Are you looking for free chalkboard fonts?

Then you’re in the PERFECT place.

In this post, I’m going to show you all the best fonts to use on your chalkboard project.

And don’t worry:

It doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner, the bride-to-be or just throwing a cool party, this master list will give you all the ideas you’ll ever need. 🙌

Grab your chalk. The alphabet awaits…

Too Busy to Read?

Download the free Printographic or watch the video.

Free Chalkboard Fonts Printographic

(it’s 100% free)

Choosing the Right Heading Font

Heading Fonts (or Personality Fonts) are larger fonts that make a big impression and are used for titles, brand names or important words on your sign.

They are the fancy text styles you think of when you envision a chalkboard (and be the focus of this list).

But here’s the problem:

Most people don’t know how to choose the right font that conveys the intent of their message.

When I brainstorm sign ideas, I search for a heading font that follows these rules:

  • Reflects the customer or brand’s personality.
  • Is large and easy to read.
  • Is short and concise.
  • Is well-spaced (letter-spacing or tracking).
  • Is easy to outline.

So take your time with your heading choice. It will be well worth it in the end. 😉

Secondary Fonts

Don’t forget about Secondary Fonts.

(There’s a list of secondary fonts for you at the end of this post.)

Secondary fonts are smaller fonts that come in styles, like Sans Serif, that make them easy to read (not too bold) and easy to trace when transferring your template design to a chalkboard.

Especially if you’re making a sign with a longer message (like a menu sign), use a secondary font for the majority of your words.

Now let’s have some fun, and pick your custom font below.

NOTE 📌
Any font name listed below in black is a font that comes with a free Canva account. All other fonts are linked to their free download page.

My Favorites

Let me save you some time, and get right to my favorites for 2020.

My Favorite Chalkboard Fonts

Here’s a free Printographic of my font favorites.

My Favorite Chalkboard Fonts Printographic

Handwritten

These fonts look like 80% of actual chalkboards you see in public that use real chalk — while the lettering may not be as ‘pretty’, it still looks cohesive and carries its own rustic vibe.

Handwritten Chalkboard Fonts

Fun

Use these on children’s signs like Milestone Signs or businesses that cater to children
(like preschools or ice cream shops).

Fun Chalkboard Fonts
  • Komika Title

  • Lilita One

  • Lodrina

  • Manslava

  • Noot

  • Petapon

  • Ribeye

  • Sensei

  • Sweet Dreams

Professional

Use these fonts for more serious businesses, brands or events.

Professional Chalkboard Fonts
  • Aleo

  • Allura

  • Anton

  • Brixton

  • Champignon

  • Cinzel

  • Courgette

  • Euphoria Script

  • Granaina

  • Julius Sans

  • Lustria

  • Marta

  • Niconne

  • Parisienne

  • Petit Formal Script

  • Pinyon Script

  • Playfair

  • Rechtman

  • Yeseva One

Retro

These fonts hit you with a sense of nostalgia — all of them are a throwback, old school, trendy fonts that are still in style today.

Retro Chalkboard Fonts
  • Bernier Shade

  • Donau

  • Glass Antiqua

  • Graduate

  • Grand Hotel

  • Lemonada

  • Limelight

  • Lobster Two

  • Metropolis

Script

These fonts are perfect for all wedding signage or any social event. You may want to use them all, but I’d only stick with one script font per sign! Pair it with any secondary font to make a perfect font combo.

Script Chalkboard Fonts

Secondary Fonts

Secondary fonts are typically Sans Serif fonts and the second font you’ll notice on a sign (after the main heading font). I like to call them ‘one-stroke’ fonts because you can trace them onto chalkboards with only one line of your pen, like normal writing.

Secondary Chalkboard Fonts

Wrapping Up

Now you know all the best chalkboard fonts out there.

But now I need your help:

Did I miss any fonts?

What fonts do you like?

Let me know in the comments. 👇

(And don’t forget to check out the FAQs below for any questions you may have.)

Chalkboard Font FAQs

Here are some answers to common font questions.

Start

What’s the difference between a Heading Font and Secondary Font?

A Heading Font is used for your large section titles or sign headers, that you want to grab people’s attention with.

A Secondary Font is used for all your other words and large blocks of readable text.

Where can I learn more about where to add fonts to my computer?

Check out my Canva tutorial on how to upload fonts.

What font looks like chalk on a chalkboard?

Check out the ‘Script’ section above for some great examples.

What’s the best font for a food chalkboard?

See ‘My Favorites’ section above for more ideas.

How do I choose a secondary font?

Look for fonts that are super clean (i.e. easy to read). Here are some sweet Sans-Serif options in Google Fonts.
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