Five Free Grunge Fonts For Friday

By Jessica Otte, April 4, 2014

Grunge is a very popular background and font choice for many designers and rock bands. It can be used for a variety of different printing material; Promotional flyers for bands, clubs, parties, etc. Grunge can be described as something that is eroded or distorted or even dirty. Some grunge fonts are more eroded than others, so it is definitely a personal preference if gunge is a style you enjoy.

 

Dirtybag

This is a minimal grunge font that has only uppercase letters. It is very easy to read and has a “boxy” and symmetrical feel to it. Dirtybag would be a great font to use for text in the body of a flyer or postcard. Download

DIRTYBAG-BOLD-TRIAL 

Beware of the Zombies

This font is more distorted than eroded. It has a blood or paint smear look to it which would make it fun for a Halloween or party theme invitation.   Download

Beware-of-the-Zombies

Emergency Exit

Emergency Exit is one of the only grunge fonts I have come across that has an offset outline. It looks like the designer put one font on top of the other to create a unique, distorted font. This font can be used as headings or titles of promotional materials. It does have numbers included in the font, but unfortunately they default to a plain san serif font.  Download

Emergency-Exit

Bang 4 Ya Buck

Bang 4 Ya Buck is a fun splatter font. Even the numbers follow the splatter pattern. However, some of the special characters like the exclamation point or the hashtag default to a generic font. This would be fun for boys paintball party invitation or a grunge rock band poster.   Download

Bang-4-Ya-Buck

Trashed

Trashed is an extreme grunge font that is sometimes hard to read. It is also one of the only grunge fonts that contain both upper and lowercase letters. It reminds me of a stamp or paper mache font. It would be a great font to use for underground club flyers. Download

TRASHED

How to install a font onto your computer: 

  1. Click on the download link of the font that you would like
  2. Save it to your desktop
  3. Right click the font’s zipped folder (Most of the time fonts will come in a zipped folder, if it isn’t zipped, skip to step 5)
  4. Extract the file to the desktop
  5. Right click the actual “.tff” file
  6. Click “Install”
  7. Give it a few seconds for the computer to load the new font. Your programs should now recognize the newly installed font and you will be able to search for it in the font drop down menu. Still don’t see the font? Try restarting the program.