When it comes to creating or evoking a certain theme, sometimes, less is more. Maybe use colors, an illustration or two, and of course, the right typeface.
Cowboy and nautical concepts for example, can look tacky if overdone. Putting together similar elements in one place can feel overpowering, especially for modern tastes. The trick is picking one attribute, then pairing it with contemporary components so you get that novel impression, while still remaining true to what you want to achieve.
For instance: you can choose to work with white and navy blue for something nautical. Then just add a water background, or perhaps a simple script typeface to enhance the overall appearance. No need to add a dolphin or starfish icon.
Wondering how you can tie in all the elements of your design? Try any of these beautiful rope fonts and see where it goes!
Practical Rope Fonts
1. Alphabet of Rope
IllustrationArtShop presents these hand-drawn letters that come in OTF and EPS formats. The pack also includes a JPEG illustration.
2. Driftwood & Sea Rope Fonts
This display font set from Shane Murphy is all you need to create fun, nautical-inspired projects. As they’re vector-based, you can scale to whatever size you’re going to need and they would still look amazing!
Based from vintage signage scripts seen in Galerías of Buenos Aires, this connected sans serif by Sproviero-Type is both attractive and timeless.
A handwritten, fully connected script by Leitmotif, it also consists of ligatures and extras to make your work truly unique. It can be used in invitations, book covers, menus, greeting cards, posters, ads, and more.
Put a stylish touch to whatever you’re working on – from wedding invitations to small business branding, this homely display script by Ekloff is all you need.
6. Propeller Font
Inspired by vintage aircraft ads, this gem from Gleb Guralnyk will surely take your imagination to new heights. The pack includes an old-school biplane illustration that perfectly matches this connected script font.
7. Hello Sailor
A charming hand-drawn sea alphabet in vector, Katerina Osa gives you this little ‘beauty of the seaside’ for use in your monograms, texts, greeting cards, prints, posters, and kids stuff.
8. Letters and Digital of Rope
Whether it’s the beach or the desert, you know you’re ready thanks to these hand-drawn letters.
This decorative script typeface by Mans Greback will reel you in with its 4 modish styles and real rope appearance.