While some may think stickers are just a notebook decoration for kids in school, the actual use of stickers goes far beyond. From a bumper sticker to laptop decals, the possibilities are endless.
While the design aspect of a sticker is imperative, if you are creating stickers involving text, the kind of font you use is equally important. As with any logo or sign, the type of font you use relays important information, color and story of your business. In the same way, various fonts can give off a completely different vibe to the sticker, from playful and fun to formal and elegant. Below you will find fonts divided into several categories to help narrow down your search for the stickers you wish to make.
Serif fonts sport decorative strokes at the ends of each letter, which helps add character and personality to the text. This typeface is great for monograms, as the letters have enough of a presence on their own. Serif fonts are also oftentimes used in logos or labels, as they convey quality, class and history. With this in mind, you might want to opt for this font family when making business stickers or labels.
This bold and bubbly font has a playful and informal vibe to it, making it a perfect choice for adding a pop of character to your personal belongings, such as a water bottle, a laptop or a phone case. The font also has enough character so that it can be used for a sticker where the text itself is the design. A perfect hip choice for your quirky self!
This bold font features a good amount of space between the letters, making it a great choice for decals (decorative stickers), particularly for outdoor usage where getting the message across needs to be done quickly—such as a bumper sticker. The design also has a slightly retro appearance, with the blue shadow behind the red letters, bringing back the memories of the times when people used to go out to parks to spend free time rather than looking at their cell phone screens.
Design by Lexie Pitzen
This slab serif font is a perfect choice if you are feeling nostalgic about your university days (or if you still are in one) and wish to represent your alma mater. Reminiscent of a university or a varsity team font, this font style is highly versatile and great to use for bumper stickers, laptop and phone covers, water bottle stickers and overall all kinds of vinyl stickers.
Design by JimmysBook
Sans serif fonts
Sans serif fonts are in high demand for many reasons—with the Arial font being perhaps the most used and popular font ever—and one of the main reasons being their high readability. This makes it a perfect choice for font stickers, particularly ones that are meant for more practical rather than stylistic purposes (for example bumper stickers, as the driver behind you will not have time to decode a cursive font to figure out there is a baby in the backseat). Similar to serif fonts, it is highly popular among companies as it conveys confidence in the brand.
Among the more popular fonts, this next entry is a simple sans serif font, perhaps so simple that it can come off as bland—this, in fact, is an opportunity for a surprise factor. As the font seems very clean and professional, writing a witty or even a cynical message can give the sticker a satirical factor. Slightly reminiscent of the Off-White company’s logo and colors, its class and simplicity make this font so versatile for a variety of different purposes.
Design by VITAxART
This playful and jolly font is free for personal use and great for yet again adding a personal and casual touch to any sticker design. The font name is indicative of its quality, giving off a positive and innocent feeling. Each of the letters has a slightly deformed appearance, giving it a handwritten font look. This makes it perfect for custom text decals—getting your convictions or viewpoints out on a sticky surface for everyone to see.
Script and cursive fonts are made to resemble handwriting or calligraphy and are a good choice to add a breath of creativity to any text. Their dynamic and fluid nature, as opposed to the static quality of sans serif typefaces, helps to capture attention, as well as give any sort of text cohesion, an artistic vibe and elegance.
This beautifully textured script font has the appearance of being written with brush streaks (indicative of the name), making it an incredibly captivating font, perfect for simpler sticker designs, for example, name decals. The individual letters are also interesting enough to be used for monograms, perfect for labeling your personal belongings or in the form of a signature for your business.
Design by MyPetiteFleur
A calligraphy-style font, this next entry is a personal yet elegant choice that can be used for a variety of purposes, including business card stickers, quotation kiss-cut decals, wedding invitation stickers and many more. The frilly and long tails at the beginning and end of the letters on each line give it a beautiful decorative look, as well as the appearance of being written by hand—saving time without losing the personal touch.
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Perhaps the best possible font for customization at celebratory events, this cursive typeface will work perfectly for vinyl decals as well as vinyl lettering—stickers that can be used on a variety of surfaces—which can be used for anything from personalizing wedding decorations, gift boxes, champagne bottles, drinking glasses and more. Given the character of the font, which is perfect for special occasions and decoration purposes, it is a great choice for using a metallic material.
Design by StickyLickyStudio
Tip: Mix and match!
Now that you have a compilation of fonts to use in your next sticker design, here’s one more tip before you go: try combining them to create an even more mesmerizing design!
This following design by Designs111 features a sans serif and script fonts together, adding dimension and stylistic value to the sticker design.
This design goes one step further by utilizing three different fonts: script, sans serif and hand-drawn. This interaction between the different font styles gives the sticker weight and depth, making it a beautiful personalization design item. So don’t hold back, go bold and mix and match the fonts you like to create some amazing sticker designs!
Design by Call Me Creed
For more ideas and inspiration for sticker designs check out our article titled “Best Sticker Ideas for 2020: What to Design and What to Get”.