Working on a sports design or project? We’ve done all the hard work for you and gathered all the best sports fonts and made a list of all the best sports fonts to use on athletic, gym and college uniforms, projects and designs.
These fonts are best used on the front of sports uniforms or headwear in combination with team letters, monograms, mascots or additional lines of text.
If you use the right fonts with a contrasting colour, it plays an important role in making sure your sports uniforms stand out on-field. Whether you’re a basketball, american football or baseball team or fan these fonts are key to ensure your custom uniform designs are effective.
Best Team Fonts
Air Stream font was designed by Nick Curtis in 1999. This font is a great addition to any lettering on jerseys across the chest or writing your teams name.
Ballpark Weiner was designed by Mickey Rossi. It has been one of the most popular script fonts for baseball and baskeball jerseys lettering across the chest.
Brush Script is one of the most popular script typefaces in the world. It was designed by Robert E Smith. in 1942 for the American Type Founders. It simulates the look of handwritten letters with an ink brush. This font is best used when writing your team in title case.
Brothers is a serif typeface which was released in 1999 by John Downer which was based on lettering for Cole Brothers traveling circus. It is best used for single lettering on our custom headwear or writing team names, lettering and team numbers.
Stahls Tiffany is a western style font face which is most commonly used by baseball or softball teams, it has a close similarity to the Red Sox font. This font is most popular when being used as player numbers.
IFC Hardball was designed by Anton Krylov in 2011. It is one of our teams favourite fonts which looks amazing embroidered on custom made headwear or custom basketball uniforms when writing your team name.
Serpentine font has a distinctive design featuring heavy strokes and squared bowls with rounded corners. Serpentine is a natural for display settings primarily of the sense of impact it has. Serpentine was designed by Dirk Jensen in 1972. It is great to use to give your team that retro look you're after.
Square 721 BDEX BT
Square 721 was designed by Aldo Novarese and published by Bitstream. It has a wide variety of usage favourites such as baseball or basketball numbers and writing team names.
Sports Fonts Tips
Whether you’re on a football, basketball or baseball team there’s plenty of fonts to choose from to get the professional look you’re after. Use the tips below to design like an experienced sportswear designer.
- Make sure the text contrasts well against the colour the text is on.
- Ensure all text is legible, when text is too small there’s a chance that it can bleed and won’t be legible.
- If multiple words are used, try blending fonts together
- Choose a font that’s easy to read, look for a bold font – fans want to see what’s written on jerseys too!
- Use a font that’s timeless – remember our custom sports jerseys are durable and last for years!
- Focus on the sport! Try and blend in elements or logos – for example if you are designing a logo for a basketball team try incorporating a ball or net.
- Try and be unique.
If you need help with your sports uniform project, feel free to get in touch with us – we can send you ideas, inspiration or even come up with a unique sports uniform design for you.
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