What are pointy fonts?
Pointy fonts are typefaces with letters that have tips, such as uppercase letters A, M, and N, and typefaces that have pointed corners, such as lowercase letters a and u. Pointy fonts work better when used as display fonts—those designed for logo design, headlines, and poster layouts. This is because these fonts are harder to read as long-form text. In fact, these sharp and pointy letter tips are meant to be emphasized and shown in big.
Our pointy font collection
Our pointy font collection features six fonts. Some typefaces are sharp with pointed corners, for example, Bauhaus Cut and Apex, and some are pointy, curved fonts with an edge, such as Nano and Quin. Most of the fonts from this collection are sans-serifs, but Bauhaus Mod is a serif font, and Nano—while coming across as a sans-serif type—has stylistic sets that create a slab serif look.
Pointy designs to represent brand character
Pointy designs, whether letters with pokey tips or letters that are cut and whose horizontal bars are sliced to look more architectural, apply a cooler look to any text. Often, this applies to logo design, where a sharp form mirrors characteristics or the positioning of a brand.
Typical examples are:
- Tattoo studio logos (needle of tattoo machine)
- Nail design shops (stiletto nail style)
- Jewelry branding (cutting gems)
- Architectural firms (construction with bars and designing with lines)
Alternate letter designs
All of the fonts in our pointy font collection have stylistic sets. These are alternate letter designs that you can access with design programs such as Illustrator and InDesign to swap other letters. Common examples are changing a double-story a or g with a single-story a or g and replacing the first or last letter of a word with a swash version of the same letter to make it stand out more.
All fonts have nine weights, from thin to bolder, including Bold and Black.