When the font Lobster Two was first released, I went crazy for it. I loved everything about it – it’s retro, it’s clean & easy to read, and it has a lot of flair. If you browse around this site, you’ll notice my love for this font too. Unfortunately, it was released as a free font, and just about half the world decided that they loved it too. Now, Lobster Two is everywhere. It’s nearly impossible to go a day without seeing this font – dare I say, it’s becoming the new Comic Sans (not even linking to that one, because really, nothing is worse than Comic Sans, and I’m not going to proliferate it). I think it’s time for me to get away from it – and I’d like you to consider moving on from Lobster Two as well.
Anyway. Yes. Lobster Two is a graphically beautiful font. But it’s overused and it needs a chance to rest. So today, I present to you 9 font options that are similar to Lobster Two. Use these for a comparable feel, without being lumped in with the masses still using Lobster Two. Most of these are free, some are free for commercial use as well. Which is your favourite? Are there any other fonts that you think are too overused in design today? Leave some comments below!
* Note: this links to a demo version of this font, which does not include all the characters. The full font is available by clicking through at the link provided.
Looking for more font inspiration? Check out some of my other font posts below:
And of course, my “Font Obsession” board on Pinterest.