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42 best free handwriting fonts

27. Sketch Block

Best free handwriting fonts: Sketch Block

Grab people's attention with this bold headline font. Image: artill.de

This hand-sketched headline font was designed by artist Lukas Bischoff. He comments: "Created solely by me sketching by hand and then digitised, Sketch Block makes a perfect font to create the handmade character look, or to supplement illustrations with typography." Free for personal use only, it's one of the nicest free handwriting fonts we've seen in a long time.

28. GoodDog

Best free handwriting fonts: GoodDog

Incorporate this curly, decorative font by Fonthead Design into your personal projects

A contemporary and decorative font, GoodDog was created by Fonthead Design. The curly typeface is a popular choice, having been downloaded over 2.25 million times since its release. This free handwriting font comes complete with a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and characters.

29. J.D Handcrafted

Best 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.

30. Amatic

Best 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.

31. Journal

Best free handwriting fonts: Journal

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

Created by Hans Gerhard Meier aka Fontourist, this beautiful script-style font's name explains exactly the type of design it's suited to. This font is extremely popular, and with good reason.

32. Daniel

Best 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.

33. Scribulous Scrawlin'

Best free handwriting fonts: Scribulous Scrawlin'

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

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

34. Linny

Best 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.

35. Fatstack

Best 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.

36. Worstveld Sling Extra

Best 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 its most popular hand writing designs. Free for personal use, this free handwriting font family includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.

37. Housegrind

Best 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.

38. VersionType

Best 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.

39. Billy

Best free handwriting fonts: Billy

Billy is based on Claire Joines' own handwriting

Created by Claire Joines, Billy is another font made from the designer's own handwriting. 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.

40. Novito Nova

Best free handwriting fonts: Novito Nova

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

Novito Nova was created by Russian designer Nina Pu. "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.

41. Mink Type

Best free handwriting fonts: Mink Type handwriting font

Mink Type features three variations for each letter to keep things fresh
(Image credit: Filiz Sahin https://www.behance.net/gallery/11690871/Mink-Type-Free-Font)

Mink Type was created by New York-based art director Filiz Sahin. "Mink Type is a cool, hand-painted 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."

42. Happy Fox

Best free handwriting fonts: Happy Fox

All that 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 her creation into this final design.

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