History of Art Deco Fonts
Art Deco fonts are derived from the Art deco design movement that took place in the early 20th century between 1920 and 1940, immediately after the WW1. The art deco movement inspired architecture, fashion, painting, interior design, advertising, music and even modern fonts available on Microsoft, Google, and other software.
The origins of Art Deco were in Europe where the design movement started in the early 20th century and soon spread to the United States. For the next two to three decades, the movement influenced the design style in both continents.
The distinct features as visible in this font that made the design concept instant success was its modern style, graceful design and use of geometric shapes with symmetrical arrangements. One of the prime examples of Art Deco architecture from that time is Chrysler Building in the New York City.
Let’s explore the font collection.
- Thirties styled caps font
- Two styles: line and regular shadow
- Inspired from the modernist op-art
- Thin and planes lines
The legacy of Art Nouveau & Art Deco.
Font by Jiliane Jorge
Over 50 art deco themed ornaments included with punctuation, numbers, and letters.
AntsyPants by Nick Curtis
Three styles supported: Regular, Double and Rough.
Grouser by Pizzadude
Metropolis 1920 by Josip Kelava
London by Antonio Rodrigues Jr.
Atlas by Nabeel Khalid
Two weights: Outlined & Regular version.
Higher by Marisa Passos
Suave by Ricky Richards
- Art deco feeling makes it unique from other handwriting typefaces.
- Designed in Pairs.
- Extended glyphs for other languages than English.
WABECO by Paul Reis
- Eye-catching for large headlines.
- Unique transformations to a lot of characters.
- Softened with rounded edges.
Inspired by vintage motorcycle culture with the outline and regular styles.
Damier by Jacopo Severitano
BARON by Frank Hemmekam & FontFabric
INNERCITY by Jacopo Severitano
Pontiac Inline by Julien Saurin & Fanny Coulez
Woodwarrior by Anton Bohlin
Shaped by ice and wind.
Decani by Neal Fletcher
ARGÖ by Anthony James
Some changes to traditional aesthetics, for example, horizontal lines are replaced with medievally themed ascenders.
Naive Line comes up with Black, Extra Black, Bold, Regular, and light weights.
POIRET by Denis Masharov
- Graceful curves and stylish lines
- Hint of constructivism and Art Deco
- Best for large headlines, titles, labels or signs
BUILDING by Leonardo Gubbioni
Giaza Pro by Anthony James
SIFONN by Rafa Goicoechea
Furgatorio by Aaron Amar
SUPERLATIVE by Wesley Jefferies
Tempo Doeloe by Evan Wijaya
Rhubarb by Lukasz KuIakowski
Wave by Jennifer Delaney
Fassade by Jonathan Martin
Mercat Barcelona by Outline Studio
Montebello by Ian Barnard
Typeface Adec by Serge Shi
Mint Julep by Patrick Seymour
Xthlx by Jack Thompson
Futuracha by Caroline Vasselai
Westmeath by Twicolabs Design
Rosina by Rebecca Hurst
Idler by Mark Butchko
GOLD by Patrick Seymour
Bohema by Onrepeat Studio
Eutopia by Víctor Navarro Barba
Fashion by Jack Thompson
Jericho by Daniel Barba
CHASE by Anthony James
MB Deco by Ben Mecke-Burford
Decora by Patrick Seymour
FHA Modernized Ideal ClassicNC
Standing Room Only
Usage in the modern world
In the modern world, fonts and typestyles are using Art Deco design concept to create a lasting impression on readers. This font is still a popular concept in design and online publishing. The style was most popular as classic and was once known as rich gentlemen’s style. The bright, catchy, geometrical and streamlined design was once a craze that still inspires many designers.
With the availability of this font, graphic designers and online publishers have an opportunity to add more classic and retro touch to their designs. The font represents glamour and class and add life to a design if implemented in the right way.
Some of the most popular Art Deco fonts commonly used by graphic designer and desktop publishers include:
- Tail Deco
- Lobster 1.0 Regular
- Harold Square
- Park Lane
- Drumag Studio
- Libeled Lady
Other than these popular fonts, there are hundreds of more that are easily available on the internet. You can easily find free as well as paid fonts.
You can also find different styles in this typography. For example, one of the popular typestyles is ITC Anna, which represents low-waisted and uncomplicated mono stroke design. Other similar fonts are Coquette, Busorama and Bernhard Fashion.
Another popular Art Deco font style represents more decorative and intricate typestyles like Philco Deco, Lisa Recut, ITC Mona, Gallia, Chic, and Beverly Hills. You can also find further complex fonts with a double, triple, and even multi-linear stroke details.
These are decorative, they are mostly used for display designs. These fonts are used to create an impact and to leave a long lasting impression. This is why these are commonly used in advertisements, announcements texts, book covers, Facebook ads, online ads, etc. These are also used in design to represent class and gentlemen’s feel to the designs.
Last modified: August 11, 2017