Saturday, October 27, 2012

5 Free Art Deco Fonts

Art Deco architecture movement was started in Europe in the first decade of the 20th century and its aesthetic is often characterized by stylized and geometric shapes. The influence of this modern and elegant style also can be seen in typography. The 'Art Deco' font/typeface is always used in display designs with the retro feel and look as their decorative nature. Here are just a few of them and I meant only list the simplest look of Art Deco font which you can download for free. Uppercase typeface, highly condensed and fairly low or extreme high horizontal crossbars are mostly their characteristic. Read More

Aprille Display

Aprille Display is a set of Art Deco style font with geometric look on the glyphs and numeral characters. Some characters are as roundy as solid circle and some are condensed with high crossbar. Pretty simple one.

Hill House

Hill House font is designed based on the distinctive handwriting of Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). You can embed it for a web design project with Cufon or with @font-face. Another font embedding kits are also accessible on Typekit and Kernest.


Magna is created with a unique "vintage" style. The typeface is categorized as black condensed and the set contains capital characters and the numerals are very much stylized but keeping their entire construction dead simple.

SF Speakeasy

Speakeasy is a distinctive bold Art Deco type family where you can also download the oblique set. Each of them consist of 202 Glyphs and that's a fairly big number compared to the other font listed here.


Valencia is condensed typeface that has 5 weights, with matching obliques for each weight. Its uniqueness stems from it's low horizontal crossbars and its full-circle curves.

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