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14 fun fonts to put a smile on your face

fun fonts: happy font Balgin
(Image credit: Cahya Sofyan)

Who doesn't want a bunch of fun fonts to cheer up their projects? The good news is there's almost an endless supply of friendly, happy fonts whirling around the web, and we've picked out the best ones available, for an injection of fun typography into your work.

The fun fonts on the list below have a range of price points and have been selected by us – whether that's 'cos they are funny fonts, exciting fonts, friendly fonts or they just make us happy. With the list below, you're sure to be able to find the best fun font for your project (and don't worry – Comic Sans didn't make the cut).

If you want something slightly different, then don't miss our selection of top retro fonts, free script fonts or calligraphy fonts

01. Balgin

fun fonts: happy font Balgin

Welcome to the '90s (Image credit: Cahya Sofyan)

Balgin is here to take you back to the '90s for a dose of nostalgic fun.  This happy font designed by Cahya Sofyan is formed from basic shapes and is available in three 'flavours' – display, normal and text and six different weights. It supports over 75 languages and we just love its bright and friendly look – the very definition of fun typography. It's available from £7.99.

02. Mohr Rounded

fun fonts: Mohr rounded example

Soft terminals give this fun font a friendly feel (Image credit: Sofia Mohr )

A curvier version of the Mohr typeface, this fun font features soft terminals for a friendly look. The family includes three versions (normal, alt and italic) in a wide range of weights, making it nice and versatile. It was designed by Sofia Mohr for Latinotype and is available from £20.99 for individual styles.

03. Caramel Macchiato

Fun fonts: Caramel Macchiato

If you like your fonts sweet, this one's for you (Image credit: Orenari)

Caramel Macchiato is as sweet and happy a font as the name suggests. Swirly and bouncy, it leaps off the page with bursts of caffeinated energy. A layered font, with two font styles, it's available for $14. It's worth having a look at Orenari's other font creations as there are lots of other fun font options to behold.

04. Escafina

Fun fonts: Escafina

This fun font was inspired by mid-century advertising

Escafina is an upright script font that reinvents the lively 1960s-70s serif swash cap aesthetic for the digital age. It also draws inspiration from vintage signage and mid-century advertising. This exciting font was created by type designer and lettering artist Riley Cran, who's also the man behind Lost Type. There's a pay what you want version for personal use, or you can buy a commercial licence for $55.

05. Rocher

Fun fonts: Rocher

Yabba dabba doo, is this fun font for you?

Rocher is a rock-solid fun font family that has been made to feel like stone. If you take a closer look though, you'll see that there's nothing obviously stoney about the design. That's because the creators used rounded edges and the right amount of roughness to make sturdy letterforms that feel like stone, but don't resort to cliches like cracks and rubble. Buy individual styles from £20.99.

06. Masqualero

Fun fonts: Masqualero

Masqualero comes with six weights and italics

Taking its inspiration from the life and work of Miles Davis, Masqualero is at the classy end of the fun font spectrum. Designed by Monotype, this dual-natured serifed typeface packs the flair of Davis' electric funk and rock sounds. It can be yours to own and use from £13.99 for individual styles.

07. Marshmallow

Fun fonts: Marshmallow

This fun font looks good enough to eat

With its fat shape, the super high-contrast script typeface Marshmallow looks just like the squidgy, tasty treat it's named after. Marshmallow might not be suitable for every occasion, but with 820 characters and a range of stylistic alternatives, it's certainly carved out a sybaritic niche. You can download it for £27.99.

08. Konga Rock

Fun fonts: Konga

Let's all do the Konga (Rock)

If you're familiar with the delightfully bubbly Konga Pro font that was released in 2012, you'll love the more rough and ready version: Konga Rock. Dotted with little stylish imperfections, Konga Rock has a screenprinted look that is sure to give your projects a handmade feel.

09. Argö

Fun fonts: Argo

No, not the Ben Affleck film

Just like Masqualero, the Argö typeface is a fun font that veers towards the sophisticated. Initially designed as an Art Deco display font, Argö is a serif typeface whose horizontal lines have been replaced with Medieval-style ascenders to create greater flow and versatility. It can be yours for just $30.

10. Quarz1974

Fun fonts: Quarz 974

Quarz 974 is a chiselled font perfect for logos and posters

The geometric free fun font Quarz 974 takes its inspiration from simple lines and triangles. This has resulted in a jagged, spiky font that has a lot of fun translating different word forms into its signature style. It's only composed of capitals and numbers, but this makes it the perfect eye-catching choice for posters and logos. 

11. Rosecube

Fun fonts: Rosecube

There's more to Rosecube than meets the eye

Looking like a font from a Wild West wanted poster, Rosecube is a deceptively odd serifed font. Its chunky capitals look like refined enough, but when placed side by side the letters have a sort of higgledy piggledy scruffiness about them. Rosecube has been a stalwart fun font since 2005, and you can download it for free.

12. Duke

Fun fonts: Duke

We love the shadows on this font

When it came to designing Duke, creator James T Edmondson was inspired by the signage for the Cup & Saucer luncheonette in New York. Available as a pay-what-you-want font for personal use (or from $30 for a commercial license) Duke includes three layers: fill, shadow, and fill plus shadow. You can even try out Duke on the Lost Type site to see how you like it.

13. Ribbon

Fun fonts: Ribbon

Ribbon started out as a numeral set

The road to release has been a long one for the Ribbon font. It started life as a purely numerical set, before creator Dan Gneiding expanded it into a complete display face that you can download for personal use at a price that suits you. Commercial Licenses start at $40.

14. Kitten

Fun fonts: Kitten

This is the purr-fect font for cat lovers

Rounding off our list of the best fun fonts is a special feline themed set. Say hello to Kitten, a multi-weight script family with a range of variants, alternates and ligatures. With its curvy, bouncy shape and variety of weights, this sassy font can be tailored to fit logo designs and longer text blocks. Available in 40 languages, Kitten is available to download from €29 (single weights).

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