10 Awesome Free Grunge Fonts

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Series Overview


This is the final post in my awesome font series. I definitely made a conscience decision to save my favorite genre for last. I think most designers would agree that the grunge style has a unique appeal because of the freedom it allows. These 10 free fonts are perfect for distressing your designs.

1. 28 Days Later  [ Download ]


2. A Bite  [ Download ]


3. Astonished  [ Download ]


4. Birth of a Hero  [ Download ]


5. Bleeding Cowboys  [ Download ]


6. Broken 15  [ Download ]


7. Downcome  [ Download ]


8. Tiza  [ Download ]


9. Trashco  [ Download ]


10. VTKS Distress  [ Download ]


About the Author

Andrew is a primary contributer for MyInkBlog. He is a full time web developer for Niagara University. When he's not working there, he's a blogger, twitter'er, wordpress'er, silverstripe advocate, blessed father and husband.

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  • http://holdtheonionplease.blogspot.com Jessica Mahoney

    Nice selection thanks for pulling those out and sharing I love trashco, super fun!

    Jessica Mahoney´s last post was… Catalogs in the mail ARE going FSC

  • http://thecreativelab.timothybsmith.com Tim Smith

    Great list! I would suggest Grunge Serifia! It’s a beautiful slab serif font with some grunge. Here is the link to download


    Tim Smith´s last post was… Take The Plunge Into Freelance Work

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @Tim – Nice selection, I definitely have that one in my collection. I love the look, but I do hate how it slows down my design, it’s a very bulky font.

  • M Dudeman

    there are two that need to be removed from this list…..Bleeding Cowboys and Birth of A Hero over used and non creative…..I’m boycotting bands that use Bleeding cowboys in album art or posters!!!

    Seriously……I am

  • Aaron

    I have to agree with the previous note. I have grown to hate Bleeding Cowboys and Birth of a Hero. They are beautifully designed but are so overused.

    It is similar to that sketchy rockwell font that is all over the place right now, it was great until EVERYONE used them. It destroys the originality and creativity of the project

  • Aaron

    I forgot to mention, otherwise another great article, keep up the good work!

  • http://www.1stwebdesigner.com Dainis Graveris

    Great fonts Abite is my favorite one, some fonts are too overdone I think, it’s easy to do that.

    Dainis Graveris´s last post was… Ultimate List of 32 Font And Typography Tools

  • http://www.reviewedroulettesystems.com MEROETEWS

    Sweet blog. I never know what I am going to come across next. I think you should do more posting as you have some pretty intelligent stuff to say.

    I’ll be watching you . :)

  • L.Evans

    im having problems downloading the fonts to my computer. it keeps giving me a msg saying it can not open compressed zip files. what am i doing wrong

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @L.Evans – You’ll need a program that decompresses zip files to use the fonts. There are quite a few to choose from. If you are on a pc, check out WinRAR or WinZip. If you are on a mac, check out StuffIt Expander or MacRAR.

  • http://www.psprint.com/stickers-labels Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing

    These fonts just scream angst. What a rage-filled, powerful set! Thanks for the upload. I’ve been looking for something akin to Bleeding Cowboys for days. Now, I’ve found it!

  • http://www.artfans.info fandy

    Great fonts collection… a bite and bleeding cowboy are my fav grunge fonts
    .-= fandy´s last blog ..Different on First Paragraph =-.

  • manic

    I’m starting with photoshop and your tutorials are great. Also fonts and brushes… great! :D I’m learning so much thanks to you! :)

  • http://aext.net Lam Nguyen

    All of these above are great. I love it. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Lam Nguyen´s last blog ..30 Thin and Light Fonts That Should Not Be Free =-.

  • http://stevenwscott.com Steven W Scott

    I like the Downcome font since it has a very nice “flair” to it yet it’s very readable.

  • http://www.sjlwebdesign.co.uk SJL Web Design

    Thanks for the list to all these free grunge fonts, definitely a great resource! I think Bleeding Cowboys is a personally favorite.

  • oliver

    If you are looking for free fonts, check http://www.fonts2u.com. Discovered it just few days ago. Their
    character map search is awesome! Saved some time when looking for specific character maps supported.

  • http://www.designn.co.uk Web Design Norwich

    Brilliant – thanks for the fonts they will be used in an upcoming project, feel free everyone to take a look when its complete and provide any comments!

  • http://www.tipagrafica.com adri

    Awesome! Thanks so much!!! :)