Who would’ve thought that a can of paint will be synonymous with rebellion or street art?
When Ed Seymour mixed paint with aerosol inside a can with a spray head one day in 1949, all he wanted was to demonstrate aluminum coating for painting radiators. However, his little project turned out to be so successful, artists, gang members, and rebels began picking up (and in some cases, stealing) spray cans.
Nowadays, graffiti and other forms of street art are common, especially in large cities like NYC or London. Sometimes, local governments even support street artists. Unlike traditional art, also known as ‘art for art’s sake’, the environment of these works is just as important as the medium.
A few notable names who have made their mark using the humble spray paint includes: Darryl McCray, aka Cornbread, Donald Joseph ‘Dondi’ White, Lady Pink, Tracy 168 (neé Michael Tracy), and of course, Banksy.
You don’t need to be a rebel with a cause or a street artist in order to use these cool spray paint fonts. All you need is the right concept.
Cool Spray Paint Fonts
1. Hood Rulez
2. Mark Squad
3. Mind the Gap
4. Urban Rebel
Puffy type in the Urban Rebel spray paint fonts set features upper, lower, number, punctuation and in multilingual format. It’s like the side of a train but better!
5. Autobahn SVG Bitmap Stencil Font
Featuring lots of spray paint detail and 2 formats (Vector and SVG), this bold display stencil typeface by Simon Stratford is unlike any other. Boasting of full transparency, bonus spray paint drips, and thousands of shades of black and grey, it’s perfect for urban street or military styles.
6. Urban Sketart
PutraCetol Studio turned city street graffiti into this unique font that perfectly captures the urban vibe. Featuring 157 ligatures, apply it on apparel, logos, titles, posters, flyers, banners, and more.
7. Street Rush
This stencil typeface from Gleb Guralnyk has grunge and clean variations, as well as alternative characters to make your works instantly stand out. Pack includes a set of vector illustrations to help you make creative prints.
8. Graffiti Font Street Tag Alphabet
Inspired by paintbrush calligraphy, Angrydubs gives you this tall and condensed font. With 2 styles to choose from, this all-caps lettering will look great as headers or titles.
10. Rough Spray SVG Typeface
You can’t get more realistic than this real spray paint typeface from Tomatstudio. Created by using spray paint on thick paper, the letters were then converted into SVG for your convenience. So if you’re looking to re-create a badass rebel look, then download this typeface today.