Free brush fonts are a guaranteed way to ensure that your creative projects, whether printed or digital, look unique, playful and professional without breaking the bank. We know that there are plenty of brush fonts to choose from out there, but not all of them are up to scratch. So to save you some time we have compiled a list of the best free brush fonts we could find. While all of these brushes are free for personal use, only some are free for commercial use too, so make sure you check the terms before you use them.
We have found an eclectic range of the best free brush fonts that will appeal to everyone, but if you can't find what you are looking for on this list, here's our roundup of brilliant free fonts. And if we still aren't checking your boxes, then take a look at our best free handwriting fonts.
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The best free brush fonts in 2021
- Download Zallord from GraphicDesignFreebies (opens in new tab)
Zallord, a hand-drawn brush font, features strong upper and lower case lettering as well as numbers and punctuation (the whole package). The striking font with an authentic brush feel was created by artist Alice Whales and is available to download for personal and commercial use from Graphic Design Freebies (opens in new tab).
02. Hackney Hand-Painted Typeface
- Download Hackney from Dropbox (opens in new tab)
Bold and eye-catching, Hackney Typeface looks the real deal with its intricate paintbrush-style detailing. With a rustic feel and strong lettering, this font is perfect for taking your projects to the next level. You can download this font for personal use from Dropbox.
03. Bathi font
- Download Bathi from 1001fonts (opens in new tab)
Bathi is an gentle hand lettering font, created using a brush pen by Twinletter (opens in new tab). This font is perfect for giving your project a calming and unobtrusive typeface. Free for personal use (and a mere $4.99 for a commercial license), this is casual yet soothing font has unusual flourishes that create a feeling of movement.
04. The Cat Has a Hat
- Download The Cat Has A Hat from Dropbox (opens in new tab)
Taking the popular stories of Dr Seuss as its jumping off point, creator Lukee Thornhill has made The Cat Has a Hat playful and humorous. Thornhill has condensed over 1500 letters, numbers and symbols designed over the space of a weekend into this merry set that's full of character.
Whilst this typeface is fun and lively, Thornhill has made sure that this isn't a childish font meaning that it's available to download to help you with a variety of branding and marketing purposes. Some users have even pointed out that it bares a resemblance to the Nando's typography.
- Download Odachi from Tugcu's website (opens in new tab)
The beautiful Japanese-inspired design Odachi was created by UI and type designer Mehmet Reha Tugcu (opens in new tab). With an organic and archaic feel to it, we think this font would not look out of place in a Zelda game. There are many stunning typefaces created by Tugcu but this has got to be our favourite of his brush fonts designs, not least because he's made it available for others to use in any project, even commercial endeavours.
Simple, delicate and soft, Takhie was made by designer and illustrator, Nantia for personal and commercial use. Nantia has created many more beautiful fonts to help you with your projects, just check them out on her Behance Page (opens in new tab). Furthermore, if you'd like even more of Takhie then you can purchase the pro version on Nantia's website (opens in new tab) for just $15.
- Download Leafy from Wildpicks (opens in new tab)
Leafy is a handwritten brush font with an endearingly warm feel designed by Latvian artist, Krisijanis Mezulis. It includes 95 quirky characters, including all-caps lettering, each of which are individual with a naive, neat feel. This gentle font will suit a range of projects, whether they be personal or commercial.
- Download Banaue from WildPicks (opens in new tab)
Hand brushed by Ieva Mezule, Banaue is a serene handwritten free brush font with a rustic look and Filipino influence. The name Banaue is derived from the Philippines – Banaue being a place in the north where rice terraces stretch around mountains. Banaue features 104 beautifully tranquil characters and is free for personal or commercial use.
- Download Kust from WildPicks (opens in new tab)
Kust is another font created by fashion designer and painter Ieva Mezule (she designed Benaue seen previously). These thick letters were drawn with a brush using black ink on hard paper, giving the glyphs a very authentic look. Featuring 80 characters, every letter has a unique structure, with an unpolished and distorted feel. This font is available for both personal and commercial use.
10. True Lies
- Download True Lies from DaFont (opens in new tab)
Jonathan Harris' chilling True Lies font is free to download for personal use. This spooky typeface wouldn't look out of place on a horror poster and with it covering the alphabet, numbers, symbols and punctuation marks you won't want to miss out on this gritty font ready to give your projects that rough look.
11. Levi Brush
- Download Levi Brush from DaFont (opens in new tab)
Romanian designer Levi Szekeres designed this free quirky brush font. With people drawing comparisons to the fonts on David Guetta's 'One Love' to Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida' cover, you're onto a winner. Szekeres captioned his font with 'A very personal one' meaning that it's sure to give your work an authentic and meaningful touch. You can also download Levi ReBrushed which includes variations on the paint splatter.