10 of the Best Vintage Fonts for a Wes Anderson Aesthetic
Known for curating one of the most stylish aesthetics in modern cinema, director Wes Anderson certainly has an eye for outstanding typography. Vintage fonts are a key feature of the Wes Anderson aesthetic, with the director favoring quirky retro fonts that have a sense of time and place.
To celebrate the release of Asteroid City (2023), we’re looking to recreate the look and feel of Wes Anderson’s style in our own projects through typography. Read on to discover our edit of the best Wes Anderson fonts with a vintage feel, to recreate the aesthetic of movies like Asteroid City, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonlight Kingdom.
1. Kastel Voire
A vintage font with a classical feel, carved display serif font Kastel Voire would be perfect for recreating The Grand Budapest Hotel aesthetic. Old-world and a little Art Nouveau in mood, with curving ligatures, Kastel Voire will bring vintage character to movie titles, poster designs or cast names.
Recreate the Wes Anderson aesthetic of Moonlight Kingdom or Fantastic Mr. Fox with this naive-style, woodcut font. Alvaters is a vintage font with both clean and textured versions, allowing you to dial up the vintage mood as required. A Wes Anderson font with plenty of quirk and kook, Alvaters brings hand-crafted type to your poster layouts and web design projects.
Delfina is a vintage font inspired by retro signage typefaces, that recalls the Moonlight Kingdom aesthetic of 1960s campsites and New England summer vacations. Use Delfina to bring kooky charm to your Wes Anderson designs.
4. The Foregen
The Foregen font bundle includes a whopping five font styles to perfect your Wes Anderson typography. An industrial woodcut font that can be used to recreate the vintage typography of The French Dispatch aesthetic, or why not use to recreate The Grand Budapest Hotel title font?
5. Porter Sans Block (FREE)
Free font Porter Sans Block will allow you to recreate the Asteroid City aesthetic on a limited budget.
What is the font used in Asteroid City? Although the font used on the movie title of Asteroid City is a custom font by the film’s designer Erica Dorn, Porter Sans Block is a font alternative with a similar retro, chunky charm.
Script fonts might not be the first Wes Anderson font style that comes to mind, but the director actually frequently uses script fonts to give romantic, vintage appeal to credits or movie titles. Gustera has an old-world style that makes it ideal for recreating The Grand Budapest Hotel fonts or the Moonrise Kingdom movie title font.
A bundle of two fonts to help you achieve a Wes Anderson aesthetic, Anamortee includes a fluid script font and a simple yet quirky sans serif. Paired together, these contrasting vintage fonts will bring The French Dispatch style to your Wes Anderson posters and social media designs.
8. Caslon Initials (FREE)
If you’re looking for the best Wes Anderson font to recreate the look of The Grand Budapest Hotel typography, look no further than free font Caslon Initials. Available in both a clean-cut script and a calligraphy style with a little more aged texture, you can use these spaced-out characters to give Wes Anderson movie titles a quirky, old-fashioned mood.
9. Playfair Display (FREE)
A simple sans serif font with an elegant character, use Playfair Display to create refined Wes Anderson typography, similar to the styles used in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Playfair Display, which is free to download, has an early 1950s feel, making it the perfect fit for a retro Wes Anderson aesthetic.
10. Great Lakes (FREE)
Remember the scenes in The Grand Budapest Hotel when the hotel is pictured in its faded 1970s era? Great Lakes would be a fantastically retro fit for the Wes Anderson typography in these scenes. You could also use free font Great Lakes to recreate the Moonlight Kingdom font style, particularly the scenes from the boy scouts’ camping ground.
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