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The 12+ Best Free 70s Fonts

We’ve catalogued the best free 70s fonts, available from around the web.

We found amazing, free 70s fonts in loads of different styles – digital, script, serif, rounded and multi-stroke. Each is perfectly suited to a retro-leaning web and print project.

You might also want to check out our lists of the best free 80s fonts and vector packs.

Alba

A typically 70s curvy font with rounded points, created by Fontalicious. Available for free at three weights, one of which, alba super (pictured below) makes great use of stroke and offset drop shadow detailing.

Alba - Free 1970s Font

Motter Tektura

A cool 70s font, with a sharp, sci-fi feel created by Othmar Motter for Vorarlberger Graphik in 1975 and distributed by Berthold Fototypes and Letraset.

Motter Tektura - Free 1970s FontQuaint

A comic book-esque, cartoon font with an irregular, hand drawn feel. It’s the kind of font you might expect to see adorning the cover of first 7-inch release by an 70s prog band, probably called something like ‘Dr Time Machine’s Favourite Stopwatch’.

Quaint - Free 1970s Font

Mexcellent

‘Mexcellent is a tri-linear stripe font. You can combine layers to create interesting color effects. Mexcellent Regular was designed with tighter spacing & vertical metrics than the other layers. If you want to stack layers on Mexcellent Back, use Mexcellent Middle and Mexcellent Outside instead.’

‘These fonts include a license that allows free commercial use: sometimes referred to as a desktop license. This allows you to install the fonts on a computer and use them to create posters, web graphics, game graphics, t-shirts, videos, signs, logos and more. Read the license agreement for details.’

Mexcellent - Free 1970s FontCortez

A strong wedge serif Letraset face, created by Philip Kelly in 1977.

Cortez - Free 1970s FontHobostd

Hobo - Free 1970s FontGoudy Heavyface

Goudy Heavyface - Free 1970s Font

Streetwear

‘Streetwear is bold and stylish retro inspired script typeface suitable for logo, poster, branding, packaging and t-shirt design. It looks like 1960s and 70s fashion and sport related typeface, unique and fun at the same time. You can access Streetwear’s alternate characters by using OpenType savvy program such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.’

Streetwear - Free 1970s FontKorinna Bold

Created by the Berthold foundry in in 1904 but ideally suited to 70s-influenced print projects.

Korinna - Free 1970s FontData 70

Created by Bob Newman in 1970, Data 70 is a pixel perfect font common to retro computer game packaging and early, sci-fi pulp fiction.

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Data 70 - Free 1970s FontHerold Reklameschrift

Serif detailing and loose spacing characterise Herold, which was designed by Hermann Hoffmann for Berthold.

Herold Reklameschrift - Free 1970s FontKool Beans

Created by Insanitype and based on the Kool-Aid logo, ‘Kool Beans’ packs a tonne of character and soul into it’s funk-inflected, flared form.

Kool Beans - Free 1970s FontPump Triline D

Pump Triline’s multi-line stroke is a classic design trope associated with 70s sports broadcasts and retro gameshow titles.

Pump Triline - Free 1970s FontSkin And Bones

Skin and Bones form is identical to Pump Triillines above, but instead it swaps out three squared strokes for two rounded strokes.

Skin and Bones - Free 1970s Font

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