Love vintage and gothic design? Then we're sure you'll love this sweet collection of Old English-inspired fonts. But before we jump into the selection of top Old English fonts, let's briefly talk about what an Old English font is.
What Is An Old English Font?
English Blackletter is the actual name of this typeface. This is one of the two most popular Gothic font families, the other being the German Fraktur.
Blackletter became popular in Western Europe and was used from 1150 until the 17th century. Blackletter is also referred to as Old English, not to be confused with the Old English language.
Old English fonts are known for their dramatic Gothic style with thick strokes and elaborate accents, like this fantastic example below.
And in this collection of incredible premium assets, we're featuring 30 unique Old English style fonts curated from both Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.
25 Best Old English Fonts From Envato Elements (Unlimited Downloads)
We begin with a selection of the best Old English fonts from Envato Elements, our subscription-based marketplace. For a low monthly fee, you can download as many decorative Old English fonts as you wish!
That's right. You get unlimited downloads with your subscription to Envato Elements. This is a great offer if you're a graphic designer or work in digital creative fields. You'll get unlimited access to the best digital assets: fonts, actions and presets, photos, presentation templates, and more!
Now that you know what Envato Elements can offer, let me share with you some cool Old English fonts for your next project:
1. Volantis Vintage Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Volantis is a classic font with Gothic glyphs and ligatures. These Old English font letters are great for branding, logos, flyers and more. Volantis works on PC and Mac and all software. It also includes multilingual support.
2. The Bjorke: Handmade Old English Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
The Bjorke is one of the new Old English type fonts on Envato Elements. This calligraphy Old English font also features a classic Gothic design. It comes in two styles: regular and alternative. It's easy to install and works on all software. Try this Old English gothic font for your designs!
3. Old Charlotte: Bold Decorative Gothic Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Looking for eye-catching Old English type fonts? Try Old Charlotte, a gothic font featuring a bold design. You'll get Old English font numbers, along with uppercase and lowercase characters. Try this font for any gothic project!
4. Alabasta: The Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Alabasta is a unique Old English gothic font. It includes cool glyphs and alternates to make your design stand out. It's fully accessible without additional design software. And it also includes multilingual support.
5. Cambridge: Bold Decorative Gothic Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
When you think of Olde English lettering, what comes to mind is a bold, Gothic, and medieval hand-lettering style, exactly like this one. This is a fantastic Old English font with numbers, punctuation, and alternate characters.
6. Vadderick: Vintage Old English Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Looking for bold calligraphy Old English fonts? Vedderick is for you. These Old English font letters have a true medieval look. This one stands out because it's handcrafted with a calligraphy pen and then digitized. This cool calligraphy Old English font is great for posters, flyers, games, invitations, and more.
7. Black Baron Typeface Medieval Font (OTF)
Black Baron is a very nice Old Victorian font. It has a dense black appearance, slightly decorated caps, angular forms, serifs, and thick to thin strokes.
8. Blackey Bold Decorative Gothic Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
This Victorian Old English font combines classic typography with nice alternates. The font is really simple to install and will transport your design back to the 19th century.
9. Rozex: Bold Decorative Gothic Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
The alternates and ligatures in this Old English typeface are a lovely Gothic and medieval touch. Try this Olde English lettering for your next book cover, poster, or invitation.
10. Acude Modern Victorian Gothic (OTF, TTF)
Acude will look fantastic on invitations and logos. This is a nice Old English font to download because it includes tons of glyphs and it's easy to install.
11. Darklands: A Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
This Old English typeface is the best for titles and posters. The Olde English lettering is inspired by authentic old Gothic scripts fonts, so your projects will have a nice touch!
12. Rhymus Queen: Gothic Blackletter (OTF)
This is a good Old English font to download thanks to its numbers, symbols. ligatures, and multilingual support. It will look great on tattoos and branding.
13. Tendencious: Vintage Gothic Display Typeface (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Tendencious is an Old English font with numbers. Give your designs a truly vintage look with this Victorian Old English font and take advantage of its best features, such as easy installation and complete punctuation.
14. Malcolm Naville: Vintage Gothic Blackletter (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Malcolm Naville is a nice Old English font to download if you're looking for a truly dark Gothic font. Use it for any creative project.
15. Cattedrale: Gothic Blackletter (OTF)
This unique Old English typeface comes with four different styles, including uppercase, lowercase, currency symbols, punctuation, and multilingual support.
16. Aceking: Vintage Blackletter Gothic (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Design your next big Gothic and epic novel title with this Old English typeface. It's an Old English font with numbers and punctuation, easy to install.
17. Cameo Sweet Gothic (OTF)
The design of this Victorian Old English font makes it a great option for branding, logos, and posters. Give it a go for your next design!
18. Odd Times Old English Font (OTF)
This Olde English lettering is inspired by old fracture calligraphy. It's a great Old English font to download that will look awesome on everything.
19. Old Finlander (OTF, TTF)
Here's an Old Victorian font that's different from the Gothic style. This Victorian Old English font was designed with detailed ornament elements that will make it look awesome on book covers and branding.
20. Avestrava Regular (OTF, TTF)
Avestrava is a bold Old English font to download. This Olde English lettering features alternate characters, ligatures, multilingual characters, and cool extra ornaments.
21. Rootking Old English Font (OTF, TTF)
This Olde English lettering is all about Gothic style and thick strokes. It's a bold Old English font with numbers, unique glyphs, and multilingual characters.
22. Atara Typeface (TTF, OTF)
Create stunning designs with this incredible decorative font. Atara features a bold old-school vibe that can be used for a variety of creative projects. Download this package to get two font files and access to four unique styles with special inline details.
23. Bureno Decorative Font (TTF, OTF)
Decorate your work with this fun ornamental design. Bureno features four creative fonts inspired by vintage typography. Great for retro headers and identities, this package includes four font files for regular and grunge-inspired styles.
24. Bhaltazar Typeface (TTF, OTF)
An old-fashioned typeface with a unique vintage design, Bhaltazar is a font you'll definitely want to add to your collection. This font features elaborately decorated capital letters with gorgeous lowercase letters to complement the style. Use this font for logos, invitations, and more for exciting designs.
25. La Forest Typeface (TTF, OTF)
Create stunning designs with a retro/vintage vibe with this amazing typeface. This font features a strong Blackletter style with four font files that include a range of incredible alternates. Download this font to bring a unique vintage element to your designs today!
15 Best Old English Fonts From GraphicRiver (Get One at a Time)
On the other hand, if a subscription isn't your thing and you prefer to buy Old English style fonts one at a time, then our Envato Market is the best option for you.
You don't need a subscription—just come and browse through our extensive library of cool Old English fonts and buy the one you like the most! Check out our selection below:
1. Warsuck: Hand Drawn Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF)
Warsuck is a hand-drawn Old English font inspired by the underground culture and the blackletter style.
This Old English gothic font emphasizes the use of uppercase letters as the main display, but still includes lowercase letters. It's a great set of Old English font numbers and letters for your projects.
2. Blackholm: Blackletter Font (OTF)
Fan of simple Old English fonts? Check out Blackholm. This simple Old English font features bold and geometric forms.
Blackholm is best used as a decorative branding font for editorials, packaging, and logos. You'll get Old English font numbers, letters, and punctuation.
3. Prescissa: Blackletter Textura Gothic Font (OTF, TTF)
Prescissa is inspired by Textualis, also known as textura or Gothic bookhand, which was the most calligraphic form of Blackletter.
This unique calligraphy Old English font is handcrafted and digitalized. You'll get natural strokes from original handwriting. These Old English font letters are perfect for titles.
4. Blonde Old English Font (TTF)
Blonde is a modern blackletter family that consists of an ornate textura style typeface (serif) along with a complimentary rotunda style (sans). These Old English type fonts combine classic and modern in a great way.
Use this Old English gothic font for logos, lettering, clothing, and stylized products.
5. Granberg Modern Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF)
These Old English font letters feature a classic gothic look. Granberg comes with unique alternates and stylistic sets. The Old English font is great for branding, vintage posters, beer labels, and more.
6. Herkaloya Old English Typeface (OTF, TTF)
Herkaloya is a nice and complete Old English font to download. It comes with a variety of alternates and ornaments, and it's perfect for branding.
7. Rajawaley Typeface (OTF, TTF)
This Olde English lettering was inspired by old beers and breweries. You can mix and match the layered font and extra ornaments to create an attractive vintage design.
8. Sinara Font (TTF, OTF)
Show off your love of vintage-inspired fonts with the Sinara typeface. Perfect for logos and any typography project, this font features a bold Victorian and Old English design with strong, angular accents. Download this simple Old English font to get access to files compatible with both Macs and PCs.
9. Nouvele Louisela Old English Type Fonts (TTF, OTF)
Next, we have this gorgeous Nouvele Louisela typeface. Inspired by classic Roman capitals and italicized letters, this font features an elegant style with clean curves and beautiful swirls. Included in this download are two font files, alternate swashes, and multi-language support.
10. Medieval Returns Font (TTF, OTF)
Jump straight into battle with Old English style fonts like this. Inspired by both Gothic and Old English styles, this font features two font files with over 100 additional glyphs for your convenience. Use this font for titles, headers, and so much more!
11. Sepian Font (TTF, OTF)
Create Gothic-inspired designs with the beautiful Sepian typeface. This font features an incredible take on the centuries-old Blackletter form. Included in this package are two font files with 242 characters and access to swashes, alternates, and more.
12. Blnk Taper Lucker Font (TTF, OTF)
Make a bold statement with this Old English-inspired typeface. This font features bold, chunky letters with letters, numbers, and punctuation available. Get access to additional characters and more in this incredible font download.
13. Hang Kieu Typeface (TTF)
Design an authentic Old English poster with the Hang Kieu typeface. This font features a unique Old English style with all the letters, numbers, and punctuation you need to elevate your design projects. Download this package today to add an authentic vintage twist to your designs.
14. BloodOnMyBlade Font (OTF)
Create haunting designs with the BloodOnMyBlade typeface. This unique font features an Old English style with aggressive details. Inspired by tattoo designs coming from famous West Coast parlors, this package includes letters, numbers, and punctuation, and it's perfect for your typography projects.
15. Oropitem Typeface (TTF, OTF)
Take your work to a whole new level with the stunning Oropitem typeface. This font features a vintage design inspired by Gothic lettering and penmanship. Download this package to get access to three font files with additional styles.
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And with hundreds of vintage-inspired, cool Old English fonts available at your fingertips, chances are we've missed a few to add to your personal collection. Be sure to browse more Old English style fonts in GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.
Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Maria Villanueva. Maria is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.