Grunge fonts are a great way to add style and character to your design. If your website looks painfully ordinary, it may be due to the use of typical, tired web fonts that are employed on millions of websites, including your own. An edgy grunge font may be all that you need to achieve the style and appeal that you’re seeking.

“Grunge” is a broad category that can include a surprising degree of variation. A font in the grunge category could be a horror font, a script font, a graphic font, or an unorthodox font that stands apart from any common category. The term “grunge” applies to any design that includes more “realistic” elements. Despite the popular belief that grunge simply means “dirty,” grunge fonts can actually be quite elegant at times, such as those that emulate the text from an old typewriter, a fountain pen, or a quill and ink.

On the other hand, “grunge” can very often include dirty, broken, and urban styles. So, in honor of the full meaning of the term “grunge,” this collection of fonts includes some of the best fonts to fit this category. Ranging from messy, to creepy, to elegant, to downright destroyed, you’ll find a little of everything here.

1. Outlined

2. Idiot

3. Black Casper

4. Acid Punk

5. Beautiful Ink

6. Hawaii Killer

7. The Chemical Parade

8. Hardcorium

9. All Used Up

10 Ascent to Stardom

11. Jellyka Castle’s Queen

12. Depraved

13. Kingthings Printingkit

14. Dirt2Death

15. Angelic War

16. Dead Secretary

17. El&font Tag!

18. FFF Tusj

19. Espresor Olas Lines

20. Good Peace

21. Plane Crash

22. Birth of a Hero

23. A Lolita Scorned

24. 28 Days Later

25. Destroy

26. Aristotle Punk

27. Splendid 66

28. Astigma

29. Acid Label

30. You Murderer BB

Did you find any favorites in this collection? Are there any great grunge fonts missing that should have been included above? Do you have examples of great grunge implementations on the web?

Tags: graphic design, typography
Tara Hornor has a degree in English and has found her niche writing about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She is a Senior Editor for Creative Content Experts, a company that specializes in guest blogging and building backlinks. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

  • Dropkick Digital

    Seriously i have an issue. I love fonts! i could look at them all day. Such a simple way to quickly add style and character to a site…or any type of print for that matter.

  • Bill

    Great list of grunge fonts. I’m with DD, I love fonts…

  • David Eldridge

    Thanks for compiling this list. There are some choice fonts in that line-up: really, excellent. I am definitely looking forward to using some.

  • Anthony

    I love some of those, but others I’m less keen on. The ‘distressed’ versions of otherwise typical Windows fare are a bit passe, no?

    • Tara Hornor

      Possibly, but sometimes outdated looks work for certain styles. Maybe I’m just old-fashioned in my styles! :)

  • Shane

    Awesome article, I’m sure these font’s will come in handy for many designers! Thanks for sharing.

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