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Vintage typography has lots of faces, and let’s admit that steampunk fonts are one of the most distinctive ones. Fancily decorated serifs remind of pubs in small mining toms, Lovecraft’s novels, and the ambiance of Victorian England. Do you think there is anything better to convey the steampunk aesthetic?
We don’t know what this style is to you: the spirit of small pubs in grim towns, stylized clothing, or metal clanging at the railway stations. Or the steampunk labels for whiskey and Victorian ornamental style seen in the more recent Art Deco style? What we do know is that it’s so natural to be mesmerized by this style and seek to add it to your creative work. And here, the primary problem arises — how to use themed assets and remain up-to-date?
To help you answer this question, we’ve picked thirty five balanced steampunk and Victorian fonts. They carry within them all the focal features of 1800s typography and still look perfect as you pair them with neutral or modern photography and decorative elements.
Our Team’s Top Pick
Victorian Fonts Collection
Do you want to design a vintage logo right from the Victorian era? Or to find steampunk fonts that fit any retro-themed design as if they were specifically made for it? Now you’ll have this collection of high-quality fonts and design elements right from the late XIX century.
Very Victorian includes are 14 fonts from two separate sets, King Edward and Queen Victoria. There are 200 alternate characters, Victorian-style ornaments, borders, and badges. Feast your eyes on the narrow serif font style in multiple variations, and feel free to use the collection for vintage design projects and concepts.
Introducing Starship, the perfect blend between grunge and steampunk-themed type work, inspired by the famous horror stories of the early XX century. Crafted to quench your hunger for a genuine 1800s typeface, it comes with 8 font files (OTF & TTF), including regular, grunge, inline, and shadow style.
Stone Board — Free Vintage Display Font
The genuine 1890s type aesthetic imbues this free steampunk font. It looks like taken from the vintage alcohol labels or posters, so its cultural realism is one of Stone Boards’s key perks. This typeface comes with special uppercase letters and some alternative characters to give your designs an artistic look.
Octopus — Vintage Style Font
Feel the horror of abandoned fishing villages and the Cthulhu legend with Octopus and its unique style. This font was created by the Cruzine, the legend of steampunk typographic style. It comes with 6 different styles: regular and grunge, inline and inline grunge, bold and bold grunge.
Carlos Barker — Vintage Victorian Font
Seeking bold steampunk fonts with an elegant feeling and a robust Victorian vibe? There’s Carlos Baker! This serif font comes with full Latin character set in vintage ornamental style, punctuation, numbers, alternates and multilingual support. You will find it a good fit for many graphic design projects, including book cover designs, logotypes, various prints and stickers.
Black Arcade is a classic Victorian font that has everything you need: uppercase and lowercase letters, multilingual characters, numerals and punctuations. Use it to re-create editorials, advertising and prints in steampunk style. And don’t hesitate to check the full version with includes extra styles and ornaments.
AmaDeust — Display Font
We are not sure there is any relation between Mozart and steampunk fonts, but is it so important when the quality of this serif font is everything? It’s good that the recognizable metal-styled look and the serif letters precisely conceive the late 1890s visual aesthetic. AmaDeust includes 4 different styles that can be used together or paired with regular sans serif types.
Caernarfon — Traditional Layered Serif Typeface
Caernarfon represents one of those traditional Victorian-theme steampunk fonts with elegantly drawn serifs. This serif display font family features 4 fonts. They are created to be layered together to create detailed vintage typography. Caernarfon is great for vintage apparel, liquor labels, branding, and posters imitating the steampunk art style!
Royal Queen Font
Royal Queen is a Victorian font coming up with a clean decorative style. This font is inspired by the classic letters and steampunk posters. Royal Queen is great for any kind of display purpose from logos, T-shirts, quotes, and product packaging, to merchandise, social media, and branding.
LaCoste is a steampunk font with expressive clarity, achieved by careful hand-cutting and attention to details visible in each character. It is available with 4 various styles, which you can mix and pair as you wish. Perfect for logotypes, branding, interior decor, apparel prints, sticker and so much more.
Lord Grayson Font and Template
This Victorian font has a classic decorative look with lots of ligatures and stylistic alternates. Its OpenType features will help you create unique lettering compositions, movie posters, and print designs. To help you with that, you will also get an editable vector design template with decorative ornaments!
When designers build steampunk fonts, there are so many styles they can resort to! Just look at this one! Inspired by the late 19th-century typography, Victorian Decade font brings together the steampunk basics and old alcohol label style. All its decorative and ornamental elements were created to fit your advertising works, branding and print projects.
This steampunk font is made of different technical pieces: pipes, blocks, screws, etc. It is represented by a set of graphic images/vectors to create compositions from — or to use as initial letters. There are 43 symbols in 2 color variations, available in 5 formats: EPS, CDR, JPEG, PNG, PSD.
Hand-written, possessing a huge variety of symbols, this modern iteration of Victorian typography should turn into a fine addition to your font toolbox and become a central element of composition to catch and delight the eye. The only thing that you’ve to carry about is what to use it for: steampunk-themed designs or something neutral.
Le Casino Royale
Let’s get comfy with more free steampunk fonts and explore Le Casino Royale inspired by retro pubs and gambling houses. It’s fancy and modest at a time, so we believe it will be that missing element to help you complete your current project. A poster, signage, badge, sticker or logotype — you decide!
Black Spot Vintage Decorative Font
Elegant vintage font, ready for your logos, beer and whiskey labels, lettering pieces and packaging designs. Black Spot consists of two layers, the font itself and the shadow layer. The font includes a full set of uppercase and lowercase letters, diacritics, currency signs, numerals, punctuation and bonus flourishes set for Illustrator & Photoshop.
Ranch Vintage Font & Illustrations
Ranch is a set of steampunk fonts with a layered textured effect. It consists of four font variations (regular and rough styles) for easy recoloring and combining. Also, this Victorian font has multilingual support. As a bonus, you get vector illustrations of a countryside house, windmill and trees.
Did you know that steampunk typography also includes Western fonts of the early XX century? Heavily decorated, with multiple details, they are a tremendous retro attribute in your collection and works. Feel free to pick Ringmaster and carry out logo design, labels, and printouts which everyone will surely love!
Whisholder Vintage Retro Typeface
Whisholder is a Victorian font with beautiful decorative ornaments, inspired by steampunk lettering, signages and labels. Whisholder has a distinctive Victorian touch that looks solid and bold. It includes over 500 glyphs, ligatures, stylistic alternates, and bonus vector elements to reinforce your work’s steampunk presence.
Russel Dexter — Retro Vintage Font
Russel Dexter is a display steampunk font with a nostalgic vibe. This font can magically adapt to your needs and is perfect for the lovers of fancy decorative style. It is the best pick for branding, so use it to create an identity for barbershops, motorcycle clubs, coffee shops, shoe brands, bars and many more.
Triumph Wheels is inspired by late steampunk typography and American-style fonts! The font includes more than 350 glyphs. We’re convinced you’ll find Triumph Wheels perfect for poster design, book covers, merchandise, fashion campaigns, branding, advertising, album covers, and quote designs.
Old Finlander is inspired by the Victorian-era typography and industrial steampunk fonts. And look for yourself: it’s created with an eye in details. The font contains narrow elegant letters and lots or steampunk ornamental elements, making it suitable for books covers, magazines, packaging, branding, posters, signages, etc.
El Capitan Hand-Drawn Font
El Capitan is another type inspired by Victorian fonts. It is brought in OTF format along with a hand-drawn vector graphics for Adobe Illustrator. The font supports accented characters and can be used for various purposes such as headings, logos, t-shirt designs, labels, posters, badges and more.
Arbatosh — Display Font
Arbatosh is an adventurous steampunk font that will give your project a proper old-school look. Grab any of the provided typefaces (regular, grunge, inline or inline grunge) and all aboard to the adventure for more creative projects! You can use it for all kinds of retro prints and steampunk designs.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are plenty of high-quality steampunk fonts, so you can easily choose a perfect font in the 1800s vintage style. Victorian Fonts Collection, Starship, Stone Board, Black Arcade, and Caernarfon are just a few typefaces you might try.