The desire for creepy fonts always increases in October, and we want to spotlight dripping fonts this month (you may also be interested in our list of horror fonts).
There’s something fun about a font that looks like it is oozing down the screen and what incredible designs those creepy characters can inspire.
We’ve found 27 fonts with some natural drip (pun intended) that range from the scary to the street, as the dripping look is not only good for blood but also paint.
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Best Dripping Fonts
You’ll find that this list takes the idea of the dripping font to surprising places, ranging from the gross, such as bloody horror and slime themes, to the urban with spray paint and graffiti tags. These fonts offer a lot of fantastic design opportunities.
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Dripping Drops is a bold display font that makes for a good baseline ink-drip font. The dripping characters are a little streakier than other fonts on this list, meaning if you’re looking for a horror typeface, you may want to look elsewhere. Dripping Drops is strictly from the streets. This font is excellent for street-influenced branding of digital products and apparel alike.
Dripping Ink Font is a solid street-style font for social media posts. The thin letters with subtle ink drips can work with a wide variety of projects, from branding to art projects. This simple ink font is also handmade, giving it a non-uniform appearance that one may seek in a graffiti font.
Death Markers is a chunky font with dripping streaks. The font has a sign painting style but can also be appropriate for scary designs. The carefree design of the thick, off-kilter characters with the long streaks has a punk flair.
Drippy Message is a drip pattern font design that appears partially punk and makes for a spooky design. Drippy Message is a scary display font that adds what looks like blood drips, but in the right color and context, it can also play out as street art or something cyberpunk-themed. Drippy Message is a modern calligraphic font with a little bit of a messy appearance.
Dripping Font is a basic dripping-style font for social media posts and other designs. It plays well with layer styles, as the example shows it as a dripping, watery font. The drips are not too exaggerated, making for a reasonably uniform typeface. It may work for childish designs as well.
Omecca Vertilla is a marker-style font with chunky, uneven letter forms that look hand-drawn. Typealiens designed this playful ink typeface. The font is a little too round and friendly for good bloody letters but works well for a street calligraphy style. The dripping style combined with the letter forms makes for an excellent combination.
Goosepimple is a dripping font with a wet paint appearance, but a simple color change can easily turn that into a blood-curdling font. The drip letters are based on thick, marker-style stroked letter forms that do not carry much style beyond adding the drip. Goosepimple isn’t a fancy style font, but it effectively combines the mundane and the messy.
NN Dripit is a font with a childish design sense but is suitable for any creative design. The characters feature inset and dripping outer styles to give this font a mild, layered appearance. This is great for design projects with an icky, childlike sensibility. NN Dripit font even features symbols that can create dripping patterns, perfect for designing dividers.
Iggy is a fun handpainted display font. This is a great font for street design themes, such as fashion and branding. The dripping design of this font plays well with the quick, broad strokes of the characters. Designer Kirby Matherne nails carefree energy with his work.
Onedrips is an excellent font for street designs featuring a graffiti style and a swooping, hand-writing style. This is great for casual designs. The ink drop style is pretty consistent, and there’s a little less randomness here than in other ink-style fonts on the list. The consistency in the letter forms here evokes the street without going too random in space and shape between letters.
Meltdown is an exciting retro font. Meltdown’s letter forms feature a dripping, splattered look between lava and slime, and the odd shakey characters feel ripped from the pages of a comic book. This slime font features a diverse number of uses, and layer styles can add even more to that. The font family also features an open and filled style, so there are many options to explore.
Bucks is a subtle street font with handwritten letters designed by Richard D. Granados. This font features calligraphic letters that feel as though there were scanned from tagging on a wall. The subtle paint drips can be found in one font within the family, while another features extra drippage.
Cheesy Horror is a fun spin on what is an otherwise common form of dripping letters. Many of the fonts on this list, from the most basic fonts to the bloody fonts, have the dripping come from the bottom of the characters, as though each character or object is leaking. Cheesy Horror is a fun inversion of that. This awesome font has drips cut into the forms rather than characters bleeding out. Such a design is unique among the fonts on this list.
Lonely Dripping Font is an excellent addition to the bloody fonts on this list. The font is also versatile enough to be considered a slime font. This font duo can be whimsical and spooky, but it all depends on the direction the designer wants. In any case, this is a strong headline font pairing.
The Bloody Mary font is one of many blood fonts on the list; however, this one feels particularly sinister. This horror display font evokes the bold style of thriller film logos. Part of the appeal comes from the hand-drawn design of each character that looks like it was written by a dripping finger on a wall at a crime scene. This awesome font is enough to make a designer shudder.
Sticky Blood is a bloody font that feels particularly goopy. Rather than just having dripping from the font itself, inset drips help to create a layered Halloween font. This display font is inspired by a gothic and horror style, and the irregular shapes make the whole font feel a little slimy and organic compared to some of the other fonts on this list. This OpenType font also features stylistic alternates and ligatures as well.
Shlop is a classical slime font that has a retro quality. If you’ve seen a classic horror movie, you have likely seen the type of iconography this font is designed around. Ray Larabie designed the font. This set features the fonts Shlop Regular and Shlop Shloppy, with the latter appearing particularly slimy and gross.
Drips Kings is a graffiti drips typeface that is great for street-style drip designs. Consider this one for branding and apparel. Combining this font with fun paint streaks and other effects can lead to all sorts of inspiring and energetic designs.
Vampire Bloods is a creepy Halloween font perfect for spooky designs. The font also has a drippy, bloody appearance associated with vampire designs. Consider this unique horror display font for any Halloween-themed branding or designs in your queue.
Chill Blood is a solid choice for vampire designs. This font features irregularly shaped characters with fun dripping touches. It’s a straightforward and clean typeface despite its bloody nature. It’s a little less dramatic than other examples on the list, so consider this for the not-so-scary designs.
Unlikely is a filthy, greasy typeface family designed by Jakob Fischer. The package features Unlikely and an italicized version. The neat part about this typeface is that every letter has five variations that cycle through automatically as you type. The cycling letters end up making for a more random appearance.
Hosters is a graffiti font perfect for beautiful street-themed designs. This graffiti font works well with plenty of design applications and pairs well with layer styles in standard graphic design programs. The graffiti design looks like it was referenced straight out of a back alley.
Free Dripping Fonts
Not sure if you’re ready to commit to a paid font yet? We get it. Find your design inspiration and your Halloween spirit by downloading some of these free fonts and see what fun they can spark in your designer’s toolkit. These fonts are free for personal use, but commercial use is more limited. Always check the license to be sure.
Billy Argel’s Blood Stain is perhaps the font you’d expect to see at a crime scene. This thick font features blood splatters and fingerprint impressions. The font is free for personal use and has bold and italic variations. There is a commercial license available for purchase, however.
Jams Fordyce did a fine job designing this novelty font. Bloody is a good choice for a Halloween font featuring grunge and slimy elements.
Plasma Drip is a Halloween-themed font that has an extra-goopy appearance. This font family comes with the standard form and an empty form that swaps the filled look for line art. It’s a suitable font for special coloring effects or layering in a creepy design project. This font is also free for personal use and commercial use. However, double-check the license in case that has changed.
Paint Drops is a Halloween font by 177Studio that takes to layer styles in Adobe Photoshop quite well. A few little settings can create something slimy, bloody, or even molten, like in the site example. The demo font is for personal use only. However, there is a commercial use license available separately.
Start Using These Dripping Fonts Today
The dripping fonts on this list should be suited for this spooky time of the year, but you’ll also be able to use many of them year-round. All it takes is a slight change of color from a bloody mess to a painted sign. See what you can do with these gooey typefaces.
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