Old English Fonts

About Old English Fonts

The old English, also known as Black letter, dates back to 1000 years ago when it was used as a script throughout Western Europe. It should be noted that old English or Black letter has nothing to do with old English language nor the old English language was written with Black letter. Various forms of black letter exist, mainly including Textualis, the most calligraphic form of the black letter; schwabacher, an old English form that was heavily used in the early German print typefaces; Fraktur, the most common German black letter typeface etc.

The old English Font, according to Wikipedia, is a revival of William Caslon’s typeface Caslon Black. The style is characterized by its engraving look. The distinguished look and historic sensation make it extremely popular in advertising, invitations, greeting cards and wherever a formal hand-lettered or engraved look is desired. The old English font is also used a lot in text tattoo designs. Due to its intricate appearance, it is very hard to draw with freehand. New Old English designed by K-Type is a typical font family of old English style. The font was inspired by two Victorian coins which featured a gothic script lowercase with quite modern looking.

New Old English by K-Type

There are many websites where you can download Free Old English Fonts but if you are looking for Old English Fonts that are of high quality, have a look at Old English Fonts on MyFonts.com. If you don’t want the hassle of downloading and installing fonts but just need simple designs in Old English Fonts. Check the tool below.

Generate Designs with Old English Fonts

Below is a collection of Old English Fonts. You can use the following tool to generate text designs based on your selection of colors, sizes using Old English Fonts in seconds. To download the image you generated, click on the arrow button to the right.

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