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By August 21, 2014Fonts, Free stuff
script_typography

Script typefaces are based upon the varied and often fluid stroke created by handwriting. They are organised into highly regular formal types similar to cursive writing and looser, more casual scripts. Typical characteristics of script type are connected or nearly connected flowing letterforms and slanted, rounded characters.

There are many different classifications including Brush Script, English Roundhand and Rationalized Script. However, the broadest forms of classification are Formal Script and Casual Script. Formal Scripts are based on the developments and writings of 17th and 18th century handwriting masters such as George Bickham, George Shelley and George Snell. Formal script typefaces are generally neat, flowing, and formal in appearance. Casual Scripts developed in the 20th century as a result of photo-typesetting and are more varied and the inconsistencies appear to have been a result of using a brush rather than a pen nib. These typestyles may be messy and look more like the varied cursive and print handwriting styles of today.

Script type may not be for everyone and they are best used sparingly, as an accent or focal point. They rarely work well in large blocks of text.Before choosing a script typestyle, look it over carefully and check the legibility of both the capital and lowercase letter shapes. The elaborate design of many script capitals make them difficult to read and their spacing is designed to work with adjacent lowercase letters.

32 Script Fonts to Download

Here are a list of great script typestyle, some free for commercial use:

Allura

allura

Download Allura

Angel Tears

angel_tears

Download Angel Tears 

Ballpark

ballpark

Download Ballpark

Beautiful

beautiful

Download Beautiful

Bilbo

bilbo

Download Bilbo

Billy Argel

billy_argel

Download Billy Argel

Billion Stars

billion_stars

Download Billion Stars

Black Jack

black_jack

Download Black Jack

Candy Inc

candy_inc

Download Candy Inc

 

Chomp

chomp

Download Chomp

Christopher Hand

christopher_hand

Download Christopher Hand

Daniel

daniel

Download Daniel

Dilem

dilem

Download Dilem

Eutemia

eutemia

Download Eutemia

FFAD Matro

ffad_matro

Download FFAD Matro

GoodDog

gooddog

Download GoodDog

Great Vibes

great_vibes

Download Great Vibes

Hey Pretty Girl

hey_pretty_girl

Download Hey Pretty Girl

Impregnable

impregnable

Download Impregnable

Katy Berry

katy_berry

Download Katy Berry

Kaushan

kaushan

Download Kaushan

Lakesight

lakesight

Download Lakesight 

Love & Trust

love_trust

Download Love & Trust 

Machine Script

machine_script

 Download Machine Script

Note this

note_this

Download Note this

Novito Nova

novito_nova

Download Novito Nova

Pacifico

pacifico

Download Pacifico

Qwigley

qwigley

Download Qwigley

Recorda Script

recorda_script

 Download Recorda Script

Sail

sail

Download Sail

Wolf in the city

wolf_in_the_city

 Download Wolf in the city

Yellowtail

yellowtail

 Download Yellowtail

 

What are your favourites?

Try out these typestyles and let us know what you think. Do you have any favourite script typestyle? Let us know in the comments below.

 

About Caroline

Caroline is a specialist in business creation, growth and change management. Her aim is to empower start-ups and small businesses to drive growth through the development of business ideas, product and service development, strategy and system planning as well as business branding and promotion.

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