Hear Ye, Hear Ye! We have Old English Fonts!
Elevate your designs to classic levels with these free and premium old English fonts.
But we’ve really gone outside of the box for this one!
In this post, you’ll find 19 free and premium old English fonts that are perfect for your more dramatic and historical projects. Inspired by typefaces seen in the Guthenburg Bible, these fonts are both powerful and elegant, with their thick and thin lines and ornate swirls.
Tony Thomas has wowed again with Featherstone, an old English font that combines the ancient typeface with a more modern twist. Even though Featherstone is an exaggerated, unique font, it can still be used for headings and copy.
With your purchase, you’ll get all lower and uppercase letters, all numbers, symbols, and punctuation.
Beautiful in its exaggeration, Canterbury Font does bring to mind religious pilgrims making their way towards the Canterbury of old. While you might not be a monk, miller, or prioress, you’ll still find plenty of uses for this classic font, with its stilted lines and embellishments.
Less obviously Old English, Black Chancery is a calligraphic outline of a bitmap font of the same name. In this version, you’ll get an elegant, medieval typeface option that hints at ancient times without being too over the top.
If you’re looking for an authentic Old English font, Monotype is the perfect option for you. The digital font is based on a type cast from 1760! A little more expensive than other options on this list, the price is well worth the authenticity of this medieval and Victorian blended typeface.
Another classic example of old English fonts, Manuskript Gothisch has a slight Germanic twist. The letterings are still decorative and over the top, so you’ll want to use them sparingly. However, when you do use this freebie, you’ll be sure to make a big impact.
On the lighter side of old English fonts is The Majority. The graceful, more delicate script still brings to mind days of old, but with less rigidity.
The beautiful font comes with upper and lowercase letters, punctuation, symbols, numerals, and multilingual support!
Cloister Black manages to combine the heaviness of gothic fonts with the artistry of old English fonts in a balanced blend. The free font has enough personality to stand on its own on posters, social media, or branding.
With your download, you’ll get the upper and lowercase alphabet, numbers 0-9, and a range of punctuation marks.
Lordish was designed to make a big impression. The unique blackletter font has the heavy, dark lines that are complimented with the lighter swashes and embellishments. The font is ideal for displays, medieval posters, or even tattoo designs.
Your purchase comes with upper and lowercase letters, punctuation, and international capabilities.
When inspiration for a font comes from the Gutenberg Bible, you know it’s going to be good! Jabin is an old English font that emphasizes the consistency in its lowercase letters, making them close to identical. The uppercase letters are ornamental and beautiful, making a power combination.
Not all old English fonts were heavy and decorative and Indulge script pays homage to those alternatives in the most gorgeous way. The gentle, flowing font looks almost normal in its basic form, but when you add the extra vector ornaments and swashes, you’ll see the true old English font come to the forefront.
Coming with both a Pro and Stencil version, Osgard is a vivid, elaborate old English font that exudes distinction. If you combine both versions of Osgard together, you’ll get a soft, beautiful font that hints at the Shire and other fantastical lands.
Modern Goth is a freebie font that was designed for branding and stationary. The bold, thick blackletter font is all angles and edges, making it a great choice for statements. Unlike some of the more elaborate options on this list, Modern Goth almost look simplistic, but still antiquated.
Want an old English font that takes decorative to the next level? Then you’ll love Satanas Humanum Salvator. The display font is accompanied by a speckling, which brings an even more elaborate look to an already ornate font type.
At first glance, you might not see old English in Black Cameo. However, as you began to add the vast number of ornaments that come with the font, you’ll see the style begin to take place. Because the ornaments are separate, you can add them yourself, making Black Cameo quite versatile.
If you take old English fonts, blend them with a hint of Gothic, and update it for the 21st century, you’ll get Millennium. The curious font is clearly inspired by ancient typefaces, but with a severity that we’re more used to seeing in today’s world.
Millennium comes with upper and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, and multilingual characters.
Another great option for displays and social media posts, Santiago is a heavy, worn Gothic typeface. The hints of old English elements make Santiago a font you’ll want to use, but only in moderation. But that’s fine, since a little goes a long way with this font!
Cancellaresca Recens was inspired by chancery cursive fonts used in Spain in the 1500s. As was the case at that time, the result is an ancient looking, delicate font that tells of a gentler side of this medieval times.
Cancellaresca comes with several alternates as well as plenty of customer support.
Bajern was definitely inspired by old English fonts, but it has just the right blend of Germanic influence for a more rigid feel. The blend the freebie offers gives you a typeface that is much more legible than more typical old English fonts, making it a great option to keep on hand.
There’s a powerful distinctiveness in Ozymandias, one that will make any of your projects pop. The beautifully designed free font is created using diamond shapes. Because of these constraints, Ozymandias is less decorative than some old English font options, but still lovely.