15 Block Letter Fonts to Make Your Designs Stand Out

Posted on June 3, 2024 | Updated on June 11, 2024

A block letter font is one of the best attention-grabbers because it is tall, bold, and prominent. Whether you’re designing a logo or trying to make your social media posts pop, you should consider using one of these blocky typefaces. 

1. Blocker

The Blocker font
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This sans-serif block letter font is stylized and condensed, making it ideal for large displays. Its mix of upper and lower-case letters subconsciously draws attention while making the typeface more visually interesting. 

Since Blocker is so compact, the letter’s matching heights seem more visible. They look like they fit together as puzzle pieces, which is visually appealing to viewers. Music, entertainment, and fashion companies could use this blocky font in posters, social media posts, or headers.

2. Block Paper

The Block Paper font
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Block Paper is straight out of a children’s storybook. While it’s naturally ideal for kids-centric projects, you can easily use it for generic branding, posters, merch or logos. Its whimsical, distinct design mimics cut-out letters, making it ideal for physical media — or designs needing a personal, friendly touch. 

3. Hexagon

The Hexagon typeface
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Hexagon is a unique block letter font for two reasons — it’s visibly tilted and uses a combination of black and white. It has an eye-catching three-dimensional style that would be visually striking in numerous kinds of projects.

4. Achtech Block 

The Achtech Block font
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Actech block is bold, strong, and modern. Its sharp edges and small counters exude a sense of power. This sans-serif block letter font was specially designed for web use, so it’ll work great in headers, graphics, logos, and branding. While its elongated octagonal design is best for large displays, each letter will stay identifiable at smaller sizes. 

5. White Block

The White Block font
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This serif web font takes inspiration from 60s fonts but ultimately appears modern and stylish. While each letter’s stems, arms, or crossbars are thin and straight, the rest is curved, bold, and exceedingly thick. Its line weight is both very heavy and light, making it visually interesting to the viewer. 

You’d have the best luck using this bold block letter font in large displays — or sparingly in small ones — as its unique weight may be challenging to read at a distance unless the letters are big enough. Website graphics, invitations, and branding are all good use cases. However, experimenting with online posts, print media, or logos isn’t out of the question. 

6. Play Me Games

The Play Me Games typeface
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This 16-bit block letter font is similar to 8-bit blocky fonts but has more detail and is less condensed. While it’s reminiscent of a classic video game’s title screen, its modern use cases are broader. It would work well in the headers, online posts, graphics, or logos of tech-centric businesses.

7. Summer of ‘76

The Summer of '76 font
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The Summer of ‘76 font is close to being an 80s-style font but strongly emits a 70s retro vibe. This sans-serif, multi-line typeface carries a strong sense of nostalgia but looks modern. It wouldn’t look out of place on an album cover, logo, magazine, or business card.

8. Square Squads 

The Square Squads font
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Square Squads is a playful blocky font that seems to take its inspiration from children’s storybooks and summer camp signs. Its angular, edged design lends to an artistic handwritten look but still appears very intentional. You could use it for social media posts, logos, invitations, or branding. 

9. College Block 2.0

The College Block typeface
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College Block 2.0 takes its inspiration from university sweatshirts. This angular, blocky font is about 30% taller than its predecessor, giving it that classic college lettering look. While this style has worked best on merch, it also would do well in large headers or posters since it has an authoritative feel. 

10. Block Note

The Block Note font
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Block Note is a handwritten web font. While the line weight stays the same, every letter’s size differs. The slight inconsistencies in each stroke lend to its handcrafted look. While it’s a very casual and playful typeface, you could use it to add a personal touch to your business cards, social handles, or signatures.

11. Lehfire

The Lehfire font
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Lehfire is an art-deco-themed serif typeface, so it prioritizes repetition and symmetry. Its weight, stylistic choices, and spacing give it a vintage look with a modern twist. While the 20s inspiration is plain to see, the font doesn’t seem outdated. Instead, it’s classy. You could use it to elevate your designs, making them seem more professional, luxurious, or put together. 

12. Chinese Rocks

The Chinese Rocks typeface
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The Chinese Rocks sans-serif typeface was inspired by the hand-cut rubber-stamp writing present on 20th-century Chinese export crates. Its varying line weight, condensed letters, and rectangular style lend to a handwritten style. This block letter font would work best in casual quotes, posters, or invitations. 

13. Neue Stanley

The Stanley font
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This vintage block letter font takes inspiration from classic advertisements, posters, and labels. You’ve probably seen hipster bars, indie retailers, or farmer’s market stalls using similar typefaces. It has a familiar air to it, so you’d have the best luck using it to make your projects seem professional while remaining relatable.

14. Batrstrip Ultra Condensed 

The Barstrip font
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You can tell at a glance that the Barstrip Ultra Condensed typeface was inspired by barcodes. Each letter is tall, narrow, and compact. Since narrow, closely-spaced lettering has a lasting impression on viewers, you’d be wise to use it for branding or on social media. Fashion, photography, or jewelry businesses would benefit from using this artistic, hipster font.

15. Nonstop Regular 

The Nonstop Regular typeface
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Nonstop Regular is a blocky font similar to bubble typefaces. Its counters are almost nonexistent — they’re either dots or lines — which lends to its stylized look. The outline’s line weight is particularly bold, which is eye-catching. You could use this font in a number of projects, whether you’re in the tech, retail, gaming, or logistics field. 

Do You Have to Pay to Use These Block Letter Fonts?

For the most part, these typefaces are free to use for personal and commercial use. However, there are caveats to that blanket statement — some sites require subscriptions or offer special licenses. While no one will care if you use a block letter font to enliven your to-do list or make your calendar more aesthetic, you must be careful about using them in projects. 

Most block letter fonts on 1001 Fonts are free for personal and commercial use under its desktop license. You can use them for posters, logos, merch, or web graphics. If you want to embed them in an app or use them elsewhere, you may need to pay for a broader license. Each typeface’s page will say whether or not you can use it for commercial purposes.

Envato Elements is different — it offers comprehensive, non-exclusive commercial use rights under the condition you subscribe. Once you download and register an item, you get an ongoing license for a single, specific use. You retain the license once you unsubscribe from the service as long as it’s still active when you complete your project.

About The Author

Eleanor Hecks is the Editor-in-Chief of Designerly Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing in-depth content from the design and marketing industries. When she's not designing or writing code, you can find her exploring the outdoors with her husband and dog in their RV, burning calories at a local Zumba class, or curled up with a good book with her cats Gem and Cali.

You can find more of Eleanor's work at www.eleanorhecks.com.

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