Blackletter and Old English fonts

Fonts by Inspirations

Based on Gothic script and late mediaeval calligraphy, this group comprises the fonts from the early days of the art of printing up to the ornate Gothic fonts of 19th century Germany. This category also includes fonts which appear “Gothic” but which have been designed by contemporary designers.
Our selection comprises fonts in the Old English and the Blackletter styles.
Note: this page contains only a small selection of our personal favorites from the old english fonts and blackletter fonts. You can find many more old english & blackletter fonts in the Linotype library by using our keyword search.


This is our expert selection:

Mediaeval/Gothic | Celtic | Modern
Mediaeval/Gothic
Traditional blackletter types bring to mind knights and ladies and jousts and castles and are unmistakably associated with the Middle Ages. Today they are used in a variety of applications, in headlines, logos, signs, fantasy games, movies and much more. The word Gothic suggests a dark, mystical atmosphere, making these fonts a good choice for anything from Halloween invitations to Gothic-style graphic design to CD labels and posters.


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San Marco Linotext Duc de Berry Notre Dame Clairvaux Rockner

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Celtic
Celtic fonts suggest Gaelic and Celtic culture and are an excellent choice for headlines and short texts in literature about travel, art and history or on the covers of games and videos. Use them wherever a mystical, Celtic touch is needed. Take a look at your local Irish pub for examples!


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Modern
Modern font designers also continue to create contemporary Blackletter fonts by combining the Celtic style, with its archaic effects, with new shapes and techniques. Even if the traditional elements are only hinted at, the result is still an unmistakable Celtic look. A good choice of contemporary typography, used for Gothic themes.


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Neudoerffer Fraktur Royal Bavarian Northumbria Amulet Old Harold Ree Lowndes Bernhard Standard Fat Fritz Linotype Gaius

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