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30 of the Best 1950s Fonts that Capture the Roaring Decade

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From poodle skirts, Elvis Presley, to jukeboxes, and drive-in movies – these are just a few of the icons from the ‘Roaring 50s’.

It was during this time, between 1946 and 1960 that it seemed like there would be a happier, better tomorrow. Soldiers were coming back from the war, the economy was booming, and families were moving to the suburbs.

Sure, there was still some tension around the world (the Cold War, civil rights movements, etc.). But in general, people looked forward to the jitterbug and Davy Crockett. They were, without a doubt, simpler, happier times.

Diggin’ some retro vibes lately? Then look into these fun 1950s fonts!

30 1950s Fonts

1. Purple Purse Pro

1950s Fonts

Drawing inspiration from a 50s Ivory soap ad, Stiggy and Sands brings to you this casual typeface that’s always ready to perk up your designs. It includes ordinals, plus a full set of inferiors and superiors to create limitless fractions!

Download Purple Purse Pro

2. Luckiest Guy Pro

1950s Fonts

Inspired by a Lucky Strike ad from the 50s, this plump font will stand out wherever you decide to use it. Hardworking but still light-hearted, it will go great on banners, editorials, magazines, ads, and posters.

Download Luckiest Guy Pro

3. Syrup

1950s Fonts

This type family from Fenotype includes a friendly sans as well as a lovely script. With Regular and Bold styles each, feel free to experiment until you get your desired result. Use in branding, labels, social media images, and more!

Download Syrup

4. Bandakala Script

1950s Fonts

Influenced by 50s apparel, this retro script from Tanziladd also has a modern feeling to it, thanks to its ligatures and swashes. For use in programs like Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Download Bandakala Script

5. Retro Diner

1950s Fonts

Looking for the ultimate tribute to the roaring decade? Then this cut-out typeface by Kitaleigh is for you. It’s perfect for logos, labels, signage, and even web pages.

Download Retro Diner

6. Airfare

1950s Fonts

This gem from Jordan Wilson can either be vintage or modern – depending on how you use it. Featuring 3 styles (Regular, Italic, Inked) to choose from, it’s a must-have in every smart designer’s toolkit.

Download Airfare

7. Reckless

1950s Fonts

Spencer & Sons Co. proudly brings to you this classic that looks like a cross between a geometric type and a script. Vintage and wild, it’s recommended for works with automotive or industrial themes.

Download Reckless

8. Nacho Script Pro

1950s Fonts

Whether it’s travel, food, business, or lifestyle, you want a font that can keep up. Good thing this typeface by Vastago Studio is not only beautiful, it’s also super versatile.

Download Nacho Script Pro

9. Signface

1950s Fonts

Let this bold all-caps font by Ayca Atalay remind you not to take life too seriously. With 2 clever styles (Regular and Distressed), this is one typeface you can always count on.

Download Signface

10. Cornhusker Regular

1950s Fonts

Remember the vast yellow cornfields in the heat of summer? This strapping condensed font from Section Type is reminiscent of that. Use this on modern labels or on vintage logos to evoke those charming summer fields of someone’s childhood.

Download Cornhusker Regular

11. Galindo Pro

1950s Fonts

Geometric and eccentric, this heavyweight typeface is for fun-loving folks who need a break from the usual.

Download Galindo Pro

12. Irish Grover Pro

1950s Fonts

Be ready to play in this wacky, kid-inspired font designed by Neapolitan Type. With contextual characters, built-in ligatures, and alternates, crafting the perfect fun project is now just clicks away!

Download Irish Grover Pro

13. Sacramento Pro Family

1950s Fonts

Inspired by the monoline, hand-lettered brochures of the 50s, this sophisticated yet exuberant script is available in Regular, Slim, and Stout to help you create beautiful, old-style invitations, posters, logos, ads, and more.

Download Sacramento Pro Family

14. CA Recape Regular

1950s Fonts

Instantly make the right statement using this calligraphy-style font from Cape Arcona Type Foundry. It includes seamless swashes, stylistic alternates, and helpful ligatures.

Download CA Recape Regular

15. Oilvare Font Family

1950s Fonts

Go back to the ‘good ol’ days’ in this bold offering from Adam Ladd. Featuring 18 fonts you can layer and color to create all kinds of styles, this is one type family you won’t want to be without.

Download Oilvare Font Family

16. Metroscript™

1950s Fonts

Nothing evokes the feel of the city more than the right script. And this one from Michael Doret is all about seamless sophistication. Versatile, flawless, and ever functional, feel free to use it as well on sports or metro themes.

Download Metroscript™

17. Boy Detective

1950s Fonts

Working on a mystery novel or a kiddie illustration? Then this quirky hand-drawn serif by Turncoat Studio is right for you. Slim but very dynamic, it’s the best partner for any project that needs something offbeat.

Download Boy Detective

18. Jumbuck Sans

1950s Fonts

Feel like you’ve purchased 2 fonts in one when you get this sans/script typeface from Missy Meyer. Use uppercase letters for tall skinny looks, and the lowercase for a fun, script-like design. Or why not jumble them together for a truly unique result!

Download Jumbuck Sans

19. Boller

1950s Fonts

This retro display typeface by Fusion Labs feature 302 glyphs, as well as stylish ornamental uppercase lettering that help give it a bit of that Art Nouveau feel.

Download Boller

20. Badmood

1950s Fonts

Create fantastic vintage cards, labels, posters, logos, and more using this hand-lettered script from Artimasa. Mix upper and lowercase characters to give your designs that playful, hip vibe.

Download Badmood

21. Andre’s Diner

1950s Fonts

Go back to a time when diners and jukeboxes reign supreme. This smooth display font by Vintage Type Co. can help you achieve that sleek look in just a few clicks.

Download Andre’s Diner

22. CA Spy Royal

1950s Fonts

Inspired by Japan Airlines ads around 1954, this font comes in 6 styles, including Shadow and Shadow Line, to add pizzazz to any vintage project.

Download CA Spy Royal

23. Horseshoes & Lemonade

1950s Fonts

Lauren Ashpole proudly presents this lettering that is available in two nifty styles – one with cut-out designs, and one without. It will look great on banners, ads, signage, labels, or even apparel!

Download Horseshoes & Lemonade

24. Carosello

1950s Fonts

For those who can’t get enough of everything retro, try this gem from Unio. Featuring imperfect edges to give your designs that authentic handwritten feel, the pack also includes cool 50s-inspired illustrations.

Download Carosello

25. Swung Note

1950s Fonts

Swing your way to better custom-made projects using this lively typeface by PintassilgoPrints. With changing letters based on what ligatures you use, it will be a sweet surprise every time.

Download Swung Note

26. Jaywalker

1950s Fonts

A sans serif inspired by mid-century themes, this web-ready display font is just the right mix of wacky and contemporary to make sure you’ll get a good use for it for a long, long time.

Download Jaywalker

27. Whirly Birdie

1950s Fonts

This new-and-improved uppercase retro sans by Skyhaven Fonts is the playful answer to titles, headlines, posters, and banners. Enjoy it today by alternating between small and uppercase letters in your text.

Download Whirly Birdie

28. Turismo CF

1950s Fonts

Take your cue from this modern font by Connary Fagen and its 7 highly adaptable weights. Best when used in technology, sci-fi, business, or motor sports themes.

Download Turismo CF

29. Les Paul Font Family

1950s Fonts

Say hello to a new addition in your toolkit. This font family by Vintage Voyage D.S. with cool retro extras and 7 layer styles is everything you need to effortlessly make 50s style posters, cards, labels, signs, and more.

Download Les Paul Font Family

30. Palm Canyon Drive

1950s Fonts

Go back to a time of Hollywood glamor and romantic sunset drives in this nostalgic monoline script, inspired by California during the 50s. With catchwords, numerals, and symbols, this classy typeface will never go out of style.

Download Palm Canyon Drive

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