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What is the Nuke™ font?

To grunge or not to grunge. Is grunge back? Maybe. Maybe it never left. Maybe it was just hiding around the corner waiting for the right time when it is needed again. More…
We have a theory that if grunge makes a comeback, it will be vastly different than its last incarnation. The mid- to late-1990s grunge had few statements, if any, to make about society, culture and the world in general. As visually appealing as some of it was, for the most part it was form for form’s sake, a misguided and mostly failed way of interpreting the old “medium is the message” mantra. We believe that if a new wave of grunge is to surface now, it will have to make a much more poignant and artistic statement than it did in the 1990s, when grunge was really just a quick and dirty random collaging or filter distortions done in the name of experimentation. We think the only room left for grunge design is one where it is directly and purposely willful, not just ambiguously Kobain-esque or “trendy”. A pessimistic new wave of “reality destructuring” design would be right at home in these early years of the 21st century, with threats of war and terror raging all over the world, natural disasters, class-based prejudices, government scandals, the public collapse of confidence in PR machines, entertainment and politics, and transparencies in human behavior becoming more obvious. No more will “experimentation” be a sufficient explanation for a grunge design. If grunge makes a come back, it will have to be imaginative, relevant, original, and much harder work than random collaging or a conveyor belt-based software filtering process.
The two Nuke fonts were born from such reflections and hypotheses of cynicism.
Military and war ideas are quite evident from Nuke’s underlying stencil construct. Additionally, the main Nuke style is a very original Frankenstein, with former stencil pieces rusted out and combined together to form the recognizable letter shapes. It can be made of steel or rock, you choose. It can be the post-apocalyptic remains of the world, or whatever sheet metal is left of a tank or bomb shelter, your call. Similarly, Nuke Bold can be water- and tread-eroded letters on the asphalt, or the final moment of letters on the verge of being pulverized and turning into nothing. Welcome to the new imaginative grunge, where the letters can be whatever your design needs them to be.
If on the other hand you want a very, very clean version of this font, check out the Quanta set, also by Canada Type. Quanta and Nuke complement each other very nicely in display work.

Nuke™ Font families

The Nuke™ includes the following font families:

  • Nuke
  • Nuke Bold

Nuke™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Nuke™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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Is Nuke™ A free font? Is Nuke™ Free to Download?

No,Nuke™ is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Nuke™ so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Nuke™ for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Nuke™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Nuke™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)