Similar to farmhouse fonts, rustic fonts can help to bring the perfect feel to your new website page or post with just the right typography styles. Rustic font styles can help give a vintage look to wood signs, as well, if you’re a Cricut or Silhouette user, so this isn’t limited to the online audience. Finding the perfect rustic font to complete your project can sometimes feel like Christmas morning!
Having spent so much time learning about typography, letter forms, and font styles, it’s not always an easy task to find the fonts that complete your design! It can be incredibly complex, and sometimes, a single letter can throw your entire design off & leave you in frustration over not quite nailing the style you had in mind. Don’t worry, though, there’s no need to resign yourself to a boring Times New Roman style font, I can help you with a look at how rustic typography can be put in just the right place!
I frequently get questions from my customers, asking which fonts might pair best together with some of my rustic font options. Rustic fonts come in all types of styles – sans serif, serif, cursive, and even brush fonts!
Rustic Fonts In This Post
My Go-To Rustic Font
Brioche is my go-to rustic font these days….but the best part is that isn’t not a single font! It’s actually a font family. It includes more than one weight – regular and bold weights are included, and I also include an outline version, as well as an italic version of the font. How’s that for versatile, my friends?
Brioche is handlettered, but it doesn’t have quite the same handwriting look & feel that many other fonts have – it’s more precise, clean, and has a touch of simplicity. I like that it also has a slight vintage elegance.
This display font has a slight, subtle texture which really lends itself to the rustic, country style. Perhaps my favorite thing about this font is that it has a few extra characters, which are a little whimsical! The capital letters A, J, K, and R extend below the baseline and add a bit of play between the other characters.
I think there is a misconception that rustic fonts are always more masculine in nature, and may be perhaps a bit harsh. That is not the case, though, because even script fonts can have a rustic, organic, or whimsical feel!
Sanibel Brush Font is one of my favorites to recommend whenever someone requests a recommendation for a cursive style font. Sanibel has a textured edge, which adds to the rusticity. When paired with that neat, bouncy calligraphy feel, it’s the perfect fit for your project if you need something that produces a more feminine result!
Sanibel is the kind of font that designers will find incredibly versatile, since you can use it for so many different things! This script font has a lot of cool features. In addition to the slightly rough edge, it boasts ligatures and alternate characters that enhance the handwriting style! This font pairs well with Brioche, which is the font I chose to label the features below! I’m a fan of using rustic fonts paired together just like that!
Sanibel is ideal for designs such as social media graphics, logos & branding, or even on your website to draw attention to headings. Here are a couple more examples!
Other Font Styles
Script and serif fonts are not the only style fonts I have available! Rustic Market Sans is another rustic font I have available! I mean, it even has the word “rustic” in its name! There are so many things that I love about this font! In comparison to some other rustic fonts, this actually has a very smooth edge. It cuts very cleaning on vinyl cutting machines like Cricut or Silhouette, which makes creating your own rustic & farmhouse style items a total breeze!
It also includes a full set of alternate characters — both upper and lowercase. It effectively makes it two fonts rolled together, which is probably the best reason this is so appealing to a designer like me! It’s hard to go wrong with more bang for your buck, and the lettering styles are entirely complementary of each other. It also includes all of the standards: punctuation marks, numbers, Western European language support, and it’s all PUA-encoded!
I don’t typically like to use mixed case for my projects, but even with this font, it looks totally cute! Check out the picture below – it creates a playful, fun mood!
When lettering & designing this font, I definitely had the crafting audience in mind. Like I said, smooth edges on each of the letters, a cute and whimsical look & feel, and the perfect touch for farmhouse chic designs!
I love the result this sort of font gives whenever you apply it to a t-shirt design, but I also find that it works really well on social media graphics, too! I also think that it would work really well for a website heading, or elements needing just a little more oomph and attention.