The best italic fonts in 2024

One of the best Italic fonts
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The best italic fonts are a great solution if you need to emphasise wording, but they have other uses too. Taking their name from Italian-designed calligraphic typefaces, slanted italic fonts and traditionally used to stress the importance of certain words or to differentiate the titles of things such as novels, movies or scientific names from surrounding text.

However, they can also be used in design for stylistic reasons to create contrast and differentiate different content, for example, captions, from the main text. There are lots of options out there, but below we've made our own pick of the best italic fonts to suit different needs, including both premium and free italic fonts.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.

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