When designing a car wrap beyond the graphics and images, there is the typography to consider. Obviously you’ll want to choose a font that is easy to read. On the other side of that equation, where can you find the best vehicle wrap fonts that make your wrap designs shine? Sunrise Signs offers some top picks.
1. My Fonts
With My Fonts it’s easy to create an account and browse the site for various fonts. They also offer a tool that helps you identify a font you might have seen but aren’t familiar with. Another neat feature is you can try fonts before you buy them and once you create an account, you can organize your favorites. You can also search for a font from a list of popular designers.
Prices vary and so do the number of fonts provided with each download. Browse their hot new fonts or choose from the list of bestsellers. There’s also a WhattheFont forum you can engage with colleagues or ask a question.
There’s even a mobile app for My Fonts, but those in the vehicle wrap design profession tend to lean toward the Fonts with a Desktop License.
This is a relatively free font site and great for global designers but there are some ads to deal with. It’s available in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. daFont allows you to search by author, theme, popularity and new and hot fonts. There’s a great FAQ section and the website walks you through how to download a font based on your operating system.
While you do need to create an account, the typography found on this site are shareware, free, demo versions or public domain. Contribute to daFont by adding your own designs. There’s a link to a search page called Snot and Fonts that offers some great educational tools like design types, histories and the mathematics of font design.
3. Font Shop
Next on our list of the top best vehicle wrap fonts is Font Shop. The downloads in Font Shop are not free but again, have varying price ranges. Create your account and browse by category, foundry, family or webfonts. It’s worthwhile to look at their bestsellers, new fonts and staff picks. They also have some free fonts.
Get tips from their blog and online help is free. Save and organize your favorites they also have FontBook iPad app. The website is user-friendly and while you’re there, sign up for their free newsletter.
4. Letterhead Fonts
Want to go back in time a bit? Letterhead Fonts touts they are rare and unique and the design of their website is certainly entertaining. The home page offers a long scroll down to view many of their popular fonts but you can also use the left-bar navigation menu and browse by artist, styles, packages, most popular and the What’s New section.
They have a pretty cool tutorial page and their “TypeTester” page allows you to type in text and then choose a font for instant viewing. Like other sites, you can easily find a font using their dropdown tool. There are many packages and kits to purchase or you can design your own kit. If you do purchase any package or kit, they offer free bonus fonts—be sure to bookmark this page because new fonts are added regularly.
5. Font Stock
With this typography site, it’s easy to browse by category right from the homepage. Font Stock is also a global site and user-friendly in a plethora of languages. Almost all the fonts on this site are free, which is nice and they offer a FAQ section on how to download from their website based on operating system. You can also share your font with other designers.
Be sure to check out their Font Tools page where you can download software for PC and Mac based on the types of fonts you want to work with and font editors.
That "wraps" up our top five best vehicle wrap fonts and if you have a particular website you utilize, let us know! At Sunrise Signs we enjoy offering assistance to freelance graphic designers looking to make their mark in the car wrap design industry.
As vehicle wraps keep emerging as an affordable way to advertise or promote or express individuality, you will want to have the best tools available including typography.
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