Defining what makes a graffiti font isn't as easy as you would think. That's because the word ‘graffiti’ today means something very different to a few decades ago. Once associated with ugly, scrawled obscenities and inner-city blight, the rise of creative, attractive and thoughtful street art has brought it into firmly in the mainstream. 

Its influence can be seen across numerous creative disciplines, from album art to advertising, and as part of this renaissance there’s a wealth of themed graffiti fonts to use in your typography projects.

In this post, we've collected together the best free fonts with a graffiti influence, so you can bring some street art style to your project. From spraypaint, splatter and stencil styles to brush lettering, handmade approaches and beyond, we've got it all covered. Enjoy!

01. Hoodson Script

Free graffiti fonts: Hoodson Script

The Hoodson Script comes with extras

With a bouncy baseline and a perfectly paired complimentary marker font, this retro style graffiti font comes with handy bonus swashes. Created by Hendra Dirtyline(Dirtyline Studio), it is free for personal use or $17 for a commercial license.

02. The Graffiti Font

Free graffiti fonts: The Graffiti Font

A handmade font, this is graffiti at its finest

This colourful bubble writing packs a vibrant punch. Created by graphic designer Mike Karolos, this font is totally free and although it is only available in a png format (it's not keyable), it does also come in a black and white option.

03. Knight Brush 

Free graffiti fonts: Knight Brush

Knight Brush is adaptable and bold with realistic brush strokes

Inspired by the vintage era, Hendra Pratama created this font with hand-painted signage in mind. This adaptable font is made to resemble real brush strokes and is a bold choice. The free version is a demo for personal use only, and you can download the full commercial option for $15.

04. Fat Wandals

Free graffiti fonts: Fat Wandals

Get your chisel tip on

Fat Wandals, created by Mans Greback, is a free, personal use-only version of his Wandals font family. It's a great-looking script font with lovely flowing strokes that look like they've been done with a chisel-tip marker, and it comes with a full set of characters with loads of variants and all the punctuation you'll need.

05. Don Graffiti

Free graffiti fonts: Don Graffiti

Don Graffiti’s nicely urban but still big and friendly

Created by Don Marciano, Don Graffiti is an old-school graffiti font that's ideal for giving any project that extra urban touch. It's an all-caps font that comes as an .OTF file featuring 197 glyphs with variants, numbers and punctuation.

06. Scare Arms

Free graffiti fonts: Scare Arms

Don’t be afraid; you’re already dead

Put the frighteners on with this graffiti font from Chequered Ink. It's an all-caps, horror-inspired offering with a scratchy, eroded look to it, making it ideal for drumming up some scares, and it's free for personal use.

07. Grizzly Attack

Free graffiti fonts: Grizzly Attack

Get busy with the grizzly

If grizzly bears decided to try their paws at graffiti by scratching directly onto the wall with their claws, then it might look something like this striking script font by Rometheme. It's all-caps, with numerals and a decent selection of extra characters.

08. Crevice Stencil

Free graffiti fonts: Crevice Stencil

Crevice Stencil is edgy yet elegant

A stencil font that steers an original path between ornate and edgy, Crevice Stencil is a free font created for the community by Bath design studio Chequered Ink. You can use this font for free in personal projects, but if you want to use it for commercial purposes you’ll need to purchase a licence.

09. Mersey Cowboy 

Free graffiti fonts: Mersey Cowboy

Get messy with Mersey Cowboy

Another font from Chequered Ink, this one’s more closely aligned with the splatter side of graffiti. Mersey Cowboy is a great choice if you want your type to look messy and chaotic, but still very readable. Again, this graffiti font is free for personal use, but you’ll need to shell out for a licence to use it commercially.

10. Nebulous

Free graffiti fonts: Nebulous

Nebulous takes a grungy approach to stencil-style typography

Nebulous is a decorative free font that brings a touch of distressed sci-fi chic to the stencil font category. Created by Brazilian designer Pobrenerd, this font is free for both personal and commercial use.

11. Black Top

Free graffiti fonts: Black Top

Black Top provides an artful take on scrawled graffiti

If you’re looking for that artfully scrawled look, then handwritten graffiti style font Black Top could be the answer to your prayers. Brought to you by SixAbove Studios, a creative agency from Connecticut, USA, it includes alternates, ligatures and bonus elements. Note that this font is free for personal use only.

12. Humger

Free graffiti fonts: Humger

Humger brings a gritty flavour to old-school stencil fonts

Heavily influenced by old-school stencilling, Humger is a gritty, uppercase, narrow textured typeface. It was created by Lebanese designer Wassim Awadallah, who's offering it up for free for use in both personal and commercial projects.

13. Sloppy Paint

Free graffiti fonts: Sloppy Paint

Sloppy Paint is fluorescent, fun and downright fabulous

Sloppy Paint looks exactly like it sounds, replete with happy, day-glo colours and fat, cartoony shapes. Created by Japanese game designer Darrell Flood, aka dadiomouse, this graffiti font is free to to download for your personal use, Flood asks that a minimum of $10 be donated for commercial use.

14. Thickedy Grunge

Free graffiti fonts: Thickedy Grunge

Thickedy Grunge is free only for personal use

Another great font that looks exactly as its name suggests. Another font created by Bath design studio Chequered Ink, it’s free for personal use, but if you want it for a commercial project you’ll need to buy a licence.

15. Fibre 

Free graffiti fonts: Fibre

All-caps font fibre is earthy and authentic, yet still easy to read

Fibre is a handwritten, all-caps font with a wild and scratchy feel to it. At the same time, the kerning and font metrics have been designed to provide a clean and easy reading experience, so it's not a case of style over substance. Created by Latvian studio Wild Ones Design, this font is free for personal use in return for your email address.

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16. Metro Grunge  

Free graffiti fonts: Metro Grunge

 Metro Grunge is fizzing with DIY energy 

Metro Grunge is a free font from Peter Olexa, a freelance designer from Bratislava, Slovakia. Fizzing with the energy of the underground (both metaphorical and actual), this font is free for both personal and commercial use. 

17. Extreme Travel 

Free graffiti fonts: Extreme Travel

Extreme Travel Font makes inventive use of splatter effects

Extreme Travel Font is a grungy graffiti-style font created by Colombian graphic designer and illustrator Luis Jaramillo. It comes with an inventive look that’s basically white lettering stencilled out of a spray-painted, splattery background. This demo font is available to download for free for personal use only.

18. Humblle Rough

Free graffiti fonts: Humblle Rough

Humblle Rough has a delicious sense of imbalance to it

Humblle Rough is a handwritten brush typeface with a heady street-style look. This free graffiti font has an imperfect, freehand flow. This is another font created by Dirtyline Studios, and is free to download for personal use only.

19. Flow

Free graffiti fonts: Flow

Flow hits the sweet spot between elegant and freestyle

Created by Bulgarian designer Dessy Davidova, Flow is ‘inspired by irregularities’. It seems to effortlessly hit the sweet spot between elegant and freestyle that makes it well suited to graffiti themed projects.

20. Broken Wings 

Free graffiti fonts: Broken Wings

Broken Wings fizzes with angry energy and jagged emotions

Broken Wings is a jagged, unnerving typeface from Bdstrd Std that includes large and small caps, as well as standard numbers and characters. It’s free for both personal and commercial use. 

21. Brux

Free graffiti fonts: Brux

Brux is a feisty brush font featuring a range of European characters

BRUX is a brush font that’s both geometrically rigid and stylistically distressed, making it perfect for graffiti-themed projects. Including Swedish, German and Spanish characters, it’s the work of Stockholm-based art director Marcelo Reis Melo. It’s free for both personal and commercial use, although donations are appreciated for commercial use.

22. Vitruvian Man 

Free graffiti fonts: Vitruvian Man

Vitruvian Man represents painted scrawl at its most primal

This font is wild, wild, wild: if you want to draw out the angry, vandalistic side of graffiti culture, Vitruvian Man could well be a great choice. Designed by Chequered Ink, this font is free for personal use only. 

23. Youth Fury

Free graffiti fonts: Youth Fury

This free font is full of sound and fury

Need to evoke the original style of vandalistic graffiti? The aptly named Youth Fury summons the spirit of disaffected youth. The work Colombian graphic designer and illustrator Luis Jaramillo, it’s free to download for personal use only.

24. Sister Spray

Free graffiti fonts: Sister Spray

ImageX’s Sister Spray is gloriously messy

Get messy with this fantastically rough and ready font, again from ImageX. It's made up of a full set of spray-painted uppercase characters, plus a couple of lowercase ones for emphasis, as well as some splatters, splodges and strokes to complete the look. It's free for personal use; contact ImageX if you want to use it commercially.

25. Tag Type

Free graffiti fonts: Tag Type

Graphic designer Andy Panchenko was inspired by graffiti tags when creating this edgy design

Graffiti font Tag Type was created by graphic designer Andy Panchenko. A student project, Panchenko's design was inspired by graffiti tags and is free for personal use.

26. Blow Brush

Free graffiti fonts: Blow Brush

Blow Brush is a handwritten marker style font inspired by the hip hop culture and graffiti community

Designer and frontend developer Petar Acanski is behind this bold, quirky graffiti font Blow Brush. "Blow Brush is a handwritten marker style font inspired by the hip hop culture and graffiti community," Acanski comments on Behance. "Even though the main intention was to bring that street style to your content, the importance of font functionality was a top priority. The result are legible letters, clear type, a lot of variations and a font that is useful for a wider audience."

27. The Fresh Prince

Free graffiti font: The Fresh Prince

The Fresh Prince font was created with a standard felt tip marker

The first font from Team Knorke, The Fresh Prince graffiti design is one of our favourites. "We had the idea for this after some beers and a discussion about the wackness of most graffiti fonts" team member Felix Schwarze comments on Behance. "We sketched the letters pretty dirty with a standard felt tip marker – street style." Available as a demo, or €10 for the full version.

28. Gang Bang Crime

Free graffiti font: Gang Bang Design

This font is ideal for adding a touch of stylised street swagger to your subway photos

Another all-cap font, designer Maelle Keita has two sets on offer, one with and one without the dripping paint element. This font is free for personal use only.

29. Polla

Free graffiti font: Polla

Polla is a lively brush font filled with smudges and splatters

Created by Finnish designer Juha Korhonen, Polla is a wonderfully messy brush font, awash with smudges and splatters that will really bring your text to life. It's free for personal use, and if you want to use it commercially it'll cost you just €15/$20.

30. Damsterdam

Free graffiti font: Damsterdam

Damsterdam’s bold, crooked letterforms brim with energy

Another one from Juha Korhonen, Damsterdam is a heavyweight all-caps font made of thick, rough brush strokes, with crooked, staggered letterforms that are simply full of energy. As with Polla, it’s €15/$20 for commercial use but free for personal projects.

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