Last Updated on September 20, 2020
If you like the look of stamps, then you’re probably familiar with block printing.
Originating in East Asia as early as 220 AD, block printing involves carving patterns onto wood, which is then dipped in ink before being transferred onto silk or paper. The earliest color was of course, black. But later on, other colors, such as vermillion, were introduced. Block printing was used for religious texts, calligraphy, calendars, and art.
Today, block print fonts give off the same impression with their large size and imperfect patterns. Use these for your headlines, logos, signage, or short copy. Due to their prominent trait, they’re not recommended for walls of text. Use a smaller, finer typeface for that purpose.
But if you’re looking to turn heads, then these amazing block print fonts will do the job nicely.
Practical Block Print Fonts
1. Higgs Boson Blues Wood Type
Reminiscent of early 1800s American type, Simon Stratford presents this font that’s available in OpenType-SVG bitmap and standard vector formats. Use it for outdoor, adventure, vintage, or action themes.
2. Widebody Sans
When it comes to blocky typeface, you need something flexible that will look amazing on whatever project you’d be working on. For an unforgettable impact with clean, geometric forms, choose this sans serif by Corey Moen.
3. Nordin Extrude Font Family
Craft Supply Co. offers you this layered font family that comes in 7 styles you can mix and match to get exactly the look you’re going for. Hand-drawn from scratch, it’s contemporary but with more vigorous detailing to truly capture your audiences.
Like the name suggests, these fonts by Justyna Sokolowska were taken from the typesetting department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Each letter was printed on paper, scanned, then polished for a highly detailed product that you’ll be proud to see on titles, headlines, logos, and other large prints.
This handcrafted typeface from Dastan Miraj boasts its own personality and friendly imperfections that will look great on movie posters, logos, social media ads, and more.
Simple yet structured, Intellecta Design brings to you this magnetic display font that comes in all-caps. Use it to add a hand-drawn vibe to your personal or commercial projects.
Nothing better than a font duo that works great on any theme – whether it’s a retro or modern theme. And that’s just what you’re getting with this product from Jen Wagner Co. It also comes with 6 pre-made logo templates.
8. Boardley Script
Go back in time with this script-style display font that comes in two bold layers. Use this to give your ads, logos, book titles, or craft projects that vintage pop feel in an instant.
9. Pikolo Block Alt Font
Inspired by vintage woodblock printing, Ideabuk brings to you slightly rounded display typeface that’s perfect for large, short copy or small text. The best part? It’s multilingual, too.
10. Blockprint Font & Brush Pack
This set not only comes with standard font characters, it also boasts of block print brushes compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS5. For beautiful, authentic block print style effects, you can’t go wrong with this pack.