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35 great free script fonts

Free script fonts, aka free cursive fonts, can add that special something to your designs. Perhaps you're looking to set your text in a way that mimics formal or ornate handwriting, or a more casual scrawl. Maybe you want a signature-style font, or a font that apes brush lettering. Or you might be looking for something more abstract and quirky, to really grab attention with your words.

Free script fonts come in all shapes and sizes, but with so many littered across the web, it can be tricky to find what you're looking for. To help you out, we've brought together a brilliant selection of free script fonts in one post. They're all free to use in personal projects, and some are even free for commercial use, too.

To find more free typography resources, also check out our roundups of the best free fonts great free handwriting fonts, fun fonts, and free brush fonts. Or if you're looking for something from yesteryear, see our best Old English fonts.

01. Barcelony

Free script fonts: Barcelony font set against image of mountains

Elegant yet readble, Barcelony is one of the best free script fonts for invitations (Image credit: Crella Marketplace/Creatype Studio/Mats-Peter Forss)

Looking for free script fonts for invitations or other stationery? Here's one we'd highly recommend. Smooth, elegant and classic, this casual monoline, signature-style font is packed with personality yet still clear and easy to read. Barcelony Signature is free for personal use, or $11 for commercial use. 

02. Cervanttis

Free script fonts: sample of Cervanttis font

Cervanttis is a collection of free script fonts with a handwritten feel (Image credit: Crella Marketplace/Creatype Studio/Mats-Peter Forss )

On the hunt for a handwritten, signature-style font? Cervanttis Signature Script is a great collection of free script fonts with a convincingly natural flow and style. Another great freebie from the makers of Barcelony (above), this free script font is free for personal use, and $11 for commercial use. 

03. Arkipelago

Free script fonts: sample of Arkipelago font

There's a wet inky feel to Arkipelago (Image credit: Pixel Surplus)

Who doesn’t love a free brush script font? Created by Nasir Udin, Arkipelago combines a wet inky feel with a traditional vibe to evoke the impression of clear but realistically imperfect handwriting. Arkipelago contains extra alternate letters, and is free for both personal and commercial use.

04. America

Free script fonts: sample of America font

America harnesses the spirit of Childish Gambino (Image credit: Alex Joganic)

Inspired by This is America, Childish Gambino’s hit song of 2018, America boasts large dramatic capitals and a natural flowing stroke. This bold textured script font features a full upper- and lower-case character set, plus several alternate characters. It's free for both personal and desktop commercial use.

05. Bribera

Free script fonts: sample of Bribera

With a beautiful 3D feel, Bribera is one of the best free script fonts around (Image credit: Pixel Surplus)

There’s a lovely 3D feel to this rough bold, hand-lettering script font. Designed by Sarid Ezra, Briberra features stylistic alternates and swashes and is great for quotes, T-shirt designs and other branding projects. It contains multilingual characters, supports PUA, and is free for personal and commercial use.

06. Bimbo

Free script fonts: sample of Bimbo font

Some free script fonts are overly formal, but Bimbo breaks the mould (Image credit: Pixel Surplus)

Handwriting script fonts can often look a little fake and contrived, but here’s one that looks more like real writing.  An extension and redesign of the Arsenale White typeface, Bimbo was created in 2018 by Francesco Canovaro for Zetafonts. This monoline display font is ideal for minimal lettering and logos, fake handwritten notes, and metatextual jokes.

07. Ochre

Free script fonts: sample of Ochre font

Ochre lies at the more ornate end of the free script fonts spectrum (Image credit: Pixel Surplus)

If you’re seeking free script fonts with an atmosphere of elegance and romance, then take a look at Ochre Script. This hand-drawn calligraphy font from Gizem Kiliç enables you to add a lovely personal feel to wedding stationery, cards, letters, and similar designs. And it’s free for both personal and commercial use.

08. Faune

Free script fonts: sample of Faune font

Faune is one of the most unusual free script fonts we've seen (Image credit: Alice Savoie/Centre National des Arts Plastiques/Groupe Imprimerie Nationale)

A typeface family designed by Alice Savoie, Faune was a commission by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale. This intriguing and unusual script font is designed to reflect the plurality of the animal world. It can be downloaded for both personal and commercial use, as long as you include an author credit.

09. Hoodson Script

Free script font: Hoodson Script

Hoodson Script is one of our favourite free script fonts for logos, packaging and posters

With a bouncy baseline and a bonus Swash set, this free script font packs plenty of punch and personality into every curve. A great choice for logos, packaging and posters, Hoodson Script is the work of Hendra Maulia, and can be freely downloaded for personal use, while a commercial licence costs $17.

10. Serendipity

Free script fonts: Sample of Serendipity typeface

One of the best free cursive fonts around, Serendipity is more than just a happy accident (Image credit: Pixelbuddha)

Of all the free cursive fonts we've spotted of late, Serendipity is one of the most inspired. Created by The HungryJPEG and featuring more than 90 hand-drawn characters, it enables you to add a dash of originality and individuality to your lettering and logo designs. This font is free for both personal and commercial use, although you'll need to supply your email address to download it.

11. Youth Touch

Free script fonts: sample of Youth Touch

Get in touch with your inner child with this energetic font (Image credit: Font Space)

Bursting with youthful energy, this vibrant script lettering font was created by Herofonts'  Guilhem Greco. Capable of supporting 310 characters, this expressive and versatile font is free to download for personal use only.

12. Vegan Style

Free script fonts: sample of Vegan Style

You don't need to be a vegan to enjoy this amazing font (Image credit: Font Space)

Looking for more free script fonts that evoke a young and trendy feel? Vegan Style, created by Billy Argel, blends boldness with beauty to create something fresh and original. Supporting 280 characters, this font is free to download for personal use only.

13. Sugar & Spice

Free script fonts: sample of Sugar & Spice with festive background of Christmas decorations

Feeling festive yet? (Image credit: Font Space)

It's never too early to get ahead on your festive designs, and Sugar & Spice is here to help. Characterised by its short ascenders and descenders, it's one of those free script fonts that's ideal for multi-line type designs. The work of Brittney Murphy Design, this font is free for personal use only. 

14. Shink

Free script fonts: sample of Shink

This script font comes with lots of alternates to explore (Image credit: DaFont)

One of the most delicate and restrained free script fonts we've seen, Shink is nonetheless highly legible. It also includes plenty of alternates, which you can use to customise your designs. Created by 7NTypes, Shink is free for personal use or $15 for a commercial licence.

15. Hickory Jack 

Free script fonts: sample of Hickory Jack

Hickory Jack was created by designer Brittney Murphy, who is 'obsessed with fonts' (Image credit: DaFont)

Brittney Murphy is behind some of the best free cursive fonts around, and we simply love this laid back creation. Hickory Jack Murphy is free for personal use, but you'll need to contact Murphy to obtain a commercial license. 

16. Crunchy

Free script fonts: sample of Crunchy

Crunchy is perfect for retro-style designs (Image credit: DaFont)

There aren't many free script fonts that give off a really authentic feel, but Crunchy is one of them. Created by typographer Mans Greback, it has a distinctly old-school feel to it, and would be perfect for any retro or vintage style design. Note that it's free for personal use only.

17. Alex Brush 

Free script fonts: sample of Alex Brush

This flowing script font was created by type designer Rob Leuschke (Image credit: 1001 fonts)

There's a beautiful flow to this cursive font, which was created by designer Rob Leuschke of TypeSETit. Alex Brush features short ascenders and descenders, and is nice and legible. It's free for both personal and commercial use. 

18. La Sonnambula

Free script fonts: sample of La Sonnambula

The elegant opera-inspired La Sonnambula (Image credit: 1001 fonts)

Designed by Fernando Haro, La Sonnambula is a handwritten and extended font that's been designed with calligraphic texts and elegant titles in mind. It's named after an opera by Vincenzo Bellini, performed by Maria Callas in Milan in 1957. However despite its classic roots, it's bang up to date, even including a Bitcoin symbol. Free for personal use only.

19. Lily of the Valley

Free script fonts: sample of Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley is a script font with some lovely decorative touches (Image credit: DaFont)

Gregory Medina – aka dcoxy – does a great line in free script fonts, and one of our favourites, Lily of the Valley, has been fully updated for 2020. Fun and quirky with some charming flourishes, it features a full set of lower- and upper-case characters, plus accents and symbols. Free for personal use only.

20. Flanella

Free script fonts: sample of Flanella

This script font is free for both personal and commercial use (Image credit: DaFont)

One of the most original free script fonts we've found, Flanella provides a delightfully delicate, looping script that's full of character and flair. This expressive font is free for both commercial and personal projects.

21. The Woodlands

Free script fonts: sample of The Woodlands

The Woodlands is free for both personal and commercial use (Image credit: Pixel Surplus/Jeremy Vessey)

One of the best free cursive fonts we've seen in a long while, The Woodlands offers a strikingly modern and original take on the calligraphic aesthetic. The work of Jeremy Vessey, it's free for both personal and commercial use, although note that you'll need to provide your email address to do so.

22. Noelan

Free script fonts: sample of Noelan

Add charm to your designs with one of the quirkier free script fonts on our list (Image credit: ndro)

Somewhat at the quirkier end of free script fonts, Noelan includes a number of alternates and international characters, for easy mixing and matching. Created by the team at ndro, this clean and modern design is free for personal use. 

23. Beautiful Bloom

Free script fonts: sample of Beautiful Bloom

Create eye-catching designs with free cursive font Beautiful Bloom (Image credit: Mats-Peter Forss)

One of many beautiful free cursive fonts from Mats-Peter Forss, Beautiful Bloom is a great option for both print and digital projects, including stationery, posters, and logo designs. It's available at no charge for personal use only.

24. Milkshake

Free script fonts: sample of Milkshake

Thick, substantial script font Milkshake was created by typographer Laura Worthington (Image credit: Bold Faced Goods)

One of the more substantial free script fonts we've seen, Milkshake is round, thick and sturdy. Created by typographer Laura Worthington, it's free to download from Bold Faced Goods, although note that you'll have to give them both your physical and email address first.

25. Variane Script

Free script fonts: sample of Variane Script

A classic all-American script font (Image credit: Font Space)

Looking to give your brand a touch of vintage charm? Boy Moch Tomi's first attempt at creating free script fonts, Variane Script, is a modern take on the classic cursive style and is reminiscent of early 20th century American signage. Free for personal and commercial use.

26. Fabfelt Script

Free script fonts: sample of Fabfelt Script

After a script font with a hint of retro? Try Fabfelt... (Image credit: Fabien Despinoy)

Fabien Despinoy is the creative behind Fabfelt, one of the most industrial-feeling free script fonts on our list. He set out to design a handwritten typeface without graininess, and the result is a natural-looking font with a splash of retro charm.

27. Debby

Free script fonts: sample of Debby

Debby is a warm brush font that works well on greeting cards (Image credit: Befonts)

Released by Artimasa, this lovely hand-drawn brush font will add a natural touch to your designs. With its irregular, bouncing characters, Debby is ideal for wedding invitations, posters, logos and greeting cards. Free for both personal and commercial use.

28. Black Jack

Free script fonts: sample of Black Jack

This sophisticated type design was created by Ronna Penner of Typadelic (Image credit: Font Squirrel)

Hitting that sweet spot between sophisticated and friendly, Black Jack was created by Ronna Penner of Typadelic. Although this cursive font is only available in one style, Black Jack is made up of 177 characters, including a full set of upper and lower case letters and numbers. It's free for use in personal and commercial projects.

29. Anke Calligraphic FG Regular

Free script fonts: sample of Anke Calligraphic FG Font

Unusually among cursive fonts, Anke Arnold's design has a set of more than 100 kerning pairs built in (Image credit: 1001 fonts) (Image credit: Anke Arnold)

One of the quirkiest free script fonts around, Anke Calligraphic FG Regular was originally designed by Anke Arnold, but has been extended to include international characters by Fontgrube Media Design. It's free for both personal and commercial use.

30. Aguafina Script

Free script fonts: sample of Aguafina Script Regular

Aguafina Script Regular is economical in its use of letterforms (Image credit: 1001 fonts)

This eye-catching and elegant free script font from Sudtipos offers a set of clean lines that manage to flow without expanding to fill every bit of space. It's economical with its use of the letterforms, reducing the capital A to a simple up/down stroke with a stylish flick. One of those free cursive fonts that's perfect for bold headlines, Aguafina Script is free for both personal and commercial use.

31. Tahu!

Free script fonts: sample of Tahu

Tahu! is a professional-looking script font (Image credit: Pixelify/Mats-Peter Forss/Syaf Rizal)

A clean, professional, and modern script font, Tahul includes a full upper- and lower-case set, plus numerals, punctuation and a range of special characters, making it nice and versatile. It's free for both personal and commercial projects, as long as you credit its creators.

32. 5th Grade Cursive

Free script fonts: sample of 5th Grade Cursive

A fancy font, 5th Grade Cursive is great for any retro-style designs (Image credit: DaFont)

This wonderfully fancy handwritten font has an old-fashioned look and feel to it, making it perfect for all retro- and vintage-inspired projects. It also makes use of OpenType features to make it appear all the more natural. Designed by Lee Batchelor, it's free for both personal and commercial use.

33. Christopher Hand

Free script fonts: sample of Christopher Hand

Create the appearance of effortless scrawl with this cursive font (Image credit: Cufon Fonts)

This isn't the most technically finessed of our free script fonts, but we love the ease of the letterforms and the honesty of the designer's notes. Crafted by El Stinger, it allows you to present an appearance of effortless scrawl. Christopher Hand is free for personal use only.

34. Grand Hotel

Free script fonts: sample of Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel is a throwback to the 1930s, and has serious retro charm (Image credit: Font Squirrel)

Grand Hotel has a classic weight and subtlety that makes you think of artisan signage and craft, but its cursive lowercase lends itself to a host of different uses. Designed by Brian J Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles for Astigmatic, this most refined of free script fonts is free for both personal and commercial use.

35. Puzzled

Free script fonts: sample of Puzzled

Some free cursive fonts can be bland, but this one is nice and distinctive (Image credit: Dmitriy Chirkov)

With gentle curves and a haphazard, handwritten aesthetic, Puzzle is one of those free script fonts you reach for when you want to make a statement. Created by Dmitriy Chirkov, it comes with a wide range of punctuation marks, numerals and multilingual support. Free for both personal and commercial use.

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