48 great free handwriting fonts

UPDATED: Handwriting fonts are more popular than ever – here are 48 you can own for free.

If you need a handwriting font for your project, look no further. When we talk about handwriting fonts, we're not just referring to one style of typography; they can come in a number of various executions. They are in the same area as cursive fonts but with even fewer constraints and often based off freeform illustrations.

More recently, this style of typography has been making more appearances than ever before, with print and digital alike favouring it over more traditional offerings. Here, we plucked some top free fonts in a handwritten style for you to download and enjoy.

01. SoulMarker

Free handwriting font: SoulMarker

Handwriting font SoulMarker is available in two styles; light and bold

Handwriting font SoulMarker was created by graphic designer and illustrator Faraz Ahmad. Available in two styles, light and bold, SoulMarker is great for a variety of print and digital projects.

02. Claire Hand

Free handwriting fonts: Claire Hand

Handwriting font Claire Hand is 'fun, bold and friendly'

The team at Australian-based design agency Team Scope are behind handwriting font Claire Hand. Available over on Behance, the team describe the design as: 'fun, bold and friendly, and its handwritten style represents our commitment to creative spontaneity (you know how the best ideas get scribbled down on a napkin?). Because we're serious design tragics, we even created each letter in two different weights so it's even more individual'.

03. Cavorting

Free handwriting fonts: Cavorting

Cavorting typeface is free for both personal and commercial use

"This is a one-day font," says Cavorting typeface creator Missy Meyer. "I created the letterforms and did all the spacing and kerning in one day." The, in Meyer's own words, 'goofy' handwritten typeface is free for both personal and commercial use.

04. Mightype

Free handwriting fonts: Mightype

Mightype is free for personal and commercial use

Free for both personal and commercial use, Mightype was created by the team at AF Studio. A handlettered script font, Mightype is great for packaging designs, branding and much more.

05. Futuracha

Free handwriting fonts: Futuracha

Add a touch of elegance to your designs with this beautiful handwritten font Futuracha

A group of curious designers explorers make up høly and are the team behind beautiful handwritten font Futuracha. The holy Behance page states: "The name is the combination of words futura and cucaracha (cockroach in Spanish). "The design is based on the basis of the pf futura book. The letters edges radically extend in a forceful way trying to remind the art deco's style."

06. Reis

Free handwriting fonts: Reis

Reis is great for posters, logos and much more

This handwritten design Reis was created by Marcelo Reis Melo. Great for posters, logos and much more, Reis is available free for personal and commercial use, with donations to the author, as always, appreciated.

07. Bellaboo

Free handwriting fonts: Bellaboo

Bellaboo is great for creating eye-catching headlines, posters and more

In need of an authentic handwritten font for your latest project? Bellaboo by Marcelo Reis Melo may be just what you're looking for. A bold design, Bellaboo is great for creating eye-catching headlines, posters and more.

08. Ludicrous

Free handwriting fonts: Ludicrous

Ludicrous is another free handwritten font from designer Missy Meyer

Another free handwriting font from Missy Meyer, Ludicrous is great for giving your projects an authentic handmade feel. Free for both personal and commercial use, with donations to the author, as always, gratefully received.

09. Fofer

Free handwriting fonts: Fofer

Fofer is free in exchange for a tweet

Today's typeface of choice is handwritten design Fofer, created by Mousse Creative founder and creative director Angie Raess. "Sometimes the best projects are the ones created from a problem," Raess comments on Behance. "We needed a specific font and couldn't find it. What better way to solve a problem than to use our own handwriting?" Fofer is available to download over on Behance, all Raess asks for in return is a simple tweet.

10. California Sans

Free hnadwriting fonts: California Sans

California Sans includes a full case of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.

California Sans is a handwritten font, created by Mexico-based designer Noe Araujo. Available as a free download, the design includes a full case of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.

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