The world of graphic design is moving faster than ever, with trends going in and out of fashion in the same breath. As a digital artist, it can be challenging to keep your bearings in an ever-shifting landscape. It can be equally challenging to maintain a stockpile of fonts that are dynamic, relevant, and innovative. Fortunately, design marketplaces provide a source of seemingly endless creations for upcoming and established artists. Browsing these resources can be a great way to find inspiration for your next or purchase an additional tool for your inventory. Sorting through a sea of creative marketplaces can be time-consuming, but don’t worry—we got your back! Compiled here are ___ of the best bold fonts to have on-hand.
Cosmoball isn’t your traditional bold font. This wide stroke is complemented nicely by a soft, script style. When these two elements are combined, the result is an easy-to-read font that as versatile as it is personal. This font pack is equipped with both upper and lowercase lettering, numerals, punctuation, OpenType character alternates, and additional features to adapt your text. A collection of elegant swashes can be added to the ends of your lettering, create a truly dramatic and personalized feel.
2. Handblock Regular
Bold fonts come in all shapes and sizes—especially in the HandBlock set. This collection of stout, hand-crafted letters contain a colorful mix of bold and regular style fonts, which can be used alternatingly for a truly unique effect. For added customization and convenience, the font set allows you to use upper and lowercase lettering to create bold and regular effects respectively. This makes creating convincingly authentic messaging effortless. The letters aren’t the only star of this pack. A complete set of hand drawn numbers are included, and their unrefined appeal is sure to engage a wide audience.
Like the previous options, Cubano takes a soft approach to traditional bold fonts. Though the overall impact of the text has a square effect, the corners and ends of the letters are rounded. The allows the typeface to have a friendlier and more approachable impression. This unique set includes a collection of over 165 glyphs, containing a mix of alphabetic and numeric characters. You’ll have variety with this pack, as it is equipped with four variations of the font type, including regular, italic, sharp, and sharp italic. Each of these will be sure to have a bold impact on your audience
4. Maskoolin Bold
This vintage-inspired font is absolutely swoon-worthy. The bold, condensed type has a distinct look but works well in a variety of settings. Against bold colors, it is reminiscent of the typefaces splashed across vintage movie posters. As a photo overlay, the text can give the impression of softness and feels markedly cutting-edge. For only $15, you can get two variations of this font, which you’ll be sure to utilize in many future projects.
Sometimes, you don’t need a font that can take on a variety of different looks. Sometimes, you need a font will deliver one message with clarity. For those seeking a no-fuss, high-impact bolded font, Sovereign is a great option. This selection is san serif, which makes it feel more current, but the simplicity of the typeface is so well-executed, that it also boasts a timeless appeal.
6. Bold Face
Looking for a bold face? Then you came to the right place. This font, aptly named Bold Face has everything you’d want a bold hand-lettering font to have. The edges are just rough enough to have a hand-painted appearance, but the font is still easy to read against a multitude of backdrops. Whether you use it blown up on a poster, on digital ads, or on clothing designs, this font is sure to stand out.
They say you can’t always get what you want, but Tugcu Design Co. apparently chose not to adopt that philosophy when developing the Portico typeface. This comprehensive set of bolded fonts is the perfect addition to any graphic artist’s arsenal, as it contains 27 different font variations. Some of these options include regular, italicized, outlined, serif, and san serif.
8. OneLine Bold
When using a bolded font, the aim is typically to select an option that grabs the attention of the audience, and that’s exactly what Online Bold has accomplished with this font set. In addition to having a thick, impressive stroke, the font design also contains electric colors and truly unique patterning. Each character was hand drawn by the artist, who values a sleek and modern approach. Utilize this font in logos, on printed collateral, or in your digital designs!
This font describes itself as “bold & beautiful,” and we won’t argue with that assertion. Everything about the Daughter font screams modernity. It seems to capture with impressive precision our current infatuation with clean fonts that project friendly minimalism. This typeface would look beautiful as a headline and juxtaposed against with condensed fonts.
10. Tokyo Font Duo
Do you ever just want to feel like you created something really beautiful, without having to put in a ton of effort? Oh, really? Yeah, us either. If for whatever reason someone did want to take the shortcut to marketing glory and fame, this font would be a great place to start. Tokyo features the delicate outline of a stark, bold typeface. The layering of these two elements creates a look that is modern, artistic, an—dare we say?—dainty. Use this font anywhere you want to appeal to design-conscious individuals and art aficionados.
11. Bjola Sans
With a name like Bouja, you’d expect the font to be fun, right? Designer Andrey Sharonov definitely doesn’t disappoint on this front. This rounded, bold serif emulates childlike wonder in its elongated tails and dramatic characteristics. The overlapping features of this typeface seem to fit together perfectly, creating a condensed, but clear image of a whimsical bolded display font.
As a graphic designer, you will occasionally come across a font or graphic that makes you wonder about its backstory. In this instance, Miasto was inspired by lettering used in classic Polish signage. During the period of Polish’s Republic period, it was common to see this bolded, block-like typeface with a narrow drop shadow. This font encapsulates that time in a manner that still feels distinctly modern.
Like Miasto, this font comes with a history that’s worth retelling. The client, phitradesign, followed ha passion for type design by creating their first font titled, Sequel. Like all artists, phitradesign remained critical of the work they’d created. A year of Sequel’s introduction to the market, the artist created a follow-up. In this version, the artist made subtle changes to original font, based on the knowledge and experience learned in the previous year. The result is an essentially flawless bolded font. Not only is this font a truly elegant choice, Meet the Prequel is also a lesson in pursuing your creative passions and striving toward constant self-improvement.
Neon lights are a truly iconic vision. To replicate the effect of the bright excitement of neon lights, graphic artist ink drop created this bold, yellow neon typeface. This would be well-utilized on party invitations, posters, in magazine layouts, or in digital design work. Download this set and you can see your name go up in lights in no time.
15. Electro Wave
The unique, show-stopping typeface is surprisingly versatile. Unlike many bold font sets, Electro Wave Bold is available in both upper and lowercase characters. Additionally, it could be used in either retro or futuristic contexts, depending on your needs. Plus, it’s really, really fun to look at.
16. The Ice Cream Font
Bold fonts get a reputation for being serious and stark, but the Ice Cream Font goes against type. This curvy, delicious treat of a typeface is everything you need for personalized, welcoming typeface. Additionally, it’s highly readable without feeling at all imposing. Don’t you just want to eat it up? You can enjoy this Ice Cream Font is two flavors—regular and bold.
17. Monrad Sans Family
Okay, let’s get down to brass tacks for a moment: Monrad is the perfect no thrills bolded font for business, executive-level collateral, marketing initiatives, and signage. With 1 different font weights, you can have a full spectrum of stroke width, letter spacing, and style. Included in this bundle are stencil, regular, light, semibold, and bold. This extensive set is only $14, so you can enjoy exceptional sharpness on any media or platform, and feel like a savvy shopper.
18. Robinson Typeface
This Robinson font gives you all the tools you need to recreate the appearance of vintage news headlines. This effect, which utilizes a condensed, bold typeface comes with the added bonus of a textured newspaper effect. Use these in conjunction and create playful birthday cards or party invites, beautiful poster designs, elegant magazine headlines, and more. Enjoy the variations of lettering texture, and get to designing!
This typeface is called Distractor, and that name feels all too appropriate the stamped effect of this bold, serif font is only the first unique aspect of this design. Take in the overlapping effect caused by reduced opacity and the playful combination of curves and straight edges. The combination of these features creates a whimsical, but elegant font that can’t help but distract onlookers. Utilize this font to reckon 1960s advertising campaigns or movie posters. Better yet, find a new great avenue for this playful typeface!
20. Robu Bold
Robu Bold fights against preconceived notions of a traditional bold font. Yes, a bold font can be sleek. Yes, a bold font can be timeless. Yes, a bold font can have tight curves. This sweeping script-style pays homage to mid-century modern fonts, which looked to the future for inspiration. We’ve come full circle with this typeface, which feels simultaneously vintage and contemporary. Fortunately, you don’t have to pick just one context to use this typeface. Download the set and enjoy it on your marketing campaigns, on signage, in logos, or in your digital artwork.
21. Sucrose Letterpress Font Family
Sucrose is as sweet as the name implies. The large, blocky lettering is softened by a stamp-like effect, creating a powerful, but welcoming typeface. Looking for the right font to utilize on your product packaging? This is your ideal match. The set contains 8 variations of distress levels for diverse effects. Additionally, the pack is equipped with 20 styles to use at your leisure. Take a look at the full selection and start envisioning your next design.
22. Humoresque Layered Mini Font
Warning: Humoresque is not for the faint of heart. Rather, it is a burst of light, demanding your full attention and admiration. The ornate serif features will remind your viewers of hand-painted signs from a bygone era. Get endless enjoyment out this whimsical font, as it comes with 24 different weights, and can be layered in countless ways. The designer, Ornaments of Grace, makes it easier to understand the many ways to utilize the font by incorporating a user guide and characters with your purchase.
The 80s called and they want their font back. But can you honestly blame them? This font is like, totally tubal to the max. The graphic artist created this fun and retro-inspired font by hand-cutting the letters from paper and importing those designs. The result is a one-of-a-kind display font that would make any valley girl freak. Check out the awesome product designs utilizing this font on the product page, but be ready for a total blast from past.
For those who are familiar with the story of Chris McCandless—aka Alexander Supertramp—this font will likely tug at your heart strings. It’s curved and soft edges are the perfect complement to the narrow, long lettering and the mix of upper and lowercase lettering adds a personal element. This font would look beautiful on product packages. Or, if—like Supertramp—you tend to have a bit of wanderlust, enjoy using this font as overlay to gorgeous landscape photography.
There you have it. XX of the best and boldest fonts on the market. Is your favorite bold font missing from this list? If so, let us know in the comment section!