Lobster is an expressive Script font – it’s one of my least favorite fonts of all time, but I know from my search engine optimization work, that it’s something that people want and search all the time. (Keyword research)
So to help you fine people that search this god-awful font (I’ll explain more about why I hate it and alternatives later in this post) – I’m providing you with the Lobster font free download here.
Lobster Font Free Download Links:
Why I Hate The Font Lobster:
- It’s wildly overused – I see this font on everything from Birthday cake candles, to bad brochures.
- It’s too expressive – When a fonts style is THIS DISTINCT, when it’s overused you can’t help but notice it. It’s not like Helvetica, Gotham, or Brandon Grotesque – who are used quite often (perhaps to often?) but still don’t grate on my nerves because they aren’t so obvious and when used they feel much more inconspicuous because they aren’t so loud! If you love simple, clean whitespace (like you grow to love as a designer) Lobster of the opposite of that. Lobster is the new Comic Sans.
- It feels clunky – I am not a font designer, so I could not likely make a better font than Lobster without a ton of practice – but there ARE a lot of great alternatives (I will share shortly) that are expressive script fonts but don’t feel so thick, slabby and kind of awkward like Lobster.
Examples of the Font Lobster in Use:
Little Red Cap – Book Cover Design with Lobster
Handlettering Using Lobster
Bullfinch Design (from ‘Against The Lobster Font Abuse‘)
Lobster Combination with Body Copy ‘Cabin Font’
A Little ‘On The Nose’ (With Other Problems Too)
Lobster Font Example on Website
Lobster is the new Comic Sans
Alternatives to the dreaded Lobster Font:
Wisdom Script – (Free Font Download)
Athenia – Lobster Font Alternative ($16 on Creative Market)
The Pipetton Script Font ($14 Download)
The Austten Script Font ($20 Font Download)
Literally just unfollowed someone on Instagram for using the font Lobster
— Hook Agency (@HookAgency) January 16, 2018