Choosing the right font for your project can help it shine and it can have a significant emotional impact on the people that you want the project to connect with. For instance, if you’re designing a wedding invitation, you should ideally work with calligraphy fonts, as they have an organic, hand-written feel. Similarly, if you’re working on a project that’s aimed at kids, you should consider using bubbly fonts.
There is a wide variety of bubble fonts that you can download for free and/or purchase if you want to use them commercially. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at some bubble fonts that you should check out and incorporate into your projects, particularly if you’re working on something meant for kids, such as titles and/or artwork for children’s stories and crafts.
Bubble Double Duo
Designed by Zoya Miller, the Bubble Double Duo is one of the most fun bubble fonts that you can use across all your kids’ projects. The font is cartoonish and consists of 2 font styles that were originally handcrafted. Along with the font styles, you’ll also get several vector elements when you purchase this font, making it one of the ideal bubble fonts for birthday cards, quotes, children’s invitations, and for labeling in the school classroom and office environments.
The download is available in the form of a zip file that consists of 2 font styles, and 30 vector elements, and 20 vector items that can be easily edited. So go ahead and experiment with this bubbly font. You won’t be disappointed.
Typically, bubble fonts are considered to be informal and they aren’t generally used for formal design projects. However, Rodger is one of those bubbly fonts that is an exception to the rule. The rounded nature of the font and the lack of exaggerated protrusions of the letters, which are found in most other bubble fonts, make it suitable for both informal and formal projects. The font has been inspired by several rounded display fonts that were heavily used across the 1960s and 70s.
Created by the Central Type Company, Rodger is a font family that consists of 5 weights, ideal for designers who want to experiment with the font for a variety of projects.
The Candyhouse Font was designed by Sam Parrett and the download consists of a font family that includes the original hand-drawn script, an all-caps version, alternate lowercase characters, and several quirky design elements like arrows, doodles, and swashes. A total of 30 such elements are present in the downloadable file, which makes this font one of the best options for designers to really get creative and experimental with their projects.
The best part about the font family is that it boasts of multilingual support, with languages like English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese being supported along with several others.
Designed by Izzy Clarke, French Fries is one of the simplest but most effective bubble fonts you can use across your projects, particularly if they involve creating signage, labels, and food menus for hip cafes and restaurants. It’s an all caps font and to date, it has been widely used by designers for T-Shirt designs, invitations, and greeting cards.
The downloadable zip file consists of the TTF, OTF, and Web Font versions of the font, and bonus vector design elements as well, which will help you to get playful with the font when you use it for a project.
Sweet & Silly
Sweet & Silly is an adorable font that stays true to its name with its brilliant design that never fails to disappoint kids. It’s a font that you’ll commonly find across many children’s books, posters, and it can also be used in eateries that are frequented by kids, such as ice-cream parlors. Designed by renowned type designer Denise Chandler, Sweet & Silly is available in TTF and OTF formats and both versions can be converted into web font files as well.
The downloadable file includes the original font and there’s also a bonus set of English alphabets that you can combine with the original for a truly playful design experience.
Comspot Basic, like Rodger, is one of the bubbly fonts that you can use for both formal and informal projects. The font family has been inspired by classic typewriter fonts and consists of eight styles and four weights, giving designers a plethora of options to work with. Designed by Nils Thomsen, the font family features carefully balanced glyphs and easily-accessed alternates that give display settings more character and also emphasize the typewriter look and feel of the font.
There’s also a set of individual DIY-icons included in the downloadable pack, which you can use to spice your projects up.
Designed by Kaustubh Adhav, Bublont is a font that boasts of a whole lot of liveliness and apart from working wonders for kids-oriented projects, it can also add a dash of positivity to all your posters and social media posts. The font pack consists of four styles; Filled, Outline, Shadow, and Colour. So feel free to mix and match the different styles for eclectic results.
The downloadable file also consists of orthographic ligatures and accents and apart from supporting English, it also supports French and German.
The name GLOB sounds puffy and a fair amount of puff is what you get when you download this font family, which was created by Rsz Type Foundry. The downloadable font pack consists of 6 styles and the font is best for projects that require titles and headers with a soft touch. GLOB fonts can also be used for designing children’s picture-story books. Writing long text pieces using the font is not recommended as readability may become an issue.
The font pack provides OTF versions of the font. So download it and experiment with it to give your projects a soft look and feel.
Type designer Denise Chandler once again makes an appearance on our list of the best bubbly fonts to use and this time, it’s the Waliroo font family. The downloadable pack consists of a small caps version, a regular version, and a version with alternate characters. Even though the font pack doesn’t have multilingual support, you can still achieve a lot with it by utilizing what’s available, particularly the scalable, stretchable, and switchable alternate characters.
If you want to give your projects a wild feel (think Jungle Book-type themes) there’s no better font to use than Denise Chandler’s Waliroo. The fonts are available in both TTF and OTF formats and can be converted to web fonts as well.
Bubble Vintage Label
Anton Antipov’s Bubble Vintage Label is a font that’s considered one of the best bubble fonts to use when it comes to designing labels. The downloadable font pack provides the fonts in WOFF and OTF formats and you’ll get 6 font styles that you can experiment with and mix and match to get delightful results.
Each element of the font styles can be customized, giving great flexibility to designers who want to create something truly out-of-the-box. Web font versions are available as well.
Designed by Andrey Sharonov, the Balloon typeface is ideal for creating short titles and headers and it is also a font that’s perfect for comic-book design and use in cartoons. The two-layered font is available in three styles and offers numbers, punctuations, uppercase, and lowercase characters.
The font pack also supports numerous languages apart from English such as Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
How to install and use the bubbly fonts
We’ve covered 11 of the best bubble fonts for you to download and use, but in case you don’t know how you can download, install and use these fonts, this section is for you. Here, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions so that you can start experimenting with these fonts as soon as possible:
- Step 1 – Downloading and unpacking the fonts: The fonts are all available in .zip or .rar formats, which means that they need to be unpacked after downloading. You can either use Windows’ in-built extractor or a third-party program like WinRAR or WinZip to do the extraction successfully.
- Step 2 – Previewing and installing the fonts: To ensure that the font files you have downloaded and extracted aren’t corrupt, locate the file on your hard drive and right-click on it. Click on the ‘Preview’ option and if the preview works, it indicates that there’s nothing wrong with the file. You can find the ‘Install’ option inside the preview window.
- Step 3 – Using the fonts: To find the fonts in the font libraries within your design software, you have to close the programs (if open) and restart them for the libraries to show the recently installed fonts. Select the bubbly fonts you want to use and start creating!
So, if you want to get creative with bubble fonts, be sure to check out the ones we have covered in this post and add playfulness and innocence to your design projects.