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Some may remember the 1970s as the decade of hot, unforgettable summers. But for many, it was a tumultuous time, with rallies, protests, and fights for equal rights. It wasn’t all bad though: people remember the 1970s for individuality, disco music, and the continuity of the Green Revolution.
The 70s were also a great time for design. Need inspiration from the decade of change? Start with these awesome 1970s fonts:
24 1970s Fonts
2. Mystery Quest Pro
Remember the Mystery machine? Re-live the days in this far-out funky font from Neapolitan Type. Get ready for danger at every curve!
3. Gaytan Serif
Gaytan (which is Bulgarian for “braid”) is a fresh new take on archaic letterforms. Inspired by Old Church Slavonic Cyrillic, Bulgarian Ustav, and the Russian Vyaz stiles, this unique font by Karandash will surely make every project look and feel avant-garde.
4. Cornelius Screaming
Designed by Daniel Bak (Artcity), this wild, hand-drawn typography was inspired by the chief male ape character from the 1968 science fiction film “Planet of the Apes” (adapted from the novel of the same name, written by Pierre Boulle).
Bold, beautiful, and simple – this is what comes to mind in this 70’s revival font from W Type Foundry. As they say: go big, or go home.
6. Berkmire AOE
We turn to the past to inspire future creations. That’s why vintage endures – like this bulky techno typeface by Astigmatic.
07. Authority 1970s Public Font
Inspired by New York public fonts in the 70s, this typeface from RetroSupply Co. is testimony to how letter styles quietly impact our lives.
8. Superfruit Font
This super tasty and cute font by NimaVisual is just the thing you need to sweeten up any artwork. The best part? The pack includes five backgrounds in high-resolution PNG or EPS formats.
9. Lemonade Font
You don’t need a lemonade stand to re-create the magic of hot summers and endless laughter. Simply evoke the same feeling in this nostalgic typography created by himok.
Go crazy while you experiment with this versatile font from Mostardesign Type Foundry. It’s the ideal font family for cartoons, decorations, branding ideas, signage, prints, and even web design.
11. Mega Fresh Font
BLKBK brings you beautiful letters and numbers for all your creative needs. Created with freshness in mind, this one is a must-have in your design toolkit.
12. Striped Vintage Label Typeface
One of the most iconic markers of the 70s was their signage designs. Vozzy captures this vintage look in this special font type perfect for big projects like logos or posters.
13. CA Viva Las Vegas
The 70’s were huge for music icon, Elvis. This typography by Cape Arcona Type Foundry, re-lives those fun musical times with this lightbulb style with four weights to mix and match.
This hand-drawn typeface by PintassilgoPrints was inspired by Italian movie posters created by famous movie poster artist, Symeoni (a.k.a. Sandro Simeoni). Featuring more than 89 bonus graphic elements, it’s a collection with endless possibilities with just one click.
Make your works pop in this typography by PintassilgoPrints. This is an energetic and good-humored display font that will surely add spontaneity to any project!
Too cool for regular fonts? Try this psychedelic yummy collection from PintassilgoPrints for an interesting take on an old favorite.
17. JAF Peacock
A collaboration between Brian Jaramillo and Tim Ahrens, this simple yet eye-catching font includes contextual and stylistic alternates with extended language support.
18. CA Magic Hour
Remember the time when the Concorde was flying fast in the skies? When cocktails during daytime were not a sin? Return to happy times with this optimistic and straightforward font from Cape Arcona Type Foundry.
19. Kirimomi Swash
A display font by Wordshape that features both upright roman and italic variants, this was made with versatility in mind. Enjoy combining swashes with ornamental glyphs for a fun, yet stylish look.
Inspired by the works of Francois Boltana and Milka Peykova in the late 1970s, this plump, cursive typeface by Karandash will speak volumes about your projects. Perfect when working with headlines or logotypes.
21. SOLID70 Retro Geometric Font
No need to sweat over your designs when you can easily type a few characters, change colors, or switch between looks to get the exact outcome you want. RetroSupply Co. makes it effortless with this bold and proud font that looks awesome in any artwork.
22. Funkydori – Bold
Nothing says being back to the psychedelic 70s than a font paying homage to bellbottom jeans, unicorns, and rainbows. This collection by Laura Worthington offers not only beautifully-crafted bold font, it also includes generous swash capitals, alternates, endings, ornaments, and tile-able patterns.
23. Addington CF Steadfast Serif
Need a reliable font that looks charming yet playful? Try this one from Connary Fagen Type Design. Amazing in small or large text sizes, it will be your new go-to serif.
24. Cooper Black Swash
In honor of Oz Cooper’s work that helped to shape the American advertising landscape through a bold typography. This one, created by Wordshape, is hopefully something Mr. Cooper – and today’s designers – would be rather pleased with.
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