Top Fonts to Use on Posters

When creating posters for your brand, charity or event, you want to be able to get the best design possible. When there are thousands of fonts to use, you want the best ones and we have a list of them which you can download straight away and start using for your design, today.

Brandon Grotesque

Classification: Sans Serif

Inspired by the sans serif fonts of the 20s and 30s, the font Brandon Grotesque was created by Hannes von Döhren with legibility in mind. Brandon Grotesque has that old school touch but with a more contemporary feel mixed in. Its slightly rounded corners give the font a warm, soft, and friendly touch. However, it still has an air of neutrality and seriousness.

How to use it?

You can use it for all types of posters as it is brilliant for being a title header, subtitle or text on the poster. The use of the font is perfect for event posters and great for making posters stand out from the rest.


Classification: Slab Serif

Try using the font Aleo created by Alessio Laiso for a more approachable effect for your poster design. It is a slab serif font that has three different font weights, as well as italicised versions as well. Like most slab serifs, it appears to have a strong and bold personality. However, it has a delicate, soft roundness to it that makes it appear very friendly as well. 

How to use it?

This font is perfect for readability and it can be used as the title or text within a poster. Perfect for posters with a casual theme, it is the perfect font for large brands and events.


Classification: Geometric Sans Serif

If you ever need a fresh and clean font for your posters, use Gilmer by Piotr Lapa. This geometric sans serif font has that futuristic style that’s perfect for posters going for a more modern and trendy look. It could also fit design pieces that are more on the minimalist side.

How to use it?

Gimler is perfect for titles of the poster and they stand out like perfect in the highstreet or shop window. It is one of the best fonts to use for a number of different designs including flyers, business cards and of course, posters.

League Gothic

Classification: Sans Serif

League Gothic is a sans serif typeface created by Caroline Hadilaksono, Micah Rich, & Tyler Finck for The League of Movable Type. It was meant as a revamp of the font Alternate Gothic #1 created by Morris Fuller in 1903 for the American Type Founders Company.

Though slim and tall, League Gothic has enough weight to make it stand out from other similar fonts such as Bebas Neau and Alegre Sands. It has a very commanding, authoritative, and professional personality, making it the best font for posters, flyers, and other print materials with more serious topics.

How to use it?

Use it for titles or subtitles as the for is highly readable, due to its boldness, and stands out from miles away. Why not put it next to a handwritten font for extra class? 


Classification: Serif

Use the serif font Coldiac to create a more luxurious and elegant feel. Its thin strokes and square-like shape creates a very fancy, but balanced mood.

How to use it?

It’s very hard to use Coldiac for a large body of text due to it being in all caps. However, it’s the best font for the title, header, subtitle, or short text on posters and other marketing materials.


Classification: Script Font

If you’re looking for a fancy but more commercial calligraphy-style font, try using Lavanderia by James T. Edmonson. This casual script was inspired by the lettering found on the Laundromat windows on San Francisco’s Mission District. Edmonson wanted to create a font that was very elegant but strayed away from the “wedding” style of script.

How to use it?

Though Lavanderia can’t be used as the font for a poster’s body text, it’s the best font for titles and headers. It is one of those fonts that balances between coziness and elegance, which makes it best for restaurants and hotels with similar vibes. 

Each font has its own distinct feel and look, no matter how similar some fonts seem. Use the most appropriate fonts that best fit the mood you were going for. Now, what are you waiting for? Create your own design using these cool fonts for posters!


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