32 Cool Calligraphy & Script Fonts
Plus Templates to Make the Most of the Look
Cursive, script, handwriting, brush – Oh my! Let’s take a look at the best calligraphy fonts for your next project. Whether you’re designing a formal invitation or logo, or simply looking for something fresh and eye-catching for social media, these fonts will add organic, handwritten flair to your communications. Create in seconds from any of the fonts below by tapping into the templates and customizing to your heart’s desire.
Make Your Feed Pop with Personality
The kinds of calligraphy fonts that work for branding projects or invitations, won’t necessarily work for social media. Social is where you get to take your personality up a million notches and grab people’s attention. This collection of fonts are great for posts where text is the hero. Use bright pop-y colors, layer text on top of photos or textures to make sure you’re seen (and heard). Gizmo is a rough handwritten font with buckets of character while Neo Noir is a great vintage 80s neon throwback font. Click on any of the designs below to customize and get posting!
Free Calligraphy Fonts
On a budget? You can still get that handcrafted feel with these free script fonts. All these fonts have very different personalities so think about what feeling you want to convey for your project. If you’re going for a grungy, rough script, Flood is a great go-to. Looking for a more feminine and whimsical vibe? then check out Wanderlust
Scripts for Your Brand
If clean, legible sophistication is what you’re after, look no further! These pairings are great for logos, branding, and marketing collateral. They all feel personalized and hand-created (great for personal branding) while still being streamlined and graceful. Pair Sheila with a simple serif like Benton or, if you’re going for a bolder, more modern look, try Corado paired with a sans serif like Bureau Grotesque. Click on any of the designs below to get started on your own project.
Sweet & Soft for Your Next Event
From traditional calligraphy to modern brush fonts, these scripts will help you dream up your next event invitation. Big, swirly calligraphy fonts are perfect for names (think wedding invitations) or short hero text. Pair these with simple serifs or sans serifs for your body copy to make sure your guests can read the details! If you’re designing a classic wedding invitation P22 James Pro One and Luxus Brut are great options. If modern simplicity is what you’re after, Liana and Beloved fit the bill. Click on the templates below and get to organizing!
How to Talk Type: 4 Styles of Script Fonts to Know
Formal script styles originate from the 17th century. Most letters have strokes that join them together and they tend to be maximalist, curly and include extra flourishes.
Casual scripts are designed to look relaxed and more informal. Think handwritten fonts or brush fonts. Usually each character will connect to the next (like cursive) but that’s not a hard and fast rule.
Calligraphic scripts can have connected letters or not. They generally look like they have been written with a flat tipped writing implement but can also resemble brush strokes.
Blackletter, or Gothic as they’re also known, are typefaces that are recognizable by their dramatic thick and thin strokes. They were first used for typesetting in the 16th century. Common uses for Blackletter fonts are not very easy to read as body copy so common uses are for logos (think newspaper logos), diplomas or posters.
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