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20+ Best Fonts for Posters

Fonts come in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to poster design, there are certain types of fonts that can help you make bold statements and attract attention. In this post, we feature some of the best fonts for posters you can use to create the perfect poster design.

It’s quite difficult to generalize poster design. There are just too many types of posters that require various design standards. For example, a poster you design for a business conference and a poster you make for a summer beach party will require completely different designs, including different colors, shapes, layouts, and more importantly, fonts.

When creating this collection of fonts, we decided to cover all categories of poster designs and include both formal and casual fonts you can use to design titles, headers, and text for various types of posters. We’re also featuring a set of tips for choosing a poster font to help get you started.

Hopefully you’ll find the perfect typeface that matches your project!

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Top Pick

Devant Horgen – Modern Poster Font

Devant Horgen - Modern Poster Font

Devant is a modern decorative font that’s ideal for designing creative poster titles, website headers, banner headings, and much more.

The font comes with a set of beautiful, tall, and slightly rounded set of characters. And it’s available in multiple versions, including OpenType, TrueType, and WebFont versions.

Why This Is A Top Pick

The clean, narrow, and smooth lettering design of this font will ensure your titles are clearly visible even from afar while making your designs look more modern and professional.

Burtons – Poster Font

Burtons Poster Font

Burton is a stylish font that comes with mixed elements of both retro and modern design. The font’s bold look will allow you to craft eye-catching headlines and titles for posters. It comes with lots of alternate characters, symbols, and ligatures as well.

Lemonade – Poster Font

Lemonade Poster Font

Lemonade is a creative font with a fresh design. This font will fit in perfectly with your fun, creative, and entertaining poster designs. It will also look great on vintage-themed posters. As a bonus, you’ll also get 5 unique and editable vintage vector badges with this font.

Rhinos Rocks – Brush Font

Rhinos Rocks Brush Font

This font comes with a bold and unique look that makes it ideal for designing posters for movies, rock music events, and many others. It features a hand-brushed design. The font is available in several versions, including all-caps typeface and swashes.

Ironclad – Modern Creative Poster Font

Ironclad - Modern Creative Poster Font

Ironclad is an art deco-style font featuring an elegant design. It’s ideal for making logos, website headers, and titles for luxury and creative branding designs. The font includes multilingual support as well.

Girock – Quirky Poster Font

Girock - Quirky Poster Font

Girock is a creative poster font with a fun and quirky design. This font can be used to design all kinds of creative poster designs, flyers, book covers, and much more.

The Ancient – Medieval Sans Typeface

The Ancient - Medieval Sans Typeface

This unique font features a set of medieval-style characters, making it a great font for designing posters for movies, music, and other entertainment-related projects. The font includes both uppercase and lowercase letters.

Bacoter – Free Brush Font

Bacoter - Free Brush Font

This modern free font comes with a brushstroke design that gives it quite a unique look and feel. The font features a handcrafted design and it’s free to use with your personal projects.

Phenomena – Free Modern Font Family

Phenomena - Free Modern Font Family

Phenomena is a complete font family that features 7 different weights you can use to craft both titles and paragraphs. The font features a beautiful rounded character design as well.

Morton – Poster Font

Morton Poster Font

Morton is a modern poster font that is most suitable for designing posters for formal events, such as business conferences, networking events, and exhibitions. The font features a professional design and it comes in 9 different weights.

Reef – Rounded Font

Reef - Rounded Font

Reef is a casual font featuring an attractive rounded design. You can use this font to craft poster titles as well as paragraph text. The rounded look also makes it ideal for both professional and casual poster designs.

Helios – Futuristic Font

Helios Futuristic Font

Helios is a unique sans-serif font with a futuristic space-themed design. It includes all uppercase letters, numbers, and punctuations. The font is also available in rounded and regular versions. It’s perfect for designing technology-related posters.

Clarkson – Script Poster Font

Clarkson Script Poster Font

If you’re working on a vintage-themed poster for a special event, holiday promotion, or a business, then this font will come in handy. It comes with a creative design featuring many alternate characters, ligatures, making a total of 550 characters.

The Painter – Vintage Poster Font

The Painter - Vintage Poster Font

The Painter is yet another vintage-themed poster font you can use to design bold titles for posters. It features a design inspired by traditional sign and brush lettering. The font includes a total of 420 characters.

Originals – Poster Font

Originals - Poster Font

Originals is a creative font that features a fun and quirky design. The font is available in multiple versions featuring different designs. It’s most suitable for designing posters for school, children, and entertainment events.

Sayfull – Free Bold Sans Serif Font

Sayfull - Free Bold Sans Serif Font

Sayfull is a bold poster font with a quirky character design. You can use this font to design website headers, poster titles, banners, and much more.

Galaxy – Free Display Font

Galaxy - Free Display Font

This creative free font comes with a unique stencil-like character design. It’s most suitable for designing titles for technology and entertainment-themed posters and banner designs.

Crutsen – Poster Font

Crutsen - Poster Font

This font comes with an elegant design that makes it the perfect choice for designing posters for business, branding, and product promotions. It includes lots of stylistic alternate characters, ligatures, and more.

Sunrise Waves – Poster Font

Sunrise Waves - Poster Font

This is a font you can use to design creative posters for holiday-themed events and promotions. It’s a brush font that looks better when used with all-caps. The font is available in both TrueType and OpenType formats.

Monofor – Poster Font

Monofor - Poster Font

Monofor is a creative font featuring an uncommon design. You can use this font to craft posters for fashion, apparel, travel, and other brand-related events and promotions. It also includes alternate characters and multi-language support.

Rendang – Handmade Font

Rendang - Handmade Font

This font comes with a modern design that makes it perfect for designing titles for travel, business, event, and other promotional posters. It features a handmade script design and comes in TrueType and OpenType formats.

Zeky – Classic Poster Font

Zeky - Classic Poster Font

Zeky is a modern font with a classic design. It features an elegant formal design that will make your posters stand out from the crowd. This font is most suitable for designing posters for fashion, apparel, and luxury brand promotions.

Tomcat – Free Display Font

Tomcat - Free Display Font

Featuring a unique handcrafted design this creative font will help you design more fun titles for posters and banners, especially for projects related to children.

COCO – Free Fashion Typefamily

COCO – Free Fashion Typefamily

COCO is an elegant free poster font featuring a design made specifically for luxury brands and agencies. The font comes in 8 weights and features more than 200 glyphs as well.

Castillo – Poster Font

Castillo - Poster Font

This poster font features a creative design that makes your text look like cave paintings from thousands of years ago. It’s ideal for designing creative and entertaining posters.

Portico Outline – Poster Font

Portico Outline - Poster Font

The outline version of the popular Portico font looks perfect for designing technology and business event posters. According to its designer, and from the looks of the previews, the font looks great in neon colors.

Alora – Creative Poster Font

Alora - Creative Poster Font

Alora is a modern and creative poster font featuring a quirky design. It’s perfect for promoting special events, holiday-themed promotions, and posters related to kids.

Hennigar – Poster Font

Hennigar - Poster Font

Hennigar is a Neo-Grotesque sans font that features a unique and formal design. You can use it to design posters for formal events, business conferences, and more.

Fort Collins – Font Duo

Fort Collins - Font Duo

Fort Collins includes a pair font that seems to go well together, especially if you’re working on a retro-themed poster design. It includes a condensed sans font and a handwriting script font.

Hallowen – Poster Font

Hallowen - Poster Font

This is the perfect font you can use to design attractive and scary-looking posters for Halloween events and promotions. It comes in 6 different styles, including grunge and inline.

Snowy – Winter Floral Color Font

Snowy - Winter Floral Color Font

Snowy is a unique font that features a floral design most suitable for winter-themed poster designs. The font has been created using a new font format known as OpenType-SVG. You’ll need Photoshop CC 2017 or Illustrator CC 2018 or better to use this font.

5 Tips for Choosing a Poster Font

Finding the right poster font can be quite challenging since different types of designs require different styles of fonts. These quick tips will help you make the right pick.

1. Go Big and Bold

A fun part of using poster fonts is that you get to go big with your text. When crafting the titles of your posters, website headers, banners, etc, you get to try fonts using large sizes and bold font weights. During these tests, you’ll also notice that not all fonts look great when used in large font sizes.

Quanty Modern Script Bold Font

Thankfully, all of the poster fonts on our list will look great no matter how big you make them out to be. Feel free to experiment with them.

2. Use Themed Fonts

Whether you’re designing a poster for a music festival or for a luxury brand, you should use the fonts that are appropriate for the theme of your poster.

Blood Bold - Fun Halloween Two Fonts

Poster fonts come in various themes ranging from minimal designs to retro styles, brushstroke designs, and more. Pick themed fonts to make your designs look more creative. For example, a brush font is a great choice for designing titles for a rock music poster.

3. Pick the Right Font Pair

Witness History - Modern & Dramatic Typeface

When talking about poster fonts we usually only consider the title font, but let’s not forget about the subheadings and body text. Only with the right combination of the title font and paragraph font you can design an effective and impactful poster. Make sure to find a matching font pair for your project.

4. Consider Sans-Serif

Chillow font

Unless you’re designing a poster for a corporate business event or a luxury brand, consider using sans-serif fonts for your poster design. Sans-serif fonts not only improve readability but they also make your poster text and titles clearly visible from a distance.

5. Narrow Fonts Are Better

Tallios Font

Narrow and condensed fonts are usually a great choice for designing a poster title. Especially when it’s a long title a narrow font offers a great opportunity to squeeze in more letters without cluttering the design. However, be mindful not to choose a font with too narrow spacing that affects readability.