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There’s an amusing thing about current trends: we passionately follow the 80s and feel nostalgic about the 90s. Design is cyclic but this obsession with retro is going beyond the limits. But, hey, we are retro-addicted too, so no judging, just some distinctive 90s typography that’ll make you reminisce of the funkiest times ever.
As we were gathering the typefaces for this selection, we noticed that it was hard to attribute the popular 90s fonts to a single visual style. Probably, this is when typography became so multifaced and started to expand in different directions. From one side, there was a massive focus on neon, which is a legacy of the 70s and 80s. From another, there were catchy over-simplified VHS and pixel fonts. And that’s not to mention the rise of ultra-minimalist, sporty sans serifs and, of course, the eye-popping sitcom fonts — like form The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Hélène et Les Garçons.
In fact, we’re not sure there is such versatility of styles in 2021! So even if the 90s weren’t the time of your life, or you’re just not so fascinated by their aesthetic — at least, it’s great to sip inspiration from those old-school types.
In fact, I’m not sure there is such versatility of styles in 2021! So even if the 90s weren’t the time of your life, or you’re just not so fascinated by their aesthetic — at least, it’s great to sip inspiration from those old-school types.
Our Team’s Top Pick
Introducing Rocket Clouds, a striking example of 90s fonts for retro design. It was inspired by techno and neon lights — a contemporary take on old-school stylings, this two-font duo will bring your designs to life with an infusion of boisterous nostalgia. Rocket Clouds comes in two styles: Rocket Clouds Regular and Rocket Clouds Alt.
The Strippy was inspired by the bold and loud visual statements of the 90s fonts from poster and graphic design trend and is an integral part of your toolbox. You can use it for distinct projects, such as ads, commercials, web pages and any retro design that has to give off a vintage vibe. Due to the clean, square form of the body, Strippy is the simple way to shoot your statement louder and wider.
Retrowave Space OTF Vaporwave Font + Backgrounds
This pack contains Retrowave Space trendy color OpenType Font, highly influenced by vaporwave, synthwave, and retrowave styles. Alongside this stylized 1990s font, there’re 4 additional vaporwave backgrounds + 2 sample flyers. Each letter and number is introduced in the transparent PNG and PSD format.
Slash: Bad Ass Display Font
Available only in a badass solid look, this 90s style font has many distinguishing features. You can switch the angle by choosing uppercase or lowercase letters. That way, you can customize the way you build your typography and apply it to your prints, commercials, web page designs and any vintage design.
Introducing Nevermine — 90s font, ready to add some old-school to your works. It is a solid & raw condensed typeface with a unique shape. This sans serif is perfect for an event poster, magazine cover, hipster fashion brand, t-shirt, tote bag, quotes, or stylish text overlay to any background image. The download includes upper and lowercase letters, numerals, punctuation, and multilingual support.
DOPE — Unique Display / Logo Typeface
Dope is a unique 90s typeface perfect for headlines, branding, logotypes & display usage. This retro font can be an excellent choice for creating outstanding logos, promotional content, and marketing graphics that bring uniqueness and freshness. It comes with Extended Latin character sets.
Perfectly Nineties | Nostalgic Serif
A perfect 90s font doesn’t have to look pixelated and cringy. It can be elegant too! The proof is the Perfectly Nineties, a beautiful upper and lowercase typeface that looks incredible as a display and body text in large and small settings. The font works well for package design, album covers, and classic posters.
Massive Retaliation Font
Massive Retaliation is a nostalgic sans inspired by the 1990s techno style. It’s a hybrid of Arts and Crafts letterforms and a cheesy tribute to the geometric, futuristic design. Some Latin-based European writing systems are supported, making it an outstanding choice for posters, prints, and logos.
While it may be tricky to reproduce the name of this all caps font, it hard to deny how precisely it conveys the typography of vintage computer games. You are welcome to bring these old-school bubble letters to themed branding projects, web and app retro design, apparent prints and much more.
The Puerile – Retro Groovy 90s Font
The Puerile is a retro font with a groovy look — perfect for returning to the 90s. The Puerile feels playfully nostalgic and delivers an incredible vintage aesthetic. Feel free to use it for picture-perfect retro design or whenever you need a fun typeface: album covers, game logos, or t-shirts.
Do you find 90s fonts attractive, just like we do? Then let me present you Billy. It is a pixel font reminding of the good old days, currently available in 3 weights, and able to make a gorgeous addition to your type library! It stars the distinctive 90s typography features and is great for labels, branding, packaging, apparel designs, or text overlay to any background picture.
Wasted Youth: A 90s Grunge Inspired Brush Font
Wasted Youth is an all caps font in three styles including a clean-edged original, plus two additional versions drawn with an inky brush and marker pen. It takes inspiration from 90s grunge bands, with a hand-made punk aesthetic that’s equally at home in music videos, album covers, horror movies and skate culture. It aims to combine the best of these popular looks into one versatile font.
From dumpy liquor stores to majestic theaters, sometimes signs have nowhere to go but up. Bungee is a family that celebrates an urban 90s retro look. It wrangles the Latin alphabet to work vertically as well as horizontally. The font comes with numerals, punctuation, and unique uppercase and lowercase characters.
Donut Van – Trio Retro Wave Font
Donut Van is a colorful 90s font family created in a sweet retrowave style with trendy Memphis features. What a wonderful time it was! The early 90s was the time when you had VHS tapes with your favorite movies on the shelf under the TV near your favorite board games. This pack contains three styles with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.
Bisect Display Font
90s fonts for design styles will give your works a bittersweet feeling of nostalgia. Bisect is a 90s typeface with modern details, looking both monolithic and loose. Perfect for headers, the font can also be used for text blocks. You’ll find a group of ready-made catchwords to give your project a professional approach. Bisect will be an excellent choice if you want your designs to exude dynamism, energy, and audacity.
The Lied Font
Introducing another retro font, The Lied. The Lied is a fantastic type that works well for kids’ designs with its edgy, bold look. The extra glyphs combine smaller and larger letters to add a unique touch to this font — and they can help mix up the look of similar words. Enjoy playing around with the combos!
How about old-school branding with distinctive simplified logos and a bit cumbersome 90s fonts? So we’re introducing Barcade, a dynamic display font from those good old days. Its powerful spirit and thick borders following each letter help logotypes, branding, posters, signages and other retro designs.
King of Rock Heavy Metal Font
King of Rock is a decorative, heavy metal, and punk rock-inspired typeface that merges modern typography and sloppiness, typical for some popular 90s fonts. King of Rock includes uppercase symbols, punctuation, and numerals. It is perfect for logos, branding, posters, headlines, apparel & more.
Vaporfuturism OTF Retrowave Font + Backgrounds
Let’s keep exploring the rise of electronic music and the related design concepts with Vaporfuturism OTF Retrowave Font. It is strongly imbued with vaporwave, synthwave, and retrowave from the late 90s. Along with the OTF file, you’ll get 4 extra vaporwave backgrounds + 2 sample flyers.
For those searching for new design assets, we want to introduce Xirod. It is a square, sci-fi techno headline font. In OpenType savvy applications, letters change to harmonize with adjacent letters. Strange alternate letters can be accessed using the OpenType ”Stylistic Alternates” feature.
Horsemen — Horror Retrowave Font
Horsemen is a dark-themed 90s font ready to be splattered on your design projects. Inspired by retro horror artworks and music. Horsemen works best for headlines, shirt-designs, comics, posters, album covers, games and packaging. Now keep your retro designs sharp and classic! The file includes: Horsemen Regular + Horsemen Slant in Opentype stylistic alternates.
If you’ve been craving a legend, here it goes! Thunderstorm is probably one of the most notable 1990s fonts created by modern designers, so having it in your toolbox is a must! It now includes an extended set of accents and a Thunderstorm Signature, also inspired by 80s & 90s music, disco, grunge, and pop culture.
There can never be too much neon aesthetic, so this free 90s typeface will nicely complete your collection of vintage 1990s fonts. Bodacious will be perfect for creating unique monograms, logos, and identities with these combinations. See the examples to get an idea of the capability of this typeface.
Nebula — A Liquid Style Font
Nebula is designed to be seen big for maximum impact, and it’s perfect for a range of projects, including contemporary and old-school themes, games, sci-fi, and much more! The sky is the limit! Nebula is supplied as an OpenType font and contains uppercase letters, numerals, and punctuation.
Gimbo — Big Display Font
Gimbo is a playful and fun display typeface that has strong and powerful 90s typography polish. It is perfect for video games, cartoons, t-shirts, children’s books, captions, headlines, and posters. Available in 6 styles, it includes shadows and supports 65+ Latin-based languages plus Cyrillic.
Bayshore + Neon Glow Styles
Perm your hair, squeeze into your lycra, and retro-fy your text with Bayshore! A totally tubular mono-line script font straight out of the late 80s. Bayshore comes as a single font file with plenty of added features that allow you to customize your text: a large glyph set, end swashes, underline swashes and much more!
Quantifier NBP Font
Quantifier is a distinctive 90s font inspired by various novelty designs popular in the 1980s and ’90s, including the Nintendo Entertainment System logotype and Handel Gothic. You may balance it with more up-to-date details — and let a pinch of retro style get into the modern routine.
Pool Riders Typeface + Bonus Vector Cut-Outs
3 weights, uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and extras are all included, so the Pool Riders typeface combines strong personality and boundless user-friendliness. Along with it, you may be sure to complement your artistic toolbox with 76 graphic elements in a vector format.
Say hello to Highflier! It’s a cheerful 90s style font with 4 overlays: Slice, Scribble, Shadow, and Block. Place them on top or underneath Highflier Regular to add a bit of style and fun to your design and obtain a cheerful, cartoon-like look. It includes uppercase and lowercase letters.
Sans Culottes Font
A misprinted sans serif loosely based on Phillip Cavette’s 1999 work, but with re-drawn outlines, more distress marks, a neater vertical aspect, and no baseline irregularity. Unlike its inspiration, Sans Culottes is a complete 1990s font with small and low caps, punctuation, accented characters, and dingbats.
Visby Round CF Soft Geometric Sans
Visby Round takes the charismatic forms of its older siblings from the 90s and softens them, creating a friendly, fresh new look. Perfect anywhere you need a little smooth goodness — and smart Latin and Cyrillic multilingual support, uppercase and lowercase letters and punctuation.
Let’s complete your collection of authentic 90s fonts for retro design with one of the most catchy ones, Blaster. You can use it for retrowave-styled t-shirts, posters reminiscent of the golden era of Horror movies, or even Baywatch-inspired logos. The regular version is composed of 87 characters, and you can make the most of it as a display font with its various ligatures.
Hot Rush Font Duo
Prepare yourself for a wild retro ride with Hot Rush — a vintage font that’s about to hit you harder than a DeLorean at 88 miles per hour. This hand-drawn font duo was meant to be this way: the unmistakable clean & condensed sans is complimented perfectly by the long, fast, textured strokes of the script. Think of unique combinations you can add to your packaging designs, posters, and t-shirts.
This neo-retro font is filled with motion and genuine nostalgia — like most computer fonts from the 1990s. Heartbeat is based on those pixelated elements but in a modern way without being too overloaded. It includes uppercase and lowercase letters and will appeal to graphic designers working on prints and logos.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best 90s fonts you’ll recognize anytime are those inspired by bright colors and the advent of video game consoles. So if you want to bring the vibe of an iconic era to your graphics, pay attention to 8-bit or acid types: Poster Bold, Real VHS, and Tickerbit Retro Pixel. These typefaces are soaked with a nostalgic vibe.
The most popular font released in 1992 was Myriad, designed by Carol Twombly and Robert Slimbach. Myriad is an authentic sans intended as a neutral, general-purpose typeface with a large range of weights and widths.
The most popular font released in 1993 was CG Gothic No. 4, designed by Monotype Design Studio. It’s a bold sans serif with a strong nostalgic vibe that can grab attention with a single letter — especially as a display text.
It was Mardi Gras, a font released in 1995 and designed by Robert Alonso. Mardi Gras is an excessively decorated serif with heavy verticals. A modern graphic designer will find it weird, yet in the 90s, it was one of the favorite fonts used in prints and apparel.
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