There are a few wildly popular aesthetic fonts, and they all exude a different vibe. Without a question, the most popular font used in aesthetic posts is Helvetica – but there are a few other champion aesthetic fonts you see everywhere depending on the vibe.

Whether you’re going for the subtitle aesthetic, want to know what that bubbly font that screams “Emma Chamberlain” is, or are looking to play up a 90s aesthetic with a VHS text font – we’ve got you covered. We’ve distilled it all into a list of the best aesthetic fonts, as well as simple steps to achieve the effects you often see applied to them.

Looking for the perfect color pairings for these fonts, don’t miss our full roundup on aesthetic color palettes.

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Helvetica – Yellow Subtitles, Tumblr Aesthetic, 3D Aesthetic Text

Besides being the most common aesthetic font, the beauty with this typeface is that it’s incredibly timeless, and is one of the most versatile for aesthetic text. Bold it, italicize it, color it, change the caps – each look will be unique but all be aesthetic. It’s worth noting that Arial also works just as well and only has small differences. Here are a few popular treatments and how to recreate them:

Aesthetic Yellow Subtitle Font

For the classic yellow subtitle look, you’re going to want to use Helvetica Medium Italic. You can also achieve the vintage yellow with these values: HEX #F8E36A, or R: 248, G: 227, B: 106 in Phonto.

Vintage Yellow Subtitle Font
Background image courtesy of u/ihasRyzen (Reddit)

Tumblr Aesthetic Font

If you’re going for the Tumblr aesthetic, you’re going to want to use Helvetica Bold Italic in white – that’s it! Works in both all-caps or all-lowercase.

Tumblr Aesthetic Font

3D Aesthetic Text

Helvetica Bold Italic here too. There’s no hard and fast rule though – feel free to mix up the weights. To achieve this 3D aesthetic / shadowed effect, all you need to do is duplicate your text layer, change the color, and slightly offset it from your original text layer.

Add as many or few layers as you’d like! For a more simple look, you’re going to want only one additional text layer and no stroke added. If you want to take it a step further, add a third text layer, as well as a stroke, as we have here.

3D Aesthetic Text

Alte Haas Grotesk – Anime Subtitle Font

Helvetica is a popular option for anime subtitle aesthetic font too, but if you’re looking for something fresh, Alte Haas Grotesk in white (and slightly kerned out) looks great for this aesthetic.

Download Alte Haas Grotesk – Free

Anime Subtitle Font
Background image courtesy of Studio Ghibli / Toho Co., Ltd.

Benguiat Bold – Stranger Things Font

This one needs no introduction. Whether you’ve watched Stranger Things or not, their famous title font has become one of the most recognizable typefaces in recent pop culture. When you use it, we recommend adding an outer glow effect to the text to achieve the show’s classic eerie atmospheric look.

Download Benguait Bold – Free

Free Stranger Things Font Download

VCR OSD – Vintage Aesthetic VHS Text Font

Achieve this classic 90s and 00s nostalgic analog look all with this one vintage VHS text font!

Download VCR OSD – Free

Vintage Aesthetic VHS Text Font

Date Stamp Font – Film Photo Aesthetic

Any LCD-style font works well for this effect, but the best we found was Digital 7. Here’s what we did to achieve the date stamp film photo effect you see below, using Photoshop:

  1. Make your text yellow (we used #F8E757 here)
  2. Add a red Outer Glow effect (we went with #F90808)
  3. Use Linear Dodge as the blending mode (for both the layer and outer glow effect)
  4. Bonus: Duplicate your yellow text, place it above your main text layer, and add a 2px gaussian blur

Download Digital 7 – Free

Date Stamp Font

Keep on Truckin’ – Bubbly VSCO Girl Font

If you’re looking for the classic VSCO Girl font, your search stops here. This bubbly font pairs perfectly with scrunchies and Hydro Flasks.

Download Keep on Truckin’ Font – Free

Bubbly VSCO Girl Font -Keep on Truckin'

Streamster – Vaporwave / 80s Aesthetic Cursive Font

Streamster by Youssef Habchi takes cues from classic 80s-style script and is the perfect addition to any vaporwave aesthetic post or graphic.

Download Streamster – Free (for Personal Use)

Vaporwave - Aesthetic Cursive Font
Background image courtesy of Hipsthetic

Lofi Font

Want in on a secret? There’s no real lofi font – but rather a technique that makes a familiar font feel “lofi”. It’s simply Neue Helvetica Light, modified. All you need to do is set your tracking really high – in this sample we used 350 in Photoshop!

Looking for a lofi palette for your design? Check it out in our aesthetic color palettes roundup.

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Aesthetic Lofi Fonts

Unique Aesthetic Fonts

Eckmannpsych – Psychedelic Aesthetic Font

Download Eckmannpsych – Free With Adobe CC

Psychedelic Aesthetic Font

Glassure – Experimental Aesthetic Font

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Experimental Aesthetic Font

Molen – Brutalist Aesthetic Font

Download Molen (Free for Personal Use) | Commercial Use (Paid)

Brutalist Aesthetic Font

Ribes

Download Ribes – Free

Unique Aesthetic Font

Marola – Distorted Aesthetic Font

Download Marola – Free

Distorted Aesthetic Font

Aesthetic Sans Serif Fonts

Allright – Calligraphy Sans Serif Font

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Aesthetic Sans Serif Fonts

Degular

Download Degular – Free With Adobe CC

Degular Aesthetic Font

Right Grotesk – Wide Font

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Wide Aesthetic Font

Aguila – Angular Fashionable Sans Serif Font

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Angular Fashionable Sans Serif Font

Neue Helvetica UltraLight – Euphoria Font

It’s our familiar friend Helvetica! Except in yet another weight with different tracking. We found -30 tracking gets the closest results to the HBO show’s title (with +30 between the ‘r’ and the ‘i’).

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Euphoria Font

Chequers – Elegant Sans Serif Font

Download Chequers – Free (for Personal Use)

Elegant Sans Serif Font

Aesthetic Serif Fonts – Classic, Elegant, Modern & More

Bookman JF – Classic Serif Font

Download Bookman JF – Free with Adobe CC

Aesthetic Classic Serif Font

Sinistre – Modern Medieval / Celtic Aesthetic Font

Download Bookman JF – Free

Modern Medieval / Celtic Aesthetic Font

New York – Elegant Serif Font

Download New York – Free

New York Elegant Serif Font

Cigra – Modern Serif Font

Download Cigra (Free for Personal Use) | Commercial Use (Paid)

Modern Serif Font

New Romantics – Nostalgic Serif Font

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Nostalgic Serif Font

Retro Aesthetic Fonts

Whether it’s on an album cover, corner store awning, or the Tootsie Roll wrapper, you’ll find these fonts (especially Cooper Black) everywhere. Some of these typefaces have been around for nearly a century too – making them the perfect pick for any retro aesthetic.

Cooper Black – Retro Aesthetic Font

Whether it’s on an album cover, corner store awning, or the Tootsie Roll wrapper, Cooper Black is everywhere. It’s also been around for almost a century and isn’t going anywhere – making it the perfect font for any retro aesthetic.

Download Cooper Black – Free (also available on Adobe Fonts)

Retro Aesthetic Font - Nostalgia Text

New Kansas – Cooper Black Alternative

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Cooper Black Alternative Font

Genie – 70s Aesthetic Font

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70s Aesthetic Font

GastonOpti – Groovy Retro Font

Download GastonOpti – Free (for Personal Use)

Groovy Retro Font

The Bartender – Pressed Retro Font

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Pressed Retro Font

Erikas Büro – Aesthetic Typewriter Font

Download Erikas Büro – Free

Aesthetic Typewriter Font

Aesthetic Fonts for Google Docs & Slides (Google Fonts)

Google Docs and Google Slides font selection pulls from Google Fonts – free, web-friendly fonts. While this can be limiting and overwhelming with 100s of options, there are still some gems to pick from. Here are our faves.

Aesthetic Fonts for Google

Aesthetic Handwriting Fonts

Wanting to add some character and warmth to your designs? Handwriting fonts will add the personal touch you need – and are just easier than writing something out yourself and scanning it! If you’ve looked for handwriting fonts before, you’ll know that 95% of the options out there either don’t actually look like handwriting, or are straight out of a 2015 wedding invitation. Here are our picks for the most aesthetic handwriting fonts to use.

Tentang Nanti – Cute Handwriting Font

Download Tentang Nanti (Free for Personal Use)

Cute Handwriting Font

Marker Handwriting Fonts

Marker Handwriting Fonts

Lemon Yellow Sun – Skinny Handwritten Font

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Skinny Handwritten Font

Cursive & Signature Handwritten Fonts

Cursive & Signature Handwritten Fonts

Mindset – All-Caps Hand-Drawn Font

While not a handwriting font, Mindset is a gorgeous hand-drawn illustrated font to add some character to your designs!

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Aesthetic Hand-Drawn Font

Bonus: Aesthetic Meme Font

For an aesthetic meme font, Helvetica’s got you again. If you’re looking for the classic Twitter style meme format, use Helvetica Light. Any text-on-image format, go with all-caps Helvetica Bold Italic in white, and add a 2px black stroke.

Aesthetic Meme Font

What’s your favorite aesthetic font from the list? Any other fan favorites we should add? Let us know in the comments!

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