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It’s spooky season, and your ads and social media posts can probably use some funky lettering to acknowledge it. Check out these Halloween fonts that will delight your audience.
October is here and with it the holiday spirit. Sure, you might not be able to throw a Halloween party, but you and your business can create cool ads and social media posts with scary fonts and typography that will help spread some holiday cheer… or chills.
Check out these fonts that will ensure a fun Halloween.
Creepy and horror fonts
What’s a spooky Halloween with no horror references? These fonts look like they are taken straight out of a classic slasher poster, or an arthouse indie horror film.
1. October Crow (free for commercial use)
If Halloween aesthetic to you means the 80s and 90s horror movies, gothic lore and spider webs, this creepy font in all uppercase might do the trick. Inspired by 1994’s “The Crow”, the designer turned it into a desktop font that can be perfect to use for greeting cards, Halloween party invitations, and any sort of commercial need.
2. Halloween Too (free for personal use)
The dripping blood text effect on this typeface makes for a perfect horror font. This handwritten font also comes in uppercase and lowercase, so you can experiment with it more.
3. Goat (free for commercial use)
This decorative gothic font is high-quality, sophisticated, yet somewhat spooky. The beautifully arched capital letters that are based on Gothic architecture are unlike any others on this list, making Goat one of the most high-quality free Halloween fonts.
4. Earwig Factory (free for commercial use)
If you’re planning on a themed Halloween party, or base your designs on a serial killer murder mystery flick, Earwig Factory checks all the marks. It is a jumbled alphabet mounted on background cards, resembling ransom letters in mystery thrillers.
5. Nightmare 5 (free for personal use)
As the name suggests, this font will be perfect for your Halloween projects. It has a retro poster design-like aesthetic, with condensed lettering and a slight texture. If you need it for your marketing efforts, however, you’ll have to buy a commercial license.
Whimsical fonts that will spruce up your Halloween designs
Not everything needs to be creepy to be eligible for your Halloween design projects. If you need to appeal to a more family targeted audience or nostalgics that would rather watch Tim Burton films instead of horrors, here are some quirky and magical fonts to use.
6. Alice in Wonderland (free for personal use)
Although not the official one, this font was inspired by Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” film. It might not exactly be a spooky font, but if you’ve read Alice in Wonderland, you’re well aware there’s enough jump scares and whimsical magic in it. This is a cute serif font that will fit great for your Halloween needs.
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7. Burton’s Nightmare (free for commercial use)
Yet another Burton-inspired font, this time from “Nightmare Before Christmas”. This playful calligraphy font is elegant, yet decorative. It comes in both uppercase and lowercase, so you can play with it in many different variations. It will definitely lend a movie poster quality to your designs.
8. Billy Witch (purchase only)
This spellbinding swirly serif font is perfect for Halloween, since that is exactly what the designers had in mind when creating it. It has two variations: regular and italic, and comes with a few formats (OTF, TTF and WOFF) and additional glyphs.
It has decorative swirly serifs but is also jagged, sharp and pointy. This gives it an old and traditional feel yet is distressed in a modern, angular way adding a contemporary twist.
9. Nightmare Pumpkins (purchase only)
This bulky and wavy font is inspired by the spooky season, and perfect to apply on clothing design, logos, posters, prints, etc. it has multi-language support, so those of you who are looking for a fun and decorative Halloween font in another alphabet, grab this one.
10. HalloWitchZ (free for personal use)
This unique display font can fit even beyond the seasonal designs, but also on magic and fiction books and art. The varying sizes and bulkiness of each letter make it playful and unpredictable, lending a fun and quirky quality to any design.
If you want an unusual and more minimalist font family than the ones we already mentioned, you can decide to go with a distorted or glitchy font. Here are some you could use.
11. Bad Signal (free for personal use)
This cool glitchy font is perfect to use on a t-shirt, poster, or motion graphics. It is simple and sans-serif, so apart from the distorted effect, it is a classic and versatile typeface that you can use in different designs.
12. Marola (free for commercial use)
If you want a sort of a three-dimensional effect in your designs, Marola is a font that will create an illusion of waviness. It might not necessarily be a typical Halloween font, but it is sort of spooky. And as far as free fonts go, this one is pretty unique and unusual.
13. Glitch City (free for personal use)
If your idea of a thematic spooky Halloween somehow merges with a cyberpunk/sci-fi aesthetic, Glitch City is a font straight out of this niche genre. It would also look amazing in motion.
Textured and retro fonts
Bloody, muddy, rusty and creepy… Some texture effects can add extra spookiness, and these fonts have it!
14. Face Your Fears (free for personal use)
Take the “creepy” button and turn it up a notch with this textured font, that looks like writing in blood. It is perfect for your scary design projects, but definitely not suitable for any age demographic.
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15. Furgatorio (free for commercial use)
This 3D textured font reminds me of ancient ruin scriptures and old puzzle games. Perfect for a thematic design. Even the different styles of the font family are named after classic horror films (Annabelle, Chucky, Nosferatu, Frankenstein…).
16. Dreadful (purchase only)
Finally, we have Dreadful, a layered typeface inspired by classic horror movies and vintage comics. It is best used for headings, apparel design, invitations, flyers, posters, greeting cards, etc.
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If your graphics need cool background design, check out these patterns that will make your art and ads quirky and fun. Whether you go for royalty-free patterns or designs you purchase, this selection has everything you need.
Pattern design is sometimes overlooked in the era of minimalism and simplicity. Still, cool patterns can add depth and playfulness to your creations, and make a stylish design out of a simple doodle.
Here are some free download patterns as well as curated patterns for sale, from abstract to retro ones.
Art Deco and Geometric Patterns
Ever since the early 20th century, Art Deco has been recognized as a classy, yet industrial style of painting, design and architecture. In terms of patterns, it is also one of the waves that relies heavily on them and geometric correctness. From pattern backgrounds in Parisian clubs to goldenrods in paintings, hexagon and cube patterns are very popular in this style.
1. Seamless geometric patterns (free)
Based on classic Art Deco traditions and ten different geometric shapes, these elegant seamless patterns are editable and easy to use. All of them have a vintage quality and will go great on wallpaper designs, packaging, branding and all sorts of marketing projects.
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2. Art Deco patterns and frames (purchase only)
If you want more than just a retro pattern inspired by the 1920s, but also to include those luscious goldenrods of the Art Deco style as frames, this designer was generous enough to offer both in this bundle. They come in multiple formats, and the whole packages includes 20 seamless patterns (.AI, .EPS, .PDF, .SVG, and .PNG) and 20 decorative frames (.AI, .EPS, .PDF, .SVG, .JPG, and .PNG).
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3. Art Nouveau-inspired (free)
Art Nouveau, Art Deco’s older sibling with more gentleness, floral elements and natural curvatures, is the base for this pattern. Inspired by Jasmine Friedl, current Director of Design at Intercom, it's an accessory to an eponymous font. It’s quirky and unordinary in comparison to the other patterns in this category since it’s not a typical geometric pattern.
4. Retro and geometric (free)
These groovy, 80s-looking patterns look perfect for wallpaper design but can be utilized in all kinds of graphic design creations. There are eight different designs and colors, from abstract to chevron-looking ones.
Abstract backgrounds can be very effective to attract attention and add some organic forms or creative elements to your designs.
Here are some vector patterns you’ll love.
5. Handmade vector patterns (free)
These cute doodle patterns resemble different styles and movements, from a Keith Haring-like background to one that can be easily mistaken for a Zentangle custom pattern. They look modern and piercing, and all eight of them will be a refreshing addition to cover designs, stickers, ads, or even packaging.
Memphis Space Seamless Patterns (free)
Get ready to be catapulted to the 80s, because these seamless backgrounds came straight from your childhood carpets and wallpapers. Featuring the spirit and playfulness of the Memphis style, these colorful seamless vector patterns will be enough for even the pickiest retro lovers. You can find them in both 3D and flat design style, and many, many colors.
7. Dotted circle patterns (free)
If you want patterns with a more simplistic vibe and need a white pattern with elements, this package of 16 different patterns on transparent backgrounds will make it easy for you to implement them in your design. All patterns are available in PSD, JPG and PNG format, and they are applicable for greeting cards, packaging, stationery and other things.
Nature inspired and floral seamless patterns
Who is a better designer of patterns, than nature herself? The natural world can sometimes provide the best background, and humans recognized this in design as well. From Boho style cute patterns to Victorian floral wallpapers, we’ve been seeing floral and nature-inspired designs for a long time.
8. Colorful and cute floral pattern (free)
If you don’t feel like this flower pattern is cute and elegant enough on itself, the designer made it for his mom. This should make you feel touched, right? It is flowy, colorful and perfect if you need a touch of feminine and romantic.
9. Orange Fruit Watercolor Collection (free)
This lovely watercolor pattern design collection consisting of nine cliparts and two patterns will make an amazing creation of anything you apply it to. It is suitable for product packaging, decoration, tote bags, stationery, and other projects.
10. Maritime elegance (free)
Cute fish, mermaids and seaweeds in gorgeous sea blue and white patterns. It might not be the most widely applicable design, but it’s elegant, simple and perfect if you are a fan of Azulejo tile designs or Greek island architecture. It would be great to implement in menu design for a fish or seafood restaurant, or tote bag and t-shirt designs as well.
11. Watercolor flower collection (free)
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For a new restaurant to lure in customers, interior design, good branding, and cozy ambiance play as important a role as good food does. Here are some restaurant interior design ideas and tips to learn from.
A good dining experience tingles all your senses, not just the taste. And you don’t need only exquisite restaurant management, but also a restaurant concept that will take a simple need to another level. Some design projects aced the aesthetic, vibe and space planning, managing to turn themselves into dining establishments to be reckoned with.
New restaurant owners and veterans in the business know how hard it is to work on a budget, especially if you can’t afford an interior designer and a respectable design studio. Still, some restaurant design trends and simple branding tips can help you create a unique name and brand.
Urban aesthetic for small and vibrant restaurants
A restaurant space doesn’t always have to be big to attract a lot of customers. In fact, most popular hotspots lately are small restaurants with well-planned seating areas, homely atmosphere and urban and youthful aesthetics.
Here are some bistros and restaurants that nailed their design, even though they might not be bigger than a private home’s dining area.
1. Coppelia NYC
This little, but vibrant diner in New York City works 24/7, offering a Cuban experience in the heart of Manhattan since 2011. In 2018, the restaurant needed a rebranding that will reflect the quick tempo of the city and the spicy flavor that Latin culture represents.
The designer wanted to keep the two most iconic elements of this fusion for a diner: geometric shapes that resemble neon signs, and for La Havana, the pastel color scheme honoring Cuba.
They infuse this recognizable identity in all aspects of their branding: from business cards to social media marketing, as well as the exterior signage and interior design.
Design by Marielisa Orellana
The Greek-Canadian restaurateurs Kleio and Theodoros wanted to infuse their native culture and heritage into their Montreal restaurant’s design. And they succeeded in that, embedding elements of ancient Greek architecture in their logo, interior design, decorative elements and even accessories.
The creative director behind the branding project, Charlene Sepentzis, says of the idea: “By reinterpreting some key aspects, such as the iconic ancient arches and certain Hellenic forms, we created a graphic language that is undeniably Greek in appearance but brimming with modernity”.
3. Rooby Fancy Kitchen
This lovely ruby-colored, feminine restaurant design is consistent with the name and overall branding, from the neon signage in a suitable color to the pastel color scheme and floral bar design. The furniture and marble table tops are a nice mixture of Art Deco glam, with a pinch of industrial style, but completely washed in bright colors that give it a more humanist approach.
Even though not too spacious, the overall look of this restaurant bar makes it seem cozy and relaxing. The terrace is bigger and surrounded by greenery, allowing a different experience for customers who would like to have privacy or a cup of coffee to wind down.
Design by Futuris Architects, Ani Avagyan & Sona Manukyan
Rarely does a restaurant design and branding influence outside of the actual restaurant as much as it’s the case with this pizzeria. Jerome is a Neapolitan-style pizza place also offering fast food delivery service, that nailed the target with the youthful and modern branding.
Instead of using checkered tablecloths and stereotypically Italian symbols, they gave extra attention to packaging, pizza boxes, stickers and menu flyers, and infused their identity in each and every little detail. Taking in mind the effects that coronavirus imposed on the hospitality service business, many restaurants had to pivot and rethink their service. If you’re suddenly stuck with having to only do delivery, learn from Jerome. Even without a physical spot, your restaurant design can be effective.
Design by Sergio Laskin
Yet another case of good branding saving the day, is this Mexican cantina named after the year of the revolution that transformed Mexican culture and culminated in the Mexican constitution.
Through infusing traditional Oaxacan pottery patterns and elements of the designs of legendary architect Luis Barragan, the designers managed to create a memorable and colorful palette and apply that inspiration throughout the entire graphic system.
Design by Human
A luxurious look for a fine dining restaurant of your dreams
Yes, we all appreciate the rise of small boutique restaurants and hip coffee shops, but once in a blue moon, everyone wants to enjoy a high-end dining experience. If your restaurant is a spacious and extravagant spot, the design should match.
Here are some luxurious restaurants that will inspire you.
This gorgeous restaurant in Egypt boasts elements of Art Deco, a lavish interior design, and an exquisitely elegant color scheme. With the use of mirrors, space appears to be bigger, while the mustard yellow elements and golden-colored metal frames of doors and furniture add a sense of luxury.
Design by Alchemy Design Studio
Photos by Nour El Refai
7. Farzi Café
Natural wood palette combined with lavish greenery, and an open kitchen to give you a sneak peek into the masterful cooking, make this restaurant design a unique experience. Dubbed a “modern spice bistro”, its spaciousness and well-organized floor plan help the whole space seem cozy, even though there are a lot of elements that make the overall design.
Design by Lines KW
Photos by Nour El Refai
This branding and design concept by acclaimed studio Made Shop helped this wood grill steakhouse bearing the name “amber” in Spanish have a unique and memorable identity. The logo is conventional, yet experimental, and the branding and collateral materials are based on the interior design: dark and earthy, but with a playful side.
The interior itself mostly revolves around the color of amber, and the signage is also “cast” inside resin.
Design by The Made Shop
9. Tasty Lounge Bar
This lounge bar offering a fusion between Italian food and traditional Macedonian cuisine boasts an elegant and modern interior, with touches of pastel and light colors. The branding is in line with the overall aesthetic, and the identity was “built to align with the elegant and classic style of the place and convey the message of high-end customer service”.
Design by Alphamark . & Antonio Stojcheski
Industrial modern for the hip crowd
In the past few years, the foodservice industry saw a reanimation of the industrial modern style, where a blend of minimalism and fine Art Deco elements became popular again. Luckily, this interior design style is still very much in, and you can use it for your restaurant design as well.
10. Too Much
Concrete and brick walls, a toned-down palette of colors, black metal elements and welded pipes are the main elements of this sharply designed restaurant and wine bar in Moscow. But, to complement the industrial look of the place, there is no traditional bar counter. The barman works at a table in the restaurant common space, as if he is working in the kitchen at home.
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Design by finoarte agency & Nikolay Yarin
11. Unnamed Industrial Restaurant
This design project for an unnamed restaurant in Saudi Arabia is a nice balance between sharp industrial modern style and colors that attract attention. The black metal and chandeliers add some pizzazz and make it elegant, while the plants add a touch of nature.
Design by Ahmed Hefnawy
12. Greenwich Grind
This lavish espresso bar is designed by the renowned interior architecture studio Biasol, and it comes as no surprise that it’s a perfectly balanced blend of many trends and styles. What is sharp and intruding in the geometric shapes, is complemented by the gorgeous colors and light and open space.
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Design by Biasol
Restaurant concepts out of the ordinary
Quirky concepts that turn a restaurant into something else are also very popular lately. It’s hard to compete with expensive places with big budgets or chain restaurants, but if you offer your guests something they haven’t yet seen, that can be the ace up your sleeve.
13. Blind Butcher
Starting from the name, you know you shouldn’t expect your casual dining room experience. This beer and snack bar has a unique visual identity, borrowed from traditional butchers’ signage and typography. The designers developed a unique typeface for the logomark and embedded the classic butcher shop vibe and masculine touch in every detail.
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Design by Tractorbeam ®
The Tropical Restaurant
Living in metropolitan areas and concrete jungles, sometimes people wish to relax surrounded by greenery and wind down in a place that brings nature closer. The Tropical Restaurant is exactly that small oasis one would need on a busy day, and the design is perfectly light and would make you feel in line with nature.
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Design by Nikhil Saini
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