Selecting a typeface for a piece that seemingly belongs in the future is exciting.
Because contemporary design inspires our imagination to wonder and push boundaries, futuristic typefaces are always breaking the mold in the most beautiful ways.
If you’re in the process of hunting for one, scroll down. We’ve found 50 awesome and totally free futuristic fonts you can use to design. Many of these work best when set at larger sizes, but we’ve also included a few that are more versatile and lend themselves to parts of a design other than headlines or quotes.
Check them out.
First up on our list is Anurati, a lovely futuristic typeface by Emmeran Richard that banks on the law of closure to add visual interest to its letterforms. Use it as a display typeface set over imagery or color blocks—as seen on Behance—to instantly give your work a futuristic feel.
Click here to download: Anurati.
Luciana is a monospaced font that offers a slightly different and lovely take on modern, futuristic typeface design. Its ultra-light strokes coupled with an excellent set of swashes give it a feminine and dynamic feel.
Click here to download: Luciana.
Blanka, also designed by Emmeran Richard, is a minimalist typeface also designed to feel like it is from a time still ahead. I love the bits missing from its letterforms, as they make the font feel playful. Setting a large headline? Give Blanka a shot.
Click here to download: Blanka.
Inspired by the vast Atlantic, Atlantico is a geometric sans-serif set of fonts that feel like they belong on an electronic dance music poster. It’s thick and bold letterforms, with both rounded and square ends, place it front and center of any piece that features it. Designing for a dance music festival or EP? Keep Atlantico in mind.
Click here to download: Atlantico.
Elixia, a typeface built using hexagons, comes in both lower and upper case and with a few stylistic alternatives for certain glyphs. It not only works well to help you build a piece that feels futuristic, it also helps create a mystical, archaic feel. Use it as a decorative display font. Check it out on Behance here.
Click here to download: Elixia.
Nidus Sans is a sans-serif font that offers a more conservative take on futuristic letterforms. It not only works well as a display face but also to set small blocks of body copy. If you aren’t keen extremely expressive typefaces, give Nidus Sans a shot.
Click here to download: Nidus Sans.
Speaking of expressive typefaces, Electro is a beautiful combination of sharp edges and thin lines that are anything but muted. Electro offers a free version that has a few limitations (no language support or punctuation). The trial version lets you appreciate the typeface in whatever context you wish without having to shell out a dime.
Click here to download: Electro.
Ultra, as you can probably tell from its hero image, was inspired by neon lights. It comes with a commercial license and is fully editable. In fact, the designer, Fabien Korn, suggests that you set it in multiple colors. I’d go for a few crazy lime greens and hot pinks — hey, its neon-inspired after all.
Click here to download: Ultra.
Feeling hairline strokes lately? Checkout Geometric Hurricane, another excellent display face choice!
Click here to download: Geometric Hurricane.
I really dig Raptor Sans retro sci-fi feel. It’s bold, simple and straightforward. If you want to add a retro feel to any futuristic piece, give Raptor Sans a shot.
The designer behind Raptor Sans, Panos Voulgaris, recreated a book covers from the 60’s and 70’s to showcase how awesome Raptor Sans is. Check them out on Behance.
Click here to download: Raptor Sans.
Want to check out Lazerz Additkz in all its glory? Take a look at it on Behance. On it, you’ll find all its glory showcased through a series of gifs and cool treatments that can help you form a better sense of how you might want to use it.
Click here to download: Lazerz Additkz.
Fuerte, like Nidus Sans, also offers a more subtle futuristic feel. The designer, Manh Nguyen, designed both plain and patterned letterforms to arm you as you embark on your futuristic design journey.
Click here to download: Fuerte.
Ailerons is a clean, stylish typeface with beautifully tall letterforms that can quickly stylize any headline. Set it at a large size and appreciate all the lovely details that make up each glyph.
Click here to download: Ailerons.
Working on a type lead poster? Try Beyno. Its quirky and different letterforms can stylize any piece of content. Some of the glyphs in the set, like its “n,” are so interesting that you’ll want to leave out any bells and whistles and let the words stand alone.
Click here to download: Beyno.
Each glyph in Borg features curved incisions that add movement to the letterforms. Each one is beautifully drawn and super clean. Use Borg on a t-shirt, as a display typeface, or even to design a sweet logo.
Click here to download: Borg.
Elianto, with is lovely triangle A, is a free sans-serif font available free for personal use. It comes in both lower and uppercase and has a few stylistic alternates for several glyphs.
Click here to download: Elianto.
Click here to download: Exan-3.
Azedo is a “low” font with super interesting details on its glyphs. I am totally into its uppercase A and its rounded crossbar. The fonts many elegant details make it an excellent choice for a headline or a beautiful logo.
Click here to download: Azedo.
What I love about Stellar is its versatility. With the right treatment, it can totally feel like it belongs on the interface of a space probe orbiting Saturn. At the same time you can ground the typeface with conventional treatments — but where’s the fun in that?
Click here to download: Stellar.
Crazy angles and funky glyphs are all part of Neptune, an expressive modern typeface that will be sure to catch anyone’s attention. It is perfect for posters, logos, or as the primary typeface on a modern design.
Click here to download: Neptune.
As you might imagine, UFO Nest was inspired by crop circles and the mysteries surrounding them. It’s a rather busy typeface, so save it for headlines or content you’ll set at large sizes. Body copy set in UFO Nest would be difficult to read.
Click here to download: UFO Nest.
Arkhip features letterforms with wave-like curves that add movement and visual interest to them. I love that unlike many other typefaces on our list, it works at a variety of sizes and still reads well.
Click here to download: Arkhip.
Dual comes with over 250 stylistic alternates, making the possibilities of what you can create endless. Head over to the project on Behance and check out how the different alternate glyphs can totally change the typeface’s look. Be sure to also take a close look at its ampersand — it’s gorgeous!
Click here to download: Dual.
Astro is a modular typeface inspired by astronomy. Although we’ve showcased it set in all caps, try setting it in lowercase. It looks beautiful!
Click here to download: Astro.
Looking for something bold and strong? Try Halogen. It, like many of the other typefaces we’ll cover, comes with stylistic alternates. These are wonderful to have as they give you options that can take a logo from good to awesome.
Click here to download: Halogen.
Marske is an all caps display face inspired by stencils. It has different pieces that fit together like links, making its letterforms feel strong and bold.
Click here to download: Marske.
Looking for something that is hard to miss? Go with Phage!
Click here to download: Phage.
Savone offers the same bold angles some of the more expressive typefaces we feature on this list, except the angles are wielded sparingly. In doing so, it avoids limiting its use to headlines and extra large copy.
Click here to download: Savone.
Chronic is inspired Native American Legends and Geometry. Its busy glyphs won’t let it work for body copy but will display beautifully at a large size and as a headline.
Click here to download: Chronic.
Good Times was inspired by lettering used on Pontiac cars from the late 80’s. Use it to add a retro vibe to any headline or to create a stark mark.
Click here to download: Good Times.
Moki offers 7 different variations of its glyphs. Try mixing and matching its different variations or using it on a poster.
Click here to download: Moki.
Remember the Nasa 1975 logo? Nasalization was designed with it in mind and comes with 6 weights you can choose to play around with. Designing around a subject that touches on space travel? Try Nasalization.
Click here to download: Nasalization.
With the right treatment, this typeface that gives a nod to the early computing world can help you create a retro futuristic feel. FM Pointiflax comes in a few different versions with glyphs that vary slightly from each other.
Click here to download: FM Pointiflax.
Looking for something bold and rounded? Oboe is your guy. With is bold geometric, rounded look, it’s hard to miss and great to quickly stylize content.
Click here to download: Oboe.
Want to create movement? Use a few of the stylistic alternates in Celari Titling. The rounded cuts on each letterform make the typeface feel dynamic and alive.
Click here to download: Celari Titling.
Outage is a bold geometric typeface that comes in two styles. Try it on a t-shirt, as the display typeface in an identity, or on a logo.
Click here to download: Outage.
Finity is a complex, eye-catching futuristic typeface that will draw attention to any copy set in it. Be careful not to use it at small sizes as it will be difficult to read.
Click here to download: Finity.
Lambok, just like the very first typeface on this list, banks on closure to add visual interest to its letterforms. Several, like the “b,” are made of what normally is the letterforms counter and others of bits and pieces that normally make up each glyph.
Click here to download: Lambok.
Baron is another typeface you can treat in a variety of different ways to achieve different feels. Try using some of its awesome stylistic alternates or ligatures. They are awesome.
Click here to download: Baron.
Sacred Geometry is a super complicated font you’ll want to use solely at large sizes. Use it on a poster or try to use only one glyph at a time at a large size as a design element.
Click here to download: Sacred Geometry.
Mylodon comes in 2 weights: light and regular. While it was meant to be a display face, it can work at smaller sizes and set smaller amounts of body copy.
Click here to download: Mylodon.
Beams offers a combination of angles and rounded corners that makes for distinctly shaped letterforms. It’s both bold and eye-catching — surely something your audience won’t miss.
Click here to download: Beams.
Wormbox is a modular font that feels like it belongs in the title sequence of a video game. If you’re designing anything like it, give Wormbox a shot.
Click here to download: Wormbox.
Strato is a geometric inline alphabet that feels like it is made of lights. It is super expressive, so go ahead and set copy that you want people to notice in it.
Click here to download: Strato.
Like the poster above? It was designed using VGER, one of my favorite typefaces on the list. VGER comes in a few different weights, allowing you to easily build hierarchy with just one typeface.
Click here to download: VGER.
Track Digital out and set a quote with it. Throw it on a poster or t-shirt and share with the world.
Click here to download: Digital.
I love Yukarimobile and its italicized bold geometric letterforms. The font comes with a few great ligatures that can become a sweet detail in a logo.
Click here to download: Yukarimobile.
Have a space quote you’d like to set? Set it in Dylovastuff. Its rounded letterforms and cutouts will look beautiful on a poster!
Click here to download: Dylovastuff.
Add a bit of sass to your futuristic feel by using Three-Sixty condensed. It’s quirky letterforms can add personality to the most muted copy on the planet.
Click here to download: Three-Sixty.
And last but not least, Neogrey. Its classic alien forms is a must-not-be-missed in any collection of futuristic fonts!
Click here to download: Neogray.