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.
Please note: Links to download all fonts are at the bottom of this post. Please scroll down to the end to download.
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.
Zefani Stencil (Free)
Zefani Stencil is a modern didone typeface with strong characters and bold lines, while it’s sister font Zefani Sans is a light san-serif with monoline strokes and three different weights. This is the Zefani family. Scroll to the end of this post to download free.
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. Scroll to the end of this post to download free.
A photocompositor typeface collaboratively designed by Herb Lubalin and John Pistilli. It was first shown in 1964. Scroll to the end of this post to download free.
A font inspired from the magnificent city of Mysore and its visual culture. Scroll to the end of this post to download free.
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. Scroll to the end of this post to download free.
Goku (Premium £10)
Gokú is a typeface initially designed as a stencil font for the Basel & Geneva Watch Launch Event for Watches of Switzerland. Scroll to the end of this post to download free.
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. Scroll to the end of this post to download free.
Do you know any equally beautiful stencil style fonts that deserve to make this list?
Do let me know using comments below.