Fifteen Free Ornamental Wood Type Fonts

March 5, 2011 at 12:59 am 26 comments

Whether you know them by wood type fonts, circus fonts, railroad fonts, western fonts or some other name, these decorative, 1800’s wood type inspired, shadowed typestyles are awfully popular these days. And they’re not just appearing alongside the expected themes, but in all kinds of applications with trendy craft designers like Teresa Collins and the shabby chic crowd leading the way. I couldn’t find a good list of freebies anywhere, so I made my own list. Hope you’ll find it helpful, too. Click on the font name to go to a download site.

Cast Iron
(The Cricut Imagine cartridge County Carnival features a similar font as well.)


Circus (by Angst)

Coffee Tin

Fair Faces


Lettres Ombrees Ornees


Rio Grande


Show Boat

Toskanische Egyptie


Wild West


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26 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Wendy Gibson  |  March 5, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I just loved these fonts. I seem to be collecting fonts I may never get around to using. What it is to be an obsessive collector! :>)

  • 2. Mary Doerder  |  March 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

    These are great. can you post a good list of fonts to use on the Cricut Expression?

    • 3. Kay  |  March 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      Great idea, Mary. It’s in work.

  • 4. Belinda Brown  |  March 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you! These are fantastic! I love

  • 5. Susan Lattin  |  March 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks so much! What fun fonts!

  • 6. Frances  |  March 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Very good fonts. Thank you very much.hugs. Frances.

  • 7. Carolyn  |  March 6, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I don’t believe it, I have been working with the same fonts and have a half written tutorial using the cast iron font. I didn’t realise they were popular at the moment. Thank you for the large selection. I agree they have been hard to find.

  • 8. Kaaren (Kindred Spirit)  |  March 6, 2011 at 10:14 am

    What am I missing? I can’t find out how to download the fonts. Is it the entire alpha or just these letters? Help! By the way I LOVE these fonts. Many thanks.

    • 9. Kay  |  March 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Kaaren,
      Sorry about that. I’ve now added a line to the post that you click on the font name to go to a download site.

  • 10. Trisha  |  March 6, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you so very much!

  • 11. Magoo  |  March 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    wow – these fonts a fantastic!! I could see using so many of these :) you are one talented lady!

  • 12. Danielle  |  March 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Thanks so much! I love them!

  • 13. Cindy  |  March 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing these! I’ll definitely be using them, thanks for saving me the time searching for them!

  • 14. Erin  |  March 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Do you anything about this MTC settlement? I have a cricut expression, but it’s the only cutter I have and can afford right now. Can I still use MTC? Or are all the files I bought on lettering delights junk now? Please give us your insight.

    • 15. Kay  |  March 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      You can continue to use MTC with your Cricut as long as you do not update either MTC or your Cricut firmware. This is more of a long term issue than a short term one.

  • 16. Nancy  |  March 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! I have spent hours looking for a couple of these fonts after seeing them used on several projects! Thank you for sharing so much of your talent with your readers!!

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  • 18. Holly L  |  April 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    So excited to find this and you today! I have a very underused cricut (trying to change that) and I adore fabulous fonts! Thanks.

  • 19. sue a  |  April 3, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I love these and ill love use them in scrapbooking.

  • 20. CaraC  |  April 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for posting! I love FONTS!!!!


  • 21. Cindy Penfield  |  April 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Wow, you did all the work for us. How sweet. It’s really neat to see them all together and really be able to pick out just the right one. Thank you.

  • 22. Natalee  |  April 13, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for posting these! I made a personalized stamp for the back of my cards using the Holtzschue font!

  • 23. Jean Sixsmith  |  May 13, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Fantastic – I’ve seen these types of fonts before but never such a complete collection all in one place. Thank you for sharing!

  • 24. eyedrawit  |  June 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you so much for the Fonts! You sure have saved me a lot of work. I’m having so much exploring your site. You have so much here!

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  • 26. palab0yralph  |  January 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    installing too much fonts slows down your system,,,


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