Are you looking for free chalkboard fonts?

Then you’re in the PERFECT place.

In this post, I’m going to show you all the best heading (and secondary) fonts to use on your chalkboard project.

And don’t worry:

It doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner, a restaurant manager or just throwing a cool party, this master list will give you all the ideas you’ll ever need. 🙌

Grab your chalk. The alphabet awaits…


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choosing the right heading font.

Heading Fonts (or Personality Fonts) are larger fonts that make a big impression and are used for titles, brand names or important words on your sign.

They are the fancy text styles you think of when you envision a chalkboard (and are the focus of this list).

But here’s the problem:

Most people don’t know how to choose the right font that conveys the intent of their message.

When I brainstorm sign ideas, I search for a heading font that follows these rules:

  • Reflects the customer or brand’s personality.
  • Is large and easy to read.
  • Is short and concise.
  • Is well-spaced (letter-spacing or tracking).
  • Is easy to outline.

So take your time with your heading choice. It will be well worth it in the end. 😉

secondary fonts.

Don’t forget about Secondary Fonts.

(There’s a list of secondary fonts for you at the end of this post.)

Secondary fonts are smaller fonts that come in styles, like Sans Serif, that make them easy to read (not too bold) and easy to trace when transferring your template design to a chalkboard.

Especially if you’re making a sign with a longer message (like a menu sign), use a secondary font for the majority of your words.

Now let’s have some fun, and pick your custom font below.

Any font name listed below in black is a font that comes with a free Canva account. All other fonts are linked to their free download page.


Let me save you some time, and get right to my favorites for 2020.


These fonts look like 80% of actual chalkboards you see in public that use real chalk — while the lettering may not be as ‘pretty’, it still looks cohesive and carries its own rustic vibe.


Use these fonts for businesses that cater to children (like preschools or ice cream shops).

  • Komika Title

  • Lilita One

  • Lodrina

  • Manslava

  • Noot

  • Petapon

  • Ribeye

  • Sensei

  • Sweet Dreams


Use these fonts for more serious businesses, brands or events.

  • Aleo

  • Allura

  • Anton

  • Brixton

  • Champignon

  • Cinzel

  • Courgette

  • Euphoria Script

  • Granaina

  • Julius Sans

  • Lustria

  • Marta

  • Niconne

  • Parisienne

  • Petit Formal Script

  • Pinyon Script

  • Playfair

  • Rechtman

  • Yeseva One


Remember the good ole’ days with these throwback fonts.

  • Bernier Shade

  • Donau

  • Glass Antiqua

  • Graduate

  • Grand Hotel

  • Lemonada

  • Limelight

  • Lobster Two

  • Metropolis


These fonts are perfect for all wedding signage or any social event. Stick with one script font per sign.


These fonts are typically Sans Serif fonts and the second font you’ll notice on a sign (after the main heading font).

wrapping up.

Now you know all the best chalkboard fonts out there.

But now I need your help:

Did I miss any fonts?

What fonts do you like?

Let me know in the comments. 👇

chalkboard faqs.

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