Fonts took on a revival in handmade styles this year, from calligraphic, script and handwritten to brush painted and block-printed. Combined with the great visual appeal of hero images and typographic layouts in web design, handwriting fonts are a trend that you can expect to see more of. In this article you’ll find a fresh and varied selection of high quality free fonts, each as lovely and flexible as their premium counterparts. Each includes scripts, serifs, and a range of ligatures and was chosen for their readability, impact and flavor.

Selima

selima

A gorgeous hand-painted style brush font from Jroh Creative

Shorelines

shorelines_script

Created by The Branded Quotes

Bromello

bromello

By Alitdesign, the paid version includes alternate and special characters

Hello Stockholm

hello-stockholm

By Matts-Peter Forss

Sophia

sophia

Co-owned by Emily Spadoni & Mats-Peter Forss

Noelan

noelan

Noelan Script is a modern calligraphy typeface from Ndroadv

King Basil

king-basil

By Missy Meyer

Old Growth

oldgrowth

A Freebie from Pixel Surplus

Westfalia

westfalia

Hand-drawn sans from Pixel Surplus

Wild Youth

wildyouth

By Jeremy Vassey

Woodlands

Also by Jeremy Vassey

Caleb

caleb

Caleb is a hand drawn typeface from Greenhouse Supply Co. by Justin Greene.

Buffalo

buffalo

By Hustle Supply Co.

Bartolomew

bartolomew

Bartolomew is a vintage hand lettered typeface from Klapaucius Co.

Hammock

hammock

By Andreas Twardzik and Mats-Peter Forss

Humble Rough

humblerough

From Dirtyline

Bernier

bernier

A Handmade Sans Front by Ryan Pyae

LSTK Bembo

lstkbembo

Thanks to studioelasik.com for this hand-printed style sans-serif

Happy Fox

happyfox

Created by Lauren Green

Brux

brux

By Marcelo Reis Melo

Bellaboo

bellaboo

By Marcelo Reis Melo

Bizon

bizon

Created by Fago Studio

Summer Hearts

summerhearts

By Jeremy Vesssey

Parabelo

parabola

Another lovely brush font from Marcelo Reis Melo

Reis Handmade

reishandmade

Another original free web font made by Marcelo Reis Melo

Kino 40

kino40

Gorgeous hand-drawn display font from les83machines

Frente H1

frente-h1

By Frente

WC Mano Negra BTA

manonegra

From WC Fonts

Smoothie Shoppe

smoothieshoppe

From Emily Spadoni

Amarillo

amarillo

Made by Francis Studio

America and Stars

america

Classic handwritten script web font created by DCoxy

Trendsetter

trendsetter

From WornOutMedia Co.

Milkshake

milkshake

By fairgoods.com

Playlist

playlist

By Antimasa Studio

Variane Script

variane

By Boy Moch Tomi

Ruffle Beauty

rufflebeauty

A minimal handwritten font by Anis Iday

Mink Type

minktype

A playful handwriting font by Feliz Sahin

Mathlete

mathlete

By Mattox Schuler

Emily Lime

emilylime

By Emily Lime Design

Buttercup

buttercup

From pollem.co

Archipelago

archipelago

A classy caligraphic script font rom Fenotype

Hamish

hamish

A nice heavy-weight script font by get studio

Pamega

pamega

By Aktab Studuo

Mightype

migtype

By Adam Fathony

Ludicrous

ludicrous

By Missy Meyer

Wolf in the City

wolfinthecity

By Maelle K. and Thomas Boucherie

Streetwear

streetwear

Another great retro calligraphic font from Antimasa Studio

Nautilus

nautlius

From Punk You Studio

Black Jack

blackjack

Script font from Typeadelic

Cyllburn

cylburn

A classic hand script font from Dai Foldes

Lavanderia

lavanderia

A classic script choice from James T. Edmonson

Wisdom Script

wisdom

Another classic from James T. Edmonson

Stackyard

stackyard

By Mans Grebck

Milasian Circa

milasiancirca

Three lovely weights on this script font also by Mans Grebck

Tindra

tindra

By Marcelo Reis Melo

Brusher

brusher

A clean script font from Vlad Cristea and Raul Taciu

Kust

kust

From Wild Ones Design

Besom

besom

Co-created by Krisijanis Mezulis and Gatis Vilaks

Fibre

fibre

A handmade Sans-serif brush font by Krisijanis Mezulis

Deepo

deepo

By Gatis Vilaks

Lemon Tuesday

lemon-tuesday

By Daria Kwon

Gallow Tree

gallow

From Simon Stratford

LAZER 84

lazer84

80’s retro style brush font from Juan Hodgson

Westchester

westchester

By Sneflenie

Cheddar Jack

cheddarjack

By Brittney Murphy Design

StoneStick

stonestick

An imperfect script font by Jroh Creative

Bakery

bakery

Made by StereoType

ShellaHera

shellahera

A free alternative to Willow or similar dancing script fonts, by Lostvoltype, with a wonderful sans-serif alternative

Cute Punk

cutepunk

Created by Flou

Kitsune Udon

kitsuneudon

Handcrafted font from rrry.me

Yozakura

yozakura

Get a little Eastern script style from?Kotonoha Kuju

Paunchy

paunchy

By Mirco Zett

Google Fonts

Google fonts has hundreds of high quality professionally designed free fonts vetted by the Google design team. You can use their handwriting or script fonts in your webpages directly with @fontface or any Google Fonts plugin, or thanks to the built-in Google Fonts support in Themify.

Many of them were featured on Web Designer Wall in 2010 and have since become classic choices. Read the post or check them out here.

4 Comments

  1. Sarang
    Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:19 am

    Great collection of amazing fonts! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  2. Promo Umroh Januari
    Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:41 pm

    Very nice design collection showcases cool. I really like the incredible and very informative. Thank you for posting.

    Reply

  3. Abegail Louise Acosta
    Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:50 am

    Nice! I might try some of this fonts. This is really helpful for newbies like me working in a professional website development company.

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  4. AGUAWeb
    Dec 17, 2016 @ 2:36 am

    Heads of to you man, I love the post and specially the font collection shared by you, as a designer i can understand the value of this post it means a lot to me. Keep up the good work, I am waiting for your next post.

    Reply

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