Celtic fonts are fonts writing in Celtic style. This style of writing was approximately formed during the 6-7th centuries after the introduction of Christianity in Ireland when the monks wrote about Gospels in their own style. The writing style is similar to today’s Celtic style writing seen in Celtic fonts, and then the style was brought to the continental Europe by Irish missioners. Though the Celtic society and culture had been spreading Europe, the Celtic culture and language are closely associated with Ireland.
The first example of Celtic style writing was related to the insular scripts, and one characteristic feature of it is that a large and decorated initial letter is used at the beginning of text, paragraph and then text followed become smaller gradually until the regular size is reached. Another feature of Celtic style writing is the employment of triangle shapes at the top of letters, or Ascender parts of letters, which can be seen in many modern Celtic fonts.
Celtic fonts are often seen in Irish related festivals, most notably, the Saint. Patrick’s day and Irish themed projects like greeting cards, stationary, decorations, scrapbook, invitations, tattoos. Celtic Garamond Pro designed by Levente Halmos and Roger S. Nelsson is a typical font family of Celtic style. While pursuing an old style Celtic look, it also maintains the readability. The font is multilingual friendly with a support of some unusual diacritic letters in languages such as Cornish, Tagalog, Romanian, Ulithian and Welsh.
To download free celtic fonts, you can take a look at our free fonts collection, which offers more than 20,000 fonts in different categories. If you are looking for celtic fonts that are of high quality (well kerned, alternates, broad character support, etc.), have a look at celtic fonts at myfonts.com. If you don’t want the hassle of downloading and installing fonts, but just need simple designs in celtic fonts, then you can check our design tool below.
Create text-based logos and images with celtic fonts
Below is a collection of celtic fonts. You can use the following tool to generate text images based on your selection of colors, sizes using celtic fonts in seconds. To download the image, just right-click on the image and save. To embed images on web pages or forums, you can click on the EMBED button to get codes.