32 Trashy And Distorted Fonts For Your Next Grungy Design

Over the past couple month/years we’ve seen grungy-looking websites and designs popping all over the place (I much prefer that over the glossy web 2.0 look). Of course using patterns and textured backgrounds can help give a website a dirty and grungy feel, but let’s not forget about typography. While most of the fonts on this list can’t really be used for website copy and articles, they can certainly be used for logos and headings or other types of graphics.

Let us know which ones you like best in the comment section! :)

Hawaii Lover ↓

Hawaii Lover

Hawaii Killer ↓

Hawaii Killer

Jamaistevie ↓


Ginga ↓


Dirty English ↓

Dirty English

Jo Wrote A Lovesong ↓

Jo Wrote A Lovesong

Fail ↓


Agressive Angry Baby Killer ↓

Agressive Angry Baby Killer

El Font Brush ↓

El Font Brush

Dark Flame ↓

Dark Flame

Bruised ↓


Grunge ↓


Pulse Sans Virgin ↓

Pulse Sans Virgin

Docteur Atomic ↓

Docteur Atomic

Phorssa ↓


Fluoxetine ↓


Staubiges Vergnügen ↓

Staubiges Vergnügen

Insert Your Name Here ↓

Insert Your Name Here

Horros ↓


Broken Record ↓

Broken Record

Trashco ↓


A Bite ↓

A Bite

Ascent 2 Stardom ↓

Ascent 2 Stardom

Defused ↓


Cocaine Sans ↓

Cocaine Sans

Screamo ↓


Dead Secretary ↓

Dead Secretary

Jellyka Evan & Estrya ↓

Jellyka Evan & Estrya

Got Heroin? ↓

Got Heroin

Chic Decay ↓

Chic Decay

Splinter 2 ↓

Splinter 2

Cocaine Nosejob ↓

Cocaine Nosejob

Your Turn To Talk

I hope you liked this post! Please feel free to share you favorite trashy and grungy typefaces with the rest of us!


  1. Audrey Ross says

    Great! And thank you so much for making the fonts available.

    I’m loving them.


  2. says

    Some of these are ok, but id rather take a regular font and rough it up, that way you dont have letters that look the same like two T’s or two E’s that look exactly the same.

  3. says

    The problem with these is that they can be used only in display situations, in brief bursts — basically to get attention, and that’s it. Quite often, the artistry of creating the font destroys the readability, and the eye fatigues quickly trying to decipher it.

  4. Ted says

    Broken Record is written in Horos and not itself (the ‘O’ is the giveaway). BTW, but thanks for the links.

  5. says

    Oh… i have so many of these fonts it’s silly! I second Harper though – they’re great for a quick, HEY LOOK AT ME, burst on a piece, or a highly stylised header font perhaps, but realistically they can’t be used for long pieces. My favourites are trashco and hawaii lover (though cocaine sans comes close)

    thanks for sharing!

  6. says

    Thanks for the fonts Jon!

    I’ve used one with the new “RIFFIN’ IT OUT” with Mr.Zee banner on our radio station.

    Thanks a bunch and keep up the great work!

  7. Rich says

    Awesome list of resources! Thank you for sharing.

    I would just like to add one more set of typography resources and that is the forum of http://www.pilo.me

    It is a private typography forum with an unbelievable amount of free fonts, premium fonts and exclusive typefaces. I think it was voted the best typography forum of 2009. If you are a font lover/addict, check it out. Like I said though, it is either private or invite only. I have never seen a typography site like it with all it has to offer. Anyhow, check it out, pilo.me

    Anyhow, great article, I definitely will be referring to these time to time.

  8. says

    Very nice collection of fonts, I have been searching for these kind of fonts for almost a 2 hours and finally I found this post.

    Thanks for making life so easy :)


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