The Old English, also known as blackletter, dates back to 1000 years ago when it was used as a script throughout Western Europe. It should be noted that Old English or blackletter has nothing to do with old English language nor the old English language written with blackletter. Various forms of blackletter exist, mainly including Textualis, the most calligraphic form of blackletter; Schwabacher, an old English form that was heavily used in the early German print typefaces; Fraktur, the most common German blackletter typeface.
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.
To download free old english 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 old english fonts that are of high quality (well kerned, alternates, broad character support, etc.), have a look at old english fonts at myfonts.com. If you don’t want the hassle of downloading and installing fonts, but just need simple designs in old english fonts, then you can check our design tool below.
Create text-based logos and images with old english fonts
Below is a collection of old english fonts. You can use the following tool to generate text images based on your selection of colors, sizes using old english 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.