samedi 2 août 2014

The 40 best free graffiti fonts

We've sourced the coolest free graffiti fonts for you to use, no catch, so you can add a bit of Banksy to your project.

In recent decades, graffiti has moved from an urban nuisance to a professional business thanks to the rise of street art as a serious creative force. And with the artform ever growing in popularity, there are now a wealth of graffiti font styles available online for creatives to use as the typography in their urban artwork.

Here, we've scoured the web to find you the best examples of free fonts in a graffiti style for designers. Enjoy!

01. Urban Decay

Urban Decay is inspired by inner city life

A handmade brush stroke font inspired by Zofos' love of graffiti, urban exploration, street calligraphy and inner city living, Urban Decay is donationware that you're free to download but encouraged to pay a donation to the author.

02. London Graffiti

This font celebrates the work of 26 London graffiti artists

Created by Mr Alfabetman, London Graffiti is a caps-only affair, and each letter is drawn in the style of a different London graffiti artist. The end result is understandably a little disjointed, but there are some fab characters in there.

03. PW Graffiti

PW Graffiti is free for personal use

Peax Webdesign's graffiti font features a full set of capital letters and numerals, plus an assortment of characters and decorative glyphs. It's free for personal use; if you want to use it commercially it'll cost you $15.

04. Sprite Graffiti

Sprite features a full set of Cyrillic letterforms

Designed by Four Plus as part of FontFabric's campaign for Sprite Graffiti Fest 2014, this is apparently the first Bulgarian graffiti typeface to use the Cyrillic alphabet. Luckily it also comes with a complete set of Latin letters as well.

05. Wassimo Graffiti

Wassimo's letters some in outlined and filled flavours

Wassimo's striking letterforms come in caps only, but in outline and filled forms. If you want to use the filled set, simply type out lowercase letters. The font's completely free for personal and commercial use.

06. Fozzie Got A Posse Typeface

Graffiti font Posse This graffiti font is explicitly based on tagging

Thiago, aka TIPS, is a 29-year-old graphic designer from São Paulo, Brazil and he's generously made this organic font based on graffiti tagging available as a free download. A brilliant graffiti font with a name you can't help but love.

07. Misdemeanour

Graffiti font Misdemeanour Misdemeanour is a stencil font with a graffiti edge

Misdemeanour is a spraypaint stencil font by Kevin Christopher. Free for personal use only, this could be the perfect graffiti font for your Banksy-inspired designs.

08. You Murderer

Graffiti font You Murderer You Murderer conveys a serial killer vibe masterfully

Want to convey the deranged killer vibe? Then the self-explanatory You Murder font offers a suitably psychotic graffiti font for you to try out. Created by Nate Piekos, it's free for personal use only.

09. Brooklyn

Graffiti font Brooklyn Brooklyn is available in two versions, regular and inline

One of our favourite graffiti font styles, Brooklyn was developed by graphic designer Paul Reis, who describes it online as 'a calligraphy-based typeface that is both sleek and brutal'. Created as a result of his calligraphic exercises and doodles, Brooklyn is available in two versions, regular and inline.

10. Stylin' BRK

Graffiti font Styli' BRK Styli' BRK is a simple marker style tag design. Image © Beraka

Stylin' BRK was the first font created by graphic and web designer Beraka. One of many graffiti font styles developed by this artist, the simple marker style tag design is by far his most popular download. Free for personal use only.

11. A Dripping Marker

Graffiti font A Dripping Marker Give your graffiti designs an authetic feel with A Dripping Marker by Wick van den Belt

The name says it all: A Dripping Marker, created by designer Wick van den Belt, is free for personal use only and comes complete with a full set of upper and lowercase characters, numbers and selection of special characters. A worthy inclusion in our list of the best free graffiti font styles.

12. Maelstrom

Graffiti font Maelstrom This detailed graffiti font was created by designer Chung-Deh Tien

Chung-Deh Tien is the man behind this heavy, detailed typeface design Maelstrom. Tien describes this font as his 'contribution to civic eyesore'. The detailed design is one of the most inspiring graffiti font styles we've seen - and it's free for personal use!

13. Juice

Graffiti font Juice Juice is one of many typeface designs by Fontalicious

This font is one of over 100 designs which, collectively, have been downloaded over 10 millions, by Fontalicious. A popular choice among free graffiti fonts, with its quirky, marker-style design it has received over half a million downloads to date.

14. Street Writer

Graffiti fontStreet Writer Get an authentic graffiti feel with this cool Street Writer font

If you're looking for free graffiti font downloads, this one is well worth considering. Give your graffiti illustrations an authentic feel with this font by Noah. The interesting design incorporates small pictures outside of each letter and includes a full set of uppercase letters and numbers.

15. Amsterdam Graffiti

Graffiti font Amsterdam Graffiti Jesse Kuiper's Amsterdam Graffiti is free for personal use

Designer Jesse Kuiper was the brains behind this brilliant free graffiti font. A popular choice, it's received nearly 1.4million downloads since its release. It's free for personal use only, with donations to the author, as always, welcome.

16. El&font Block

Graffiti font El&font Block Create striking designs with the El&font Block typeface. lllustration © Jerome Delage

Typeface designer Jérôme Delage is the brains behind this brilliant free graffiti font titled El&font (see what he did there?) Block. A member of - the archive of freely downloadable fonts - Delage is the author of eight typefaces on the popular site, which collectively have been download over seven million times!

17. Urban Jungle

Graffiti font Urban Jungle Typeface designer Kevin Christopher designed this gorgeous typeface, which is perfect for creating stand out poster and flyer designs

This big, bold typeface 'Urban Jungle' was created by designer Kevin Christopher of KC Fonts. The eye-catching free graffiti font is perfect for creating stand out graffiti-style posters and flyers. There's a charge to get hold of the full font but you can do personal work to your heart's content with this free demo version. 

18. Ghang

Graffiti font Ghang Make an impact with your work by using typeface Ghang. Image © Måns Grebäck

Graphic designer Måns Grebäck specialises in font, logotype and typography design and he developed this free graffiti font, as well as a host of other typefaces in this particular style. The demo version of Ghang is available as a free download or the full font can be purchased for $59 on Grebäck's site Mawns . 

19. Nosegrind

Graffiti font Nosegrind The Nosegrind typeface was inspired by similar graffiti styles found on walls in Austin and online

This free graffiti font comes from Scriptorium Fonts, an Austin, Texas-based type foundry started in 1992 by game designer, editor and historian Dave Nalle. Describing the typeface, Nalle says on his website, 'Nosegrind is based on skate-culture graffiti gleaned from various samples of similar style found on walls in Austin and online'. 

20. The Pricks

Graffiti font Pricks A brilliant, aptly named typeface by designer Hydro74. Image © Hydro74

We love this simple block font with mean spikes by Orlando-based designer Hydro74 aka Joshua M. Smith. The free graffiti font is just one of many typefaces Hydro74 has come up with. While many of them you have to pay for, the generous designer also has a bunch of brilliant free fonts up for grabs on his site. 

21. The Graffiti Font

The Graffiti Font The Graffiti Font is available in both black and white and colour. Image © Mike Karolos

This handmade graffiti font was created by 27-year-old graphic designer Mike Karolos who currently works as an art director in Athens. The bold colour and fresh, funky feel to this free graffiti font makes it perfect for injecting life to any bare wall. Only upper case letters are available but the font is free for both personal and commercial use. 

22. Degrassi

Graffiti font Degrassi Degrassi by typeface designer Ray Larabie

Degrassi typeface creator Ray Larabie describes this free graffiti font as a 'somewhat wack, graffiti inspired font', which pretty much sums it up. President of Japanese company Typodermic Fonts, Larabie has designed numerous typefaces, many of which are free to download on his site.

23. Brock Vandalo

Graffiti font Brock Typeface Brock Vandalo looks like it was hand drawn effortlessly. Image © Luis Marques

Graphic design student Luis Marques aka Brock Marques is the man behind this free graffiti font. The design features rounded shaped characters with thin ends and hairpin bends. Marques describes his typeface as being 'joyous and sometimes disorganised but with a sense of urban scrawl graffiti'.

24. Inner City

Graffiti fon tInner City Add a bit of old school to your work with this cool, free Inner City typeface. lmage © Mike Wolf

We love this 3D drop font by type designer Mike Wolf. His particular use of colour in the above design reminds us of the old school graffiti you still see on the walls of many concrete jungles around the globe. Free for personal use, the font includes a full set of caps and digits.

25. Graffonti

Graffiti font Graffonti The Graffonti typefaces incorporates many styles, including drop 3D and gradient fill

This cool 3D drop font was created by 30-year-old programmer Xero who has created typefaces as a hobby since 1997. The designer runs the site where you can read all about and download more of his brilliant creations.  

26. Please show me love

Graffiti font Please Download this cool font to add a handwritten scrapbook-inspired feel to your work. Image © Andrew Hart

Designer Andrew Hart is the author of Dirt 2, a site dedicated to design resources - a section of which offers font downloads. There are many to choose from but we particularly liked his handwritten scrapbook-inspired free graffiti font titled 'Please show me love'. Note: the free version is limited to demo only for non-commercial purposes. 

27. Hardkaze

Graffiti font Hardkaze The uniquely named designer Pizzadude created this cool graffiti style typeface Hardkaze

This casual looking, hand drawn free graffiti font was designed by Jakob Fischer aka Pizzadude. Based in Copenhagen, Fischer describes his style as 'Loose, laid back and goofy, which especially comes to expression through unique handmade fonts.' 

28. Whoa

Graffiti font Whoa This cool Whoa font was inspired by graffiti styles of the early 90's

If you're looking for a free graffiti font that packs a punch then check out this 'Whoa' font by Stockholm-based creative Johan Waldenström. The designer comments on his site 11-D productions, 'As a kid I was often fascinated by all the hiphop graffiti I saw around the early 90's. The oldschool era of graffiti was (and still is) very fascinating to me'.

29. Ruthless One

Graffiti font Ruthless One Create stunning graffiti designs with this brilliant Ruthless One typeface. lllustration © Måns Grebäck

Another typeface from Måns Grebäck, we couldn't not include this brilliant free graffiti font. The designer has nearly 100 fonts available to download for free personal use on, many of them with a graffiti style. For a full collection of Grebäck's work, head over to his website Mawns.

30. DJ Gross

Graffiti font DJ Gross Helo yourself to this cool hand drawn graffiti font and many more styles at SD Fonts

Despite its name, there's nothing at all gross about this hand drawn free graffiti font. The design comes from Finland-based designer who goes by the name of Ritzy (real name Sami), owner of SD Fonts. And thanks to generous creative, DJ Gross is just one of many fonts he has created and offered as a free download. 

31. Take Warning

Created by Skyhaven, aka Alex Tomlinson, this is a cartoony take on the graffiti font that really hits the spot for us. It's free for personal use, while commercial use requires a donation.

32. The Battle Continues

Graffiti font The Battle Continues Win your creative battles with this cool typeface by designer Christopher Hansen

The Battle Continues was created by typeface designer Christopher Hansen. Dedicated to his craft, this creative has 28 gorgeous fonts available as a free download on With over eight million downloads collectively, it is clear to see - just from this free graffiti font - why this designer's work is so popular. 

33. Broken Records

Graffiti font Broken Records

Fancy adding a bit of a sophistication and sexy to your designs? Then take advantage of this free graffiti font by freelance designer Timo Kuilder. Broken Records is available in two versions, fill and outline and includes a full set of capital letters and digits.

34. ReskaGraf

Graffiti font ReskaGraf Make your work stand out with this bold typeface by designer Olivier Zitoune

Base your designs around this bold typeface for a really eye-catching piece of work. ReskaGraf was created by designer Olivier Zitoune, who also composed another similar styled font titled Zit Graffiti. The free graffiti font set includes a mixture of both capital and lower case letters and digits 0-9.

35. Graffogie

Graffiti font Graffogie Make a bold statement with typeface Graffogie. Illustration © Ogeday Koç

Graphic and web designer Ogeday Koç is the designer behind this street style typeface. The free graffiti font has a full range of upper, lower and special characters available for both personal and commercial use. 

36. Graffiti Treat

Graffiti font Graffiti Treat Ray Larabie is the designer behind this angular graffiti-inspired font

Free graffiti font Graffiti Treat was created by Typodermic Fonts founder Ray Larabie. He comments: "Graffiti Treat is a staggered, angular, graffiti inspired display font."

37. JustFist

Graffiti font JustFist JustFist includes a traditional and paint drip design

This strong, bold, free graffiti font comes complete with two files; a traditional design and another that features paint drips from each letter. However, there are no lowercase letters, numbers or special characters. Free for personal use only.

38. Zit Graffiti

Graffiti font Zit Graffiti Make an impact with Olivier Zitoune D's Zit Graffiti font

Make an impact with this cool block font created by designer Olivier 'Zitoune' D. Free for personal use, this free graffiti font includes a full set of uppercase letters only.

39. Tags Xtreme

Free graffiti fonts Tags Xtreme was created by web and font designer Jakob Fischer

Tags Xtreme was created by web and font designer Jakob Fischer aka Pizzadude. The free graffiti font has a full range of uppercase characters, available for personal use only.

40. The Battle Continuez

Free graffiti fonts For an authentic graffiti style, check out The Battle Continuez

If you're looking to give your graffiti designs an authentic feel, look no further than the The Battle Continuez. Created by designer Christopher Hanson, this design includes paint drips and splatters for a true street style.

Have you seen any great free fonts with a flavour of the street? Tell us about them in the comments!

Words: Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie Hughes is channel editor at Creative Bloq.

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