The best free graffiti fonts are hard to find amongst the vastness of the internet - but we are here to help. The definition of graffiti has developed over the past few years. At the beginning graffiti was associated with profanity and misbehaviour but as time has gone on, graffiti has developed a vibrant creative community, and street art is now very well-respected, not to mention valuable (Banksy we're looking at you.)
Street art has become so inspiring that it's been featured on a range of mediums from advertising to album art. Thanks to the emergence of street art in the mainstream media, you now have so many graffiti themed fonts to choose from to use in your own projects. From spray paints, to brush pens, to stencils, we have chosen a range of iconic graffiti looks for you.
We have gathered up plenty of fonts, but if you can't find what you're looking for then don't panic. We have many other free font collections for you to dive into, from the best free fonts, to the best free script fonts. If you are searching for some inspiration, then why don't you check out our roundup of our favourite street art examples? Also be sure to see our piece on how to bring the energy of graffiti into typography, and check out these free wallpapers for typography lovers.
Make sure you double check the terms and conditions before using these fonts for your projects - not all of the fonts we have chosen are suitable for commercial use.
01. Rusto Fat Cap Brush
Designed by Luis Di Lascio and Patri Pérez, Rusto Fat Cap Brush is a fun and bold font. Based off the homemade graffiti mop, this font is perfect for a youthful or urban feel project. Make sure you make yourself a DropBox account to download this font.
This is a functional font, that is totally legible whilst keeping the graffiti feel, in a brushstroke style. Built for a wide audience, it is an approachable way of adding an urban edge to your project.
03. Urban Decay
Urban decay is a handmade brush font that creator Zofos made to 'celebrate graffiti, urban exploration, street calligraphy and inner city living.' This font is one of the best graffiti fonts we've seen, with a rugged authenticity that will bring an urban feel to your projects. It's free to download but donations are welcome.
04. Philly Sans
A heavy, lowercase-only font that has a grafitti feel whilst being super clear to read, Philly Sans is certainly versatile. Made by Philatype, it is a great typeface for display and is totally free for personal use.
05. The Graffiti Font
This colourful bubble writing packs a vibrant punch. Created by graphic designer Mike Karolos (opens in new tab), this font is totally free and although it is only available in a png format (it's not keyable), it does also come in a black and white option.
06. Knight Brush
Inspired by the vintage era, Hendra Pratama created this font with hand-painted signage in mind. This adaptable font is made to resemble real brush strokes and is a bold choice. The free version is a demo for personal use only, and you can download the full commercial option for $15.
07. Fat Wandals
Fat Wandals, created by Mans Greback (opens in new tab), is a free, personal use-only version of his Wandals font family. It's a great-looking script font with lovely flowing strokes that look like they've been done with a chisel-tip marker, and it comes with a full set of characters with loads of variants and all the punctuation you'll need.
08. Don Graffiti
Created by Don Marciano (opens in new tab), Don Graffiti is an old-school graffiti font that's ideal for giving any project that extra urban touch. It's an all-caps font that comes as an .OTF file featuring 197 glyphs with variants, numbers and punctuation.
09. Grizzly Attack
If grizzly bears decided to try their paws at graffiti by scratching directly onto the wall with their claws, then it might look something like this striking script font by Rometheme. It's all-caps, with numerals and a decent selection of extra characters.
10. Crevice Stencil
A stencil font that steers an original path between ornate and edgy, Crevice Stencil is a free font created for the community by Bath design studio Chequered Ink. You can use this font for free in personal projects, but if you want to use it for commercial purposes you’ll need to purchase a licence.
11. Mersey Cowboy
Another font from Chequered Ink, this one’s more closely aligned with the splatter side of graffiti. Mersey Cowboy is a great choice if you want your type to look messy and chaotic, but still very readable. Again, this graffiti font is free for personal use, but you’ll need to shell out for a licence to use it commercially.
Nebulous is a decorative free font that brings a touch of distressed sci-fi chic to the stencil font category. Created by Brazilian designer Pobrenerd, this font is free for both personal and commercial use.
13. Sloppy Paint
Sloppy Paint looks exactly like it sounds, replete with happy, day-glo colours and fat, cartoony shapes. Created by Japanese game designer Darrell Flood, aka dadiomouse (opens in new tab), this graffiti font is free to to download for your personal use, Flood asks that a minimum of $10 be donated for commercial use.
14. Thickedy Grunge
Another great font that looks exactly as its name suggests. Another font created by Bath design studio Chequered Ink, it’s free for personal use, but if you want it for a commercial project you’ll need to buy a licence.
Fibre is a handwritten, all-caps font with a wild and scratchy feel to it. At the same time, the kerning and font metrics have been designed to provide a clean and easy reading experience, so it's not a case of style over substance. Created by Latvian studio Wild Ones Design (opens in new tab), this font is free for personal use in return for your email address.
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