20 Most Recognizable Fonts and Where to Download Them

20 Most Recognizable Fonts and Where to Download Them

Certain fonts are instantly recognizable from the logos they are used in. However, if asked, the majority of people couldn’t state the name of the font used in these top logos. Well, now is your chance to become more knowledgeable than the majority of the population by learning the names of these 20 most recognizable fonts.

20 Most Recognizable Fonts and Where to Download Them

20 Top Logos and the Fonts Used

1. Frutiger Black
Flickr, which is a favorite among photographers, uses Frutiger Black in its logo.


2. Pico Alphabet (Modified)
Most people recognize the Pico Alphabet font from its use in the Twitter logo. Of course, if you’re one of the few remaining Twitter holdouts, you may not be able to discern this font from any of the thousands of others currently available.


3. Black Rose
Black Rose will be recognizable to all of you video lovers out there from its usage in the Vimeo logo.


4. Helvetica Rounded Bold
If you use Skype, you’ll recognize their use of Helvetica Rounded Bold.


5. Alternate Gothic
Of course, if we mention the font used in Vimeo, we must also reveal the font used in the YouTube logo, which is Alternate Gothic.


6. Catull BQ
Google is clearly a pioneer in the online world and is known for its logo, which uses the Catull BQ font.


7. Yahoo Font
Don’t forget about Yahoo, who uses their original font, Yahoo.


8. Myriad Pro Bold
Myriad Pro Bold is recognizable for its use in many contexts but has become very popular from the LinkedIn brand.


9. Neuropol (Modified)
Neuropol is most recognized for its use in the Bebo logo.


10. Bootle
Bootle is best known for its use in the iconic name of The Beatles.


11. Klavika
No list of recognizable fonts would be complete without Klavika, which appears in the Facebook logo.


12. Densmore (Modified)
If you are a classic rock fan, you’ll likely instantly recognize this font from The Doors


13. Eagle Bold
If you love witty humor, then you’re likely very familiar with The Onion, which uses Eagle Bold in their logo.


14. Squealer
There’s no mistaking the font used by ACDC, Squealer.


15. Royal Acid Bath
Perhaps the most iconic American magazine is Rolling Stone, which uses Royal Acid Bath.


16. FFF Forward
FFF Forward is used in the Digg logo, a rising news-related social network.


17. Agenda Italic
Envato is a growing seller of digital goods whose logo is very recognizable for its use of the Agenda Italic font.


18. Cheap Motel
Not only is this font recognizable from its unique name but also from its use in the MapQuest logo.

Map Quest

19. Amelia
Whether you love or hate TMZ, you can’t mistake its effective use of the Amelia font.


20. Avant Garde Family
If you’re a gamer, you’ll easily recognize the font used in the Rock Band logo, the Avant Garde Family.


Recognizing the Fonts

Now that you possess the power of font knowledge, it’s up to you to determine how you will use it. Some use the knowledge for good, others for evil, but most just want to show up their friends in future conversations.

Sonia Mansfield is the content editor for PsPrint and editor of PsPrint Design Blog. She likes to write, do yoga and make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references. PsPrint is an online commercial printing company specializing in brochure printing.


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    thank you

    • Eko S,
    • February 19, 2011
    / Reply

    Hi thanks, very good resources. Glad this was put together.

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    Great Post! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked myself “what font is that”. Thanks again! You just saved me hours of searching.

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    great logos and fonts, thanks.

    Rafael Cirolini

  4. / Reply

    Great list!!!

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    Thanks, this is really interesting. How did you find out what fonts were used?

    • Rana Mukherjee,
    • February 21, 2011
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    Nice list.

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    Great post. Downloaded some fonts.

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    thanks a lot.. one good collection..

  8. / Reply

    Cool list!

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    wow,what a resourcefull article.I can believe that i now have flickr font in my photoshop.thankx fo sharing this.

    • Adam,
    • February 24, 2011
    / Reply

    Some of you might be interested in WhatTheFont: http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

    It attempts to reveal fonts based on letter samples.

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    Great list downloaded some fonts great work

    • Jon Ivee Hernandez,
    • March 8, 2011
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    Awesome! Thanks for these. These are the things I’m looking for.

    • John,
    • July 19, 2011
    / Reply

    Wow! what a wonderful resource. I was badly looking for this one
    Thank you so much for sharing! Looking forward for more such post….

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    Thanks for this post. Been looking all over for the twitter one.

  14. / Reply

    Very useful post. I’m sure a lot of designers will benefit from this.

    • Kevin,
    • June 8, 2012
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    Rolling Stone does not *use* Royal Acid Bath. The font was modelled on the logo. Same goes for The Beatles and Bootle.

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    Try to recognize ameba pico world’s Logo FOnt

    • Brandon,
    • August 8, 2012
    / Reply

    Great post… I actually used something that looks similar to “eagle bold” on my business cards and I am happy with it. Of course, if I was really brave I would have gone with something like “nueropol” or “cheap motel”… great name by the way. Thanks for the interesting post, perhaps you will inspire me to be a little more whimsical on my next card.

    • SEGA,
    • November 6, 2012
    / Reply

    What about the SEGA logo?

    • Loserificus,
    • June 18, 2013
    / Reply

    What about the Soup.io typeface?

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