Free and premium Arts Décoratifs fonts for download
The Art Deco "modern" style of the 1910's and 20's is full of rounded, double lined fonts that are coming back into style now. They're gorgeous and overstated, great for display and poster designs. Here's a list of 20 lovely ones.
The style (and name) of Art Deco comes from the "Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs," held in Paris in the mid 1920's. The idea behind the style when it was created was "modern", combined with rich materials and fine craftsmanship — Art Deco is all about luxury, glamour, and hope for prosperity in the future. Maybe that's why the style is coming back with a vengeance!
Here's a curated list of 20 of the best Art Deco fonts available today. This list has a mixture of free font packages and paid ones: prices for premium font packages can range from $10 to upwards of $150 but most of these are around $10-$20. Everything on this list will provide the fonts in either ttf or otf formats with most downloads containing both (and sometimes others additionally).
Let's get to it:
The Aviator Font is brand new from designer Tony Thomas. Aviator is an art deco inspired sans serif typeface that is both elegant and minimal at the same time. A perfect fit for posters, invitations, wedding cards or film and tv. It combines light and heavy stroke widths with simple geometric forms to create a stylish appearance reminiscent of the 1920's design era. Download here for $10
This semi-bold font is strongly inspired by the Art Deco movement, with combined elements of classic typefaces like Rennie Mackintosh and Willow, but with the added splash of more modern geometry. This is great as a big, bold headline font, and also has hints of the American Horror Story style. It's all uppercase, and comes with 195 glyphs, including common symbols, numbers, and accents for Western European lettering.
Designer Sam Wang is a master of themed, serif fonts that really pack a punch. This lovely Deco font come straight from the Paris Metro look, and comes with big and little caps, as well as numbers and limited symbols. It's got 77 characters altogether, and you can download it as a zip.
Meet in the middle of slabs and curves with this sans serif display font that's both geometric and artistic. The typeface is built to go perfectly on posters, wedding cards, invitations, or film. There's very minimal styling, all done with simple geometric forms. It nicely combines heavy and lightweight lines.
A beautiful multi-layer sans that feels like it belongs on the front of a sky scraper. Coming to you from Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin in Paris, these fine, irregular lines add a whimsical feel, while still keeping in mind the human scale. This pack is pricey but packed: comes with 5 font sets, including double or triple line, and decomposed options so you can work on each individual line, should you want to, changing colors and weights.
From designer David Rakowski, this free font is modeled on the Paris Metro station style, which was one of the strongest Art Nouveau / Art Deco bastions. The font comes as a free .ttf download, with just the simple, all-caps alphabet.
This vintage typeface is an all-caps font that comes from a combination of Art Deco feel and retro media / broadcasting. The pack contains 3 variations, one "inline" variation, each with 127 glyphs, with all letters, numbers, and most common symbols.
Another lovely font from designer Sam Wang: Argos Nouveau. With 79 characters including all numbers and a few symbols, this free .ttf file will be the perfect addition to your Art Deco files.
A unique, sans-serif font that is websafe and inspired by industrial, vintage logo-types. Great for headlines that need a throwback feel! The pack comes with three different weights: Bold (this is the free download option), Regualr, and light, making this a super versatile typeface. Enhance the metallic, industrial feel with with grunge layers and grimy backgrounds.
Full pack: $8
The link above is to the Behance page for this gorgeous, tall sans serif. You can download the lite version for free (by scrolling all the way to the bottom), or you can get the full, lovely, and rights included version at Graphic River.
Lite version: Free
Full version: $9
The designer for this fonts calls it a labor of love and insomnia. Begun as a paper sketch and then transferred into vector sets, this typeface is a thin-lined, thick layered display font with lots of decorative flair, and a true 20's motif.
The artist Simon Dunford is a freelance designer with a love for fonts. He modeled this lovely typeface on the work of A.M. Cassandre, the French painter and typeface designer. The font comes in two widths, making it bounce nicely along the page. It's an open license and free to all, and you can donate to the artist from the font page.
(Here's the direct download link)
Designer Antonio Rodrigues Jr says he's not a font designer, but this selection begs to differ. He uses all of his fonts in his own designs, and then sometimes releases them as actual usable typefaces. London 2.0 is a beautifully weighed Deco themed font that leave a little bit to the imagination, with open ended double lines and surprising flair.
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This is a light font that can be used for display or short text blocks. A good pairing with some of the more intricate Art Deco fonts in this list! It comes in all uppercase with number, alternative and special characters, all downloadable in an .otf file.
This blocky nearly-sans serif ships with with 4 different weights : Light - Regular - Bold - Black. It's an all-caps font that really goes above & beyond ;) The commercial version includes numbers and web versions for embedding as well as downloadable desktop versions.
Personal use: Free
Commercial use: $49
Kaiju is a wildly alternating light and heavy font — with slim lines giving a dainty touch to bold, thick swiped accent ink. Its sans serif style lends it nicely to the Art Deco motif, and it has an overall heavily playful vibe. Designer Anthony James is a deft hand at typeface design, and it really shows in Kaiju. The font contains 2 sets of uppercase alphabets, so mix and match as your heart desires!
This is another lovely uppercase only font. It's solidly for display, with some amazing touches that elevate it from simple body text to varied, visually interesting poster header material. It comes with a ton of options and weights, and is even great for logotypes.
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Cormier is an uppercase font that comes with three distinct styles: Rough, Double, and Regular. It's an understated font that has some nice, heavy lines slipped in to the otherwise simple designs. The package includes all letters, numbers, and typical punctuation. You can toggle between alternate styles with caps lock.
Rounded out curves, double leading lines and ligatures characterize this lovely styled display font — all the hallmarks of Art Deco. Designer Patrick Seymour is a sure hand at creating lovely Deco themed fonts and patterns, and you can see much of his work on his profile link above.
Betty Noir is a kicky Art Deco sans, that feels vintage in its own right. It's got that "1920's as done by the 1990's" feel that is so in with the millennials these days. Heavy vertical lines and swipey horizontal lines make this a good bet for displays and posters.
This classic sans serif is a great option for body or display text. Use it for wedding invitations, headers, beautiful logos, or anything else. It's both modern and vintage, so if you want to pair it with floral graphics or classic illustrations, you won't be disappointed in the look! Use it to add a bit of class to everything. The package comes with uppercase letter, numbers, punctuation, international characters, all in two weight options, regular, and bold.
Bonus — for all you Art Deco die hard fans out there!
The Medialoot Art Deco collection contains 3 retro fonts, 24 detailed editable vectors, 10 seamless vector patterns and 6 high resolution seamless gold foil textures.