Looking for some nice cursive/script typefaces to use on your designs or on your website? Here’s a collection of 10 fonts that can help you create the handwritten or classic look you’re looking for:
Ballpark is a cursive font that, although comes only in one style, has presence. Created by Mickey Rossi, this typeface is inspired by baseball. It will look especially good in headings and titles.
Champignon is a feminine typeface that has been around for quite a while. Its thin and elongated ascenders and descenders may not always fit in the body of a text but it can work well as title or header.
Dancing Script is a font designed by Pablo Impallari that uses references to popular script typefaces from the 50s. It’s fun, bouncy and spontaneous. It comes in bold and regular.
Freebooter Script is one of my favourite cursive fonts with its delicate shape and curly swashes. It was developed by Apostrophic Labs and it has a classical look to it that will look good in titles and headings.
JaneAusten is a font that was designed by Pia Frauss who wanted to pay homage to the author Jane Austen, writer of the renowned Pride and Prejudice novel. The typeface is based on her handwritten calligraphy, giving it a very natural shape and flow. The designer demonstrates that it looks good even applied on a whole paragraph as well as headings and titles.
Leckerli One is a fat brush script font designed by Gesine Todt. It works really well when used as bigger display text but also proved itself to be good-looking on medium headlines and short sentences.
Pacifico is another brush script, this one inspired by the 50s American surf culture. It was designed by Vernon Adams and it’s gained a lot of popularity since its release, especially on the web where it’s used in headlines and titles. It’s cute and fun.
Pushkin is another font that has been around for some time now (c.1999). This typeface is based on the Russian author Alexander Pushkin’s calligraphy and will give a romantic feel to your titles, headings or paragraphs. It was designed by ParaType.
Wisdom Script is a typeface that was released in spring 2011 by James T. Edmondson. It was designed to be on a thirty degree incline to get perfect vertical strokes. Its design is refreshing and it looks nice in smaller and bigger sizes.
Yellowtail is an old-school flat brush script designed by Astigmatic. This font is a mix of connecting and non-connecting letterforms. Original and unpredictable, it can be interesting for paragraphs but looks best in headings and titles.