46 great free handwriting fonts

25. J.D Handcrafted

Free handwriting fonts J D Handcrafted

This stylish, script-style design was created by Emerald City Fontwerks

J.D Handcrafted is one of 16 fonts created by Emerald City Fontwerks, the stylish design being one of the studio's most popular. The brush, script-style typeface is free for personal use, with a full set of characters at your disposal.

26. Amatic

Free handwriting fonts Amatic

Amatic is available for free download in both regular and bold styles

A quirky, narrow and condensed design by typographer Vernon Adams this free handwriting font is perfectly suited to designs on the funny side, such as comedy strips. Amatic only includes uppercase letters but comes in both regular and bold styles.

27. Journal

Free handwriting fonts Journal

Free handwriting font Journal includes a full set of lower and uppercase letters, numbers and special characters. Image © Fontourist

Created by Hans Gerhard Meier aka Fontourist, this beautiful script-style font's name explains exactly the type of design its suited to. This is one of three fonts designed by Meier and his most popular download by far.

28. Mari & David

Free handwriting fonts Mari amp David

You can also receive numbers and symbols with this free handwriting font

The charming free handwriting font was designed by Chilean designer and typographer Rodrigo Araya Salas. The Mari & David font comes in regular, bold and extrabold, which means there's plenty to play around with. You can also receive numbers and symbols in this style when you download the font.

29. Daniel

Free handwriting fonts Daniel

All three styles of the Daniel font are available as a free download

Daniel is one of many fonts created by designer Daniel Midgley. Free for both personal and commercial use, Daniel includes a full set of upper and lowercase characters, numbers and various special characters.

30. Sumitra

Free handwriting fonts Sumitra

This is a handwriting font with plenty of versatility

This gorgeous, calligraphy based handwriting font was created by Nepal-based graphic designer and typographer Ananda Maharjan. Placing the font on a base of watercolours as well as a white canvas ensure that its versatility shines.

A small handwriting font

Created by Austrian mobile studio Studio Elastik, this inky font is designed to be used small in body copy, like an explorer scratching in their weather-beaten diary.

32. Mawns' Handwriting

Free handwriting fonts Mawns Handwriting

This font is to be downloaded for personal use only!

This free handwriting font – Mawns' Handwriting – is another created by Måns Grebäck; a graphic designer specialising in font, logotype, and typography design. Mawns' Handwriting is free for personal use, with donations to the designer welcome.

33. Bispo

Free handwriting fonts Bispo Nova

Jackson created the Bispo font after studying calligraphy for a number of months

Bispo is a script typeface made inspiring on italic chancery calligraphy, with a flat nib pen and a module of 10 pen widths. Designed by Brazilian typographer Jackson Alves, he decided to make this typeface to allow everyone to be able to create pieces with a charm of calligraphy and taking advantage of the Opentype features.

34. Scribulous Scrawlin'

Free handwriting fonts Scribulous Scrawlin

This free handwriting font has a great chalk effect for your designs

We had to pop a chalk-styled free handwriting font in the list and this one which was designed Alphabeta85 is a perfect addition. It comes in both capitalised and non, as well as numbers, punctuation, and symbols. As always, make sure you only use it for personal work!

35. Linny

Free handwriting fonts Linny

This cute font is actually the designer's real handwriting

This cutesy font was designed by Maya aka Linny. This handwriting type is actually Maya's handwriting and after being asked to develop the font for personal use, she finally did! It comes in upper and lower case, as well as numbers and punctuation.

36. Fatstack

Free handwriting fonts Fatstack

Use this heavy-duty handwriting font for bold design work

We love this heavy duty, scribble-friendly font designed by Blambot Fonts. Consisting purely of capital letters, this is a free handwriting font that would be perfect for some seriously bold design work. You can also grab some punctuation and numbers in the free package.

37. Architect's Daughter

Free handwriting fonts Architect s Daughter

This neat, blocky handwriting font was inspired by architectural grids

Inspired by architectural grids, this neat, blocky handwriting font Architect's Daughter was created by Kimberly Geswein. Author of over 200 fonts, Geswein offers many of her designs, including this one, free for personal use.

38. Worstveld Sling Extra

Free handwriting fonts Worstveld Sling

Worstveld Sling Extra is a popular handwriting design

One of 82 typefaces developed by Gem Fonts, Worstveld Sling Extra is one of it's most popular hand writing designs, receiving over 400,000 downloads since its release. Free for personal use, this free handwriting font family includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.

39. Housegrind

Free handwriting fonts Housegrind

This cool script font was created by graphic designer Måns Grebäck. llustration © Måns Grebäck

This cool script font was created by graphic designer Måns Grebäck, who specialises in logotypes and typography. Free for personal use only, a commercial licence for Housegrind can be purchased via Grebäck's website.

Free handwriting fonts VersionType

VersionType is designed to be playful and loose

A condensed sans-serif font, VersionType was created by senior designer Victor Coreas. "It is meant to be playful and very loose," he comments. The typeface includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters, and it's free for personal and non-profit use.

Free handwriting fonts Billy

Billy is based on Claire Joines' own handwriting

Created by Claire Jones, Billy is a font made from her own handwriting. "Because it's my own handwriting it didn't take me long to make," says Claire, "So I decided to put it online for other people to use freely!"

It's free for personal and non-profit use (although attribution or a thank you would be nice); if you want to use it commercially, get in touch with Claire. She'll normally ask for attribution and a small donation.

Free handwriting fonts Novito Nova

"This font was made for making people happy," Nina comments

Novito Nova was created by Russian designer Nina Z. "This font was made for making people happy," she comments on Behance. A whimsical design, Novito Nova is great for providing projects with an authentic handmade feel.

Free handwriting fonts Minkie

Mink Type features three variations for each letter to keep things fresh

Mink Type was created by New York-based art director Filiz Sahin. "Mink Type is a cool, handpainted display typeface that was developed using brush tools in Illustrator," she comments. "Each letter has three variations including upper and lower cases so you can create a custom feel for your designs."

44. Happy Fox

Free handwriting fonts Happy Fox

All the Caldentey and Llull ask for in return for this free download is a simple tweet

This Happy Fox font design was a collaborative effort between illustrator Laura Caldentey and Fran Llull. Wanting a thin font to use in their projects, Caldentey drew an alphabet and a selection of glyphs, and worked closely with Llull to refine into this final design.

45. Dickie

Free handwriting fonts Dickie

Freelance designer David Ellis created handwritten font Dickie using MyScriptFont

Freelance designer David Ellis created handwritten font Dickie using MyScriptFont, an online tool that allows you to create a vector font from your own handwriting. "It’s a great starting point as there aren’t that many great handwriting style fonts out there and it’s a pretty quick process," Ellis comments.

Free handwriting fonts Yunus

Handwriting font Yunus is suitable for all manner of creative projects

Handwriting font Yunus is another by graphic designer Syed Faraz Ahmad. "Every single letters has been carefully crafted to make your texts look beautiful," he comments on Behance. The typeface includes a huge number of glyphs, making it suitable for all manner of creative projects.

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