Lately, if you've noticed, lots of designers are using beautiful bold stencil style fonts in stylish logo concepts and presentations.
I saw a simple text logo made up of such a font on Pinterest and it really inspired me. Since then I have been on the lookout for free & premium fonts that would have a similar impact and this post is the result of that research.
Bella Stencil (£35)
My first find was font Bella Stencil. It's basically a stencil version of the award winning F37 Bella. F37 Bella Stencil contains alternatives and covers an extensive range of Latin-based languages, including Western and Eastern European. I was sure this was the exact font that had caught my eye earlier. The font costs £35.00 and you can buy it here.
However, I didn't want to purchase the font. Because being a small business owner, I always try to save and find free alternatives to graphic design resources that I fancy. So I started looking for free as well as low-cost fonts that would closely resemble Bella Stencil.
Butler is a free serif typeface inspired by a mix between both Dala Floda & the amazing Bodoni family. The main goal was to bring a bit of modernism to serif fonts by working on the curves of classical serif fonts and adding an extra alternate stencil-like serif family.
The whole Butler family contains a total of 334 characters, 7 regular weights and 7 stencil weights, text figures, ligatures, fractions and a lot more. It also suits many different languages with its added glyphs. Great for posters, very big titles, books & fancy stuff, the highly contrasted butler typeface is pleased to be at your service. Download it here
A photocompositor typeface collaboratively designed by Herb Lubalin and John Pistilli. It was first shown in 1964. Download it here
A font inspired from the magnificent city of Mysore and its visual culture. Download it here
Giaza (Premium £20)
Giaza Pro is a multilingual typeface to suit many applications, Editorial, Weddings, Restaurants etc. Most suitable as a display font, the main focus was to include as many indulgent aspects as possible, with 190 swashes for example, without compromising the legibility. With smooth curves and subtle indentations it's a very Fashion conscious typeface. Download it here
Goku (Premium £10)
Gokú is a typeface initially designed as a stencil font for the Basel & Geneva Watch Launch Event for Watches of Switzerland. Download it here
Delicate (Premium £3)
Delicate is an elegant serif stencil with a contemporary geometric twist. The classy design is available in three versions, rounded,bold and strict. Download it here