California’s license plates have a storied history, going through several iterations since the early 20th century. The design, often emulated but never duplicated, is iconic enough to be instantly recognized around the world. A fun fact that I only just found out today while researching for this post, is that the State has also issued special editions, like the environmental plates that help fund conservation efforts.
As for the fonts that make California’s license plates unmistakable, the modern white plate prominently features a typeface very similar to a font known as Penitentiary Gothic, while the cursive text is a font called Rage Italic. This particular cursive font exudes a casual, flowing aesthetic with dynamic glyphs that evoke the quintessential Californian lifestyle. From its font weight to its casual tone, Rage Italic offers the perfect balance of readability and flair. Want to create something irresistibly Californian? Use this font in your designs to capture the free-spirited essence of the Golden State.
Both of these fonts are available below in TTF format. Dowload your copy of the iconic California license plate font and start designing something unique and creative today.
Use our free California License Plate font generator tool below to create your own custom design logo or image. Enter your text, select a font, choose a font size, and pick your favorite colors. Hit the Generate button and your logo/image is created and ready to download.