Best free typewriter fonts 2020

Typewriter fonts are awesome. They bring that interesting retro vibe to projects and let your imagination run wild to detective stories and super secret classified documents from the 60’s. 🙂

Though their legibility on screens is generally better at bigger sizes, and are ideal rather for headlines, logotypes and short texts than long body text, the results they produce are most of the time amazing.

We gathered the best typewriter fonts and included them into this nifty useful collection. You’ll find clean typewriting fonts, vintage, grunge, distressed, smudgy, telex/fax type and even conspiracy-style censored 🙂

Enjoy!

Free typewriter fonts from Google Fonts

  1. Special Elite

    Special Elite
    A vintage style typewriter font that mimics the Smith Corona Special Elite Type Number NR6 and Remington Noiseless typewriter models.

    • Language support: Latin
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

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  2. Cutive Mono

    Cutive Mono
    Based on multiple classic typewriter typefaces, in particular IBM’s Executive and the Smith-Premier. Good legibility even at smaller sizes.

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

Free typewriter fonts from other sources

In this section we included fonts available from other sources than Google Fonts. With one exception (Conspiracy font), all the fonts in this list are also available for download as pre-made webfont kits.

  1. 1942 Report

    1942 Report
    A great distressed grunge typewriter font with rough edges and a natural feel.

    • Language support: Latin (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

  2. CarbonType

    CarbonType
    Created by directly scanning the letters produced by a Samsonite typewriter. Small quirk: There was no “1” on the machine, so a lowercase L was used instead.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

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  3. Nimbus Mono

    Nimbus Mono
    A great typeface, part of the Nimbus family of fonts by URW++ type foundry. Fully metric compatible with Times, Helvetica and Courier. Includes full support for WGL4 character set and most of W1G, missing only the interrobang and some subscript and superscript symbols.

    • Language support: Latin Extended, Cyrillic (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 4 weight (Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic)

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  4. Latin Modern Mono

    Latin Modern Mono
    Includes a whopping 17 styles. Derived from the famous Computer Modern fonts created by Donald E. Knuth, and first published by the American Mathematical Society in 1997.

    • Language support: Latin Extended, Cyrillic, Vietnamese (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 17 styles (Regular, Italic, Caps Regular, Caps Oblique, Light Regular, Light Oblique, Light Bold, Light Bold Oblique, Cond Regular, Cond Oblique, Prop Regular, Prop Oblique, Prop Light Regular, Prop Light Oblique, Prop Light Bold, Light Bold Oblique, Slanted Regular)

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  5. Kingthings Trypewriter

    Kingthings Trypewriter
    Awesome distressed grunge font with a quirky name, based on the author’s typewriter characters.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

  6. Harting

    Harting
    It mimics a typewriter with a few crooked keys and a ribbon that is running out of ink. Best effect is achieved at larger sizes.

    • Language support: Latin (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

  7. Jack Input

    Jack Input
    Clean typewriter font with latin diacritics support.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check font download page for the diacritics list)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

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  8. My Underwood

    My Underwood
    A distressed font, based – like the name says – on the author’s Underwood typewriter characters.

    • Language support: Latin (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

  9. Secret Typewriter*

    Secret Typewriter
    A nice grunge rough typewriter font.
    *For some mysterious reason the font file itself is named Veteran Typewriter 🙂

    • Language support: Latin (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

  10. Mom’s Typewriter

    Mom's Typewriter
    A rough grunge typeface, with quirks such as ink spots for lowercase G that give it a natural feel.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

  11. Lekton

    Lekton
    A great monospace mimicking a modern typewriter or telex/teletype, that can be successfully used even for code snippets.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 3 styles (Regular, Italic, Bold)

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  12. Envy Code R

    Envy Code R
    A great monospace designed for programmers and code formatting. A more modern font, with telefax/facsimile style.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check this page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 3 styles (Regular, Italic, Bold)

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  13. Courier Prime

    Courier Prime
    A great monospace modern typewriter font with clean lines.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 4 styles (Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic)

    Download

  14. Sears Tower

    Sears Tower
    A smudgy rough typewriter font with grungy style.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

  15. Underwood Champion

    Underwood Champion
    A lightly distressed typewriter font with a natural look.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check font download page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 1 weight (Regular)

    Download

  16. Conspiracy

    Conspiracy
    A rather interesting quirky typewriter font family with 3 styles, including one style that looks like censored text. The downside is that it doesn’t include a pre-made webfont kit, please check the font’s license for permissions.

    • Language support: Latin Extended (please check this page for the exact languages)
    • Styles: 3 styles (Regular, Bold, PressRelease)

    Download

     

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