My Favorite Script & Handwritten Typefaces

favorite free script typefaces

Hunting down the perfect typeface for a project can take some time, especially when it’s for a personal project. I hate designing for myself, but often do it out of necessity, like when I revamped my blog design last week. Hand drawing type is definitely not my strong point, so I usually end up looking for a free or not super expensive typeface that fits the bill. Here are a few of my favorite free typefaces I’ve used in the past year, including one $29 font you can see in my new blog logo, Filmotype Horizon.

Click the links for each typeface below. Enjoy!

Images are from my recent abstract painting. Check out the process here.

diy abstract art

16 Responses

  1. Cat says:

    I was just thinking I needed some new fonts for my blog. Thanks, Mandi!


  2. Christina says:

    I like the “Cheddar Jack” font!

    – Christina

  3. Jamie says:

    Thank you thank you! I love it when people share their favorite typefaces…I am truly terrible at finding them on my own.

  4. Ann says:

    Goodness, I’m so glad fonts only exist as files on my computer…
    If they were actual objects, I would need to appear on an episode of hoarders. These are fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Colleen says:

    I love that Wolf in the City font! Your blog design is FABULOUS although I can’t compare it to the before since I’m a new reader (linked here by Shutterbean). I love your blog! It’s so nice to find another Ohioan on the blogosphere. I will be following!

  6. Nora says:

    These are all great…thanks for sharing them!

  7. Jenni says:

    Thanks for sharing these- I’m definitely going to download a few! Love the new font for your blog logo and I can’t help but wonder if you took your colour inspiration for the new layout from your most recent fashion post? Spot on! :)

  8. tara says:

    Oooh these are so pretty! I love different fonts. I have horrible handwriting and am always jealous of people who have naturally-beautiful handwriting.

  9. Marlen says:

    oh you are AMAZING for sharing these- i always have a tough time finding free ones. it always seems like i have expensive taste, haha ;)

    xo marlen
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  10. LOVE these!! Thanks for sharing. You picked some winners for sure.

  11. Thanks for sharing this list! I love playing around with different fonts!

  12. Katya says:

    Thank you so much!
    And your artwork is great!

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  14. Alyssa says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing? What’s the name of the type face that you used to caption each one? I like how well it goes with Wolf in the CIty.

  15. Welmoed says:

    Hi! Thanks for these beautiful font pairings! I’m looking for the Bike Rides one as it isn’t in your list. Would you mind sharing where I can find it please? Thanks!

    • Mandi says:

      Hi, it’s actually linked with the others, it’s called Filmotype Horizons. It might have been confusing because I gave the example of it with the word Bike Rides, but that’s not the title of the font. Cheers! -Mandi