Have you caught the design bug with these mirrored font graphics and designs? Scroll around Facebook for a moment, stop in a crafting or font group, and you'll see just what I mean! Sometimes you'll see these referred to as "stacked font" or even "mirror it" fonts. It's incredibly easy to create a striking design, perfect for t-shirts or decals when you're working with the right tools. While you can absolutely edit and tweak any number of different fonts to get this effect, you can also find some fabulous options and unique versions with the style you're looking for. You can't beat an installable font that works instantly, saving you time and effort! Head on over to Design School and check out the How To Create Stacked Text tutorial to learn all the details if you want to DIY this style.
The best of these fonts are ones that are created with a serif or sans serif typeface. That's because it's easier to read, and we all know how important readability is. Occasionally you'll find a handwritten version as well. As this typeface style becomes more popular, the number of options in the marketplace is sure to increase. Graphic designs using mirror fonts are often created using a horizontal orientation, but there are a few different ways to create text effects for different orientations like flag, rise, etc. if you want to jazz it up. Let's take a look at these amazing stacked fonts!
Popular font designer, KA Designs has created this fun font called Rainbow. This one is so incredibly popular that you probably even recognize it! A rounded sans serif, Rainbow is available as both OTF and TTF and can be used in pretty much any program from Silhouette Studio to Adobe Illustrator. It's a little bit quirky with the angles not quite centered, giving it a whimsical feel.
If you're looking for a serif style in a stacked font, then check out Elizea! The edges and points are slightly rounded, lending a softer feel to this typeface, while still maintaining the classic serif elements. Many of these mirrored typefaces are considered display fonts, meaning that they should be used for short bodies of text, rather than for large sections like articles, etc. Mix and match your colors for a fun vibe, and use Elizea for cards, poster art, packaging, and more.
This particular font is a little different than others you'll see in the same style. Rather than the characters having that mirrored effect, it's the heart shape that has been mirrored. Use this beauty for creating heart-themed projects that would be perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries, and much more. Available as an OTF file format, you can easily install and use this style just like any other. Edit the hearts to create a colored effect, or leave them all the same. The options are endless!
Ripple Effects is a fun handwritten font with all capital letters and numbers from 0-9. The font designer put some thought into the creation process, ultimately resulting in a clean and smooth font that works great for cutting machines. That's a very important detail for crafters and makers! If you have access to a software program like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, you can separate the paths and create a unique design with multiple colors.
Sports season is fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about all the fun ways you can DIY up a storm for your favorite baller. This mirror font has not only two versions included, but a bonus sports font as well! The main text portion, or the centerpiece, has seams reminiscent of a baseball or softball, making this a fabulous choice for all your sports-themed designs or crafts! Plus, the nodes and points have been optimized for cutting machines, making it a breeze to work with.
Whether you use this mirror font for holiday projects like Valentine's Day, or just for fun, you're sure to love the options! Easy to download and use, Crush includes characters with hearts and without, as well as outlined and solid options. This whimsical serif is a great choice for creating t-shirts, decals, and more.
Sports fans, this one is for you! If you've been looking for a sporty style, with plain characters then check out JP Sport Stacked. The center characters are filled, while the mirrored sections are outlined like most classical stacked fonts. You'll be able to create sports-themed apparel quickly and easily with this downloadable OTF font! Use it for creating team apparel, decals, logos, and much more.
Last, but not least, we have a cheery version with polka dots! Add a little pizzaz to your designs with Polkami, and stand out from the crowd. Like all the other fonts on our list, Polkami is not a cut file but an installable font that you can use across the board in almost any program. If you take a closer look you might notice the way the characters are situated in comparison to one another (the stacking sections), and how this particular font is a little unique. Add colors to really give your designs a punch!
Now that we've shown you some of the fantastic mirrored fonts available, which ones have you chosen as your favorites? We can't decide, since each one is unique and would be ideal for different applications! Keep in mind that, while many are geared toward crafters and makers, all installable fonts can be used in so many ways. That means you can use them for text documents, working with online graphics creators, and much more. Why not get the most use out of your fonts as you can? We say go for it!
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