Best Fantasy Fonts for Book Cover Design

A few years ago I made this epic list of 300+ fonts to use for every genre. But the truth is, I rarely use those anymore, and some are even cringeworthy. So recently I spent a lot of time going through my collection and choosing NEW fantasy fonts I love.

Keep in mind: most of these have decorative swirls or tails, but really great cover design is clean and simple, so don’t go overboard. Be very selective about how much decoration you include.

A great book cover designer can help you get it right.

Also, urban fantasy fonts will be sharp, modern and maybe bold.
Epic fantasy fonts will be clean elegant serifs.

This is a broad list, but not every font will fit every book or genre.
I started this list months ago, working on a cover for a fantasy prequel called “Death of Magic” (I added the cover below, can you tell which font we choose?)



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About Derek Murphy

Hey there! I'm a philosophy dropout and book cover designer with a PhD in Literature. After spending a decade as a starving artist, I vowed to create the life of freedom my restless spirit demands. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write young adult fantasy novels and do a few editorial critiques to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles. FREE GUIDE: Book Marketing is Dead.