+$27 great free script fonts

+$Script fonts – also known as cursive fonts – are a popular style of typography, and are especially prevalent on the web. They're often representational of handwriting, which means if you have a little knowledge of how to scan and map artwork into font-generating software, it's relatively easy to create your own.

+$And many people have done just that. However, this abundance of free script fonts doesn't necessarily make things easier for designers. It can be tricky to find the diamonds in the rough. With this in mind we've selected a handful of brilliant free script fonts. They're all free to use in personal projects, but some have different rules for commercial usage, so make sure you double-check with the owner.

+$For even more typography inspiration, see our roundups of the best免费字体+$and Great免费手写字体

+$01. Hoodson Script

Free script font: Hoodson Script

+$Hoodson Script blends retro and handwritten styles

+$Perfect for logos, product packaging and poster designs,+$Hoodson Script+$is the latest font by prolific type creator Hendra Maulia. With a bouncy baseline and a bonus Swash set, this font packs personality into every curve. If this looks like the font for you, you can download it for personal use for free. After a commercial licence? It will only set you back $17.

+$02. Serendipity

Sample of Serendipity typeface

+$Serendipity is more than just a happy accident

+$If you're after a beautiful free cursive font, then by a stroke of good luck情缘+$is here to help. Created by The HungryJPEG, this font is free for both personal and commercial use, and comes available in both OTF and TTF formats. Packed with over 90 hand-drawn characters, Serendipity is the perfect way to add a dash of individuality to your lettering and logo designs. Simply download it now to get started.

+$03. Youth Touch

Youth Touch free script font


+$Add some youthful energy to your work with this vibrant font created by Herofonts' very own Guilhem Greco. Capable of supporting 310 characters,青春之触+$is a versatile font that's free to use for personal use. If you're after a license or have a question about the font, its creator is only an email away.

+$04. Vegan Style

Vegan Style font


+$We love this chunky yet sleek free script font素食风格+$created by Billy Argel. Not only does it blend boldness with beauty, but it also supports 280 characters. Perfect for when you need to add a touch of elegance and personality, this font is free to download for personal use. If you need a commercial license, all you have to do is get in touch with Argel himself.

+$05. Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice free script font


+$Maybe you've started planning for the holidays already, or maybe it's a little early for you. Either way, get ahead on your festive designs by downloading this sweet free script font,糖和香料+$. It's the work of Brittney Murphy Design, and is free for personal use only. Short ascenders and descenders make it ideal for multi-line type designs.

+$06. Shink

Shink free script font


+$Free Script FontSHINK+$is designed to be delicate and feminine, but still highly legible. It also includes plenty of alternates, which you can use to customise your designs. Shink is free for personal use or $15 for a commercial license, and you can show your appreciation to creator 7NTypes by donating if you're a fan.

+$07. Hickory Jack

Free script fonts: Hickory Jack

Hickory Jack由设计师Brittney Murphy创作,他对'字体'很着迷

+$We love this laid back cursive font design by Brittney Murphy, who confesses to being 'obsessed with fonts'. Murphy also says on her website she's been 'working to make the world less ugly since 1983', which is evident in山核桃杰克+$'s design. This typeface is free for personal use, but you'll need to contact Murphy to obtain a commercial license.

+$08. Crunchy

Free script font: Crunchy


+$If you're looking for a free script font with a really authentic feel, this松脆+$design might just be the solution. Free for personal use, Crunchy is one of many popular designs by typographer Mans Greback. With a distinct vintage feel to it, Crunchy is perfect for any retro-style designs, and will also make it look like you took the time to personally hand-write each letter.

+$If the retro vibe is your thing, here is our guide to the best复古字体周围。

+$09. Alex Brush

Free script font: Alex Brush

这种流动的脚本字体是由类型设计师Rob Leuschke创建的

+$This beautiful, flowing script font was created by designer Rob Leuschke of TypeSETit. Leuschke specialises in unique lettering and typographic designs for advertising, branding, promotion and public relations. However,Alex Brush+$is available free for both personal and commercial projects. This font features short ascenders and descenders, and is nice and legible, making it perfect for all manner of design projects.

+$10. La Sonnambula

La Sonnambula free script font

优雅的歌剧风格的La Sonnambula

+$Designed by Fernando Haro, a freelance graphic designer who describes himself as an eclectic typographer,La Sonnambula+$is a handwritten and extended font that has 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. Despite its classic roots, it's bang up to date, even including a Bitcoin symbol.

+$11. Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley free script font


+$Gregory Medina – aka dcoxy – does a great line in fonts that are free for personal use, and山谷里的百合+$is just one of his wide range of attractive script fonts. Fun and quirky with some charming flourishes on many of the letterforms, it features a full set of lower and upper case characters, plus accents and symbols. For numbers and extra weights, contact Medina to buy a licence for the full version.

+$12. Flanella

Flanella free script font


+$This looping script font is full of character and flair.Flanella+$can be used for free in both commercial and personal projects – although donations to the designer are much appreciated.

+$13. The Woodlands

The Woodlands script font


+$Free Cursive Font伍德兰兹+$is the work of designer Jeremy Vessey. "It has a modern calligraphic aesthetic that is extremely popular," Vessey comments on Behance. "The Woodlands was created to give designers a free alternative, which will help you achieve that lettering feel we all love." The Woodlands is free for both personal and commercial use.

+$14. Noelan

Noelan free script font


+$Free Cursive FontNoelan+$comes from the team at ndro. This a clean and modern design is free for both personal and commercial use. It also includes a number of alternates and international characters, for easy mixing and matching to achieve exactly the look you want.

+$15. Beautiful Bloom

Beautiful Bloom script font

使用免费草书字体Beautiful Bloom创建引人注目的设计

+$Free Cursive Font美丽的绽放+$is one of many beautiful type designs from Mats-Peter Forss. Available at no charge for personal use, Beautiful Bloom is great for a variety of print and digital projects, including stationery, posters, logo designs and more.

+$16. Milkshake

Free script font: Milkshake

厚实,实质的脚本字体Milkshake由印刷工Laura Worthington创建

+$Laura Worthington is the typographer behind thick, substantial script font奶昔+$, which is available over on Bold Faced Goods. Worthington comments: "As I went through the design and development phase, I was really drawn to how round and thick it was turning out and I liked this look – it makes it a sturdy font, capable of holding up against busy backgrounds and bold enough for headlines or titling treatments."

+$17. Variane Script

Free cursive fonts: Variane Script


+$Created by Boy Moch Tomi, this stunning free script font harks back to the good ol' days of classic design and marked Tomi's first attempt at creating script fonts. He says, "I am very interested in the script because of its complexity and only a few of them are free to use. I hope that these fonts will be useful for everyone." The modern take on classic cursive is reminiscent of early 20th century American signage and can instantly give your brand a touch of vintage charm.+$Variene Script+$is free for personal and commercial use.

+$18. Fabfelt Script

Free cursive fonts: Fabfelt Script

带有一丝复古的脚本字体?试试Fabfelt ......

+$French graphic designer Fabien Despinoy is the creative behind+$Fabfelt+$, a free script font with an industrial feel. "I tried to design a handwritten typeface without graininess," he says. The result is a natural-looking font with a little retro charm.

+$19. Debby

Free cursive fonts: Debby


+$It's not strictly cursive, but hand-drawn brush type黛比+$will add a natural touch to your designs. It's ideal for anything from wedding invitations, poster and logos to greeting cards and more, thanks to its irregular, bouncing characters that add a personal feel.

+$20. Black Jack

Free cursive fonts: Black Jack

这种复杂的设计风格由Typadelic的Ronna Penner创作

+$This Sophisticated黑杰克+$type design 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.

+$21. Anke Calligraphic FG Regular

Free cursive fonts: Anke Calligraphic FG Regular

在草书字体中不同寻常的是,Anke Arnold的设计有一套100多个内置的字距调整对

+$One of the best free script fonts,Anke书法FG常规+$was originally designed by Anke Arnold, but has been extended to include international characters by Fontgrube Media Design. It's only available in TrueType, rather than OpenType, but does have a set of over 100 kerning pairs built in, offering an approximation of the benefits of OpenType. And it's free to use commercially.

+$22. Aguafina Script

Aguafina Script Regular cursive script

Aguafina Script Regular使用字母表非常经济

+$This eye-catching and elegant free script font from Sudtipos offers a set of clean lines that manage to flow without expanding to fill every bit of space. It's economical with its use of the letterforms, reducing the capital A to a simple up/down stroke with a stylish flick.阿瓜菲娜脚本+$is one of those cursive fonts that's great for bold headlines.

+$23. Tahu!

Tahu free script font


湖乡!+$was designed by Indonesia-based graphic designer Syaf Rizal, who describes it as "a clean and professional, modern script font". It includes a full upper- and lowercase set, plus numerals, punctuation and a range of special characters, making it nice and versatile. This script font is free for both personal and commercial projects, so you can use it however you like.

+$24. 5th Grade Cursive

Free cursive fonts: 5th Grade Cursive


五年级草书+$is one of many handwritten fonts created by type designer背风处+$. A fancy cursive font, this free design has a retro look and feel to it, making it perfect for all your vintage-inspired projects. Batchelor's design also makes use of OpenType features to make it appear all the more natural.

+$25. Christopher Hand

Free cursive fonts: Christopher Hand


+$This handwritten cursive font克里斯托弗手+$by El Stinger isn't the most technically competent in our list, but we love the ease of the letterforms and the honesty of the designer's notes. You may find yourself doing a little bit more work than usual to kern pairs together, but the end result will make it worthwhile: an appearance of effortless scrawl. This one is free for personal use, and if you want to use it commercially, the designer asks that you email him and send him 'something nice from your hometown'.

+$26. Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel cursive font

Grand Hotel酒店是20世纪30年代的复古风格,拥有严肃的复古魅力

+$Designed by Brian J Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles for Astigmatic, free script font大酒店+$takes its inspiration from the title screen of the 1937 film Cafe Metropole starring Tyrone Power. It has a classic weight and subtlety that make you think of artisan signage and craft, but its cursive lowercase lends itself to a host of different uses.

+$27. Puzzled

Puzzled cursive font


+$With gentle curves and a haphazard, handwritten aesthetic,困惑+$is a great font if you want to make a statement. It comes with a wide range of punctuation marks, plus numerals and multilingual support. This font was designed by Dmitriy Chirkov, and is available to download for free on Behance.