Fonts come in all manner of designs – retro fonts, handwriting fonts and script fonts, to name a few. In this article, we're focusing on brush fonts, which can add a playful, human approach to your designs. Plus, they look great printed.
Here, we've scoured the web to find 20 top examples of free brush fonts to put to good use in your projects. Enjoy!
There are plenty of reasons to love Yasir Ekinci's brush font, Atmosphere, not least that it's free for both personal and commercial use. The font features both uppercase and lowercase characters, as well as numbers and all the punctuation and symbols you'll need, all of them hand-drawn with an authentic and wonderfully scratchy brush texture. And as an added bonus, Yasir has thrown in a set of 20 watercolour splotches to help liven up your work.
Made by Hustle Supply Co., Rustico is a bold brush font that's designed to help you make an eye-catching statement, whatever you're creating. Free for both personal and commercial use, its all-caps letterforms are drawn at a slight italic slant, and the rough and realistic brush texture gives Rustico a lively and energetic feel.
A hand-painted, free brush font, Westfalia was created by the team at Pixel Surplus. Providing an authentic hand-drawn feel with its messy edges and varied line thickness, Westfalia is great for any outdoor and exploration-themed design work.
04. Wild Youth
Wild Youth is beautiful hand-drawn brush font from designer Jeremy Vessey. Available on Behance, Wild Youth is described as 'a modern font with the distinct influence of adventure and the great outdoors'. Perfect for logos, quotes, stationary, apparel and much more, Wild Youth is free for both personal and commercial use.
Hand brushed by Ieva Mezule, Banaue is a handwritten free brush font with a homemade look. The name is taken from the Philippines, Banaue being a place in the north where rice terraces stretch around mountains, hence the lady in the blue raincoat, a local rice planter, featured in the main image. Banaue features 104 characters, with all the basic glyphs.
Created by Vlad Cristea and Raul Taciu, Brusher is a bold and modern brush font. It includes 100 glyphs (including full uppercase and lowercase sets) crafted with precise strokes and smooth lines to give a fresh, modern look. The uneven letter sizes and shapes create a pleasingly hand-drawn effect, while still remaining neat and controlled.
07. Summer Hearts
Summer Hearts is a hand-painted, all-caps brush typeface designed by Hustle Supply Co, aka Jeremy Vessey, a type designer based in Charlottetown, Canada. The slightly spiky nature of these letterforms would make this free brush font great for a variety of print and digital projects, including posters, branding and logo design.
This font was designed by Jroh, is a creative agency based in Aceh in Indonesia. Selima is beautiful and elegant brush font, which is free for both personal and commercial use. Its curved letterforms are combined with slightly raw edges to give a haphazard, free feel.
With an authentic brush, handcrafted feel, Rissa is perfectly suited to stationery, logos and much more. This free font comes from Maulana Creative, a graphic design and typography collective from Indonesia.
Kust was created by fashion designer and painter Ieva Mezule. The letters were drawn on hard paper with a thick brush using pure black ink. Featuring 80 characters, every letter has a unique structure, with a distorted look.
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