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30+ Best Grunge Fonts For Designers (Free & Pro) 2022

Are you a designer on the hunt for some excellent fonts to enhance your grunge-style designs? We know that finding the perfect grunge typography to match that grungy style project you are working on can be challenging, and most designers don’t have the time to redesign an existing font to get the look they want.

We realize you may have other options out there and it’s not always easy to pinpoint the best choice. On the list we created below, we are confident you’ll a great-looking font with a cool grunge design since we have taken careful consideration of what designers need and want.

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To help you find the perfect match for your projects, we have put together the top 30+ best grunge fonts for designers that are available for immediate download provided by DesignCuts, Envato, Adobe, and Fontspace. The fonts offered by Envato and Adobe require a free trial to download, but no worries, they are totally free whether you continue the subscription or not.

To broaden your search for the perfect grunge font, it’s important to remember that there are other categories of fonts that take on grunge styles or have a distressed look to them. With this in mind, you should also take a look at cinematic fonts and industrial fonts.

Top 10 Best Grunge Fonts

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  1. Marquee Light Bulbs (Editors Choice)
  2. Triump Rough Font Family (Editors Choice)
  3. Grunge! Bold Brush Typeface
  4. Quick Brown | Grunge Font
  5. Zion | Eroded Grunge Font
  6. Grunges Grunge Brush Font
  7. Driver Power Brush Grunge Font
  8. Toxic – Brush & Grunge Font
  9. Kronos | Grunge Font Style
  10. New York Font

Top 30+ Best Grunge Fonts (Free & Premium)

Marquee Light Bulbs – (Editors Choice)

We are excited to start our list with this amazing-looking 3D vintage-style lettering toolkit from DesignCuts. The Marquee Light Bulbs font toolkit encompasses every aspect of grungy distressed-looking fonts that you would find in vintage designs. Be prepared to impress with this amazing font set. It comes with a lot of options in common file formats such as .PNG, .OTF, .TTF. You’ll get this set with bulbs and without bulbs and much more.

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Triump Rough Font Family – (Editors Choice)

The Triump Rough typeface is another great-looking typeface that is new and consists of 2 subfamilies. The first is Blur which is a more soft and delicate display combining vintage and hipster styles and the second is the Rock, which is a harder stronger font. A wide variety of OpenType features are included with this Rough style font such as ligatures, catchwords, alternates, and a series of ornaments and extras. There are many great ways of using this font such as for bands, musicians, historical, and both classic and vintage projects.

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Grunge! Bold Brush Typeface

This font is a strong grunge font that is inspired by metal and rock and roll music. The solid nature of the font makes it stand out no matter where you use it. The edges are kept rough, which gives the font its unique style. You can use it for posters, logos, packaging, and advertisements. The good part is that these are web fonts; hence, you can use them for the website.

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Grunge! Bold Brush Typeface

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Quick Brown Grunge Fonts Set

Very rarely do we find a fine combination of a grunge font and a calligraphy font; when we find it, we should collect it. Quick Brown Grunge font has very refined edges, making it very suitable for greeting cards, branding materials, business cards, posters, and a lot more. In addition, the fonts are multilingual and work on both PC and MAC operating systems.

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Zion | Eroded Grunge Font

Inspired by one of the great national parks in the US, Zion is a modern hand-drawn grunge font. The designer has tried to replicate the rocky cliffs and other terrains in the font style. Its bold nature makes the font a good option for display applications, logos, branding, print or even digital marketing. In addition, you can match the fonts with light fonts or even Serif fonts to make the design more creative.

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Zion Eroded Grunge Font

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Grunges Grunge Brush Font

For specific applications, you might find the above font a bit loud, and hence we have included another option that is very similar but more subtle as the edges are more refined. You can use this font as a substitute for a signature font. It is more suited for larger text. In addition, you can use it for website headers, T-shirts, branding, and packaging of products.

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Grunges Grunge Brush Font

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Driver Power Brush Grunge Font

This font combines brush style and grunge effect in a very creative manner. The font’s overall feel is energy, and hence you can use it in the fitness and sports industry. However, the design elements are minute, so it’s best to use this font for large applications like posters, logos, T-shirts, packaging, and more.

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Driver Power Brush Grunge Font

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Toxic – Brush & Grunge Font

If you are looking for a font that can be a brush and a grunge font, then Toxic is a good option. The unique part about this font is that it has used brush styling to create the grunge effect, which is visible in the rough edges. You can easily use these fonts for logos, branding, posters, and other large-size applications.

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Toxic Brush & Grunge Font

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Kronos | Grunge Font Style

Keeping calligraphy as its base, Kronos font is highly artistic and stylish. This is a good choice if you are looking for a special font that can make your greeting card, an invitation, or other design stand out. In addition, it works on all operating systems and supports multiple languages. The only flip side is that because the characters are very abstract, you may not be able to use them in small-size applications.

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Kronos Grunge Font Style

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New York Creative Fonts Set

Retro and vintage fonts are always in demand. New York font gives you that and tops it with a grunge effect. This font is sleek and stylish and you can use it for highlighting your message. You will get eight variations: grunge, shadow grunge, and even line grunge. This font will give your retro or vintage design a highly authentic feel.

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Death Rock Grunge Business Font

Grunge fonts and rock culture are inseparable. This font also draws inspiration from the rock and roll culture to create a stylish script font. This Death Rock font is perfect for logo design, branding projects, wedding design, product packaging, and any design that needs a handwriting font. You can download and use it as a web font, which works in all operating systems.

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Broken Drive – Grunge Display Font

Using natural textures, the Broken Drive font presents a unique typeface. The designer has given a special treatment to the horizontal lines as seen in the characters like E. The good part is that it also provides simple alternates in case you want to keep the design less complicated. This font is perfect for movie posters, social media posts, website headers, and other applications.

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Grunge Decade

Inspired by the design style of the 1980s, the grunge font has a lot of resemblance to mushroom. Almost all the characters are set to meet the mushroom’s visual attributes, which gives the font a unique natural design flavor. The fonts are pretty creative but still legible and, more importantly, provide a good recall. Therefore you can use them on posters, T-shirt designs, and even for social media posts. You can download the font and get a complete character set along with numerical and punctuations.

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Magic Spell – Magical Grunge Display Font

Introducing a little magic in a grunge font here, this special display font can be handy for designers working on projects related to children or fantasy. Because of their strong character, you can use this font for logos, headers, quotes, and other digital marketing applications. The designer has tried to design each character in a unique way and make the font creative.

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Magic Spell Magical Grunge Display Font

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Halybed | Grunge Typeface Font

If you are looking for a handwriting-style grunge font, then Halybed can be an excellent option. It has a strong typeface but rough edges, which gives it a grunge look. Fonts support multilingual applications and come along with numerics and punctuations as well. You can apply this font for print applications like posters, brochures, packaging, and other branding material.

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Halybed Grunge Typeface Font

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Rhinos Rocks Brush Font

Grunge fonts are always captivating and catchy. That is precisely what the Rhinos Rocks font is. They look like they are created from color splashes or brush strokes. You can get a variety of fonts in this style with all caps and regular and slant versions. Their strong nature makes them well suited for loud messaging, be it in printing, logo design, or website headers.

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Shelby Typeface

A grunge font that looks like a sophisticated font, but retains a distressed vintage style can be a very handy font given its dual nature. The Shelby Typeface is a fine amalgamation of modern and vintage design styles. You can use it for large displays and at the same time apply it also for long texts or paragraphs, and they will still be legible. The font comes in four styles – regular, grunge, inline, and inline grunge.

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Ponds Typeface

Ponds typeface is a versatile font that can be used for grunge, vintage or even retro designs. The thick character styling and fine edges give it a rustic feel upon which the designer has imposed a good grunge effect. You will get four different styles when you download this font. Given its intense nature, you can apply the font for headers, logo design, printing, and other applications.

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Rock’n Roll Typeface

Grunge fonts have been widely used for rock and roll applications, be it album cover design, posters, or any other branding material. This font continues that legacy and provides a strong display font with an artistic grunge effect and great for any type of grunge, vintage or retro project. The font comes with six variations, including bold and inline grunge effects. You can apply this font for logo design, videos, branding, or social media post headers.

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Brooklyn Typeface

The Brooklyn typeface is prominently a retro or a vintage font but can still be used as a grunge font on various applications. The designer has worked hard on giving each character a unique style, making this font stand out wherever used. In addition, the font comes in 4 variations making it more versatile. You can use it for wordmark logos, branding, posters, packaging, and print designs.

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Kadung Tresno Grunge Font Style

A modern grunge font style, Kadung Tresno redefines grunge design. The design is smooth and pleasing to the eye as the characters are not very strong. The good part is that the font is available for uppercase and lowercase. This is why you can use this font for both headers and paragraph text in various applications.

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Braser | Grunge Brush Typeface

The Braser font qualifies as grunge, brush, and even a calligraphy-style font. It is a good combination of all three and you can use it for greeting cards, branding, posters, and even social media posts. It is available in OTF and TTF format and is easy to install and use. Alternates and ligatures are available in this font, giving you more variety.

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Braser Grunge Brush Typeface

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Stud Cowboy Font

If you take a standard cowboy-style font, make it even more expansive, and add a dash of grunge effect, you will get the Stud font. It is big and overwhelming, which works well in large applications like logos, posters, hoardings, packaging, and more. They are available in uppercase and lowercase and designers can use them in that pairing.

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P22 Franklin Caslon

This unique font is inspired by the original works of Benjamin Franklin dated way back in the 1750s. The fonts have an authentic feel to them and are distinct looking. The good part is that they are available in uppercase, lowercase, and regular and italic format. You can use this font wherever you want to give a vintage effect or want to go old school. Also, you can also pair it with a simpler sans-serif font to make the overall design look creative.

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Acier BAT

Even though this font looks modern, it was designed in 1930 by Cassandre, the legendary artist. It is not a regular-looking grunge font, but the overall style helps it qualify as one. Each of the characters has been given a shading in some form, which constitutes the grunge effect. You can use this font as a display font for logos, branding, and even print applications.

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Backspacer

This font style has an interesting origin story as it was first created using typewriter keys. The keys were photographed to make this font and the circle behind each character. The font is quirky and decorative and has a perfect recall. However, its application is limited given its specific design, and you can use it for logos, branding, website headers, and other regular fonts.

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Backspacer Font

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HVD Rowdy

Generally grunge fonts are bold and large, but this is an exception. Coming from the house of HVD fonts, this font catches the eye with its abstract and chaotic nature. Interestingly, the designer has given each character a unique styling that is playful and creative but still legible. You can use this font for posters, invitations, social media posts, or any applications where you want to catch the reader’s attention quickly.

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HVD Rowdy Grunge Font

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Grunge Tank

Grunge Tank is an exemplary display font, given its robust visual feel, a font most suitable for gaming and other vital design sectors. While the character placement has been worked on to give the font a creative sense, the grunge effect is provided throughout the edges. You can use this font for posters, web banners, and other applications where you want to showcase strong messaging.

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Silver Forte Grunge Font

While most grunge fonts have rough edges, this font stands out with very polished and refined surfaces. The grunge effect is given within the font without disturbing the edges. This makes the font look modern and enhances its application range. Uppercase, lowercase, numerals, and punctuations are all provided. You can use this font for logos, branding, packaging, and social media posts.

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Moving Forward Font

If you are looking for a stylish grunge font with the right effect but is still easily legible, then the Moving Forward typeface is a good option. With a positive name, the font is modernistic with unique designs for letters like ‘A’, ‘W’, and others. The grunge effect is varied upon the letters giving it a cohesive effect. The fonts can be used for website headers, headlines, posters, and print applications.

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Alpha Death Font

Stencil fonts and grunge fonts can be a perfect combination, and that is what Alpha Death font proves. The designer has used a stencil for the base design of the typeface, giving each letter a solid and creative appeal. Then he applied the grunge effect in the central part. The fonts are ideal for use in the gaming and fitness sector in logos, branding, posters, banners, and digital marketing applications.

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Impacted Font

A strong grunge effect may not be suitable in all applications, so you may want to have a font that employs this effect in small proportion but still conveys the design feel. The Impacted font is a strong display font that has a sporadic use grunge effect. The fonts are available only in uppercase and can be used in combination with other san-serif fonts. You can easily apply this font for logos, branding, and print design in the form of posters, invitations, or flyers.

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Impacted Font

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are grunge fonts?

Grunge fonts are fonts that display a grungy distressed look and commonly used with design projects that are vintage, retro, military, urban and other style categories. The typeface tends to be bold uppercase letters and numerals.

What are the best grunge fonts overall?

It really depends on the style or theme of your project. If you need a brush stroke or display font, we would say Toxic and Kronos. For the best overall quality and grunge style along with options, we strongly believe it’s both Marquee Light Bulbs (Editors Choice) and Triump Rough Font Family (Editors Choice).

Where are grunge fonts used most often?

It’s common to see grunge fonts used in the following theme categories:

  • Vintage & Retro
  • Urban
  • Musicians & Bands
  • Military
  • Classics or Old School
  • Historical
  • Horror
  • Gaming
  • Alien & Sci Fi

Is it okay to use grunge fonts in lowercase?

It’s not the best option. Lowercase typeface for grunge fonts will not display the grunge or distressed style as well as with bold and uppercase. Additionally, lower case is harder to read with grunge overlay. If you have to use a grunge lowercase font, stay with a cleaner, less distorted and distressed style.

The Top 30+ Best Grunge Fonts For Designers

We know that designers love creative, cool-looking fonts and are always looking to add new fonts to their collections. The top 30+ best grunge fonts for designers that we have presented here will serve as a treasure chest for them to loot. As you can see, our list contains all varieties and will serve as a handy bookmark for future reference.

Do you have a favorite font that you tend to gravitate towards? Please let our readers know in the comments section below.

For more of the best fonts for designers (free and premium), please see:

  • Free Newspaper Fonts
  • Best Sans Serif Fonts
  • Fonts For Brochure Design

30+ Best Grunge Fonts For Designers (Free & Pro) 2022

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