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The fonts in the Fallout series are used both in and out of the game for tone consistency, visual branding, and promotional imagery.

Fallout and Fallout 2 fonts[]

User Interface[]

User interface fonts are packaged with the game and are used to display text for the player to read.

Font Name Image Description Example
Gothic 821 Condensed Font Gothic 821 A thick, upper and lower-case font. Based on Berthold Block first made in 1908, Gothic 821 Condensed is a derivative font created in 1993. In Fallout and Fallout 2, it is used as the title font for the intro sequences as well as the UI, such as for the tab font, skilldex menu, and the Tell me about feature in Fallout.
•  Gothic 821 Condensed on Wikipedia
•  Gothic 821 in use
JH Fallout Font JH Fallout A thin, upper and lower-case futuristic font. Made for Fallout in 1997. Used for all monochrome text.
•  Available for free from No Mutants Allowed
Low Intelligence conversation Torr
Futura Font Futura A geometric and thin, upper and lower-case sans-serif font first created in 1927. Futura is used in multiple areas: the inventory "DONE" button, "TOWN WORLD" button, and the Poseidon Gasoline map logo.
•  Futura on Wikipedia
•  Futura in use
Brush Script Font Brush Script A cursive, upper and lower-case font originally created in 1942. Used for the logotype of the Pip-Boy 2000.
•  Brush Script on Wikipedia
•  Brush Script in use
PipBoy2000
Gill Sans Extra Condensed Bold Font Gill Sans MT Bold Extra Condensed A humanist sans-serif font apart of the Gill Sans family introduced in 1926, Extra Condensed Bold was later created in 1937. Used for displaying the perk names in the character selection menu.
•  Gill Sans on Wikipedia
•  Gill Sans Nova Extra Condensed Bold in use
Expert Excrement Expeditor
Microgramma Font Microgramma A wide sans-serif font introduced in 1952. Used for the "Skilldex" button tape.
•  Microgramma on Wikipedia
•  Microgramma in use
Fo1 Skill Dex etc

In-game[]

In-game fonts are used within the game world on sprites.

Font Name Image Description Example
Arial Black Font Arial Black A monotype font originally created in 1982. Used for the intro slide show of Fallout 2.
•  Arial on Wikipedia
•  Arial in use
FO2 intro slide 6
Brush Script Font Brush Script A cursive, upper and lower-case font originally created in 1942. Used for the branding of Nuka-Cola and the Garden of Eden Creation Kit.
•  Brush Script on Wikipedia
•  Brush Script in use
Futura Font Futura A geometric and thin, upper and lower-case sans-serif font first created in 1927. Futura Heavy used on the Boneyard loading screen for the Poseidon Gasoline logo and the rest of the type. The Only Shadow variant of Futura used on The Hub location screen.
•  Futura on Wikipedia
•  Futura in use
Gil Sans A monotype based on a font from 1913, Gil Sans was released in 1928. Composed of bold upper and lower case letters. Used on the logotype for Pep Gas.
•  Gill Sans on Wikipedia
•  Gil Sans in use
Pep Gas logo
Impact Font impact A thick, upper and lower-case industrial font made in 1965.
•  Impact on Wikipedia
•  Futura in use
Fo1 Glow Townmap
Stencil Bold Font Stencil Bold A thick, upper and lower-case font made in 1937 to emulate a sprayed stencil sign.
•  Stencil on Wikipedia
•  Stencil in use
Sierra Army Depot
Comic Sans Font Comic Sans A casual script font made in 1994.
•  Comic Sans on Wikipedia
•  Comic Sans in use
Vault City
Akzidenz Grotesk BE Light Extended Font Font Akzidenz Grotesk BE Light A upper and lower case grotesk style font first made in 1898, the font was expanded with a variety of style in the 50s and 60s by the company that first produced it.
•  Akzidenz-Grotesk
•  Akzikdenz Grotesk in use
Cheezy Poofs

External branding[]

Fonts used for box art, marketing, and other advertisements related to Fallout and Fallout 2.

Font Name Image Description Example
Univers 59 Condensed Font Univers 59 Condensed Part of a large font family created in 1957, Univers 59 condensed was used for the boxart logo after being heavily modified, with the "o" being stylized.
•  Univers family on Wikipedia
•  Univers in use
Swiss 911 Font Swiss 911 A tall and condensed, upper and lower-case font. Based on Helvetica Compressed first made in 1957, Swiss 911 is a derivative font created in the 80s. Italicized for "A Post-Nuclear Role Playing Game" on the Fallout and Fallout 2 logos.
•  Swiss 911 in use
OCR-A Font OCR-A A utilitarian, sans-serif font originally created in 1968 to be read by both computers and humans. This font was used by Interplay's marketing department and not used by the dev team, which wasn't consulted about the design of the promotional artwork.
•  OCR-A on Wikipedia
•  Brush Script in use
Old FO1 ad
Futura Font Futura A geometric and thin, upper and lower-case sans-serif font first created in 1927. Bold and thin fonts used for the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide.
•  Futura on Wikipedia
•  Futura in use
VaultDwellerSurvivalGuide

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas[]

User Interface[]

Font Name Image Description Example
Gothic 821 Condensed Font Gothic 821 A thick, upper and lower-case font. Based on Berthold Block first made in 1908, Gothic 821 Condensed is a derivative font created in 1993. In Fallout: New Vegas, it is used as the title font for the add-on intro sequences.
Monofonto A technical, monospaced sans serif font originally created in 1999. Used ubiquitously in the game's UI.
Pip-Boy 3000
Fixedsys Default font used for all terminals.
Terminal


In-game[]

Font Name Image Description Example
Gillies Gothic Bold A smooth, sans-serif typeface.
Kabel Bold A geometric, sans-setif typeface designed by Rudolf Koch and released in 1927. FONV Poseidon Energy Logo
Chowderhead A serif typeface designed by Stuart Sandler.
Singlesville Script Classic retro brush-style sans-serif script by Stuart Sandler.
Fallout4 Sugar Bombs
Swing Freddy Fear's House of Scares logo
Swanky A retro latin serif font, designed to evoke the Atomic Age.
Mirage Zanzibar A retro typeface designed by Brian Bonislawsky and Stuart Sandler, released in 2002.
Birds of Paradise A modern adaptation of Al Elliot's 1975 font.
Vivaldi An elegant script typeface designed by Fritz Peters in 1970. White glove society
Rosewood Std Regular A typeface design based on Clarendon letterforms (1866 to 1875). This one is Adobe corporation's version, released in 1994, and specifically based on William Page's 1874 typeface. Nv vav billboard
Black Hawk A western-style serif typeface.
Florida Project A sans-serif font. FNV Big Ranch lotto billboard
Freestyle Script Informal script typeface designed by Colin Brignall in 1969 and Martin Wait in 1981. FNV Big Ranch lotto billboard
PLATSCH A retro sans-serif typeface. The Kings
Oklahoma A Western-style serif typeface. Silver Rush
US 101 A simple sans-serif font. Silver Rush
Postino A quirky type derived from the Courier typeface by Tim Donaldson. Abraxo
LD Wanted A blocky Western-style serif font, resembling woodcut letters.
Utopia Black Headline A variant of the Utopia text face designed by Robert Slimbach in 1989, for Adobe. SSP LOGO
Smilage A retro, 50s style sans serif typeface. Ssbillboard
DIN A font family designed by Albert-Jan Pool starting in 1995.
9mmRound
Cheap Motel A decorative sans-serif font.
FNV loading desktop04
Scream A blocky, sans-serif font.
PoseidonAd3
Pecot A serif font by Graham Meade.
RepconnMuseumAdv
Speedline Regular
Mister Television by Font Diner
NCRPropaganda4
Arial A monotype font originally created in 1982. Used for signage in Fallout: New Vegas.
•  Arial on Wikipedia
•  Arial in use
FNV Location 11021 4
Arial Black Font Arial Black A monotype font originally created in 1982. Used for signage in Fallout: New Vegas.
•  Arial on Wikipedia
•  Arial in use
Logo Mojave Express
EDO
FNV loading bulletinboard09
Plastic Display A display, sans-serif typeface. Nevada State Lotto top font
Brush Script Font Brush Script A cursive, upper and lower-case font originally created in 1942. Used for the branding of Nuka-Cola and the Garden of Eden Creation Kit.
•  Brush Script on Wikipedia
•  Brush Script in use
Courier A thin font specifically created for computers in 1955.
•  Courier on Wikipedia
•  Courier in use
SSsaleschart2
Baveuse A stylized 60s-like font first released in 2005.
•  DaFont
•  Baveuse in use
Vault 21
Comic Sans Font Comic Sans A casual script font made in 1994.
•  Comic Sans on Wikipedia
•  Comic Sans in use
8-Ball
Gil Sans A monotype based on a font from 1913, Gil Sans was released in 1928. Composed of bold upper and lower case letters. Used on the logotype BlamCo and their product BlamCo Mac & Cheese.
•  Gill Sans on Wikipedia
•  Gil Sans in use
FO3 BlamCo Mac & Cheese
Wide Glide A wide italicized slab-serif connected font created in 1997. Used as the logotype for the Pip-Boy 3000. Pip-Boy 3000Cover
Papyrus A tall themed font meant to invoke ancient writing style that was first created in 1982. Used as the logotype for the Pip-Boy 3000.
•  Papyrus on Wikipedia
•  Papyrus in use
ChryslusAd2
Lithograph Bold A cartoony and exaggerated shaped font. Used for the welcome sign of Cottonwood Cove. FNV Cottonwood sign nif
Pecot Bold A tall bold font with subtle curves. Used for the logotype of Saturnite. FNVOWB Saturnite Logo Rec
Market Deco A thin art deco font. Used for the emblem of the Ballistic Defense Division. CDA Ballistic Defense Division emblem
SF Americana Dreams Extended Retro underline connected angular font created in 2005. Used for the Protecto glasses. Torshell

External branding[]

Font Name Image Description Example
ITC Avant Garde Medium Bold Oblique A san-serif type, used for "New Vegas".
FNV box art (US)
Futura Now Headline Condensed ExtraBold A Futura variant
Operation Anchorage banner
Deanna A decorative, exotic font.
FO3 Point Lookout banner
Impact Font impact One of the most common blocky sans-serif typefaces.
The Pitt cover Bethsoft
Rockwell Blocky serif typefaces.
Fnv-dlc1-deadmoney-x360-fob
Goudy Trajan Pro Bold Blocky serif typefaces.
HonestHeartscover
Bitmap Wide Blocky bitmap font
OldWorldBluesCover

Fallout 4 and Fallout 76[]

User Interface[]

Font Name Image Description Example
Roboto Fallout 4 UI font
Sharetech Mono Terminal text font

In-game[]

Font Name Image Description Example
Volkswagen Serial Black VolkswagenSerialBlackFont A bulbous, rounded serial font from the Volkswagen family, by German font designer SoftMaker. Used for the Wilson Atomatoys logo.
•  Volkswagen in use
FO4 Billboard nifskope 7
SF Americana Dreams Upright General Atomics logotype
Emblem Chief A connected geometric font used General Atomics logotype
Southern Aire Welcome Home ad series
Rundfunk Grey Tortoise logotype
Gill Sans Corvega logotype
Algerian Vodka logotype
Wide Glide A wide italicized slab-serif connected font created in 1997. Used as the logotype for the Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV. Fo4 Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV
Harlow The Moon & Sixpence and Nook & Niche Mart logotypes
AC Mountain A thin art deco font first released in 2013. Used as the logotype for Nukashine. Fo76 Nukashine bottle
Tara Bulbous NF A bloated and wide sans serif font. Used on the Nukashine label. Fo76 Nukashine bottle
Platonick-Normal A stylized line font font. Used on the Nukashine label for "SHINE". Fo76 Nukashine bottle

External branding[]

Font Name Image Description Example
Wide Glide A wide italicized slab-serif connected font created in 1997. Used as the logotype for the Pip-Boy on the Pip-Boy Operational Instructions manual. Pip-Boy Operational Instructions

Notes[]

Codsworth can tell the Sole Survivor a joke about the fonts Papyrus, Arial, and Comic Sans. These fonts were made in 1982, 1984, and 1994, respectively, and have all been used in-universe.[1]

References[]

  1. Codsworth: Arial, Papyrus, and Comic Sans walk into a bar and the bartender says...
    Hey, we don't serve your type in here!"

    (Codsworth companion dialogue)


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