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Having started with the psychedelic art movement that gained popularity in the ’60s, surreal and distorted visuals now surround us all the time — on anything from festival posters and party flyers to T-shirt prints and beer packaging.
Since their popularity is largely driven by nostalgia and a growing love for vintage products, the key principles of modern psychedelic designs remain the same as their predecessors: intense colors, swirling patterns, free-flowing lines, and anything that depicts drug-induced fantasies. None of this really works though — until tied together by snappy psychedelic typography.
The best thing about psychedelic fonts is their versatility — something that might not seem obvious at first. Try them for your project, and whatever you design will probably just end up more fun!
Without further ado, let’s dive right into the acid sea a.k.a. our selection of the best trippy fonts.
Our Team’s Top Pick
Sloke — Psychedelic Font
If you’re looking to create something one-of-a-kind, Sloke is for you. This is a sans-serif typeface where characters have a distorted and irregular appearance with a variety of curved and angular lines. It consists of five weights and tons of beautiful ligatures so you can create something truly special.
It’s an all caps font and supports European languages and Turkish. Sloke will help you create eye-catching and visually striking designs, from product packaging to book covers.
Comba Display Font
A typeface that’ll turn your frown upside down — all thanks to its quirky and eye-catching appearance. Here, unusual wavy lines join classic sans-serif forms offering a diversity of shapes and silhouettes.
This psychedelic font comes in OFT, TIFF, and WOFF, supports Latin-based languages, and includes capital letters, numbers, punctuation, and arrows. With its unique yet versatile appearance, it’ll be great for display type and contemporary branding.
Zighead Display Font
Sometimes you just can’t decide what you want — and with Zighead you don’t have to. It already combines all you’re most probably looking for in psychedelic fonts: classic serif geometry as a base, unusual zigzag shapes, sharp edges, and flowing lines that draw inspiration from Art Nouveau.
It comes with standard Latin language support, uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, and punctuation. Go ahead and design something that’ll stand out!
Viva Kaiva — Psychedelic Font
Another gem for your font collection. Offering bold, rounded shapes, Viva Kaiva will add a unique touch to your projects — plus, this sans-serif typeface offers loads of stylistic alternates, which can be easily accessed on both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator so you can make all necessary adjustments.
The font supports all European languages plus Turkish and offers uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers to choose from.
Boldscope Display Typeface
Boldscope is a fun typeface that’s giving very distinct vibes of the ‘80s. Consisting of two layers, it delivers bold and clean lines which make it easily readable and suitable for a wide range of projects. Plus, it does capture the atmosphere of arcade games.
It supports English characters and includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, as well as various special characters, offering just enough wiggle room for your designs.
Mamenchisa Psychedelic Display Font
Mamenchisa is a retro display font featuring tall, curvy letterforms which look as if they came off of old posters and comic books from the ‘70s. The font comes with multilingual support and 25 glyphs including uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, and punctuation.
Even though it only has one style, it easily compensates for it by offering standard and discretionary ligatures, as well as a few alternates.
Surreal Psychedelic Typeface
Inspired by the psychedelic movement of the ’60s, the Surreal Psychedelic Typeface features bold and unconventional letterforms that appear to be melting or morphing, creating a unique and trippy look. The font offers basic Latin support and includes uppercase and lowercase characters, numerals, punctuation, and some special characters. Its truly psychedelic appearance would be an absolute hit in projects related to music, art, and other creative fields.
Nectarine Display Font
With this typeface, you can easily add a fun touch to your designs while also keeping them simple and classy. Nectarine is a funky psychedelic font delivering a bold, chubby appearance that’ll be a versatile choice for anything from magazine pages to social media posts.
It supports multiple languages and includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, punctuation, and special characters, as well as stylistic alternates and ligatures that’ll allow you to be truly creative.
Fontanio Psychedelic Fonts
Fontanio is a fun psychedelic font bringing modern and retro together. What makes it especially versatile is seven weights from thin to thick, giving you freedom of experiment — with headlines and body text alike.
The font includes uppercase and lowercase characters, numerals, and punctuation. Supporting multiple languages, this typeface would be a great choice for international projects.
Canobis — Psychedelic Typeface
Introducing a super fun font capturing the aesthetic of the 1960s — probably one of the best psychedelic fonts you’ve seen. Featuring distorted and wavy shapes, this typeface looks as if letters are having a party on their own, so it’ll certainly bring life to your designs.
The demo includes uppercase and lowercase letters, while the full version also comes with numbers, punctuation, and diacritical marks which makes it suitable for multiple languages. It’ll look absolutely great on music artwork from festival posters to album covers, but its use is not at all limited to that.
Helmud — Retro Psychedelic Font
Helmud is a retro font featuring bold, warped glyphs. Uneven strokes make this sans-serif typeface stand out while also keeping it readable. The font offers multilingual support and includes lowercase only letters, punctuation, numbers, and some special characters, as well as ligatures. Helmud can be used for a variety of design projects, particularly those that require a quirky and unconventional look with vintage vibes.
Rutch Display Font
This retro font looks as if it was carved in marble and offers a large selection of alternate letters and ligatures for you to try. The rounded corners give this psychedelic font a friendlier appearance which offsets its bold nature.
It supports Latin-based languages and includes uppercase and lowercase characters, numerals, punctuation, and some special characters. The typeface is suitable for a wide range of design applications such as posters, logos, and branding projects.
Hello Omens — Funky Groovy Font
The Tom Cruise of groovy fonts. Among its exciting features are a bold retro style capturing the essence of the post-psychedelic ’70s era, high readability, and the fact that it’s simply fun. It comes with uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as their alternatives plus ligatures, numbers, and punctuation.
Its uses range from editorial design to product packaging, and even if you don’t yet know what project you are going to use it for, there’s one thing for sure: you won’t be able to get enough of it.
Popstone Display Font
A truly whimsical display font, Popstone features rounded, bubbly letterforms with a slightly distorted appearance that creates a playful and organic feel. The font supports a wide range of Latin-based languages and includes uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and punctuation. It contains ten weights from thin to black and has alternatives and a lot of fun ligatures to play with. Use this font for vintage projects, poster designs, greeting cards, and anything in between.
Charming Smile DEMO Font
Drawing inspiration from hand-drawn letters, this psychedelic font features rounded and slightly uneven strokes giving it a friendly and approachable feel. The full version of the font includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, and punctuation, as well as stylistic alternates and ligatures that’ll let you customize your designs even more. Plus, it offers multilingual support. Apply its unique style to clothing designs, social media posts, and anything that requires a fun and lighthearted touch.
Wonkids Bold & Chunky Font
Wonkids is a psychedelic font delivering a bold and chunky appearance. Rounded edges, thick strokes, and a slightly clamped look make for a playful, eye-catching typeface that is especially suitable for display use.
The font supports 20+ languages, comes in both OTF and TTF, and offers uppercase letters, as well as numbers and punctuation. Use it for product packaging, logo design, posters, party invitations, etc.
Gruvilicious — Retro Groovy Font
Amongst psychedelic fonts, this is probably the funkiest one! Gruvilicious is designed in a single weight and has a cartoonish look with irregular shapes reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s. It just screams hippie culture!
The font supports only basic Latin characters and includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation. Use it to add a retro touch to your posters, music album covers, clothing designs, and anything else you have in mind, really.
Manuscribe — Psychedelic Typeface
Introducing Manuscribe, a chic psychedelic typeface with a smooth flow and sharp serifs that make it perfect for display or short text purposes. The letters look hand-drawn and feature wavy lines and uneven strokes.
The font supports multiple languages and includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation. Plus, it comes in regular and italic styles, both available in TTF and OTF. Explore its versatility in anything from print ads and greeting cards to vintage designs and party invitations.
Lostar Display Modern Font
Lostar is a bold font, great for modern and minimalistic design themes. The unique ligatures help it stand out from other serif fonts, making it perfect for logo design, editorials, and any kind of advertising purposes.
Lostar supports multiple languages and comes with uppercase letters only, numerals, punctuation, and special characters such as currency symbols, fractions, and diacritical marks, which make it even more versatile. The font is available in OTF, TTF, and WOFF, so it’s easy to use on a variety of design software.
Binoe Keriand — Creative Font
Binoe Keriand is a clean psychedelic font that is no short of elegance. Offering a bold look combined with sleek curves, it comes with uppercase and lowercase letters plus alternates, punctuation, numbers, and special characters including diacritical marks, which means it’s suitable for multiple languages. The font works in both large and small sizes so you can use it for a wide range of projects from product packaging to poster design.
Molex Shoora Display Font Family
Inspired by retro-style writing, Molex Shoora delivers a unique look composed of strokes that thicken at the edges, leaving the middle part of all glyphs consistently sleek and elegant. What makes it even more exciting is the ligatures — they look absolutely stunning.
The font includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and basic punctuation. It also supports extended Latin characters, making it suitable for multilingual projects. Use this font for anything from apparel design to branding materials.
Peculiar People — Psychedelic
Peculiar People is a hand-drawn psychedelic font with retro vibes. It supports European languages and includes uppercase letters, punctuation, numbers, as well as alternates and standard ligatures. Since it’s PUA encoded, you can access all glyphs and swashes. Plus, it’s available in OTF, TTF, and WOFF, which makes it even more versatile and easy to use. The font is perfect for music artwork and experimental themes, but you can definitely take it further.
Euphoria Party — Psychedelic Style Font
Euphoria is inspired by vintage albums and posters from 1960s music bands and exudes pure fun and trippy vibes. What makes it special is its unique ligatures: letters curve and adjust to each other beautifully, making for a cohesive and psychedelic appearance.
The font comes in OTF, TTF, and WOFF, supports multiple languages, and includes uppercase and lowercase letters, alternates, numbers, punctuation, and special characters. Use it for album covers, posters, clothing, and more.
Umidus Font — Trippy Liquid Font
Umidus delivers a liquid-like look, works perfectly for bold titles, and can be used as a graphic element or even background. The font comes in three styles: regular, outline, and highlight. It supports European languages and includes uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and other symbols.
This decorative font would work especially great on festival posters, album covers, t-shirt designs but will also add a unique touch to whatever you create.
Blowing Vesicle — Groovy Interlocking Font
Blowing Vesicle is a retro bold font that’ll take you back to the ’60s. Featuring puffy shapes and quirky ligatures, it would be a wonderful addition to any designer’s font collection.
What it includes: Latin support, uppercase and lowercase characters, number, punctuation, alternates, ligatures, and swashes — plus, it’s PUA encoded. To access all glyph variations, remember to use a program that supports OpenType features and Glyphs panels.
Guny Drops — Groovy Retro Display
Embrace the fun side of psychedelic fonts with Guny Drops. Designed in bold organic shapes with uneven strokes, this typeface will give your project a retro feel.
It supports Latin-based languages and only includes uppercase and lowercase letters with stylistic alternates, so it’ll work best in headlines, logos, and quotes. The font is available for free as a demo, but also has a full version for purchase.
Wetris — Liquid Display Font
Presenting Wetris, the most fluid of psychedelic fonts. Here, each letter has ten styles that fit together like Tetris, so you can create unique liquid blobs every time and truly dip into the sea of design possibilities (pun intended).
The font includes A–Z characters and comes in OTF, TTF, and WOFF. It’ll work especially well for those who are looking to spice up their designs with an acid touch.
Kooltura is a unique font combining regular strokes and distorted lines, which is perfect for trippy designs. Its half-normal, half-twisty shapes would look especially great on posters and album covers but can also work as a stylish overlay to any background.
What’s included: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and limited characters, as well as multilingual support and TTF & OTF files.
Antikern — Psychedelic Typeface
Antikern is an all caps retro font with a psychedelic touch. The letters look like they were carved in wood, delivering curvy shapes that’ll work well for clothing, album covers, party invitations, etc.
Apart from letters, it also includes numbers and punctuation. What’s great is that it comes in OTF, TTF, WOFF, and WOFF2. Remember to use a program that supports OpenType features to access all available alternates!
Blue Ocean — Display Serif Font
Blue Ocean is an elegant psychedelic font inspired by roman serif writing that lies at the crossroads of modern and classic. Its unique style will work for logos, lettering, book covers, editorial design, and more.
The font comes in OTF and offers uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and special characters, including diacritical marks, so it’s suitable for multiple languages.
Deep Dope — Psychedelic Liquid Font
The name doesn’t lie: this psychedelic font is absolutely dope. It comes in twirly fluid shapes that you simply can’t stop staring at. If you think that its regular style isn’t liquid enough, try liquify — the second font style that’s included in the package. What’s also included? Uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and discretionary ligatures.
To resume: this font will add volume and a fun flair to any kind of psychedelic illustrations, from posters to product packaging and back.
What-a-bloat — Font Family
Top up your creative assets with What-a-bloat — a unique font with the spirit of chaos and freedom of the early Y2K era. It comes in fun, bubbly shapes and has five styles to play with: Regular, Light, Bold, Bold Pink, and Outline. Plus, all of them include uppercase and lowercase multilingual letters, numbers, punctuation, and characters.
Use this one for grotesque psychedelic designs like party flyers, posters, etc. to make them stand out even more.
Squid Junkie — A Playful Font
Squid Junkie is a playful psychedelic font with vintage vibes that’ll make any design funky and fun. With its versatile range of styles, including regular, light, and bold weights, each with its own italic counterpart, this font is designed to meet the needs of designers of all levels. It is also available as an outlined version giving you even more freedom. It covers all Latin-based languages and includes any characters you might need, plus ligatures and alternates.
Geol is a bold font where subtle thin lines are accompanied by chunky strokes, creating quirky organic shapes that look almost like leaves on a tree. Its groovy style will be a perfect match for posters, logos, and other psychedelic designs that need some extra texture.
What’s included: a single weight, basic Latin support, uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and special characters.
JMH Psychedelic Caps Font
JMH is definitely taking inspiration from psychedelic fonts you can find on old posters and album covers from the 70s era. It features bold, narrow letters cut in swirly shapes that’ll be perfect for catchy titles, logo design, and clothing.
The font supports multiple languages, comes in a single regular style, and includes only capital letters, numbers, and basic punctuation.
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