The selection of fonts used in your business card can make a vast difference in how it is perceived. Make your card design stand out with this roundup of 15 free, high quality fonts.
Finding the perfect font(s) to use in your business card can be daunting and downright overwhelming. After all, the typography you use can make or break how your business card compares to others. Just by selecting a script instead of a sans serif can make all the difference in the world. To help guide the font selection process, we’ve compiled a roundup of the best fifteen fonts that work for a variety of business cards. Just simply click on the links provided and download the .ttf or .otf files for use in your business card.
If you don’t have access to exclusive design software, there are five fonts included in this list that are also available in our free Shutterstock Editor program. With this easy-to-use program, anyone can create simple yet eye-catching designs, including business cards. Simply follow along to this tutorial to get you on the journey to making an impressive business card.
Read on to find fifteen high quality fonts that work in a variety of business cards, along with three business card designs to inspire your next project.
Barlow, designed by Jeremy Tribby, features grotesk-inspired letterforms with a slightly rounded appearance. This versatile font is filled to the brim with eighteen font variations, ranging from Thin to Black. Use this font for a high impact title treatment and pair it with its Condensed or Semi Condensed styles for a cohesive business card.
2. Bebas Neue
Bebas Neue, designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, features condensed letterforms and a geometric stylization. Featuring five weights ranging from thin to bold, Bebas Neue is extremely versatile and can be used in a vast range of projects. Pair this condensed sans-serif font with one of the weight variations or take it a bit further and contrast with an expanded sans-serif or serif font.
Don’t have access to design software? You can easily find Bebas within Shutterstock Editor in the Font tab when the Text (A) tool is activated.
3. Beloved Script
For business cards that need a feminine or creative twist, Beloved Script is your new go-to. This elegant and calligraphic font lends a whimsical touch to your design while still remaining legible. Contrast the loopy letterforms with a geometric sans serif, such as Montserrat or Beloved Sans.
BioRhyme’s monoweight yet congenial nature takes subtle stylistic cues from Breton while keeping a more expanded appearance. This slab serif also comes with numerous glyphs and letterform variations that work well for a stunning headline in your next business card design.
Blacker, an on-trend wedge serif designed by Zetafonts, takes the traditional rectangular serif style a step further. While this typeface is free, it definitely does not lack in type variations; download Blacker to get access to twenty-four variations of this versatile typeface. This wedge serif can be used by itself as an eye-catching headline or paired with a simplistic sans serif to take the stunning serif down a notch.
Download the Blacker font on Dafont here. Free for personal use.
Jura is a sans-serif font inspired by Kayah Li glyphs, known for their square-based shapes. This historic font includes Greek and Cyrillic alphabet letterforms along with various weights. Jura’s retrofuturistic nature makes it perfect for those who want to incorporate a sci-fi touch to their business cards.
You can easily use Jura by going to Shutterstock Editor and adding text on top of your design with the Text (A) tool and selecting Jura from the Font tab.
7. Libre Baskerville
Created by Impallari Type, Libre Baskerville takes inspiration from the historical and world-renowned Baskerville font. Its professional yet traditional letterforms make this font a great addition to your next business card design.
Merriweather’s slab serif style reads well when applied to professional business cards. This typeface is legible at any text size and comes with eight font variations, suitable for all applications.
This modern sans-serif font designed by Chris Simpson features monoweight letterforms and a geometric appearance. Packed with eighteen font variations, you can use this versatile font to make a bold yet contemporary statement in any of your headings or copy.
Montserrat, a classic geometric sans-serif font designed by Julieta Ulanovsky, takes great influence from a traditional Buenos Aires neighborhood. The versatile nature of this font works on myriad designs, especially business cards. Let this sans serif take the type spotlight or use it to spruce up smaller details, such as contact information.
You can also find Montserrat within Shutterstock Editor in the Font tab when the Text (A) tool is activated.
Sometimes, business cards need a hint of texture and creativity. This brush script font designed by Bagas Ardiatma adds that handwritten yet bold touch to any title treatment in your business card.
Download the Nervous font on Dafont here. Free for personal use.
12. Pirata One
Pirata One, a display typeface designed by Rodrigo Fuenzalida and Nicolas Massi, combines inspiration from blackletter and condensed letterforms. This gothic textura font is deeply enriched with historical influence and continues to be used many projects today. Amp up your next business card design with the help of this unique typeface.
13. Playfair Display
Playfair Display, designed by Claus Eggers Sørensen, features thick letterforms with contrasting thin serifs. This classic display font was inspired by the works of John Baskerville and the stylization of Scotch Roman designs. Use this stunning font as an eye-catching header to your next business card, or use it to provide information in your card design.
Don’t have access to design software? You can also find the Playfair Display font within our free Shutterstock Editor program in the Font tab when the Text (A) tool is selected.
This sans-serif typeface, designed by Andrew Paglinawan, features geometric sans-serif letterforms with rounded terminals. The characteristics of Quicksand make this typeface extremely versatile in headlines and supplementing copy text.
Quicksand is also available in Shutterstock Editor, where you can quickly add it to your own image uploads or any design you’re creating with Shutterstock images. Simply navigate to the Text (A) tool and select Quicksand from the Font dropdown to use this typeface in your future projects.
Add a futuristic yet minimal touch to your designs with this thick sans serif font. Pair Teko’s heavier letterforms with a traditional sans serif, such as Open Sans, or let this font shine in all its glory.
3 Designs to Inspire Your Next Business Card
Now that we’ve gone over fifteen free fonts that can be used for a variety of business cards, let’s see how these fonts look when incorporated into a card design. For more inspiration, check out these nine fresh business card ideas.
Geometric sans serif fonts work best when contrasted with a more organic background, such as hand drawn shape patterns. Let one side communicate the nature of your business or brand, then leave the information side minimal to ensure legibility and readability.
When choosing a font for your business card, think of how the style of the font communicates who you are. A script is more casual but speaks for the creative nature of your brand, while a classic serif appears more traditional and professional. Use this knowledge in additional to color and background choices to make your business card stand out.
Mockup via Andrei Mayatnik.
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