‘The secret of type is that it speaks’ – French poet Paul Claudel
The quality of your content is the most important thing but how you present that content by choosing the right font and layout still has its place. Just like the right WordPress theme you need to have that right font too. Not just bloggers but graphic designers need to have a solid array of beautiful free handwritten fonts ( well, free is preferable,isn’t it ? ) up their sleeves for projects.
Today we bring you a carefully selected list of beautiful free handwritten fonts (some of them cursive too) that’ll jazz up your content.
Usually, script fonts or handwritten fonts are preferred for websites or any design asset related to something that needs a personal touch – like a wedding invitation or a personal letter. These typefaces are creative and perfect for such projects.
Remember these fonts are not in any order of preference. Also, the fonts listed below are for personal use & free. However, you are advised to do your own research before using these fonts for commercial use.
We all love free stuff, but if you are able to invest just $9 – you could get a fantastic set of 26 Scripts Icons and boost your typeface inventory !
Beautiful Free Handwriting Fonts
Waterlily by TheHungryJPEG is literally my favorite free hand-drawn font – it has such a lovely, summery, fresh look. Makes me think it would be perfect for say a party invite or a wedding website. It includes a whopping 80 different hand drawn characters for a range of languages and dialects.
by HoneyLlama is a cool free font was created by Camilla Bertoni and shared through us with the design community.
by Artimasa Studio is a perfectly imperfect hand-drawn cool font with dry brush styles. Playlist font contains 3 styles: Script, Caps, and Ornament, which you can combine to create beautiful designs. Playlist Free Font can be used for any purposes; personal and commercial.
#5 Jenna Sue
by Jenna Sue Design is a casual handwritten font free for personal AND commercial use. Ever since it’s release in January 2012 the font has received over 502k downloads. This elegant font includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
by Archistico is inspired a bit from Clarendon Serif. The font offers 2 styles – Normal & Bold. Includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters which you can mix & match to achieve any desired effect.
by Astigmatic. The author of the font, Brian J. Bonislawsky comments that Sacramento is a monoline, semi-connected script inspired by hand-lettering artist brochure work of the 1950’s and 1960’s. It stands on a thin line between formal and casual lettering styles, yet it has a commanding presence for headlines and titles.
by GemFonts offers 3 styles – Normal, Extra Oblique & Extra 2 Oblique. The nice flowy unattached script style font has over 230 glyphs which include a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
#9 Bispo Nova
by Jackson Alves is a script typeface family made based on italic chancery calligraphy. The italic chancery calligraphy typeface has 300 glyphs which include a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
#10 Lobster Two
by Impallari Type offers 4 styles – Regular, Italic, Bold & Bold Italic. The retro style font has over 350 glyphs which include a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
by Sean Coady. The font has only uppercase letters, numbers and various special characters. Great for titles, posters, brand logos etc.
#12 Grand Hotel
by Astigmatic. The author of the font, Brian J. Bonislawsky comments that Grand Hotel finds its inspiration from the title screen of the 1937 film “Cafe Metropole” starring Tyrone Power. This condensed upright connecting script has a classic vibe to it.
by Impallari Type. The feminine & formal style font has 236 glyphs which include a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
#14 Blenda Script
by Seniors Studio is a free font inspired by the Lobster font, a bold vintage script. Includes 214 glyphs & can be used for various purposes, such as – news, posters, logos, badges etc
#15 Beer Money
by Roland Huse is a hand-drawn (scribble) font with language extentions and some funny features & correction signs (“<” crosses out the word written before it, “<<” longer cross out, “<<<” even longer cross out, “>” scribble & “>>” pipe). A very interesting font for those scribbled-desk effects on your projects.
#16 BSRU Bansomdej
by WISIT PO is a font with many alternatives. It offers 4 weights & 6 styles – Regular, Bold, Semi Bold, Oblique, Bold Oblique & Black. Perfect for usage in posters headlines and/or body text (especially the latin type).
by Arwan Sutanto is a free typeface based on hand-drawn brush. Offered in 2 styles- Regular & Italic; the font has only uppercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
by Ananda K. Maharjan. The font is inspired by Nepali Devanagari Sanskrit script. The font has only lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
by TypeSETit. The elegant & formal style font has 385 glyphs which include a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
#20 Rafale Free Font
#21 Halo Handletter
by Mario Arturo includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
by Rajesh Rajput is a modern font family that contains five weights – Regular, Light, Extra Light, Bold, & Semi Bold. Includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
by Angie Raess includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
by Hans Gerhard Meier aka Fontourist contains 236 glyphs which include a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
by MediaLab is a handwritten font in 2 styles (Regular & Press)available in all modern formats. Ideally suitable for the decoration of your works, design of logos, creation of invitations, greeting card and more.
Sandy is a beautiful free calligraphic font by FontBundles –
It includes –
Lowercase Letters: a-z
Uppercase Letters: A-Z
Punctuation: . , : ; ! –
Total: 71 Glyphs
Bernier by DesignHooks is a Vintage Typeface font that is only uppercase and is available in 3 different styles: regular, distressed & shade.
by Vlad Cristea is a bold & modern brush-lettered font with smooth lines & edges which includes 100 glyphs to give your text a naturally hand-drawn look. The font has been downloaded over 53k since it
#29 Stay Writer
by Behance is a beautiful hand drawn font. Every single letter in this font has been crafted elegantly to make it appear stunning. Created with imperfect flow, the font appears completely natural ans consists of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.
by Dafont is a font specially designed to give the sleek and skinny apperance. Its imperfect apperance gives it a raw and simple look.
by Swistblink Design Studio is a free font for personal and commercial use. The tpeface’s deep and artistic look is perfect for invitation cards and banners.
by Agga Swist’blnk is a vintage-look font free for personal / commercial use which has multilingual support. Works really great for titles, logos, lettering & much more.
by Seniors Studio is a monoline script handwriting font with a touch of classic and vintage in uppercase, lowercase characters, numeral and punctuation.
Hungry for more free fonts ?
Did we miss any of your favorite beautiful free fonts ? Are there any fonts you’ve created ? Leave a comment and tell me !