Freebie! Chalkboard Texture and Chalk Design Inspiration

Chalk lettering is so popular today, thanks to the beautiful artwork being created by talented chalk designers for companies, stores, restaurants, events, and even home decorations. It’s definitely been added to the list of my new favorite design styles.

Live a Quiet Life... Dana Tanamachi
Chalkboard Artist Dana Tanamachi’s Signature Piece
Jerky Co. Dana Tanamachi
A chalkboard advertisement also by Dana Tanamachi

Check out my Pinterest Board, Typography & Lettering, for more hand lettering and chalk-lettered inspiration.

Lately, I’ve tried my hand at the digital version of chalkboard lettering. I’m always experimenting with editable type effects, so it’s been fun to try new techniques in Adobe Illustrator to simulate chalk effects, typographical and otherwise. Soon, I’ll be releasing a new collection of high-quality Stone Textures on Creative Market, which I had fun using for my latest digital chalk design:


See that vintage chalkboard background in the 10 Stone Textures image? That’s what you get to download for free today. I created it just for you by scanning an old piece of slate, then playing with it a bit in Photoshop to get it ready for your amazing chalk lettering.


  • File Format: jpg
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Dimensions: 3683 x 3246
  • Covered under the Basic License


You don’t need a Dropbox account. This is covered under my Basic License, which means it’s fine for personal and commercial use.

What will you create with this digital chalkboard? To get you started, I’ve picked a few fun design assets from Creative Market to use for your chalk-lettered designs. Also check out my chalk assets collection.








Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy this texture! If you like it, please share the link to this post, and stay tuned for high quality stone textures in my shop!

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