Scripted fonts still have a solid footing in typography. It turns a piece of work from regimented and uniformed to free and varied. It is the essence of unadulterated joy, gregarious creativity and personable warmth. Here are a few that are new, noteworthy, usable and best of all free!
Angelface | Download from Source
Traced from the 1993 edition of Novum Press book Schreibschriften/Script Types, compiled by Michael Rau & Rosemarie Kloos-Rau. Free for personal use
Badhead | Download from Source
Badhead is a fresh looking font, perfect for branding, greeting cards, logotypes, or any design with a strong and elegant touch. Mix alternate characters to add an attractive message to your work.
246 glyphs and alternate character included with opentype features. Stylistic alternates, Ornament, Swash and more. You can access all those alternate characters by using OpenType savvy programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
Blenda | Download from Source
Blenda Script is a free, experimental font inspired by Lobster font – a bold vintage script. It can be used for news, posters, logos, badges, etc.
Free for personal and commercial use.
Buffet Script | Download from Source
Euphoria Script | Download from Source
Euphoria Script is an informal script type. It began with letterform sketches made by hand with a copperplate nib, which were redrawn digitally with the stroke endings of a brush script. This makes the type seem playful, which is important in casual scripts.
It has very fast curves, thanks to the slight slant angle, but it remains highly legible. It will be perfect for titles and short phrases in branding, magazines, content about food, fashion, music – anything which is as lively as the font itself.
Fabfelt Script | Download from Source
A little retro feel
Fait Main Regular | Download from Source
A free handwriting font that you can use for headlines, badges or designs. “Regular 1 – fait main” is a handmade font that can be used really anyway you can think of! The download includes one .ttf file.
It is free for personal and commercial projects.
Jasmine-reminiscentse | Download from Source
Free for personal and non-profit use.
Lakesight | Download Source
Free for personal use only.
Maxim Script | Download from Source
Maxim is a beautiful and rhythmic script with an easy, cheerful nature. It is great for posters, greeting cards, wedding invitations, recipe cards and menu design.
Nautilus Pompilius | Download from Source
Nautilus is a modern script with smooth contrast. Designed for use in headings, logos, posters and other notable places
Nickainley | Download from Source
It is free for personal and commercial uses; for yourself or on behalf of a client, on their own, or as part of new work. It, however, cannot be sub-licensed, resold, shared, transferred, or otherwise redistributed on its own
Notera | Download from Source
Free for personal use only
Qaskin | Download from Source
Only for personal use
Resphekt | Download from Source
Designed by Fontfabric & Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky, Resphekt is a sharp and slightly abrasive, masculine script. It mimics cursive hand-writing to the extend that you can almost see the author, or in this case scribe, because Resphekt has a distinctly old-school vibe. There is a distinct sense of an old fashioned fountain pen—or perhaps even quill and inkpot—about this typeface. The descending ‘s’ and old-style spur on the ‘e’ are particularly pleasing.
Resphekt is ideal for any kind of gothic purpose; it’s hard to imagine a more suitable face for a reprinting of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, although not for the body text, Resphekt is strictly for display text. You’re free to use the font online, even with @font-face rules if you credit Fontfabric.
Serendipity | Download from Source
Serendipity is a new hand written font for 2015. Available for both personal and commercial use. No extended license is required. Download and use Serendipity Script for anything and everything.
Including over 90 different hand drawn characters for a range of languages and dialects.
Signerica | Download from Source
Only for personal use
Southpaw | Download from Source
Free for personal & commercial use
Starshine | Download from Source
Starshine is a handwritten font. It is suitable for logos, creation of invitations, greeting card and more.
Streetwear | Download from Source
Streetwear is bold and stylish retro inspired script typeface suitable for logo, poster, branding, packaging and t-shirt design. It looks like 1960s and 70s fashion and sport related typeface, unique and fun at the same time. You can access Streetwear’s alternate characters in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.
Free for personal & commercial use.
Sweethearts Love Letters | Download from Source
Free for personal use only
Vigneta | Download from Source
Vigneta is an all-caps font with handwritten style. OpenType features with Stylistic Alternates, Contextual Alternate in some characters that allows you to mix and match pairs of letters to fit your design. To access the alternate glyphs, you need a program that supports OpenType features such as Adobe Illustrator CS and Adobe Indesign. More information about how to access alternate glyphs. You can use this font for various purposes such as logo, wedding invitation, t-shirt, posters, label, greetingcard, letterhead
Wolf in the City | Download from Source
Free for personal use. Contact author for commercial use.
nb: interesting addition – Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud & Leonardo DaVinci’s scripted handwriting