30 Free, Fresh and Modern Handwriting Fonts
Add some retro style and personal touch in your design projects with a fresh and modern handwriting font.
Handwritten fonts will be used even more in 2015 as the latest trends suggest. It will be probably because the web and app design will be even more simplified and the handwritten fonts add a personal touch to the overall look and feel. They also appeal to people in terms of the long lost pre-computer era retro feeling.
Because of the reasons outlined above, here it is a collection of the latest and greatest fonts in handwritten typography which can be used if you want to keep up with the upcoming trends in design or just want a retro accent.
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Euphoria Script is an informal script type. It began with letterform sketches made by hand with a copperplate nib, which were redrawn digitally with the stroke endings of a brush script. This makes the type seem playful, which is important in casual scripts
Allura is the script format of the Allura Pro family. Like other designs by Rob Leuschke, Allura is stylized, yet very legible.
Qwigley is an award winning Brush Script. It is a beautiful contemporary design with stylized character.
She’s a real princess who rules the casa with love, grace and fancy penmanship. A casual italic calligraphy inspired style perfect for titling with a little flair. Designed by Crystal Kluge of Tart Workshop (a DBA of Font Diner, Inc).
Bilbo Swash Caps
Bilbo Swash Caps is a sister family to the normal Bilbo. It is very legible calligraphic style that has a masculine feel. This family is ideal for headlines and other display uses, while the normal Bilbo can also be used in body copy that requires added warmth to a message.
Clicker Script finds its inspiration from RCA Records Stereo Action Series from the 1960’s. This signature elegant yet slightly bouncy script truly sings, and lends a happy go lucky flavor to any design.
Felipa is a carefully written calligraphic font based on a traditional Italian chancery cursive, though reinterpreted with a contemporary feeling.
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. It has a wonderful weight to it that feels subtly tied to Holiday and Bakery themed designs, even though it can work outside that genre.
Sofia designed by Paula Nazal and Daniel Hernández, is an upright script font with some unconventional ligatures. It is a coquettish, friendly and versatile typeface.
Great Vibes is a beautifully flowing connecting script. It has cleanly looping ascenders and descenders as well as elegant uppercase forms. Great Vibes is a Unicode typeface that supports languages that use the Latin script and its variants, and could be expanded to support other scripts.
Italianno is an elegant calligraphic script with clean connectors and classic forms. Perfect for warm, inviting situations.
Kristi is a calligraphy font inspired by old chancery typefaces and it is made with a basic felt-pen by using bold and quick moves while writing.Kristi is designed by Birgit Pulk, a graphic designer from Estonia. The name of the font is a common Estonian girls name.
The Sacramento typeface 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.
Yesteryear is a flat nib connecting script font loosely based on the title screen from the 1942 film “The Palm Beach Story”. Taking on a slightly sharper feel than its source, it evokes comparisons to chrome scripts of vintage automobilia.
When making digital typefaces, the more you refine the shapes of the letters, the more energy you take away from them. Because of that, Kaushan Script is unrefined – and carries a lot of energy.
Lovers Quarrel is an ornate calligraphic script. It has beautifully embellished uppercase characters and clean, legible lowercase forms.
Courgette is a medium low contrast brushy italic script type. A brushy italic style is traditionally for display and unsurprisingly Courgette works well in display. However Courgette’s low contrast and carefully made forms mean that it also works well in smaller sizes and even in massed text.
‘Merienda’ is a Spanish term for “afternoon snack”, and this pleasant time of the day was worth its own typography. Merienda has soft shapes, is slightly condensed, and has a rhythm which is an invitation to read short pieces of text. It is ideal for headlines which call for height, as its strokes resemble those of a brush and deliver freshness and a dynamic touch in the development of words.
Berkshire Swash is an alluring semi-sweet typestyle with a bold yet feminine flair to it. Designed by Astigmatic (AOETI).
Parisienne is a casual connecting script inspired by a 1960s Bra advertisement! It has a slight bounce and intentional irregularity to what might other wise appear to be a more formal script font. Classic, yet free spirited, it is a typestyle for a wide variety of use.
Stalemate is a script of vintage origins but still modern flair. This script exudes confidence and carefree attitude and makes a bold statement in any design. Designed by Jim Lyles for Astigmatic (AOETI).
Petit Formal Script
Formal Scripts are great typefaces to suggest elegance, quality, refinement and luxury. They are used a lot in print publishing, but you don’t see many formal scripts used on the web. Isn’t it? Mostly because their tiny hairlines breaks and disappear when used at small sizes on the screen.
The Quintessential typeface is a calligraphic lettering style based on the Italic Hand. As speed became more essential in writing hands, styles became less formal and more relaxed. Classic, clean, and casual, Quintessential fits a lot of design uses – hence its name.
Arizonia was inspired by the flowing forms created by a sign painter’s camel hair brush.
Ruge Boogie is fun, funky, bouncy and playful. Having a party? Invite Ruge Boogie to liven things up.
Norican is a script-like display font designed to be used freely across the internet by web browsers on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices. Norican’s design is based on the merging of a number of old script fonts, most notably Stephenson Blake’s ‘Glenmoy’ from the 1920s.
Ruthie is highly stylized and elegant calligraphic script. It has ornate caps and lovely flowing lower case forms.
Rouge Script is a formal script type, initiall drawn by hand with a copperplate nib and redrawn with the termination style of a brush script. This gives it the flavor of a casual script. It is very soft and has fast curves, while its low slant angle makes it very legible and improves the render on-screen. It works perfectly for titles or short phrases in branding, magazines, food, feminine and fashion related typography.
Shadows into light
A totally revised and updated version of this popular clean, neat handwriting font. It has a feminine feel with nice rounded edges and curves. It is perfect for adding a personalized touch to your project.
Cute and flirty, Butterfly Kids flits about spreading cheer! Be fun. Be cute. Be happy!