Fun fonts make my world go ’round, but that might be because I’m obsessed with all things letters & lettering! I’d venture a guess to say most designers obsess over fonts, though!
I think that out of all the design resources available on the web today, fun fonts are the best, but “fun” could mean so many things, can’t it? I think what makes a fun font fun is how it affects your mood – it doesn’t matter if it’s a sans font, a script font, a display font, or even a font that has doodles – fun font styles can all be used so many ways simply because of how the word “fun” can be interpreted by any given person.
For me, I love fonts that are versatile and have many possible uses in a wide variety of projects – I mean, if you think about it, even a slight change like the font weight can impart the perfect touch to your typography. Most of my fonts get used in branding projects, and social media posts. I also know that a lot of crafty people purchase my fonts so that they can create their own designs in Cricut Design Space!
If you’ve been searching for a few fun fonts, look no further – I have a few recommendations that come from my font shop! There are so many styles that you’re sure to find one that is the perfect look & feel for your project.
Lemme make it easy for you – here are the super fun fonts listed in this post!
My Favorite Fun Font
Boogie Down! is my absolute favorite fun font to use whenever I need to create something that is playful and whimsical! This font makes me smile for a few reasons! Apart from it being adorable in general, it’s named after my Husky puppy, Boogie. (Let’s be real, though – she’s two and a half years old, but she will always be a puppy!) Look at that cheesy smile!!
Boogie loves playtime, walkies, scritches, and she loves my kids. The name Boogie Down! also makes me laugh – obviously, it can be taken in a fun & playful manner, like dancin’ and gettin’ down, right? But since Boogie is a dog, it’s also sorta like telling her to get down off of something. Funny, eh? Or maybe I’m just easily amused.
At any rate, Boogie Down! has a really fun look & feel, and I love the handwritten style. It has super clean edges, which makes it a great fit for your Cricut or Silhouette machine and vinyl cutting projects. It includes some really cute ligatures that make the letters fit together perfectly & playfully. These double-letter variants work a bit better than two standard characters typed out. If you’re working in Adobe CC Illustrator or Photoshop with the ligatures button toggled, your program will make an automatic replacement for you! Easy as pie when you’re working with this typeface!
While it is an all-caps style font, I’ve taken a bit of liberty with a few characters – namely, the lowercase i and j characters, and have dotted them with the cutest little heart for just a little something extra. All other characters are uppercase letters, though, in varying sizes with a bouncy baseline!
Designers can use Boogie Down! for logos & branding for a child-centric brand, like perhaps a children’s boutique or someone that works with kids on a daily basis. I mocked up a logo design using Boogie Down! – you can see one of them below! I love how the TT ligature works together in this one.
Looking At You, Web Designers – Dress Up Your Links!
Web designers, I know that you tend to like getting things done efficiently & that you guys & gals tend to get stuck in a rut in terms of what’s paying the bills because you get to be known for a certain style so you feel obligated. But you’re also able to remember when website design was fun for you, right? Truthfully, it still is, if you’re able to take a few minutes to add that je ne sais quois to your client’s site.
Using fun fonts to draw the user’s eye more to your on-page links is a great way to do just that & will make that website stand out from the crowd that much more & bring increased demand for your services. Smart typeface use on your links for the win!
What About A Fun Script Font?
Boogie Down! is a great example of a fun sans font, but what if you’re looking for a fun script font? Meet Autumn Love, you’re gonna love her! This bounce calligraphy script is so incredibly versatile. Not only does it have a few cute alternate characters and ligatures, but it also includes hearts galore!! My favorite feature of this font is that each lowercase letter has a swash option that makes it so that the designer can connect words with a little heart! I also include left and right heart swashes, as well as a swash option with no heart – just a beautiful, flowy line. I even include a few glyphs that feature only heart shapes as a bonus.
Autumn Love has a clean edge, which makes it perfect for crafters, but I find that any project or occasion is a good fit for this one! Feminine logos or branding are an instant perfect fit. It’s also great for web design, since the letters are quite legible and easy to read.
I released this font in the fall, close to Halloween, so I put together a few cute designs that were autumn-themed, and I think that it looks so adorable! What do you think?
As an added bonus, Autumn Love comes with another version that is perfectly paired with the bouncy calligraphy script! Yes, Autumn Love is a font duo, so you get both the calligraphy font, as well as the sans font shown in these images. Font duos make it super easy to design things, because you don’t even have to worry about whether or not your project will be cohesive with regard to font pairings — it’s already done for you!
Free Fun Fonts
If you’re new to downloading & using custom fonts, you might want to look into some free fonts first! This will basically let you know if you’re a fan of using something that isn’t a standard font that comes on your machine already. I do have a few free fun fonts — say that five times fast! — that I offer to my fans & followers. All you need to do is sign up for my mailing list!
Whenever you do sign up to my mailing list, you’ll receive a few select fonts for free! I provide a few different handwriting fonts for you to test out. If you like what you’re working with, you might want to consider investing in more fonts. (Did you know I offer a badass font bundle that includes all of my fonts?!)
My free fonts are personal use only, so if you really dig one or more of them, you’ll only need to purchase the font itself to begin using it commercially!
Oh, and about that mailing list? Don’t worry, I won’t spam you. I only occasionally send out a news letter to let folks know about new fonts I’ve released, or perhaps provide you with a bit of inspiration for your next project.
Font Support – I Gotchu Babe!
As always, I offer support for any font purchases. You’ll receive more than one format in your download: .otf, .ttf, and webfont files! The font format I recommend installing is the .otf file since it’s the most widely used type. If you help with your download, installing your font, figuring out how to use the OpenType features, or inspiration on how to pair your font for a project you’re working on, you are quite welcome to send me an email or a contact form so that I can help you!
Any font purchase comes with personal use and commercial use, so you are welcome to create items for yourself and for your business by using my fonts!