30 Best Grunge Fonts from Around the Web

Tara Hornor

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?

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  • http://www.dropkickdigital.com/ 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.

  • http://plainshunter.com Bill

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

  • http://socklint.com/ 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?

    • http://creativecontentexperts.com Tara Hornor

      Possibly, but sometimes outdated looks work for certain styles.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

  • http://www.just4designjobs.co.uk Shane

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