Handpicked 70s Fonts for Fresh & Bold Designs
The warm, cheerful hues of the 70s and playful patterns are being applied in all kinds of visual projects. Inspired by that jivin' decade, we've curated some of the most outstanding fonts that can help you recreate that earthy look in your own compositions.
The 1970’s were an iconic period in design history — especially when it comes to typography. The groovy music and social zeitgeist inspired some of the most recognizable motifs and design trends. It comes as no surprise that the spirit of this lively era is making a resurgence in the world of graphic design: the warm, cheerful hues of the 70s and playful patterns are being applied in all kinds of visual projects. Inspired by that jivin’ decade, we’ve curated some of the most outstanding fonts that can help you recreate that earthy look in your own compositions.
Recoleta is a font that is a true study in 70’s type combining soft round shapes and sharp-angled strokes. It comes in multiple weights, and its refined style is perfect for everything from resumes or business cards to website templates or greeting cards.
CA Magic Hour was inspired by the rise of the jet-setting lifestyle and the popularization of the Concorde jets that brought a dream of a cosmopolitan future. Its sleek lines and slanted look make this font feel as fast as the planes that inspired it.
This font looks like it was peeled right off a surfer’s van in 1973. Inspired by the nomadic living of the van culture, this wide and rounded font really catches the eye. Great for a title or display font, the thin lines and squared off loops give it the feel of a vintage racer.
A new take on an old classic, Cooper Black was the most popular of its type family, and Cooper Black Swash is giving it a retro update. It combines the letterpress form with extended swashes to add an eye-catching touch on top of an already engaging font.
This font really cuts the mustard. Its curly fun script with clean ligatures and swashes is a throwback to retro branding and packaging. Its stylistic alternates add variety and visual interest to this distinctive headline font.
A hand drew font based on a real brush pen script reminiscent of hand-painted signs from summers of the 60’s and 70’s — with a bit of a 1950’s restaurant sign vibe. The wide letters add even more contrast.
As its name suggests, this font captures the most iconic stylistic traits of the era. The thick and curvy letters with an added texture remind us of those vintage screen-printed rock posters. The package comes with different layers to mix and match to get that perfect retro look.
The 70’s weren’t only a golden age for music and television, but for the advertising and print magazines. Kehlin is superbly crafted to capture the excitement and luxury of the booming economy. It’s a winning combination of the decade’s trademark wide loops paired with angled lines.
Straight from the screen and into your font library, Tuesnight is inspired by vintage movies and television. It’s quirky shapes, swashes, and ligatures that interact and play with other characters evoke the excitement of the age gameshows and blockbusters.
Hit the disco with this dazzling retro font. This family works best together when layered with different colors to give a three-dimensional feeling. It comes with seven different interlocking fonts to layer styles.
Evocating the neon lights of a nostalgic summer night, this triple line all-caps font will shine amongst other headline texts. Bold and stylistic, this is a great choice for expressing a casual, laid-back brand story. This font is intense and will grab attention, so it’s perfect for a poster or PowerPoint template.
Neato Serif is a hand-drawn font with unique character. Reminiscent of older schoolbook fonts, it adds the whimsy of childhood by using thin swirled extenders and ligatures that play with other letters in the set. They work great for a headline text, but can be removed for body text.
This psychedelic font is sure to take your audience on a trip back to the hippie ages of the 70’s. Thick interlacing ligatures and swashes along with wide script encapsulate everything that made the retro style. It comes with a set of funky symbols and glyphs to add visual interest.
These fonts are perfect for any period piece or retro aesthetic, but they are particularly representative of the 1970s. A fun font choice can go a long way to transport your audience to the nostalgic summers of this lively decade. Know of any other retro fonts that evoke a similar style? Let me know in the comments area below!
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