As a designer, it can be hard to find just the right font for your project. But there's one surefire way to cut through all the noise to find the best fonts out there.
Using the power of consumer choices, we've identified the 40 most popular fonts of 2021 at Envato Elements. They all come from multiple popular font styles. So whether you're looking for decorative fonts or cursive fonts, serif or sans serif, you'll find just what you're looking for here.
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Let's take a look at some of the most popular fonts for 2021 from Envato Elements.
10 Most Popular Serif Fonts of 2021
Popular fonts come in all different styles and looks. We're gonna get things started with some of the best and most popular serif fonts you can try this year.
Courteous: Ligature Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
You have to admit, this is elegance personified. Courteous is a semi-condensed serif font with straight and consistent shapes in every letter. Add the available ligatures where you want to create your own unique look. An excellent font for branding, logos, signage, and posters.
Qualey: Elegant Serif Font (TTF, OTF)
Qualey is a modern serif font that features relatively high stroke contrast. It offers uppercase Latin characters, standard ligatures, numbers, punctuation, and various foreign language characters and accents. It's a great addition to our list of the most popular serif fonts of 2021.
Orlande: Luxury Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
This gorgeous serif font uses the language of stencil fonts to create a distinctive font that has been quite popular in 2021. An excellent font for branding projects, logos, titles, signage, etc.
Palash Serif Font (TTF, OTF)
Palash is a great display font for those times when you need to create distinct posters, signage, logos, and more. The font features both upper- and lower-case Latin characters.
ATHENA Serif Font (TTF, OTF)
When you want to make a bold statement, Athena is the font for you. This modern serif font is offered in uppercase characters only but does come in three styles: bold, italic, and semi-bold. One look and it's easy to see why it's one of the most popular fonts on Envato Elements.
Westlake Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Westlake is another terrific serif font that's a great choice for branding, logos, signage, and more. The font includes upper and lowercase characters, standard ligatures, swashes, punctuation, and numbers.
Themagic Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Looking for a traditional serif font with a bit of a quirky edge? Then Themagic may just be what you're looking for. This wonderful serif font includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers and punctuation, multilingual characters and accents, and over 60 ligatures and alternatives. Not bad if you like popular fonts, eh?
Magnita Serif Font (TTF, OTF)
When you need a font that says luxury, choose Magnita, a serif font that includes both upper and lowercase characters and works best for large-scale projects like posters and signage.
Evoque: Vintage Serif Font Family (TTF, OTF, WOFF, SVG)
Sometimes the most popular serif fonts channel classic type styles. Evoque is one of those. It's a bold and beautiful uppercase serif font. It's perfect for magazine titles, signage, branding projects, and more.
Bristain Rought Serif Font (TTF, OTF)
If you're looking for fonts with a bit of texture, you'll love this serif font. Bristain Rought font includes upper and lowercase characters, foreign language characters and accents, numbers, and punctuation. It's a great choice for posters, apparel, badges, labels, emblems, etc.
10 Most Popular Sans Serif Fonts of 2021
We're just getting started with our list of types from popular font styles! Let's continue with ten popular sans serif fonts that you can download today.
Bastomi Sans Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Continuing the theme of textured fonts but this time with a sans serif font, here's Bastomi. It offers uppercase characters in a vintage style. It's one of the most popular sans serif fonts, and it's perfect for T-shirts, signage, labels, stationery, and more.
Albori Sans-Serif (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Looking for something clean and contemporary? Albori is for you. Albori is a sans serif font with thin lines, smooth curves, and round corners. It offers both uppercase and lowercase characters that can be used in a wide range of projects.
Apolline | Sans Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
From thin to thick, Apolline offers a different approach to Albori above, with thick lines and sharp edges. Apolline is a great display font for those times when you need to go big, like advertisements, magazine titles, signage, posters, and more.
Etna Sans Serif (TTF, OTF)
This sans serif font offers a whopping 415 glyphs for greater versatility. The bold lettering makes for an instant eye-catcher. An excellent display font for billboards, signage, branding, and more. Use it if you've been hunting for popular sans serif fonts for your projects.
Nordams Sans Serif (TTF, OTF)
Looking for a font family that offers tons of versatility? Then Nordams may be just what you need. The font is available in several styles, from thin to bold. These popular sans serif fonts are great for all sorts of purposes in 2021, from fine print to headlines.
Roku: Modern Sans Serif (TTF, OTF)
With its fusion of geometry and optical balance, Roku is everything a modern sans serif font should be: striking, unique, and clear. Roku offers uppercase Latin characters only, as well as numbers, punctuation, and standard ligatures.
HEROES Sans Serif (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
If you're going to call a font Heroes, then it has to look the part. Luckily for this condensed sans serif font, it does. Heroes is perfect for branding, logos, cover text, signage, and more. Elegant and modern with a unique style, there's no doubt as to why it's one of the most popular sans serif fonts from Envato Elements in 2021.
Porcelain Sans Serif (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Here's another condensed sans serif font with a subtle dip-pen texture that creates a personal hand-lettered feel. Porcelain offers upper and lowercase characters, numbers, and punctuation, as well as foreign-language characters and accents and tons of other glyphs and ligatures.
Avantgarde Sans Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
It's not hard to see why Avantgarde is one of the most popular sans serif fonts in 2021. The beautiful sans serif font is the perfect choice for titles and headlines as well as other projects when a distinct display font is needed. It comes with both upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and foreign-language characters, and it's offered in three weights.
Sprout Sans Serif (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Condensed sans serif fonts have been very popular in 2021, and thin condensed sans serifs are at the top of the pack. This font is delicate enough for invitations, wedding albums, and stationery, but robust enough for headlines, titles, and posters.
10 Most Popular Script and Handwritten Fonts of 2021
Many projects require a personal touch when it comes to typefaces. Have a look at the popular script fonts many Envato Elements users trust with their creations in 2021.
Astriany Script Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Astriany is a beautiful handwritten font that can be used for signatures, stationery, or wherever an elegant handwritten font is needed. The script contains both uppercase and lowercase Latin characters, numbers, punctuation, and several ligatures and alternates. Popular handwriting fonts don't come much better than Astriany.
Figuerola Script Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Check out this incredibly thin script typeface. Its design is why Figuerola is one of the most popular script fonts for 2021. An excellent choice for projects that require a handwritten touch, especially if your own handwriting isn't up to scratch.
Northrow Handwriting Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Northrow is as elegant as popular script fonts can get. A great choice for personal branding, signatures, and more, Northrow includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual characters, as well as 94 ligatures and 13 swashes. It's perfect if you've been looking for popular handwriting fonts.
Qalistha Script Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Qalistha Script Font is an elegant and very legible script that can be used in a wide variety of projects. It includes an upper and lowercase alphabet, numbers, punctuation, multilingual support, swashes, alternate styles, and ligatures.
Righton Script & Serif Font Duo (TTF, OTF)
Righton contains two fonts—a script and a serif—that work perfectly together. The set contains upper and lower case, punctuation, symbols, numerals, stylistic set alternates, ligatures, and more. These popular handwriting fonts are a great choice for your projects.
Amarylli Modern Script Font (TTF, OTF)
Go with the flow when you use Amarylli Modern Script Font. The font is perfect for creating personal logos, wedding stationery, and fashion apparel branding. Have fun adding swashes and ligatures to your characters to create your own unique look.
Wolington Script Sans Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Wolington Modern Font is an elegant script font that would be great for wedding invitations, fashion logos, badges, and much more. The blend of class and fun makes Wolington a popular option for fans of script fonts.
Birdside Script Font (TTF, OTF)
Birdside Script Font is a stunning font that mimics natural handwriting and would work well for personal branding, wedding stationery and invitations, apparel, logo design, etc. The set includes beautiful swashes and ligatures to make your text pop.
Fabienne Handwriting Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Fabienne Handwriting Font is a sophisticated signature-style font with strong, straight lines. The font offers both upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, glyphs, and ligatures. Its carefree lettering makes it a popular choice for script fonts.
Simplemind YH: Modern Handwriting Font (TTF, OTF)
There is nothing simpleminded about Simplemind Script Font. Quite the contrary, this modern handwritten font is wonderfully stylish and perfect for personal branding projects and more.
10 Most Popular Decorative Fonts of 2021
Decorative elements add flair and style to your text. To wrap up our list, let's check out these popular aesthetic fonts with included decorations.
Vanberg Blackletter Font (TTF, OTF)
Vanberg Blackletter Font is an incredible Gothic font. It comes with great lettering and stylish alternates. No wonder it's one of the top popular aesthetic fonts to download. Use it on many cool projects, from clothing merchandise to vintage posters and books!
Amira Beauty (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
How fabulous is this font? According to its designer, Amira is inspired by a flower that grows only in the highlands in Indonesia. Use this beautiful font sparingly and for important projects that require a WOW font.
Oliva Serif Font Trio (TTF, OTF)
This is another decorative font with plenty of wow factor. Modern and unique, the font offers enough swashes and ligatures for you to really make it your own. The decorative flourishes make this a pack of popular aesthetic fonts any creative would want to use.
Griskay Decorative Font (TTF, OTF)
Griskay Decorative Font is a fancy serif font that's perfect for branding, package design, posters, signage, and all those other projects when you need a strong, stand-out font. It includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers and punctuation, multilingual characters, and accents.
Belle Story Decorative Font Family (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Here's another darling of a font to make you swoon. The high-contrast display font consists of two styles: display and regular. Each offers ten weights, from thin to heavy. That's a lot of options for you to create something really special.
Moody Blue Typeface (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
There are many popular aesthetic fonts, but few like Moody Blue. Inspired by vintage art, Moody Blue is one of those fonts that commands attention. Whether your project calls for the romantic or scary or plain old fun, this is such a versatile font that it will reflect the mood perfectly.
Moalang Pro + Ornaments (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
An Art Deco influenced font, Moalang Pro is an excellent font for signage, titles, posters, T-shirts, and more. It includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers and punctuation, multilingual characters and accents, as well as plenty of alternates and ligatures.
Rockstar: Vintage Decorative Typeface (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Rockstar indeed! A great choice for banner ads, events, greeting cards, posters, postcards, branding, and more. It includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers and punctuation, and multilingual characters and accents.
Revij Anovik: Decorative Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
This decorative serif font includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers and punctuation, multilingual characters and accents, and plenty of stylistic alternates for you to have some serious fun creating a look that's uniquely yours.
Carter Decorative Typeface (TTF, OTF)
Decorative fonts need to have tons of extra elements that other fonts don't have, so that you can create a masterpiece. Well, that's exactly what Carters offers. It offers 300 unique glyphs, swatches, contextual alternates, stylistic sets, ligatures, and more. The sky's the limit with this font.
Select Your Favourite Font Today
We hope you've enjoyed our roundup of the 40 most popular fonts available at Envato Elements. We know you've probably found some irresistible choices among this list, so head over to Envato Elements today to download your favourites. Don't forget: for one low monthly fee, you can download as many fonts as you want, as often as you want.
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