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30 Gorgeous Free Handwritten Fonts Every Designer Should Have

30 Gorgeous Free Handwritten Fonts Every Designer Should Have

Anuj Malhotra

October 13, 2017

Nothing gives more personal touch to a design than a handwritten font. Whether that design is a letter, a quotation slide, a quirky message on a T-shirt, a warm wish on an invitation card or your favorite phrase on your pillow. You need a gorgeous cursive typeface to warm the eyes and heart. If it comes with swashes (the exaggerated flourishes at the beginning or end of an alphabet) it makes the design all the more exquisite!

 

PowerPoint presentations are one medium where good handwritten fonts are badly missing. There are two or three decent fonts like Lucida Handwriting, Monotype Corsiva and Segoe Print but they have been used so much that they are an eyesore now. Sure, you can download free handwritten fonts available in plenty on the web, but you mustn't forget to save the slides designed with custom fonts as an image before you mass distribute it.

 

Also, you need to be careful whether you are using the font for personal or commercial use and the license of the font you are using. We have filtered out some amazing free handwritten fonts that are free for both personal and commercial use and some that are free for personal use only. Check out our curated list of custom handmade fonts, download the ones you love and create beautiful designs.

 

P.S. You can share your designs with the author of the font (they’ll be happy to see their fonts in action), credit them and even donate some amount as a thank you gesture so they keep making creative fonts and life of a designer so much easier :)

 

Handwritten Fonts Free for Personal & Commercial Use

 

#1. The Woodlands

 

The Woodlands- Free Font

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Jeremy Vessey

 

The Woodlands is an artistic brush typeface that evokes the freedom, majesty and mystery of the woods. Because of this personality, this font is ideal to introduce your brand name, on the cover of your portfolio, branding materials like apparel, stationery, etc. It is available in both uppercase and lowercase and is free for commercial use! Use this font to create a timeless, personal design.

 

#2. Hammock

 

Hammock- Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Andreas Twardzik

 

Give a masculine, carefree touch to your design with the Hammock font. Contrast in thickness of letter formation, imperfect edges and rounded letters make it a happy-go-lucky font. The author rightly describes the personality of the font, “The font embodies the passion for travelling, surfing, nature, and everything else made with love.” Since this amazing font is free for commercial use, you can go ahead and make awesome travel brochures, product logos, packaging design, restaurant signs and promotional materials for any outdoor events. The font is designed for uppercase only, so do make full use of it for display uses.

 

#3. Bosk

 

Bosk Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Boris Garic

 

Bosk is a beautiful handmade brush font that instantly lends a warmth to every alphabet. Made with a brush pen, it is “designed for everything vintage and grungy” as the author rightly puts it. Available in both uppercase and lowercase with numerals and glyphs, this font is perfect for creating quotes for social media, greeting cards, and posters. The font comes with over 400 characters. It offers multilingual support including Latin, Russian, Spanish, Scandinavian, Greek, Swedish, Turkish and many more. The best part is that it is free for commercial use too allowing budding artists to create beautiful designs and give a kickstart to their career.

 

#4. Pacifico

 

Pacifico- Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Vernon Adams

 

Pacifico is a very popular font amongst designers. People have used it to design their book covers, customized T-shirts, quotes, and a lot more. This beautiful, elegant brush script handwriting font is inspired by the 1950s American surf culture. Each alphabet is so perfect in aesthetics and legibility that it can be used for any design. I love to use this font personally in my quotation presentation slides. It is available in both uppercase and lowercase allowing you to use it for headings or body text. Created by Vernon Adams who is no more, you can buy Vernon Adams font T-shirt on sansoxygen.com or donate there to support his family.  

 

#5. Westfalia

 

Westfalia- Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Jeremy Vessey

 

If you want to give your designs a chic, contemporary look, Westfalia is a great font choice. This hand painted brush font has a cool and casual personality. It is not making any bold statement but it is hard to ignore. Its uneven line thickness adds a personal touch. Available in uppercase only, it is great for display uses like outdoor sign boards, event posters, tourist brochures, and any outdoor event.

 

#6. Selima

Selima- Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Jroh Creative

 

Another beautiful brush typeface to add to your font library is the Selima font. The thick brush strokes with irregular shapes and baseline adds a handmade touch to a design. Use this font as the designer has used in the cover pic- one or two words in a large font size. That will instantly grab the viewer's’ attention. Freely available for commercial use, designers can use it to create beautiful brand materials- pillows, stationery, posters and brochures, and much more.

 

#7. Buffalo

 

Buffalo- Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Hustle Supply Co

 

Buffalo is a beautiful, slanted script font available for both personal and commercial use which means you can use it for promotional projects without any worry. The font is available in both uppercase and lowercase. The uppercase typeface has a very quirky personality with swashes while lowercase is simple and elegant. So the best way to use this font is to write your text in sentence case- the first alphabet should be uppercase to draw attention while the rest should be lowercase so that it is easy to read too. That is what the designers have done in the cover image. Add this loopy font to your font library and add style to your designs!

 

#8. Hamster

 

Hamster- Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Artimasa Studio

 

Hamster is a cute font just like the household pet. This brush script typeface is inspired by traditional sign painting and is designed to be attention grabbing and legible at the same time. Since we are lucky to have this font free for personal and commercial uses, we can design beautiful posters, logos, signage, and other branding materials. Having such a charming personality, this font is great for clothing line and T-shirt slogans.

#9. Caleb

 

Caleb- Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Greenhouse Supply Co. by Justin Greene

 

Here is a vintage font unlike any other. Caleb Font has an unmistakable personality of being old yet gold. It is great for brands that want to give a timeless look to their logo, brand products, posters and other printed and web designs. The swashes in some of the letters give it a distinctive personality. One can imagine the author writing each letter with his brush with utmost care, style and yet keeping it small as if addressing it to a lover! Deserves a special space in your font library.   

 

#10. Cookie

 

Cookie Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Ania Kruk

 

Cookie is a curvy, legible brush script typeface. Inspired from the 1950s and the advertisements featuring pin-up girls of that time. This sweet, delicious font is great for writing quotes, letters, online greeting cards, stationery, and more. Simplicity of this font is its greatest strength. It is available under Open Font Licence on Google. Select the font and download the same to use it for personal and commercial projects.

 

#11. Rowo

 

Rowo Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Hindra Permana

 

If you have a liking for brush calligraphy, then you’ll surely fall in love with the Rowo font. The inherent texture in the alphabets give it an authentic brush script look. The textures also give a rustic powerful touch. This artistic font is great for designing social media posts and quotation slides by adding text overlay to background image. The contemporary look will instantly strike a chord with millennials. Available in both uppercase and lowercase along with a full set of swashes, it is a must-have handmade font.

 

 

#12. Salted Mocha

 

Salted Mocha Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Stephanie Arsenault

 

If you want a thinner version of the Rowa font that you just saw above, Salted Mocha is the one. Its authentic brush stroke textures give it a rustic yet modern look at the same time. “The loopy strokes and bouncing baseline give it a fun playful feeling.” Right said!  Great font choice for posters, advertisements, quotes, invitations, branding, stationery, and more.

 

#13. Noelan

 

Noelan Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Ndroadv

 

There are many beautiful handwritten fonts with beautiful swashes. Noelan outdoes all other fonts in this category with its flowy, decorative swash. The light brush stroke, uneven thickness and clean look make it contemporary and trendy. A wedding or party invitation will come to life with this font. It’s free for commercial use, so there is no limits to what you can try with this font.

 

#14. Campground

 

Campground Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Author- Ramandhani

 

The demo version of the adventurous Campground font is free for personal and commercial use. The demo version includes basic uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation & symbols, plus common letter pairings. As you can see, it is inspired by nature and is great for giving a rough and tough, vintage look to your designs. Use it to create your camping poster, branding products that are targeted for outdoor events.

 

Handwritten Fonts Free for Personal Use

 

#15. Olivia

 

Olivia Free Font Handwritten

 

Licence: Free for Personal and Limited Commercial Use

Author- Font Bundles

 

Olivia calligraphy typeface is elegance personified. I can’t think of any other font better for an invitation or greeting card than this. The thin brush with beautiful swashes gives a heartwarming look and feel. It comes with 351 glyphs and is available in both uppercase and lowercase. The font comes under a Premium Font Licence meaning that it is free for personal and limited commercial use (projects for commercial use to be sold to customers) for one user only.

 

#16. Kitten

 

Kitten font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini

 

Want to add loads of cuteness to your design? Go for the Kitten font- an award-winning, fluffy brush typeface that comes in six weights and five variants. The six weights including Monoline, Thin, Light, Regular, Bold, and Fat make it a very flexible font. For instance, for writing a letter, you can go for the Monoline or Thin typeface and for logo design and covers where you need to prominently pitch a product, you can go for Bold or Fat typeface.

 

Another beauty of this font is that it allows you to go in for swashes and creative ampersands. If you are a cat lover, the font gives you free kitten dingcats (yes, cats in multiple poses) to add the “aww” factor to your designs. Offering so much, it’s no wonder that this font family was selected by Print Magazine as one of the top typefaces from 2016.

 

P.S. Kitten Swash Fat and Kitten Dingcats are free for commercial use!

 

#17. Muskaters

 

Muskaters font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- meFounderies

 

Add stylish text overlay to your slides and other designs with this beautiful and stylish handlettering script. Muskaters is available in both uppercase and lowercase. The thick brush strokes make the font stand out. Looks best in sentence case- the first letter of the word uppercase and the rest of the letters in lowercase.

 

#18. Shorelines

 

Shorelines Script Font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- The Branded Quotes

 

Here’s another font that instantly grabs attention because of its left and right swashes (add opening rounded brackets and closing rounded brackets to get the exact flourish as you see in the cover image). Shorelines looks like a signature font which makes it great for adding a handmade, autograph touch to any design. Ample spacing between each alphabet makes the font carefree and wavy. As the author puts it in their note, “Not your average Cursive font, Shorelines can behave like a girl's handwriting then shreds like a boss over the sea waves! Whether you're a photographer who wants that signature text on your images, or a blogger, maybe a Pro-Surfer? Shorelines Script will cater all your cursive dreams.” Use beautiful quotation slides and social media posts with this font.

 

#19. Fountain

 

Fountain font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Ramandhani Nugraha

 

Fountain Script is a curvy, beautiful script typeface with bold and thick letters which makes it great for quotes, media posts, and any other design project to be used for non-commercial purposes. For commercial design, you have to purchase the full version. Use this font for travel, wedding and adventure presentation slides or posters.

 

#20. Hello Stranger

 

Hello Stranger

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Saridezra

 

Hello Stranger is a unique handwritten font that looks awesome for introducing your personal brand on your portfolio. The calligraphy is impressive but do not use this font in uppercase as it becomes messy.

 

#21. Billy

 

Billy free font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Claire Joines

 

If your presentation is catering to children or if you want to give a playful touch to a design or a quote like “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, Billy is the font for you. Available in both uppercase and lowercase, Billy appears to be taken from a playbook.

 

#22. Bromello

 

Bromello font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Alit Design

 

Bromello is a romantic hand made and brush typeface. It is a great font choice for greeting cards, quotes, wedding and party invitations or any design where you need a personal touch. Available in both uppercase and lowercase, the free version does not have special characters, glyphs and swashes. You need to buy the paid version to access the advanced features.

 

#23. Cavorting

 

Cavorting font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use & Limited Commercial Use

Author- Missy Meyer

 

Want to give a mischievous touch to your design? Perhaps you are throwing a college party or are designing a cover for a naughty play or novel. Cavorting is the font to get everyone in the mood for some foolish, innocent fun. As the tagline aptly says it is a “goofy little handwritten font”. Throw in the image of minion devil character with this font to create a fun package for the reader.

 

#24. September Five

 

September Five Font Free

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Billy Argel

 

Add another beautiful, slanted handwritten font to your collection- September Five. Beautiful letter formations coupled with legibility make it a flexible font that can be used for display uses as well as script writing.

 

#25. Banana Yeti

 

Banana Yeti

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Zetafonts

 

Have one look at Banana Yeti font and you’ll fall in love with it. The luxurious vintage font are great for creating retro posters and presentation design. This font offers variety in terms of weight - Extra Bold, Bold, Regular, Light and Monoline- as well as style allowing you to use it for display uses and block text. It also features arching text, swashes and alternate ampersands. What more can you ask for! Of course, you’ll have to download the trial version to use it for free. But its style and usefulness will tempt you to buy it for sure.

 

#26. Mauritian Vibration

 

mauritian vibration

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Cat. B.

 

Mauritian Vibration may have been inspired by Mauritius but the font is great for any design project in any country whatsoever. It is great for display use, for writing quotes, letters, invitation cards, and more. Like many other script fonts, we advise you to use this in sentence case- first letter uppercase and rest lowercase. Script fonts in all uppercase become a bit difficult to read. So combine the two to create impressive designs.

 

#27. Smoothie Shoppe

 

Smoothie Shoppe

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Emily Spadoni

 

Get the delicious Smoothie Shoppe font with beautiful swashes. Available in both uppercase and lowercase with numbers, glyphs and fun extras. If you plan to buy this for commercial purposes, it will be a great font choice for create beautiful coffee mug quotes, T-shirt slogans, logo design, and stationery.

 

#28. Paper Daisy

 

Paper Daisy Handwritten Font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Maja Mint

 

Paper Daisy is a thin handwritten condensed font which makes it stand apart from the most handwritten fonts. It is upright without any slant which gives it a unique personality. The leaf brackets can also be created with the free version (enter the opening and close square brackets to get the leafs) which gives it a beautiful appearance.

 

#29. Golden Plains

 

Golden Plains font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- BLKBK Fonts  

 

There are many beautiful handwritten fonts that we shared above. But when a handwritten font has a brush texture, that makes the brush script font look all the more authentic. Golden Plains is truly a gorgeous font. The author BLKBK fonts offers more of such beautiful handwritten fonts free for personal use including Sun Valley and Red Velvet, which you can try out too.

 

#30. Potatoes and Peas

 

Potatoes and Peas Font

 

Licence: Free for Personal Use Only

Author- Marco Ballarè  

 

Potatoes and Peas is a quirky handwritten font that will add humor to your design. If you want to create a contemporary design that connects with the millennials, you should try this font. Available in uppercase only, it is great for display uses.

 

There are hundreds more handmade fonts available on the web. It is a gold mine for designers. But if you are still using regular fonts like Calibri and Arial where you should be using these handmade fonts, then it’s a tragedy. Which fonts caught your fancy? Was our curated font list helpful to you? Share with us your feedback in the comments below.

 

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8 thoughts on “30 Gorgeous Free Handwritten Fonts Every Designer Should Have”
  1. Bhavani Shankar Pani
    Bhavani Shankar Pani
    Excellent! Would be happy to use them and credit you for that!
    1. slideteam
      Thank you Bhavani! Although you can credit the creator of the font, not us. We just compiled the fonts we loved. But we are happy to help find them for you. :)
  2. Linda Gross
    Fabulous list Anuj - the time you've taken to compile and beautifully display such a useful list, is truly appreciated!
    1. slideteam
      The time taken to compile all this becomes worth it when you get compliments like this. Thank you Linda!! :)
  3. S Miller
    These are incredible! Thank you.
    1. slideteam
      Our pleasure, S Miller!!! :)
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      Good job!
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