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40 Best Blackletter and Gothic Fonts for Designers

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In tribute to Germanic style, here you’ll find 40 amazing Gothic and blackletter fonts which you can use to give your designs a rebellious and edgy look.

Read on to discover our top picks from the font sections of Envato Market and Envato Elements, from authentic medieval styles to minimal and modern Gothic typefaces.

What Is a Blackletter Font?

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Blackletter, also known as Gothic script or Old English script, is a calligraphic style which was popular for writing manuscripts and books in German-speaking countries during the Middle Ages. During the 20th century, blackletter type styles were adopted by new audiences and came to be associated with punk, street art, and heavy metal. 

It’s this blend of medieval influence and modern rebellion that makes blackletter and Gothic styles always look moody, cool, and dramatic. They’re great for adding edge and interest to posters, T-shirt designs, and logos. 

Read on to discover our top 40 Gothic font picks.

Top 25 Blackletter and Gothic Fonts From Envato Elements

Envato Elements is home to thousands of modern Gothic fonts for your creative projects. But the site offers much more than that.

With the price of your monthly subscription, you'll have unlimited access to the full Envato Elements digital asset library. Download as many goth fonts, stock videos, and Photoshop actions as you want, without limits.

It's the perfect offer for designers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who work on multiple personal and professional projects. And thanks to the easy-to-understand license, you'll never have to worry about how you can use Envato Elements items. You can always cancel your subscription at any time. 

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Let's take a look at 25 of the top Gothic lettering fonts from Envato Elements:

1. Aceking: Vintage Blackletter Gothic Fonts (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

This stylized display font borrows elements from Gothic type design and Western poster type to create an immersive style that would work well for band branding or gig flyers. Go ahead and download this epic blackletter font. 

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2. Jailetter Goth Fonts (OTF, TTF, EPS)

A modern lettering font with stylized nods to old-school typography, Jailetter is an edgy, cool Gothic lettering font. Try it on posters or for the label of a new brew.

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3. Old Charlotte: Bold Decorative Gothic Fonts (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

Taking inspiration from Gothic calligraphy fonts, Old Charlotte feels right at home in the modern world. This English Gothic font is a good fit for book covers, invitations, and more projects. Use this typeface for soft Gothic designs!

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4. Cambridge: Bold Decorative Gothic Fonts (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

Cambridge is an old English Gothic font with a modern sense of style. It has a full set of characters, including numbers and punctuation. Try out Cambridge on a new logo or display video.

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5. Othelie Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF, EPS, PDF, AI)

Othelie is a very interesting take on goth fonts. The fuller characters have a softer, inviting look. Othelie includes alternate glyphs, so you can have the perfect modern blackletter font for your project.

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6. Hurscol Gothic Typeface (OTF)

Hurscol is another one of the modern Gothic fonts available on Envato Elements. It has rounded glyphs for a friendlier look that's still grounded in German Gothic fonts. Hurscol also has a full set of numbers and punctuation.

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7. Rontek Black Gothic Script (OTF, TTF, JPG)

Looking for the perfect Gothic font for tattoos or creative projects? Then you should try out Rontek. It's a typeface that is suited for darker creations. Its unique characters also make it a great option for a Gothic font tattoo.

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8. Vrugoth: Modern Gothic Fonts (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

Vrugoth is another creative Gothic script font. This Gothic typeface has an earthy feel, perfect for nature-themed designs. You can design an outdoors brochure, nature presentation, or adventure guide with Vrugoth.

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9. Blackey Bold Decorative Gothic Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

If you need a decorative Gothic font, try Blackey. It's a typeface that looks like classic blackletter calligraphy from the 1800s. This is a modern medieval font that looks right at home on marketing materials and invitations. Blackey also works on Windows and Mac, so you can enjoy this medieval Gothic font on whatever software you're running.

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10. Black Cameo Tattoo Gothic Font (OTF, TTF, PDF)

The Black Cameo Gothic blackletter font gives you many glyph options. More than 525 of them, actually. It's a nice choice for a Gothic font tattoo, or if you're making some new designs for your clothing line.

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11. Blade Brotherhood Classy Goth Font (OTF, TTF)

Blade Brotherhood is a classy take on Gothic calligraphy fonts. This serif typeface is a fun option for your creative projects. Try it out for an album or book cover, or maybe a poster with a soft gothic aesthetic. This Gothic font's files work on both Windows and Mac computers.

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12. Medusa Classy Goth Font (OTF, PNG)

A cleaner and more organic take on Gothic lettering font styles, Medusa has a quirky serpentine design that gives it some extra edge. It's highly legible, which is unusual amongst Gothic fonts, so try it across sub-headings and body text too. 

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13. Black Baron Gothic Lettering Font (OTF)

Looking for a retro take on Gothic style? Black Baron wouldn't look out of place on a 1930s poster, with its chunky, geometric proportions and highly legible design. Combine this medieval Gothic font with a texture overlay for an authentic vintage look.

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14. Osgard Pro Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF, WOFF2)

Osgard Pro combines elegant blackletter calligraphy with Gothic traits to create a very elegant style that would work beautifully for luxury design. Try it on packaging design or high-end stationery.

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15. Glaive Gothic Font (OTF, WOFF)

A heavy display font, Glaive takes influences from heavy metal to create a slab serif that's high-impact and sharp-edged. This blackletter font looks best in isolation. Try blowing it up to large scale on T-shirt designs or poster layouts.

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16. Blackhead Modern Gothic Fonts (OTF)

A more geometric and stylish take on blackletter calligraphy, Blackhead retains a mid-century feel that makes it the perfect partner for vintage or flat design. Available in three weights, it's versatile enough to use across titling and body text.

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17. Flathead Goth Font (OTF, TTF)

A vintage 'hipster' font which makes a nod to Gothic styles, Flathead is the perfect font for branding projects. Try this Gothic lettering font across logos and stamps to add vintage flair to packaging and signage.

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18. Inumocca Goth Fonts (OTF, TTF, AI, CDR)

Embellished with arrowheads and lightning bolts, Inumocca has an unusual design that would make it ideal for gig flyers or music branding. This modern Gothic typography is also a great option if you've been looking for a Gothic font tattoo style.

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19. Portico Diablo Classy Goth Font (OTF, WOFF)

A very clean and simplified take on a blackletter font, Portico Diablo is a big and bold display font that works amazingly for branding projects. 

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20. La Forest Soft Gothic Font (OTF, TTF)

La Forest comes in four styles—regular, grunge, inline, and inline grunge—making it a super versatile choice for design projects. With exaggerated calligraphic elements, it works best as a standalone decorative Gothic blackletter font.

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21. Helmswald Post Germanic Gothic Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, SVG, PNG)

The result of a combination of stylistic influences, Helmswald Post is a thoroughly modern take on an authentic blackletter type style. Its natural home is on brand designs which require a Germanic touch, like beer labels or seasonal products. 

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22. Winsor Gothic Lettering Font (OTF)

Winsor is a handsome blackletter font with a stamp-like style. Perfect for posters and logos, this font retains authentic Gothic font traits while remaining clear and legible.

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23. inuTattoo Script: Tattoo Gothic Font (OTF, TTF)

Influenced by tattoo art, inuTattoo Script is one step removed from Germanic blackletter styles, but it still retains some Gothic spirit. This typeface has numeric glyphs, so you can use it for Gothic tattoo number fonts. Try it on stationery and invitations to make the most of its romantic, italic style.

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24. Psalta Germanic Gothic Font (OTF)

Psalta has a narrow, condensed design which looks fantastic in any of its four weights, ranging from Bold to Light. It has a clean, sharp look which translates well to ultra-modern layouts. Psalta is a great option if you've been hunting for goth fonts.

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25. Flexiletto Vintage & Classy Goth Font (OTF, TTF)

An attractive mix of vintage Italian style and blackletter elements, Flexiletto is one of the simplest and most aesthetically pleasing goth fonts in our roundup. The letters are rounded and generous, making this font a legible choice for any text size.

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15 More Modern Gothic Fonts From GraphicRiver

There are many excellent Gothic calligraphy fonts available on Envato Elements, but not everyone can commit to a subscription. If you'd like an alternative choice for goth fonts, try GraphicRiver.

GraphicRiver is similar to Envato Elements, but all of the items are available for a single purchase. It's the perfect option if you want to browse Gothic tattoo number fonts and download just what you need and nothing more.

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Ready to check out some more Gothic fonts? Here are 15 premium blackletter and Gothic fonts found on GraphicRiver.

1. Zouk Gothic Font (OTF, TTF)

Zouk is a modern blackletter typeface with a unique visual style. It would work for a black metal album cover, an event invitation, and everything in between. This English Gothic font comes in both standard and italic versions for you to use on projects. It's also perfect if you'd like to go for a soft gothic aesthetic. 

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2. Bracker Classy Goth Fonts (TTF)

A Gothic font with Victorian influences, Bracker is a fantastic display font which is best suited to large-scale type, like logos and poster typography.

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3. Cameo Sweet Gothic Font (OTF, TTF)

Retaining the condensed style of many Gothic fonts, Cameo nonetheless has a sleeker vibe, with curvy serifs that give it a softer, more feminine look. Try this medieval font on a clothing design or short film poster.

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4. Halja Blackletter Font (OTF)

Looking for an old English Gothic font with a darker edge? This tattoo Gothic font contains more than 500 ligatures, allowing you to combine letters together for an authentic calligraphy style.

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5. Ravenholm Modern Gothic Fonts (OTF, TTF)

This clean and chunky font with a slight italic is a more geometric, digitised take on old Gothic font styles. Ravenholm is highly readable, and it looks just as good outlined as it does in its standard weight. It makes for an excellent English Gothic font for apparel projects.

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6. Katheryna Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF)

This decorative Gothic font includes extra ornaments to add swashes and borders to your typography. Katheryna has old-fashioned, romantic sensibilities, which would make it a lovely choice for a book cover design. 

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7. Sadis Goth Fonts (TTF)

Inspired by fantasy and with definite Game of Thrones undertones, Sadis is an elaborate display font that would be the ideal style for setting titles or creating branding for games or books.

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8. Pontifice Soft Gothic Font (OTF, TTF)

An old Gothic font with a retro vibe, Pontifice is not the most legible of fonts, but it's certainly pretty. Its soft, curving corners give it a more fluid look than some other Gothic fonts. 

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9. Rot Shield Blackletter Font (OTF, TTF)

Rot Shield has a dense, condensed look that makes it appear as if it's been stamped onto the page. The geometric design balances out the authentic medieval look of this Gothic blackletter font, which keeps the style looking fresh and modern.

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10. Avestrava Gothic Font Tattoo (OTF, TTF)

Inspired by vintage painted signage, Avestrava balances organic curves with sharp spikes for a finely tuned display style. The old-school flair of the Gothic typography is versatile. Try using it on logo designs, signage, and letterheads for vintage flair. Go ahead and download this gothic font for tattoos.

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11. Riotic Modern Gothic Fonts (OTF, TTF, PFM)

Available in two styles, Rough and Clean, Riotic combines serifs found in Gothic calligraphy fonts with a chunky vintage design. You can use it in both uppercase and lowercase letters—why not try combining the Rough weight for title text and the Clean style for body text?

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12. The Mariam Story: Classy Goth Font (OTF, PFM)

A classic medieval Gothic font with a variety of styles, The Mariam Story contains mirrored characters to create a pleasingly symmetrical look in your typography. Try combining the lowercase and alternate styles to create a unique logo or header design.

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13. Aseina Vintage Gothic Font (OTF)

A heavily ornate display font with alternate glyphs, Aseina is as flexible as it is gorgeous to look at. This old Gothic font has a full set of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as multilanguage support. Try layering it across photos or textured backgrounds for a brand-like look. 

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14. Avelina: Art Nouveau Gothic Fonts (OTF, TTF, PFM)

Avelina is an elegant Gothic font which makes a nod to Art Nouveau as well as blackletter type styles. The font contains lots of stylistic alternates to create a wide variety of looks. Use its unique numeric glyphs if you're looking for Gothic tattoo number fonts.

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15. Wednesday Oriental Gothic Lettering Font (OTF, TTF, PFM)

If you're looking for a blackletter font that mimics calligraphy more directly, Wednesday is a great choice. This font has a more Oriental feel to it, giving it a more flowing and ornate style. It's most effective when only a few letters are used, so try it in your next logo or letterhead design.

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Hungry for More Gothic Fonts?

Hopefully, you've found a font in our edited list that tickles your taste buds. Ravenholm and modern Gothic fonts like it from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver are great additions to your creative projects.

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However, if you're still on the hunt for that elusive perfect Gothic or blackletter typeface, look no further. You can browse hundreds of English Gothic fonts on Envato Elements and Envato Market.

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Gonzalo Angulo. Gonzalo is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.

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