Some things get replaced by the new suddenly and are never again seen or heard from. Some may have thought that the same destiny awaits the old and trusty typewriter. But, they were sorely mistaken. More and more people are turning back to it. Some celebrities, like Tom Hanks, are even boasting about their collections. Some songwriters and novelist also admit that they never made the switch from typewriter to the computer or word processor. If you want to experience the look and thrill of writing on a typewriter but are lacking the funds to buy one, be sure to check out some Free Typewriter fonts. Combine it with an audio app that makes typewriter sounds and you are set for the typewriter experience.
1) Old Newspaper Types font by Manfred Klein
The first font on our list is one that brings back the nostalgia to the max. Long ago, in the days without Internet days that are quite hard to even imagine for some, and for others are so fond to reminisce that they simply cannot escape the temptation of those times and have to daydream about them every day, newspapers were the most important media. Full stop. With no tv, the internet still just an idea in the mind of Jules Verne and the radio just in its infancy, the newspapers were the center of the world for any woman, man or child who wanted to keep up with everything of note. This font by Manfred Klein depicts those timely letters and fonts almost perfectly. If you are looking to instill a sensation of the past, of something timely and permanent, this font might be for you. Or, if you are a person who works in the new media but has the spirit of the olden days, be sure to use this font so that you personality shines right through.
2) Another Typewriter Font by Johan Holmdahl
Sarcastically titled Another Typewriter font by Holmdahl is a clear reference to the popularity of both the typewriter and the font it creates with every strong, firm and lasting press on the typewriter. This font is one of the cleaner, examples. It gives in to nostalgia all the way, imagining a dream where every type of the typewriter made a perfect sign on the paper, which, as we all know, was more often not the case.
3) The Libertines font by Gersan Borge
The Libertines, the band that inspired this font, were an aggressive post-punk band, with their fair share of inventiveness, both lyrically and musically. But, when one stares to this font long enough, one realizes that the font and the bend have one striking similarity. They are both incomplete. By incomplete we do not mean that there are some symbols that are missing. What we mean is that the band flamed out before it reaches its complete opus. There was still more to fill the picture of the Libertines as a bend and collection of artists. The same is true with this font. Every letter is lacking a bit of ink to be truly complete.
4) Mom’s typewriter font by Christopher Mueller
This font is as realistic as it gets with typewriter fonts. The name itself, Mom’s typewriter, exudes the nostalgia, with its messy, dirty lettering. But, that doesn’t mean that it is a badly done font. On the contrary, it is a near-perfect recreation of those inked, firm metal pedals pounding the pure white paper again and again.
5) The Traveling Typewriter font by Carl Krull
The traveling typewriter, a tool that many writers used throughout the beginning of the 20th century brought the world a lot of reading joy. This font combines the messiness of other typewriter fonts, but it also does not lose any of its geometry or readability. If you are looking to combine the gritty nostalgia and the usefulness and hopefulness for a full understanding of everything that you want to convey to your audience, be sure to check it font out.
The typewriters and the way how they create letters on the page are back. be part of the movement. If you can’t handle a typewriter, just do the next best thing, try out some fabulous typewriter fonts.