects. 

80. Ruthless Dripping One

Best free fonts: Sample of Ruthless Dripping One

Ruthless Dripping One is one of the few free fonts in the graffiti space that’s keeping it real (Image credit: Måns Grebäck)

Most free graffiti fonts are really just stylised cursives that lack the sense of art, style and playfulness that’s so central to the urban street art scene. Ruthless Dripping One by Måns Grebäck bucks the trend with this free font, which combines calligraphy with paint drips to create something more on the money. 

81. Blow Brush

Best free fonts: Sample of Blow Brush

Free font Blow Brush is inspired by hip-hop and urban culture (Image credit: Raz)

There’s a real energy and boldness to Blow Brush, a handwritten, marker-style font inspired by hip-hop and urban culture. Quirky enough to feel authentic, but formal enough to provide legibility and font functionality, this free font is the work of Petar Acanski, aka Raz.

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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 (opens in new tab), 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.