Last Updated on March 22, 2021
One of the challenges in design is ensuring every inch of your work has been utilized – even if it’s just as white space. While large elements are often the choice for attention-grabbing projects, narrow ones can be just as appealing when used correctly.
In such cases, condensed fonts come in handy. Not only are they visually stunning, they are usually chic, stylish, and require less space. This makes them the obvious option for works like branding, logos, signage, or minimalist concepts.
Curious about condensed fonts? Check out this collection and see how they can change your life.
30 Condensed Fonts
1. Tasty – Food Font
Tasty is an adorable versatile sans-serif display font. It’s hand drawn, tall, light, and thin. The font has a slightly bubbly personality while still being completely legible, neat, decorative, and distinct. It’s prefect for adding a playful touch to your work.
Bison is a robust font family with a sophisticated sans serif, condensed font. Its sturdy, uncompromising style is in its controlled letterforms and modern touches.
Cheddar Gothic is a hand-drawn, eight-style condensed font typeface family. Each font also includes 92 matching catchwords and icon glyphs to add variety and interest to your designs. Great for various packaging, posters, t-shirts, stamps, branding, and more.
4. Maxwell Sans
Maxwell is a clean, sans serif, condensed font inspired by similar retro fonts from the 1950s. It comes in regular and small caps versions, includes alternatives and glyphs.
5. New York Font
New York Font is a vintage style, serif, condensed font perfect for retro projects. Includes 8 font files, regular and grunge styles.
6. Zenzero Sans
Zenzero Sans is a condensed font with many uses. It boasts tons of ligatures and stylistic alternate glyphs, for complete control of the final outcome.
7. Essenziale Font Family
Keep to what’s essential in this ultra condensed type family by Unio. Clean and contemporary, its geometric design is ideal for chic minimalist themes of today.
8. Kapra Font Family
Influenced by a magazine that appeared from May 1960 until December 1973 in Poland, this gem from Blazej Ostoja Lniski is of course, perfect for editorials, billboards, posters, and headlines of any size.
Like the creature it was named after, this typeface by Fontdation is long, sleek, and graceful. That’s why it’s best used on warm, summer themes and any work that needs a fun but elegant touch.
This condensed sans serif from PutraCetol Studio comes in two versions – Regular and Rough – that makes it perfect for either urban contemporary projects, or exciting outdoor concepts.
11. Bouchers Type Collection
A layered sans unlike any other, this collection by Swistblnk Design Std. includes 7 variants, including a beautiful script. With upper and lowercase letters, as well as numerals and accents, it’s a wonderful addition to every designer’s toolkit.
12. AQUILONE Font
Play Dead Studio proudly presents this classic condensed font that’s versatile and highly customizable. Thanks to its slender characters, it remains chic and usable for as long as possible.
14. Heading Pro Ultra Compressed
Featuring 16 fonts, this super family from Zetafonts is your one-stop solution for all your corporate, editorial, branding, or personal projects. With multi-language support and more than 800 characters, you’ll be glad to have it in your arsenal.
15. BOOKEND Supercondensed
Make it beautiful and legible in this flexible sans display typeface from Ian Barnard. Available in 3 weights, use it for anything – from large headlines to small body copy.
16. Transistor Font
Long words with not enough space? RetroSupply Co. has got you covered in this condensed sans inspired by mid-century hardware packaging. Strong, rugged, but remains readable, make sure to keep this one stocked in your toolkit.
17. CHAOS Display Font
Spice up any work using this textured display typeface by Mark Richardson. Featuring a wavy effect with some gritty textures, it’s ideal for comics, scary/horror themes, and themed websites.
18. Airwaves Font Duo
Get two for the price of one in this pack by Hindia Studio. A font duo with a condensed sans serif plus an elegant signature-style script, that’s a total of 6 fonts for your personal and commercial projects.
19. Lion and Hare Font
Greg Nicholls presents this tall font family that comes in a total of 6 fonts, with 2 bonus wide fonts. Mix and match to get your desired result, or just use each one for a strong, consistent look.
20. The National
Create that effortless aged look instantly with help from this condensed family from Hustle Supply Co.. With 3 weights and 3 versions for each one, you get a full range of use for just a single set.
21. The Farmer Font
Nothing beats that old rustic charm, especially in branding and country themes. NEWFLIX.Bro makes it easy thanks to this condensed typeface that’s available in a total of 6 fonts. With 3 styles – Rounded, Regular, and Vintage – it’s never been faster to make classic designs in minutes.
Need a font that can go from vintage to modern in a snap? Then you will need this offering from Hustle Supply Co.. This ultra condensed font family includes 6 fonts with textured versions for full versatility.
On the hunt for tall, skinny fonts? Then your search ends here with this gem from The Routine Creative. This super tall and super condensed typeface pairs well with monoline scripts and other signature fonts.
24. LE MANS
Inspired by vintage motorsport racing, KAZER STUDIO has created this wonderful typeface that fits well with sporty, classic, as well as modern designs.
25. Sucre Vintage Condensed Sans
Influenced by mid-century print design, this all-caps sans by Jen Wagner Co. is all about sweet simplicity. Combine with wide fonts or scripts for a truly interesting effect.
Bold but condensed, this modern display typeface from Jabir (of j3world) is ideal for use in futuristic, modern, or experimental projects.
27. August Typeface
Light-hearted, unique, and highly versatile, this condensed sans serif by Ellen Luff comes in 4 fonts – Bold, Bold Italic, Light, and Light Italic – for you to play with.
28. Burokku Bold Display Font
When you want to go big, go for this unique display typeface by Platform Design. Express yourself and your designs in a huge way with its bold characters.
29. Thin Stanley Font
Come meet this awkward but fun font from Denise Chandler. Created with plenty of personality, it comes with bonus catchwords and swashes to add a whole new dimension to your works.
30. Calcio Ultra Condensed
Big doesn’t always mean bulky – it can also be bold and elegant. Don’t believe us? Check out this amazing creation from Graphicfresh. With multi-lingual support and a clean sans serif, it’s perfect for large scale projects.
31. Cornhusker Regular
This condensed sans from Section Type was inspired by 1940s Midwestern signage that’s warm and charming in every way. Use this tall, narrow font in your packaging, websites, ads, or any handcrafted project.
This simple font family by Zone 6 comes in 6 styles that are up-to-date with today’s trends. With thin, slender characters as well as numbers and punctuations, you’ll get all that you need to create clean, hip looks in one pack.
Love succulents? Then grab this all-caps typeface by Kitaleigh! Handcrafted with bonus cacti extras, this skinny font will help you make cute web pages and merchandise in half the time.
The perfect blend of rounded curves and sharp points, this gem from The Routine Creative works especially well with headlines, business cards, and editorials. It also comes in two weights: Regular and Bold.
35. Mint Font
The Routine Creative proudly presents this display typeface that’s as refreshing as it is versatile. With lower and uppercase letters, let it bring a fresh perspective to any and all your projects.
36. BRANCHE Display Font
Inspired by classic cigarette typography design from the 60s, TypoBureau Studio brings to you this sophisticated font with outline versions, totalling 7 unique styles. It’s great for contemporary, industrial, or even fashion concepts.