Fonts and typography are critical aspects of graphic design, and most designers can never have too many quality fonts in their arsenal. Using the right font for a headline or title can also help to make it stand out and grab the reader’s attention.
In this article, we’ll showcase a collection of 20 headline fonts that are excellent options. Add them to your toolbox and take your designs to the next level.
Best Headline Fonts
Let’s start by featuring the best headline fonts for use in your projects. All of the display fonts in this section offer commercial licensing so you can use them in client projects or your own business creations.
Artis is an excellent font to use when you want headlines and titles that stand out. It’s bold, thick, and perfect for magazines, ads, editorial design, product packaging, branding, logos, and more.
This single-weight font includes uppercase and lowercase letters, but I think it’s best in all caps. You’ll get OTF and TTF files, plus several web font versions (WOFF, WOFF2, SVG, etc.).
Visage is a bold and creative all-caps font with regular and bold variations. The bold font is perfect for titles and is sure to stand out.
In addition to uppercase letters, it comes with numbers, punctuation, and a web font version (WOFF2 file format).
Montero is a versatile font with six weights, from regular to black. The heavier weights are particularly well-suited for headlines and titles. You’ll love using Montero for posters, album covers, book covers, magazines, branding, social media images, etc.
You’ll get uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and a web font. Montero looks excellent in all caps, but the lowercase characters have a unique and memorable look.
This sans serif font offers six weights, from thin to semibold. It’s versatile enough to be used for both body copy and headlines. The regular, medium, and semibold weights are especially effective for titles and headers.
George Town includes lowercase and uppercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and a web font. You’ll get OTF, TTF, WOFF, and WOFF2 file formats.
Gatsby is an all-caps typeface for headlines. This tall font is sure to be noticed. You’ll use it in branding, merchandise, packaging, and more.
Although it’s a single weight, it comes in four variations: regular, outline, retro, and distorted. I prefer the regular version, but the others can be useful in the right project.
Revans is a beautiful serif font. Some of the letters (you can see the “V” and the “N” in the preview image above) feature unique curves that help them to stand out.
This family includes five weights, from light to bold, plus an italic version of each. You’ll get uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, symbols, ligatures, and accented characters for multilingual support. It comes in OTF and TTF formats.
Related reading: OTF vs. TTF: Which Font Format is Better?
London is a beautiful luxurious serif font. It’s uppercase only and comes in one weight. While it’s not the most versatile font in the world with limited options, it is gorgeous and works well for headlines. London is perfect for luxury brands that need a strong identity.
Chloe is a beautiful, elegant font with a vintage flair and gorgeous form. It’s ideal for creative designs, including magazines, posters, brochures, editorial design, apparel, and more.
This single-weight font includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, punctuation, ligatures, and multi-language support.
With a name like “Headlines,” it’s pretty clear what this font was designed for. The letter spacing of this condensed font is perfect for headlines and titles.
It comes in four weights, from light to bold, plus italic versions of each. You’ll get uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, support for Western European languages, and a web font version.
Roquen is an awesome bold sans typeface. Although it’s shown in all caps in the preview above, lowercase letters are also included. It’s perfect whenever you need a bold font, like designing a poster.
This single-weight font also includes numbers, punctuation, and symbols. It comes in OTF format.
The Sirens is a beautiful typeface that’s unique and sure to stand out. Each lowercase letter has up to three alternates, allowing you to experiment with style and create amazing results with a customized look.
This font with a vintage vibe comes in a single weight but offers three variations: regular, outline, and extrude. You’ll get OTF and TTF file formats for each variation.
Bison is an excellent sans serif font with 12 variations. It features ideal letter spacing, making it perfect for titles and headlines, especially the bold and demibold weights.
You’ll get thin, light, regular, demibold, and bold weights, plus outline and italic variations. This is an all-caps font.
Quincy is a vintage font with eight weights, from thin to black, plus italic versions of each. The bold, extra bold, and black fonts are ideal for headlines with character.
Moranga is a versatile sans serif font family inspired by popular ’70s fonts. The letters have a beautifully rounded design, especially noticeable in the bold and black weights. It’s ideally suited for magazines, editorial designs, apparel, product packaging, branding, and more.
The family includes five weights from light to black, plus matching italics. You’ll love the stylistic alternates that give your text a custom look.
The Greycliff font family has 18 variations (nine weights plus italic versions). I love the bold, extra bold, and heavy fonts for headlines.
This is an excellent typeface for your collection because of its versatility. It can also be used for body copy, in addition to titles and headlines.
Want a font with a style that truly stands out? Try Kristopher. It comes with OpenType features (alternates and ligatures) that give you creative freedom. It won’t be the right fit for every headline, but it can be an excellent choice in the right situation.
You’ll love Kristopher for magazine covers, branding, invitations, and other projects that need creative flair.
Boldine is a super heavyweight font for headlines that will surely be noticed. It’s an all-caps single-weight font. It’s not the most versatile font, but it’s excellent in the right situation.
You’ll get regular, rounded, and semi-rounded variations. It includes numbers, punctuation, and many accented characters.
Isle Headline is a stylish serif typeface explicitly created for headlines. It has a subtle vintage style, especially in the heavier weights.
The family includes four weights, from light to black, plus matching italics. The included ligatures give you some ideal styling options for titles and branding.
Made Tommy is a versatile sans serif typeface. It comes in 14 variations. There are seven weights, from thin to black. Outline fonts are also included in each weight.
The bold, extra bold, and black variations are perfect for use in headlines and titles. The heavier weights have an intense look that’s sure to stand out.
Indigo Moon is an elegant serif font and is unlike most of the others on this list. With plenty of character, it’s ideal for logos, branding, and headlines.
The collection of more than 150 hand-drawn alternates is the best part of the package. Thanks to the alternates, you can create unique titles that look custom-made.
Free Headline Fonts
The premium fonts featured above are perfect for commercial projects. However, you may be looking for free headline fonts you can download at no cost. If that’s the case, here are the best options. Always check the license details before using any free resource, as many are free only for personal use.
Elevate Sans is a bold sans serif available for free download here at Vandelay Design. We created this typeface specifically for headlines, and the heavy-weight letters are sure to grab attention.
Ascend is another of our free fonts. This one features tall, condensed, rounded letterforms.
Bebas Neue is a popular all-caps typeface that comes in five weights. The regular and bold versions are especially useful for headlines and titles, making it one of the best clean fonts.
This thick, heavy font is ideal for titles and headlines that can’t be missed. It’s all-caps and certainly not the most versatile font, but it’s perfect if you’re looking for something bold.
Empiric Roman is another all-caps font, but this one has a different look. It’s a serif font, and it comes with stylistic alternates that give your titles and headlines a unique look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your headline or title should use a font style that will help it to stand out. Typically, this will be a bold font. This page lists many outstanding fonts that are great for headlines, but some of our favorite headline fonts include Artis, Visage, and Montero.
There is no specific size of font that you should use for a headline or title because it depends on other factors related to the design. Most websites have titles/headlines with a font size of somewhere from 30 pixels to 60 pixels.
This page showcases a number of beautiful fonts that are great for bold headlines, but some of our favorites include Visage and Revans.
Start Using These Headline Fonts Today
Now that you’ve seen some of the best headline fonts, it’s time to incorporate them into your work. You’ve got plenty of options and styles, so you’re sure to find the right one for your design projects.
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