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8 Wavy fonts to add playfulness to your designs

Wavy fonts add a fun personality to logo designs and headlines. This article showcases eight wavy fonts that give character to any text.

Wavy fonts give a fun personality to logo designs and headlines. Whether you’re looking for a typeface with an overall wavy contour or one whose letters are recreating a sound wave-like design, in this article, we’ll look at eight wavy fonts that add a lighthearted and cool character to any text.

Fun & groovy typefaces

Handwritten summer font

This first typeface, Lace Regular, is a monolinear (strokes have the same thickness) font that resembles a smooth rope or ribbon appearance. It’s a friendly font that is an excellent fit for summer designs—with warped bars and terminals blowing in the wind (compare the horizontal stroke of letter f and terminal of letter r).

Groovy bubble font, Black

Skay—in very bold weights like Black—is a font best used for groovy logotype. Skims uses a similar font, although their communication goal is presumably something around “rounder, softer body shapes.” Paired with a muted, warm color palette, it creates a retro look through its fluid, smooth brush design. The typeface feels soft and bubbly because of its bloated roundness, dynamic due to its irregular letter axes, and adaptable to any space due to its variability of letter strokes.

Naturally wavy font

Kijs is one of my favorite fonts to use these days because of its versatility. This font comes with alternate letters that are more “brush style” and additionally with regular serif glyphs that you can swap with the more organic defaults. While it may not have an innate wavy typeface design, setting text in Kijs Bold (or bolder) creates a natural, curvy appearance. The reason for that is that some of the letters are italics, and some letters are designed in an organic brush style—compare letters B and R and the ampersand as well.

Unique reverse-contrast font

While Pout may not be as versatile as Kijs and some other wavy fonts, the typeface has the power to make your display designs, like logos and headlines, look unique. The typeface gains its whimsical look through being a reverse-contrast font where the horizontal strokes are thicker than the vertical stems. This display font also has many stylistic sets that allow you to pick from various glyphs, for example, a curvier r or w.

Classic curvy & rounded modular fonts

Modular, rounded font Bauhaus Bau

Bauhaus Bau is a classic font for a retro look that’s also easy to stack, here shown in ExtraLight and Bold. I’d give this typeface more of a classification of a curvy font because of its straight but missing extended x-height stems. Still, depending on the letters you use for your design, this typeface will also create a wavy outlined shape of any text.

Inner rounded, fluid font Vole

The Vole typeface calls for particular applications, such as fun logotype, but the rare look of its inner counters being wavy makes this font an easy consideration. The bolder weights of Vole create a fluid, very curvy design, especially when the letter spacing is tight.

Handwritten, rounded typeface

Lace Rounded is the rounded version of “Lace” listed above, giving this type a little friendlier look. I like it set in all caps and with a thinner font weight—it looks modern and simple but personal. Lace Rounded has a smooth outline, making it a perfect fit for Cricut projects.

Curvy modular sound font

Sway Display is a new, monolinear typeface—all angled strokes are +/-22.5 degrees tilted, making this type perfect for wavy logotype and headline text. Sway is geometric in its structure and futuristic in appearance. It works well for sound-related industries and communications goals. Many letters have additional alternative letter designs; many strokes can connect to create a single-line text design. Depending on the glyphs used, Sway can create a retro-groovy or hipster-contemporary look.

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