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Balloon Font Free Download

About The Font

Max R. Kaufmann designed the balloon font in 1939. It is a brush, script typeface best for display purposes. Max R. Kaufmann designed this typeface for American Type Foundries as a response to Howard Allen Trafton’s Cartoon. This font doesn’t have lowercase letters, and it comes in 3 styles: Light, Bold, and Extra Bold.

There are 56 different languages supported by Balloon and all of them are available for all formats. Bitstream recently published a digitized version of Ballon that is available on Fontshop.

Balloon font was most famously known for the Nickelodeon logo, which had white letters on a background of orange splat from late 1984 to 2009. Madeline also uses it in her books, TV shows, and films.


Balloon Font is a typeface that has been used by cartoonists, animators, and children’s books for years. It is not just for comic books; you can use balloon font in newspaper headers, magazines, and even on some clothing materials.

Web designers have also found Balloon to be a popular font in recent years. Many popular websites use it as the default typeface.

Balloon font has high on-screen legibility, making it suitable for marketing materials.

Font information

NameBalloon Font.
StyleScript, Brush.
DesignerMax R. Kaufmann.
File FormatOTF and TTF.
Font LicenceFree for personal use.
TypeFreeware Version.

Font View

If you want an accurate idea of how the typeface will appear on your creative projects, you can preview its characters before downloading it.

Balloon Font Character View
Balloon Font Character View

Similar Fonts

The following are some excellent free alternatives to the Balloon Font.

  • Okay.
  • Flash.
  • Bologna.
  • Sign Language.
  • Chewy.
  • Lemonada.
  • Sniglet.
  • Comic Sans.
  • Xenois Soft.
  • Bazooka Font.

Font Pairing

Below are some Balloon font combinations that you can use to create high-quality designs.


This font is available below as a free download for your operating system and can be used in your personal projects for free.

Supported Languages

Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish), Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Kurdish (lat), Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian (lat), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spain, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek (lat).

License Information

Only personal use is allowed for the balloon font. If you would like to use this font commercially, you can buy it using the link below.

Click here to buy.


What type of font is this?

Ans: Balloon is a brush, script typeface best for display purposes.

Who created the font?

Ans: Max R. Kaufmann created this font for American Type Founders.

How can I download it for use on my computer or Mac?

Ans: If you wish, you can download the Balloon font from our website. The font works well with PC and Mac systems.

Is there a Google Font that looks like this?

Ans: Chewy, Lemonada, Sniglet are similar to the Balloon Font in Google fonts.

What is the most effective way to use it?

Ans: You can use this font for logos and for headings. If you want you can use Balloon on web pages too.

Can I use this on an online platform?

Ans: This font is compatible with all online platforms.

Can I use this font for free?

Ans: There is no charge for the personal use of the Balloon font.

Is this font compatible with the web?

Ans: Yes, this will work on the web but you need to buy the Balloon web font from the original license holder.

Are there any other free fonts like this?

Ans: The best free alternative to the font could be “Xenois Soft”.

How can I install the font on my device the easiest way?

Note: Do you have problems installing the font on your PC or Mac? There is nothing to worry about. We’ll show you how. Find out more below.
How to Install Custom Fonts on Your Windows PC
How to Install Custom Fonts on Your Mac
You can also learn more about typography and its classification.
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