This is a term that refers to typefaces that are designed to look trippy and psychedelic. Trippy fonts are usually designed by using non-standard characters and symbols, such as aliens and skulls. They often feature graphic elements like swirls or techno-style lettering. It is not uncommon to see these typefaces in titles and logos of bands, films, and TV shows.
And while they may seem out there on first sight, they can actually represent something deeper, or even more profound. In the right hands, they can be amazing tools for communicating ideas and feelings with audiences. So if you’re looking for a way to make your brand stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace, then go ahead and give them a shot!
The style is named after the way in which they cause an increase in cognitive load, and thus make it harder to process the text as a whole, leading to a state of mind where it becomes difficult to tell what you’re reading. This can lead to confusion and misinterpretation, but it also makes for a highly memorable and interesting design.
There are a number of different styles of psychedelic font, including those that draw on elements such as circles, stars and stripes, or even large blocks of color. There are also more abstract designs, where the goal is for the typeface to stand out rather than to be easily read.