25Typography is a very important part of any design. The fonts you choose for a web or graphic design project have a great impact on how the viewer perceives your work.
There are a variety of great free fonts on the web, with thousands of different styles, but today we decided to focus on finding 10 beautiful handwritten fonts.
Use any of these 10 handwritten fonts to add a bit of elegance to a design. These font families are perfect for vintage/retro projects, designs with a more handmade touch or classy/elegant designs.
We like the neat, yet rushed feel that Stonepath has. The lines of each letter are smooth, yet not perfect, and a few of the letters aren’t fully closed or have lines that are perfectly touching each other. It gives it a sloppy but legible feel that could be used on a wide variety of projects. Stonepath also comes with all uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and quite a few special characters as well.
Swagger definitely has some swagger to it. This handwritten font is not only free, but comes in regular, bold, and light versions! Whether you’re looking to spruce up your website with some custom typography or designing an eye-catching print campaign, Swagger will help you achieve the desired look you’re going for.
This neat and tidy handwritten font is another that can help you spruce up your design project. The perfectly crafted lines and smooth curves make this font look expertly calculated, and perfectly executed. Architect’s Daughter comes with a gaggle of special characters, proving my point of how expertly thought out this font is.
In The Know is a font that reminds us of the typography on promotional signs that you may see in the storefronts of places like American Eagle, or Abercrombie and Fitch. It has a tall, lanky style to it and could work nicely as header text on a website or storefront signage. One thing In The Know isn’t, well, in the know about are special characters. If you’re looking for a fun handwritten font like this for numbers or punctuation, your search will have to continue elsewhere.
Sweetly Broken is a fun font that’s almost a mix between calligraphy and something that you’d see a person write by hand. The amount of detail put into some of the uppercase letters makes us think anyone who writes like this by hand is an artist or has entirely too much time on their hands. It’s a graceful font, free, and jam packed with special characters.
If you’re looking for a font that looks as though it were written by a child, then look no further. HT Shortie is a great handwritten font that reminds us of reading the handwriting of a child in primary school, only a little neater and more controlled. HT Shortie comes complete with all uppercase and lowercase letters, all the numbers, and most major punctuation marks.
Like the big success Adele had for her smash hit with the same name, thanks to her bold voice, this big and bold handwritten font would work nicely as a header font. There is also a round and curvy playfulness to each letter, much like the Grammy winning singer. Set Fire to the Rain has a plethora of special characters, as well as all of the numbers.
Annie Use Your Telescope is a font that makes us wonder where people come up with names for things, but it is a nice handwritten font. I think this would be a perfect font if you’re designing a website or print campaign targeted at tweeners. The round edges and tall lowercase letters give it a fun feel, while its array of special characters and numbers make it a practical choice for any designer.
Adam Handwriting is another fun font that reminds us of something a younger child would write. It’s got that hint of cursive lettering to it, along with imperfect crossing and retracing lines. This font has all of the uppercase and lowercase letters, all numbers, and most of the common special characters and punctuation marks. And for free, it’s a steal of a deal!
Rose DiFont is another free font that has infinite uses. The lines are neatly crafted, as to not give it a childish or adolescent look. It’s a handwritten font that possesses an almost sophisticated feel to it. Rose DiFont comes with all letters, numbers, and all but a few of the most common special characters and punctuation marks.