Before you create a visual identity, you need a font that will be the foundation around which you build the rest. Here are some popular fonts for logos that will suit your industry and business completely.
All the examples in this font collection are free to use, or classified as “donationware” (pay the amount you wish the creator to have). We’ve separated them into five categories:
-Retro -Classy -Industrial -Deco and -Heavy
Retro fonts are sometimes too decorative or out of place. But for an industry that has existed ever since we left our nomadic lives behind, some timeless vintage vibes fit quite nicely in its identity.
This vintage font family containing 10 fonts comes in two different styles. It is inspired by western American culture, with a retro flair. Be warned, however, there are only uppercase letters in this.
Don’t let the name of this font scare you from using it, cause it’s not that wacky. The two horizontal lines and long ligatures of the letters give it a unique quality, but it’s still bold and heavy enough to send the right message. If you wish to utilize it for commercial use, the creator only asks for a $10 donation.
Heavy, defined, with sharp edges: exactly like a well-made and enduring building. This type of typography works great for a construction company because you’re not expected to be too creative with the logo. That’s where decorative and distinguishable fonts can step in and help you out to make a good wordmark.
Yes, this might not look like the best choice for a construction font. It is very light, if not feminine, but it can look great with metal engraving, on an emblem logo, or on the door of your offices.
This is an elegant and tasteful font that will give some essence and style to your logo. It has four different stylistic sets and additional ligatures, each more beautiful than the other. It’s inspired by classic 20th-century fashion, focusing on correct and simple shapes as the base.
This bold and condensed stencil typeface is a good choice if you want to introduce some authenticity and vintage Western style to your logo. It can be part of a great emblem logo, especially with some shadows to make it more three-dimensional and give it an engravement effect.
If you are a high-end, modern construction company that wants its customers to expect refinement and class, here are some fonts that will help you achieve that first impression.
This luscious font, bearing the name for the iconic Audrey Hepburn, has a striking contrast between the straight lines and curvy geometry. It is designed in three different weights, together with numbers, glyphs, and accented characters.
Montserrat’s backstory is deeply rooted in construction and architecture. It was inspired by the Buenos Aires neighborhood of the same name, its buildings and posters that adorned the city in the 20th century. It was created as a way to save the beauty of urban typography from the area.
Another uppercase font with sharp angles and clean design, coming from the sans serif family. It is a very simple and geometric typeface, but definitely an effective one.
Cornelia is a font duo combined with a serif and script font. However, the serif is more suitable as a construction font. It has elegance and a contemporary style that will breathe some style into your logo.
Another beautiful serif font that came to be after the creator was inspired to combine the Dala Floda and Bodoni font family. The goal was to bring modernism to a serif font, which made it simpler, more contemporary, and classier for these times.
Optimus Princeps has wider circular letters that make it an elegant and distinguishable font. It is characteristic because of the customizable height of the letters, i.e. the first letter of a word is bigger than the rest, although all the letters are uppercase. It possesses subtle serifs and thin ligatures, as well as two weights you can use it in.
Giving a tough, geometric, and noticeable touch to your construction logo can be very effective. You want your logo to make you seem reliable, professional, and serious, so an industrial logo can bring the right effect to the table.
Obrazec is a sans serif font, heavily influenced by the industrial style. The minimal use of strokes and lack of decor makes it a very no-nonsense font, and the heavy and sharp design makes you think of concrete and steel.
This chunky and strong font in the industrial style has some subtle serifs and uneven edges that make it seem like it’s hand-drawn. Go for it if you want to achieve both a vintage and industrial style for your logo.
Redwing is an industrial font inspired by the letters on retro athletic jerseys. The edges are hand-cut in 40 degrees, while it has an authoritative, yet approachable style, a tall x-height, and bold forms. Its namesake is the city of Redwing, Minnesota, born as a shipping and trading port town that grew into an industrial town.
This industrial-inspired modular font has a more minimalistic look than the rest of the fonts in this sublist because it’s more subtle and less heavy. It makes for a great wordmark or a base that can be combined with an icon.
DIN is a sans-serif typeface that was defined by the German Institute for Standardization in the standard sheet typefaces in 1931. It was created for the use in traffic, administrative and technical applications. It quickly became a popular and widely used industrial font due to its legibility and simple and uncomplicated design.
Fabrik is a simple grotesque font, medium-bold and with some strong letters, such as the S and O. It has a vintage, sans serif design, and it is heavily condensed. It might not be the most unique typeface, but it’s a more versatile one that will surely look legible and simple on your business cards.
While DIN fonts are the product of Germany, Mixolydian is a technical sans-serif typeface with a distinctly American style. It takes a lot of inspiration from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration Standard alphabet, also known as Highway Gothic. Every letter has a width and rhythm that creates a utilitarian and scientific feel.
Art Deco and architectural fonts are often high-quality and modish solutions for any logo. But since the whole art movement has its roots from buildings and decorative elements in architecture, it is all the more suitable for a construction logo.
The font name says it all: this era-inspired Art Deco typeface bears a resemblance to the geometric patterns and golden rods from the iconic deco frames. It is created through a double line technique, but it’s still legible and sharp enough.
Parking is a condensed all uppercase font that has characteristics from both the Art Deco style, as well as the industrial. As the creator says, “it has a distinct historic aura but with both feet in this digital day and age”.
This decorative and geometric font has a hint of grotesque and Art Deco, which makes it a unique typeface with a stylish and light character. It’s constructivism-inspired forms and sleek style will add some extra class to your font.
Maeve is a typeface inspired by the later stages of the Art Deco movement, the 1950s, and it possesses more alternative styles and ligatures. You can also use it in both uppercase and lowercase, with multi-language glyphs.
Market Deco is probably the least decorative and simple font that finds its inspiration in the Art Deco movement. The shapes are sharper and more defined, there are no ligatures, and the font is weightier. It’s a good meeting point of a deco influence and a regular, non-decorative sans serif font.
There aren’t many stories for how a font came to be as unique as this one. The narrow Art Deco font was inspired by the piano sheet music for “With Every Breath I Take” from a musical comedy film called “Here is my Heart”. It has a playful essence and dynamic look that will offer elegance to your font.
The final Art Deco-inspired typography is Architectural, a unique font with a strict and unique construction of each letter. It’s a sleek and sophisticated font, with a characteristic look because of the unusual height and condensed width of the letters.
Finally, we have a selection of extra-bold and heavy font styles, that will be an effective addition to your logo when used correctly.
Quite self-explanatory, this one. It’s a bold and heavy, sans serif font, with defined shapes and a noticeable presence, that will spruce up every design.
Timeline pushes the limits of the definition of sans serif. It has no presence of extra strokes and a very sharp and heavy form of each letter. It almost looks like it’s been constructed with building beams.
Neolithic is a heavy font, but still a classy and serif one. It has some fine touches, like the ligature in the letter Q, and the extra strokes at the ends of each letter.
Dozer is a really heavy, building-clock inspired font. It’s small x-height and wide letters make it a very suitable construction font, that gives a hefty feel to any logo.