40+ of the Best T-Shirt Fonts for Beautiful Apparel Design

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When it comes to t-shirt design, choosing the right font is essential. After all, the font is one of the most important elements of any design. It can set the tone of the entire layout, and it can make or break the overall look.

So, how do you choose the perfect t-shirt fonts?

First, consider the message you’re trying to communicate with the shirt. Is it a serious message or a more lighthearted one? The font you choose should reflect that.

Second, think about the audience you’re designing for. What kind of people are going to be wearing the shirt?

Third, take into account the shirt itself, What kind of material is it made from? What color is it? All of these factors should be considered when choosing the perfect t-shirt font.

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The Best T-Shirt Fonts

With all of that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best t-shirt fonts we could find — in all different styles — to inspire your next great design. There are thousands of fonts to choose from, so this was no easy task!

But first, if you’re looking for t-shirt fonts, you need to make sure they’re licensed for commercial use. Most t-shirt designs are intended to be sold, so using a free font that’s only for personal use could land you in hot water. All of the great typefaces in this list are commercial fonts, so you can find the perfect one for your design and use it without worry.

From classic serif fonts to bold and dynamic sans serifs, there’s something here for everyone. And best of all, they are all available for immediate download. So get ready to find your new favorite t-shirt font!

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The Dodger

The Dodger is a family of five different vintage-style sans serif fonts and a bonus script font that you can combine to create an endless number of cool designs.

Inky, rough, and stamp-look versions let you give your design the right vibe. Includes uppercase letters in five styles, numbers, punctuation, extra characters, bonus vectors, and multilingual support.

Best T-Shirt Fonts - The Dodger

Progreso

Progreso is one of the great display fonts on our list. It’s a perfect typeface for t-shirt designs that call for minimal lettering because it looks best in a large size.

This is a versatile font, and depending on the design, it can look casual or more dressy. The zip file includes uppercase letters, numbers, and punctuation.

Progreso

Network

This graffiti-style marker font is a solid choice for streetwear and urban t-shirt designs. The download includes several font styles that were created to work perfectly together — a handwritten script font, a marker font, and a swashes font — so you can create a totally unique graffiti-style design.

Zip comes with six fonts, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, alternate characters, and multilingual support.

Network

Blockers

If you’re on the search for bold, vintage, chunky fonts — we’ve got you covered with Blockers! Handcrafted in five different styles from inky to rough to stamped, there’s a version for every type of t-shirt. Looks great when paired with a vintage script font.

The font package comes in 5 styles with all capital letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Blockers Font Family

Stanley Font Duo

They say everything old is new again…that is definitely the case with this vintage script! Use it, along with its perfectly matched sans serif bonus font, to create modern, stylish designs.

Zip file includes Stanley script in two styles, regular and stamp & Stanley sans serif, uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, ligatures, alternate characters, swashes, and multilingual support.

Stanley Font Duo

Segara

Inspired by vintage letterpress and silkscreen, Segara is perfect for your t-shirt designs that call for a grungy, rusty, and rough aesthetic. It’s ideal for larger-sized logos and titles that will show the texture of the font.

Includes regular and rust versions with uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, multilingual support, and a bonus vintage vector set.

Segara

Greatly Font Duo

Here’s a perfectly paired script and sans serif that are great for creating t-shirts that look like classic label designs — a style that is so on-trend right now.

Zip file includes two fonts — Greatly Script and Caligor Sans in 3 different styles – clean, edge, and stamp — with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, alternate characters, ligatures, and multilingual support. Plus, 12 bonus vector logotype design templates.

Greatly Font Duo

Jakobenz

Here’s the first serif vintage typeface on our list, perfect for a classy design, especially when you pair it with a cursive font. Sans serif fonts are typically chosen for t-shirts for legibility, but this serif font is elegant and easy to read. This all-caps font comes in two styles – clean and rough, with uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Jakobenz

Akrobeat

And now for something completely different… Until now, our t-shirt fonts have been cool, but fairly tame. But, you may be here because you’re looking for something truly unique. In that case, check out Akrobeat, a retro display font that is a great choice for music or travel-related designs.

The font package comes with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

T-Shirt Fonts - Akrobeat

Bearbone Sans

Bearbone Sans is another vintage-style bold typeface that’s perfect for creating the popular, trendy t-shirt designs that are based on classic advertising and signage. Add your favorite retro script or simple clip art to finish the look.

The download includes four font styles: regular, inky, edge, and stamp, with uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Bearbone Sans

Lordish

This blackletter calligraphy font is a perfect choice for stylish apparel designs for bands, tattoo shops, fashion brands, artists, and more. It’s a bold choice that may not work for everyone but is perfect for some.

The font comes with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, alternate characters, ligatures, multilingual support, and ornaments.

Lordish

BodyLine

This font is perfect for athleisure, gym t-shirts, or even retro 80s-futuristic-inspired designs. Back to the Future, anyone?

BodyLine is a sleek, clean, modern display sans serif font that comes in all caps letters. Zip includes uppercase letters, numbers, and punctuation.

BodyLine

Graceful

Graceful is a lovely, feminine, handwritten script. It’s a good choice of fonts for inspirational quotes or other text-based designs, and pairs well with a simple serif font.  The download includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation. 

Graceful

Barthon Typeface Combo

Barthon is a family of handcrafted sans serif fonts with a collegiate vibe. If you’re designing a t-shirt for a school or sports team, this typeface is an ideal choice.

It’s also available in three styles — regular, edge, and stamp — so you can give your design the right look and feel that you’re going for. Zip comes with 7 fonts in all caps, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Barthon

Thorce

The bold, playful look of Thorce makes is perfectly suited for the main elements of your t-shirt design. If your design calls for a bold, high-impact font, this is one to consider. It’s unique and eye-catching, with enough alternative characters to make the design truly yours.

This download includes all capital letters, numbers, punctuation, alternates, and a web font.

Thorce

Raidand

The next bold t-shirt font for your consideration is Raidand, a beautiful brush script font with a clean, legible style. This font pairs well with a sans serif for casual t-shirt designs.

Files include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, stylistic alternates, ligatures, swashes, and multilingual support.

Raidand

Death Crow

If you’re designing a t-shirt for a gothic or metal band, horror or Halloween-themed, wicked, witchy, or any similar aesthetic, look no further than Death Crow.

This font package includes uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, alternative characters, and multilingual support. 

Death Crow

Goshbe

The textures and realistic, hand-drawn look of Goshbe make this brush font a perfect choice for typographic designs, branding, and quotes. This typeface looks great in high contrast — like white ink on a black t-shirt. Includes all caps letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Goshbe

Chillvornia

Chillvornia is a great condensed typeface that’s an excellent choice for t-shirts that feature logotypes or branding, art-deco design, or vintage-style badges. This typeface comes with so many ligatures that you can use it to create a design that’s all yours.

Zip includes uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, alternate characters, and ligatures.

T-Shirt Fonts - Chillvornia

Captain Nelson

Captain Nelson is a complete font family that includes 10 fonts — slab serifs, scripts, and thin inline serifs — that you can combine to create beautiful t-shirt designs, branding projects, quotes, or vintage label-style designs that are so trendy right now.

Whatever you need, this font family can help you do it. Includes 10 fonts in script and serif with clean and rough versions, uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, multilingual support, and web fonts.

Captain Nelson

Scudy

This tall font is a great choice for your text-based designs, like minimalist quotes, large one-word designs, and logotypes. Or, pair it with vector design elements to create your own stylish design.

The download includes all uppercase letters, numbers, and punctuation.

Scudy

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Blackout Typeface

If you’re working on a t-shirt design project that calls for a vintage font with lots of character and flourishes, look no further! The stylistic options you have with Blackout will help you bring your design to life by making as simple or as decorative as you like.

Features all caps and small caps letters, stylistic alternates, swashes, ligatures, numbers, punctuation, bonus characters, and multilingual support.

Blackout Typeface

Rutheride

This handmade and carefully crafted condensed, slab serif font was inspired by the automobile and motorcycle posters of the 80s but it looks more vintage than that. Use curved text and add a graphic to your design and you’ve got a ready-made vintage tee design!

The file includes uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Best T-Shirt Fonts - Rutheride

Cucciolo

Here’s one of my favorite fun fonts from our list. Inspired by Mexican culture, Cucciolo is a great choice for any design that calls for a font that’s strong, bold, and fun. If you’re working on a wild west or lucha libre design, this is the obvious choice.

Files include uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, ligatures, bonus vector illustrations, and web font. 

Cucciolo

Bonerica

If your tee design calls for old-fashioned, antique lettering, give this one a look. This hand-made serif typeface truly looks like it came from a different era. It’s an ideal choice for handcrafted, homemade, one-of-a-kind brands, country music bands, or whiskey and liquor t-shirts.

Bonerica includes all capital letters, numbers, and punctuation.

Bonerica Typeface

Wildwest

Wildwest calls itself “a disorganized brush font” but I find it to be quite attractive and legible — both good qualities in a brush font. The stylish letters make it a good choice for modern t-shirts. Pair it with a simple sans-serif font and you’re good to go!

Font download includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, multilingual support, ligatures, and washes.

T-Shirt Font Wild West

Gripstone Stencil

This font duo includes a display sans serif that’s modeled after old-school stencil lettering and a serif font that pairs perfectly with it. This would be a great choice for retro designs, military-inspired t-shirts, vintage machinery, and hipster label designs. Includes upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Gripstone Stencil

Toxic Font

If you’re a fan of the B-movies from the 80s that featured vigilantes mutated by toxic sludge, you’ll appreciate Toxic Font. There may not be a huge need for this type of font, but when it’s what you’re looking for, it’s perfect! And, if you make the color just right, that could be cheese instead of toxic slime. 

Includes two versions — fill and outline, with all capital letters, numbers, and minimal punctuation. 

Toxic

Baddest Typeface

This font is just very cool. The crosshatching on the Rough version gives it a hand-drawn look, but it’s far from childlike. It looks like it was handdrawn by an engineer. But, if that’s not the look you want, choose the Reguler version (don’t ask – that’s spelled correctly). It’s also got a cool art deco vibe.

Includes two styles — rough and reguler, with uppercase letters, small caps letters, numbers, punctuation, ligatures, and stylistic alternates.

Baddest

Beardsons

Here’s the Victorian-style font you’ve been waiting for! If you’re working on a tee design that calls for a vintage, ornate, extra fancy font, you’ve just found it. This one is cool because you can stack the fonts to achieve that old handpainted sign look. Zip file includes 4 fonts — Normal, Shadow, Inline, and Extras, with uppercase letters, small caps letters, numbers, punctuation, alternates, multilingual support, and bonus premade ornaments.

Beardsons

Jayagiri

Wow! The t-shirt designs are practically already done when you download this font family. Check it out! This feature-rich font file includes 13 fonts — Jayagiri Sans, Stamp, Script, and Catchwords in regular and rough styles, with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

There are also a whopping 180 bonus vectors like animals, plants, motorcycles, wheels, outdoor activities, badges, banners, skulls, and more. Plus, 34 premade logos to use in your designs. 

T-Shirt Fonts - Jayagiri

Artzopo

Artzopo Font is a unique marker script font that’s a perfect choice for urban, hipster, and artistic t-shirt designs. Use funky colors in your design and put it on a bright shirt to give the design a modern, summery vibe. 

Includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation, stylistic alternates, ligatures, and multilingual support.

Artzoper

Abival

Bold, modern, eye-catching, and unique. Abival is a great choice for music shirts, video game t-shirts, sports designs, and auto racing.

The font package includes all capital letters, numbers, and punctuation. Web font available.

Abival

Houtand

The lovely, flowing style of this display script makes it a good choice for t-shirt designs that call for a single, large word. Consider it if you’re working on a t-shirt for a fashion brand or a band.

The package includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, contextual alternates, multilingual support, and a web font.

Houtand

Mutiara Vintage

Next for your consideration, this vintage slab serif typeface with 54 alternates so you can make the design uniquely yours. There are two different vintage styles here. Vintage 1 is a vintage stamped look, Vintage 2 is an old-school crosshatch style. Each is also available with a shadow version.

Zip includes 4 fonts with uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, alternate characters, and multilingual support.

Mutiara Vintage

Surface Typeface

Surface looks just like someone took a fat marker to a whiteboard. This great brush script is a perfect choice for quotes for trendy, casual t-shirts.

The font package comes with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, alternates, swashes, ligatures, multilingual support, and a web font.

Surface Typeface

Amnesty Font Duo

I love a great font duo! They take all the guesswork out of having to find fonts that pair perfectly together. The Amnesty Font Duo comes with three fonts — Amnesty Sans, Amnesty Script, and Amnesty Swash. (Don’t ask me why they didn’t call it a Trio.)

The brush script is dynamic and modern, and would work in a wide range of designs. The sans serif is available in both regular and stamp, which is a rough-edge version that looks great at a large size. Have fun combining them with more than 60 swashes. Includes upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, multilingual support (script only), and a web font.

Amnesty Font Duo

Glarious

Here’s another one of my favorites on the list. Glarious is a fantastic choice if you need a script font for creating the classic sports t-shirts. However, there are so many options using the alternate characters and washes, that you can create a truly unique design. Check it out!

Font package includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation, stylistic alternates, swashes, and multilingual support.

Glarious

Grotesque Supermundane

I’ve always thought grotesque was a funny word to use for fonts, but it’s basically another way to say “sans serif.” There’s a lot more nuance behind its use, but we’ll have to save that for another day.

This Grotesque Supermundane Font is a bit fancier than most, with its unique points and curved edges. Includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation.

Grotesque Supermundane

Goodfy

Goodfy is a good choice for inspirational quotes. What makes this brush script different from most, is that it works in all caps or upper and lowercase. Most script fonts do not.

Font package includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation.

Goodfy

Eusthalia Typeface

Vintage designs, sports teams, casual dining, quotes, and whatever else your creative mind can dream up — you can achieve it with this amazing script font!

Eusthalia comes with two styles — clean and stamped, with uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, ligatures, alternate characters, multilingual support. Web fonts available.

Eusthalia Typeface

Bloodstone

Bloodstone is a bold and quirky script that looks painted on. It’s most legible at a large size, so use it sparingly, like for large, single-word designs or paired with a simple sans-serif. It’s a good choice for streetwear designs, band t-shirts, or gaming shirts.

The font package includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, alternates, ligatures, multilingual support, and a web font.

Blood Stone Typeface

Now, Use These T-Shirt Fonts in Your Own Designs!

We hope you found this roundup of t-shirt fonts inspiring! Remember, when choosing a font for your next design, consider the message you’re trying to communicate, the audience you’re designing for, and the shirt itself. With all of that in mind, finding the perfect font will be easy — especially with all the fonts on this list at your fingertips!