We’ve cataloged the best free 80’s fonts available to download on the web in the script, glitch, and pixelated styles.
The idiosyncrasies of 80’s culture remain steadfast, continuing to influence producers, artists, and fashionistas into 2016. The maximalist aesthetic of the decade spawned a number of tropes that are now graphic design mainstays – 8-bit styling, neon-lit color palettes, brushed shapes and squiggles.
We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best free 80’s fonts on the web essential for any project with retro leanings – and if you like any of them, you might also want to check out the free glitch and pixel fonts that we’ve cataloged.
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Streamster is a script typeface, created by Youssef Habchi and is available as a free download for personal use.
2. Alien Encounters
This is a font that we covered in our 5 Essential Vaporwave Fonts feature. It is used by London-based record label Dream Catalogue, w catalog is bathed in a Blue and Purple wash typically associated with 80’s Sci-Fi. In this spirit, their logo, which utilizes the aptly named ‘Alien Encounters’ typeface, invokes the forward leaning, horizontally sliced fonts of Blade Runner and Tron.
3. VCR OSD Mono
Pixel art evokes a uniquely 80’s nostalgia which VCR OSD Mono’s glitchy, pixelated form plays on. Check out our 8+ Best Free Glitch Fonts feature for similarly 80 s Fonts vibes.
4. Lazer 84
‘Lazer 84 is a retro style brush font inspired in the 80’s. This font includes numbers, symbols, and accents.’
5. Metal Lord
‘Metal Lord is an angular metal font which employs the powers of Satan.’
‘Razor takes you back to Miami in the 1980’s. Think of pink Flamengo’s, the stainless steel DeLorean and synthesizer tunes. The thin multi-lined characters work well when printed in somewhat bigger sizes.’
Sabo is a free 8-bit style pixel font from Philippe Moesch that comes in two styles – inline and filled.
8. Good Times
‘Good Times is a 1980’s techno headliner, inspired by the lettering used on Pontiac cars from about 1989-1994. Uniform lines, capsule shapes and disconnected strokes give Good Times, a stark, scientific feeling. Good Times was created in 1998 and has since been expanded to 15 styles including a rusty variation called Good Times Bad Times. When you’re using Good Times Bad Times in an OpenType savvy application, common letter pairs will be automatically replaced by custom pairs for a more realistic, flaked metal effect.’
LevelRebel was made as an entry for Fontstruct’s 2014 Game comp. It can be downloaded for free from the Fontstruct website (requires login) and comes with a non-commercial no derivatives creative commons license. LevelRebel is a monospaced, 48-pixel high, birds-eye view, horizontally layered, isometric pixel font. The uppercase faces to the left and the lower case faces to the right. It could work as a title font for a game with a retro 3d feel and something about mastering levels, climbing stories, stacking towers or sliding bricks or bars.
10. Johnny Fever
‘Johnny Fever is a 1980s-style swash cap, a retro font inspired by Amiga 4K demos.’
Bonus Font: Hauser
Hauser is inspired by the title logo of classic GI Joe franchise that was popular in the mid-1980s. With this simple yet angular typeface, the font gives this nostalgic look and feel. This free font comes with and italic and condensed versions that you can use. Hauser is created by Pixel Sagas and is licensed for personal use.
Narrowing down this list to 11 fonts was tough as the 80s signature style featured a lot of diverse and bold looks. We made sure our curated collection featured options from thick neon-lighted fonts to isometrically layered fonts to help you with your design inspiration and needs. These fonts are all free to download for personal use.
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