Typography isn’t always about legibility. It’s about conveying a message to your target audience through emotions and specific styles. Sometimes a design requires a certain look and feel to successfully accomplish these goals.
As a graphic designer, I’m always looking for new high quality fonts to use at my disposal and make this job a bit easier. The more typefaces you have at your fingertips, the more flexibility you have in your design choices. Below, I compiled five high quality script typefaces for you to download and use for free. Most of these were found at one of my favorite typography websites, Lost Type, and the other from another great graphic design resource, MyFonts. Be sure to check them both out if you find yourself in need of nice font downloads.
As a graduate of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design program, I also understand the importance of supporting the typography design community, so I recommend paying for fonts when you can afford to, and especially when you are creating commercial work for freelance clients. As always, make sure to check the licensing agreements on each font before using them for commercial purposes.
Typography is just one of many areas of study for those earning their Graphic Design or Digital Media degree at FIDM.
The first of the Mission Collection, Mission Script is a signage-lovers dream. Condensed, casual, sweet, and sincere. A celebration of the brush. Scripts rule.
Cylburn is a semi-connected script structurally based on Roundhand but written with a pointed brush and restrained tension that separate it from its traditional roots.
Bispo is a script typeface family made based on italic chancery calligraphy.
Based on lettering found on Laundromat windows of San Francisco’s Mission District, Lavanderia features numerous opentype features and three weights.
Wisdom Script was originally designed for Woods of Wisdom, a 50 part poster series on bad advice.
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