One thing unites people like nothing else and that's sports!
The importance of the design cannot be understated and to create a strong sports brand you need a strong font; from Nike and Adidas, the Super Bowl and Olympics or Manchester United and the LA Lakers, we become united under the brand.
Sports fonts are used for sporting events, sports teams, apparel brands and more - and these fonts have the ability to impact the world.
Consider your own life, how many sports brands are in it?!
Whether the sports brand is created stark, bold or vintage, their identities are a part of our makeup and the best of them are easily recognisable. Their versatility is as important as anything else and the font really does matter.
To help in your own sports designs, in this article we've rounded up some of the strongest sports fonts available to you:
and many more.
1. Chicago Shift
Especially made for a sports theme, Chicago Shift is suitable for headlines, logotypes, apparel, invitations, branding, packaging, advertising and more.
It has an old school / vintage theme, as well as modern theme so is very versatile. It comes in uppercase, lowercase, punctuations, symbols and numerals, stylistic set alternate and ligatures. It also supports multilingual and is already PUA encoded.
2. Atecha Sport Sci-fi
A sports font for the future; inspired by games, technology, and sports. If you're looking for a more progressive sport font this is the one for you.
Incorporating 2 styles of regular and slant that can support each other in design, and are timeless style.
This font is suitable for logos, design posters, posts on social media and much more.
3. Stoner Sport
The Stoner Sport Typeface is inspired by a retro display font that is dynamic and unique. This font also has a sporty classic racing theme. It is perfect for use in logo designs, car stickers, racing event titles and any project with a sport race theme.
Apart from that, this font is very easy to use in both design and non-design programs because all alternates and glyphs are supported by Unicode (PUA).
4. Prizefighter Display Font
Not out of place on fight night, Prizefighter Display Font is a clean, smooth, art deco display font with 4 different styles that you can mix and match for a variety of uses.
Prizefighter offers a condensed body with a taller than average x-height on most glyphs, as well as rounded corners.
This awesome sports font also comes with multilingual support for most Euro languages, as well as all standard latin numerals and punctuation.
5. Courage Union
Inspired by vintage sportswear this is a great font for any sports apparel.
The Courage Union font is designed in slab serif style with a vintage athletic feel. There are six varieties: regular, rough, halftone, outline, outline rough, and outline halftone.
This font can be used for anything from sports logos and clothing to cheer for your favorite sports team.
6. Speed Of Race
The Speed of Race font is inspired by the sporty racing display font. This bold and strong font with an impression of speed is perfect for making sports racing themed designs.
Can be used for making logo designs, car stickers, racing event titles and so on with sport race themes. In addition to the regular Piston Race, there is also an italic version which makes it look faster and cooler.
7. Piston Race
The Piston Race font is inspired by the sporty racing display font.
This bold and strong font gives the impression of speed and is perfect for sports racing designs; in particular car racing. It can be used for making logo designs, stickers, racing event titles and more. In addition to the regular Piston Race, there is also an italic version which makes it look even faster and cooler.
Based on an old Baseball scorecard circa 1945, this font has sport at its heart.
Merchant is old school and a bit tough; this .OTF font has just the right amount of texture with a subtle dry brush edge.
It is a sports font that is great for vintage logos or an old sign-writer effect.
9. Milestone Typeface
A font that makes you feel like you're in the ballpark. Milestone is inspired from Vintage baseball and is a great sports font.
Ideal for sports apparel, sports logos, sign painting, sports packaging and anything else sports related it provides an iconic sports 'look'.
They really knocked it out of the park with this sports font!
10. Motorsport Typeface
Intensa Font Family is a display typeface, inspired by the revolution of auto racing in the early 60s.
The 1960s saw some of the most beautifully futuristic race cars the world has ever seen, and many of the shapes within this font continue to influence race cars and road cars alike, 50 years later. Blindingly fast, they were occasionally so advanced that they used government-funded tech.
Inspired by classic sport logo lock-ups, Bandbox delivers with its heavy, streaming cursive letterforms.
Bandbox’s wide, gently-sloped script comes bundled with a collection of ligatures and 18 athletic swash banners, perfect for logotype, posters and t-shirt designs.
Athletic swashes, ligatures and alternate characters are also included as separate OTF files for those that use software unable to utilize Open Type features.
Havard started with a base of geometric shapes, and is a strong and sturdy set of display fonts with a feel of industrial, vintage look and is a cool font for a sporty and athletic theme.
These fonts are ideal for headlines, displays, logotypes, clothing, or any short text. Havard includes 12 style versions: regular, regular with inline, shadow and bevel. All of the styles also have a rough version. Since some of them are connected you can mix and match to use it as a layered font, just combine what you like.
13. Amateur Hunter
Introducing a hand drawn Sans Serif, the Amateur Hunter is inspired by outdoor lifestyle and outdoor sports. Amateur Hunter includes 4 font files with Regular, Stencil, and Stamp styles.
Amateur Hunter is a great font for achieving an authentic vintage aesthetic; perfect for logos for sports such as shooting, fishing and hiking to name a few. And this sports font can be used for branding, headings, flyers, greeting cards, product packaging, book covers, apparel design and more.
A standout font for outdoor sports apparel. Blauer is a versatile, multi-purpose font that is perfect for vintage and modern design.
This sports font will perfectly fit into any project, with its help you can create beautiful logos, inscriptions, templates, signs, highlight text and use for outdoor advertising and apparel.
The font offers alternates, ligatures and swash, that will help you make your design even more attractive. This font is easy to use has OpenType features.
This display font made by the Indieground Team is perfect for heavy titles and brilliant as a sports font. It gives an iconic style to the typography of artworks and creates both a retro and modern feel.
We get hockey, roller skating, swimming and cycling vibes, but this font can be put to any sports brand or design.
This regular commercial version includes the full characters set.
16. Dujitsu Font
The absolute perfect sports font for martial arts; whether Karate, Jujistu, Judo, Hapkido and so on, this Japan-inspired display font is striking (excuse the pun).
This sports font gives an oriental style to the typography of your artworks and can be used for sports logos, apparel, promotions and more.
The regular commercial version includes the full characters set.
Kashima is a brush font with a Japanese style that has been made with a real brush pen; as a result it looks very natural.
This font is great for sports apparel, branding, logos, packaging, advertising, and more, any sports design project that is in need the styling of a Japanese brush feel.
Kashima is all capital font and includes punctuation, symbols, numerals and multilingual support.
18. Knock Out
A sports font that delivers a real punch! Knockout is a sophisticated geometric extended font inspired by popular sans-serif fonts, with some modifications to make it more modern, bold, unique, and classy looking.
This font is perfect for fighting sports, not just because of the name, and can be used for branding, logos, apparel and more.
All elements are specially crafted to make it easy to combine together, and delivers everything you need.
Fiver is a multi-line display font great for sports headlines and logo design.
The font combines the best parts of both the vintage and modern into a single style.
The font is best suited for large display sizes such as logos, quotes, packaging, merchandise, headlines, advertising and more.
It pairs perfectly with any modern sans serif font and can make a striking impact in sports designs.
Introducing Slick the AVG paintbrush all-caps font with high gouache texture details and transparency built-in; perfect for modern street sports such as snowboarding or skateboarding.
Slick is bold, tightly spaced, and retains all of the brush imperfections. It has a nice contrast with opaque parts and transparent ones.
It is the ultimate font for a new fresh branding look and the sports font to create eye-catching designs for advertisements, product packaging, sports apparel, posters & more.
Redoura Font Duo is a script typeface inspired by 70’s font style and Script sports font style which is absolutely awesome for logotype/wordmark, especially for sports theme logos.
The script font comes with a serif font as a perfect pairing font. Redoura Script font includes upper & lowercase characters, punctuation, numerals, and multilingual support. It also has many open type alternates and ligatures.
Rompies is a modern condensed font, designed specifically for display and a great sports font; we think it's particularly cool for cycling.
Rompies has thick strokes of letterforms and tight letter-spacing to emphasise the legibility and it provides unique letter-shape combinations. This font is an all-caps font that combines the lowercase as the uppercase that gives flexibility and decreases the negative space. A very nifty sports font!
A very versatile sports font, Vogie is a smart and modern sans serif font, which can be adapted to all types of sports. It comes in 4 widths, 9 weights and is available in regular and oblique.
With 62 fonts encapsulated in one variable font, it makes “vogie” more modern and easy to use than many. Whether you want to create a sharp, quick font or a steady, strong, bold font it's got it all!
Clab is perfect for sports branding.
The initial characters are bold and chunky personality, yet the thin strokes and delicate italics make this sports font a versatile and unique set.
The glyphs in this family are crafted in low contrast strokes, with short ascenders and descenders and low caps. Clab consists of 9 weights: from hairline to black with matching italics. It contain more than 400 glyphs with some OpenType features e.g, standard and discretionary ligature, fraction, etc.
Omnipop Brush is a forward leaning brush script with a somewhat heavy complexion; perfect for a skateboard and a strong sports font.
It has a large x-height and it makes nice smooth and even texts. Omnipop Brush is equipped with Standard Ligatures and Contextual Alternates that are automatically on as they should be kept. In addition it has Swash, Stylistic and Titling Alternates to add extra clout.
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