Last Updated on September 17, 2022
Dunkin’ Donuts LLC, often simply known as Dunkin’, is an American multinational coffee and donut company founded in 1950 by William Rosenberg. The name is also used in reference to the company’s quick-service restaurant.
Dunkin’ Donuts has grown over the years to become the global coffee and donut giant that we know of it today. As of 2020, Dunkin’ had over 12,000 locations in more than 40 countries. The company is currently headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, United States.
Dunkin’ Donuts Font
The Dunkin’ Donuts logo is designed in the image of a white steaming coffee cup with the company’s initials printed on the cup in orange. The steaming coffee cup first appeared on Dunkin’s logo in 2002, in what the company claims was an emphatic statement to its belief that coffee goes hand in hand with donuts.
Beside the coffee cup is the wordmark “DUNKIN’ DONUTS” printed in orange and pink. Another noticeable thing about the Dunkin’ Donuts logo is the beautiful font used.
The Dunkin’ Donuts logo font is an original font probably designed specifically for the brand by in-house designers. However, the font used for the company’s wordmark is nearly similar to Debussy.
Debussy is a font family by unknown designer(s). The font is generally available in the Regular style.
Frankfurter is another typeface that’s strongly associated with the Dunkin’ Donuts logo. In fact, Frankfurter bears such a close resemblance to the Dunkin’ logo that in certain parts of the world, the font is generally associated with donuts.
Frankfurter is a font family designed by a huge team of designers, including Nick Belshaw, Alan Meeks, Esselte Letraset, and Bob Newman. The font is available in four different weights.
They include Frankfurter Normal, Frankfurter Highlight, Frankfurter Inline, and Frankfurter Medium. Each of these styles comes with two variants, giving you even more flexibility while choosing the right font to apply on your design projects.
Bob Newman created the original (Frankfurter Normal) weight in the Letraset studio and released it in 1970. In 1978, Alan Meeks designed the Medium weight, which is also the only Frankfurter style to include a lowercase.
The same year, Nick Belshaw added Frankfurter Highlight. Lastly, the Letraset studio released the Frankfurter Inline in 1981.
Where to Download Dunkin’ Donuts Fonts
As already mentioned, the Dunkin’ Donuts wordmark is an original font that wasn’t primarily inspired by any preexisting designs.
That said, the font looks very similar to officially recognized typefaces, such as Debussy and Frankfurter. You can download Debussy from the What Font or the Font Zillion websites. Debussy is also available on Font Meme.
All these websites let you download Debussy free for personal use. However, since the font’s designer is largely unknown, it’s best to read the full license before using Debussy.
If you prefer Frankfurter, you might consider checking the font out on Linotype. The website contains all four Frankfurter styles and provides a license for any style you wish to download. It also supports several file types and over 50 languages.
Font Shop, Fonts in Use, and Fonts Geek are other places to download the Frankfurter font.