The font that is used on the Grateful Dead album cover and logo is a typeface by the name of Storybook.
This groovy font is symbolic of the late 1960's and early 1970's era when the Grateful Dead album was first released. It incorporates all of the psychedelic, rounded, fat flourishes that most people would recognise from designs and fonts created during this decade known as the Swinging 60's.
If you want to replicate an exact copy of the Grateful Dead logo to use in your own designs, then the Storybook font is for you. It comes as a truetype font file which includes the full alphabet set (i.e. uppercase and lower letters, as well as all numbers). This means that it can be easily installed on any Windows or Mac computer, and is also compatible with all design applications including of course Photoshop, Illustrator and freeware image processing options such as GIMP.
To get started, click on the green Download button below at the bottom of this page to get your free font download.
You can generate your very own logo, just like the one used on the Grateful Dead album cover, simply by downloading the font below , extracting the zip file, and then right clicking on the TTF font file and click install. Then simply restart your graphic application if it's already open, and you'll then have access to your newly installed font. How easy is that!
Grateful Dead was a California-based rock band that debuted in the mid-1960s. Active in the concert scene up until news of its disbandment in 1995, the band is credited for playing over 180 original tracks plus hundreds of covers in the course of its career, spanning three decades. Grateful Dead drew huge crowds with legendary performances during several worldwide tours. The band is included in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, with about two dozen studio albums released.