If you buy into the Hallmark festival that is Valentine’s Day, thoughts of buying a card for your loved one may be on your mind. But why buy when you can spend a bit of time and LOVE and attention on your own card? Hmmm? Designers you are designing your card, aren’t you? Well if you’re looking for some typefaces that ooze class or look like some crazy handwriting, here are some suggestions from the script typeface category. If you’d like to read more about script fonts, check this post, it has some nice font examples, too.
I’ve divided the fonts up as follows:
- Classic calligraphy style
- Calligraphy meets distortion
- “Bordering on Psycho” Handwriting
Let’s start with the more traditional end of the scale. These are the classic script typefaces that wouldn’t look out of place on a wedding invitation. But don’t let that put you off!
If the last set of fonts are a bit too clean for you and you like to say “I love you” with grunge, here’s some dirty, distressed and distorted calligraphy style fonts that you may like.
Porcelain by Misprinted Type
Dirty and Classic by Billy Argel
Ginga also by Billy Argel
This next set of fonts look like “normal” everyday handwriting, perfect for ahem, when you’re too tired to write your own and don’t want to leave the computer.
Journal (I picked this because the set of characters includes a little heart)
The final set of fonts below are the typefaces that look like they are handwritten, but with a touch of madness!
Dark Theatre by Mark Bellaire
Do you like any of these fonts? What other script style fonts would you add to the list?