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10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts

March 5th, 2010

By Paul Viluda

The word “calligraphy” is derived from two Greek words, denoting “beautiful writing”. Calligraphy or the art of writing has thousands of years in its history and development, and indeed calligraphy fonts, which we often use these days on our PCs to create a postcard or a wedding invitation card, are absolutely about aesthetics, refinement, creativity, and pure beauty.

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Below is the selection of a dozen of calligraphy free fonts, you can easily download from the Internet and use for your own uniquely beautiful projects.


Young Love ES

Young Love ES free font

Fine, tender, and delicate, this Young Love ES calligraphy free font is the demonstration of calligraphy in its traditional meaning. The font has vivid features of a handwriting script, so it will suit perfectly for personal messages, invitations, or greetings. Besides, it can be used for some art logo designs. The font is supplied with the impressive set of character maps supported, thus making this free font a very flexible tool, allowing the use of multiple specific language characters and symbols.


The King & Queen

The King & Queen free font

The King & Queen is another Calligraphy font, available for free download online. This font has some traces of gothic or alternative style due to its grungy background. Besides, font designer used different line widths, which makes the font look more “manual” or “hand-written”. Some thorny lines and edges add specific chic to this free Calligraphy font; so, it is definitely recommended for designers, who like to experiment with fonts and are not afraid of mixing classic design with alternative shades.


Cygnet

Cygnet free font

Clear, reserved, and appropriate – I would use those adjectives to describe Cygnet calligraphy font, which is also available for free download. The font looks pretty rounded but without those fancy curls, as we can see in other calligraphy fonts. Both lowercase and upper Roman characters are included in the Cygnet character map. Besides, it also contains a vast variety of additional characters, allowing the use of this font in alphabets with accented letters.


Liberate Wide Normal

Liberate Wide Normal free font

Designed by Bay Animation Inc., this script font features medium weight and expanded proportion. The font is supplied with different character maps to suit the needs of the most exacting designers, who want to use some peculiar characters and signs. Along with the Basic Latin character map, you will also receive Latin Supplement, Latin Extended, General Punctuation, and even Letterlike Symbols in one box.


ChopinScript

ChopinScript free font

Chopin font is one of the most favorite free fonts in calligraphy category. It has already become a number one choice for many millions of designers, searching for a nice-looking, appealing, and neat calligraphy font. Uppercase letters look pretty fancy; however, this never prevents easy reading of a text; besides, the lowercase characters are designed in a traditional calligraphy manner. The font consists of 129 characters, including special symbols.


CalligraphyFLF

CalligraphyFLF free font

With 227 characters included in the character map, Calligraphy FLF free font is a very good option for those creative applications, where strict and reserved calligraphy is expected. No fancy curls, all the attention is paid to content rather than to form. I would say this free font has a definite English scent of punctuality, demureness, and reliability. Calligraphy FLF was designed by Richard A. Ware, one of the representatives of the old school of font designers.


NK39pc_D

NK39pc_D free font

Peculiarity of this free calligraphy font is that along with basic Latin characters, it also contains Cyrillic and Greek symbols, which makes it a great choice when working with the alphabets other than Roman A-Z alphabet. Besides, the font contains mathematical operators and punctuation marks. The font has a classic calligraphy look with Roman alphabet, though with Cyrillic letters it is really curly, which makes it resemble some hand-writing art. The only thing I noted is that this font looks pretty small in regard to the font size chosen, however this can hardly be a drawback of this very nice and professional calligraphy font, friendly to Cyrillic and Greek letters.


Champignon

Champignon free font

There are two variants of this free font as shown on the samples above. The classic Champignon looks very pretty and appropriate in terms of classic calligraphy principles. Champignon Alt Swash looks differently and creates the feeling of sprawling handwriting.


Windsong

Windsong free font

Windsong is another free calligraphy font, featuring clear and light design. Light as the wind and smooth as a classic song, this font by Bright Ideas represents a traditional handwriting calligraphy. Both uppercase and lowercase letters look very close to the letters from school books. Numbers, as well as punctuation marks, are also present in the character map (247 characters in total). The font is characterized as semi-light in weight and medium (normal) in width. Windsong will be a good choice for projects, where classic calligraphy with handwriting look is expected.


Lainie Day

Lainie Day free font

Lainie Day with its delicate shapes of characters (Roman alphabet only), classic, but not boring lines, is definitely a must have calligraphy font for every designer. It looks like a golden middle between strict and reserved traditional calligraphy and modern fancy handwriting with many twirlings. Again, using this font you will stay focused on the message expressed by letters, and not on the form of those letters. Anyway, Lainie Day just like any other calligraphy font is the combination of content and pure aesthetics.

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indigo
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indigo
6 years 4 months ago

great set, thanks!

Federico
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Federico
3 years 8 months ago

Hi Indigo, your name is beautiful.

osman
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osman
6 years 4 months ago

thank you.

but, a “jane austen” would be great on that list ;)

Deepak
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Deepak
6 years 4 months ago

wow..nice set of fonts..thanks for sharing.

Andy Gongea
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6 years 4 months ago

Very nice collection indeed. Useful in some projects. Cheers!

Callum Chapman
Noupe Team
6 years 4 months ago

Lovely collection. I think I sometimes prefer smaller round-ups compared to the huge ones!

avanti
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6 years 4 months ago

great collection….simply i am gonna use some of these..

looking forward for more..!!

Jordan Walker
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6 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the set of fonts.

Lisa
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Lisa
6 years 4 months ago

these are so beautiful. i always love a lovely script font. for other font resources, give http://www.pilo.me a look, it has an exorbitant amount of caligraphy and script fonts. these are perfect for elegant packaging and invitations. thanks for the share.

joenutz
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6 years 4 months ago

wish i had a membership lisa!

Sang Valte
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6 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the effort in putting these together.

“Lainie Day” is my favorite!

Omer Greenwald
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6 years 4 months ago

Beautiful collection. I like Liberate Wide Normal the most

Patrick
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6 years 4 months ago

NK39pc_D is a blatant rip off of Bickham. Wow. Did he just open the original font files in Fontlab and export them under a different name?

FontSpace.com
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6 years 4 months ago

Yes, several of these fonts are blatant rip-offs or downright commercial fonts.

Liberate is by BayFonts and is sold here, NOT FREE! (http://bayfonts.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=liberate&x=0&y=0)

Noupe: please screen your posts!

Pyre
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Pyre
5 years 2 months ago

Adobe’s “Bickham Script” has no glyphs at all in the “Greek and Coptic” or “Cyrillic” ranges — while NK39pc_D is being commended here for precisely such glyphs.

It follows that NK39pc_D cannot be *simply* a “rip-off” of Bickham. At the very least it would have to be an extension.

Amberly | Web Designer
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6 years 4 months ago

Always looking for these kind of great fonts. Love it

DesignTypeGeek
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6 years 4 months ago

Great set of fonts, I just had an idea for “The King and Queen”

deamonicangel
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6 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the great list, I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now.

~Deamonic Angel

zohaib
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6 years 4 months ago

useful material and free too. thanks for share

Jenna Molby
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6 years 4 months ago

Great collection of fonts, thanks for sharing!

hedda_hopper
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hedda_hopper
6 years 4 months ago

Lovely – thanks!

Ashley
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6 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the great collection of fonts

Peter
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6 years 4 months ago

Always need good fonts thank you.

Cheers Peter

dKurve
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6 years 4 months ago

Beautiful collection…

Mino BuG'
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6 years 4 months ago

Searching for this :) thanks

Yan
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6 years 4 months ago

Yes that´s nice.. ;-)
greetz yan

Jackson-5
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6 years 4 months ago

Thank`s

Dan
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Dan
6 years 4 months ago

No ‘Brush’ font? What’s happened to the world =P

samedus
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6 years 4 months ago

nice font set thank you !

Mickey Loretz
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6 years 4 months ago

Ok, i think i will save this for thenext time I’ll have to argue with Frank (friend of mine) about it! I wasn’t wrong :D

Howard Bentley
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Howard Bentley
6 years 1 month ago

I used calligraphy FLF a lot but lost it on a re-format. So glad to get it back, and free! thanks

zur4ik
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6 years 3 days ago

nice collection :)

Priyank Sharma
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5 years 11 months ago

Great collection you guys got here. Bookmarking this for future use! :)

giash
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giash
5 years 9 months ago

i always love calligraphy font. so this is excellent.

najmeh
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najmeh
5 years 9 months ago

thanks.very beautiful

Alex
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Alex
5 years 9 months ago

Thanks U somuch!..9 day!..:)

mahesh jagtap
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mahesh jagtap
5 years 8 months ago

excellent

Faye
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Faye
5 years 6 months ago

I was so excited when I found these fonts. I have just recently started wrutung with this kind of font again. I was really good at it in high school, but over the years had not used it much. Now I am in college and have found that it really helps on some projects. I also just enjoy writing to relax after I get home from the internship I do as part of the requirements for the program I am in for my degree.I find it really relaxing when I am stressed.

kriti
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kriti
5 years 5 months ago

Hi, You have some really excellent articles on your blog. I also like the theme and the layout too. excellent work!thanks for sharing your font collection. i like calligraphy art.i will share this articles to my friends.I would like to share this video of calligraphy artist Dave Wood with reader of this blog
http://davewood.com.au/blog/videos/artist-at-work-dave-wood-the-master-of-calligraphy-art
thanks

J-F
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J-F
5 years 3 months ago

im looking for a callygraphic greek lettering anybody can help me?

Sana
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5 years 1 month ago

I like calligraphy And i also writeen bye.

vikneshraj
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vikneshraj
5 years 1 month ago

nice font style!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tony
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Tony
5 years 1 month ago

I also found a great calligraphic fonts on:
http://ukrfonts.com/info/index.php?v=20&id=215

Kath
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5 years 1 month ago

My favourite font is called ‘jelly’. It’s handwriting rather than calligraphy but it’s really cool

edison
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edison
5 years 24 days ago

Lindas fontes, grato.

jyothi
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jyothi
5 years 5 days ago

excellent fonts. wanted more of such kind

eduardo
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4 years 11 months ago

Parabens são lindas.( are eccellent, is beautiful.)

Aman
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Aman
4 years 11 months ago

Amazing………..It was nice to learn new styles .Thanks & keep enlighting us with more font styles.

Diwakar Regmi
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Diwakar Regmi
4 years 11 months ago

pleasing to eyes, heart and mind.

Jay Deltree
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4 years 10 months ago

Thanks so much. I’ve been looking for a set like this

Lakshmi
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Lakshmi
4 years 7 months ago

Nice…..

Radhika
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4 years 6 months ago

ultimate collection…………….. thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roby Fitzhenry
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4 years 6 months ago

NK39pc_D is a complete ripoff of Bickham Script Pro…

anil
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anil
4 years 6 months ago

its vry nice…. :-)

nitisha
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nitisha
4 years 5 months ago

wow superb,splendid

Manasa
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Manasa
4 years 5 months ago

hi.its soooooooo nice .i wanna learn quickly .thank u.

ethel marie
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4 years 3 months ago

Love the yellow background. Thank you for sharing.

manasa
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4 years 3 months ago

awesome calligraphy;)

eanns
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eanns
4 years 2 months ago

I love the king and queen font do you have any more fonts?:]

laveena goswami
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laveena goswami
4 years 2 months ago

it’s really awesome

mansoor ali
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mansoor ali
4 years 2 months ago

Very well, so nice fonts.
it’s so precious

Wajeeha
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Wajeeha
4 years 1 month ago

Thanks a lot. I’m making my website and these will come in handy perfectly.

Kelton Wyatt Sansah
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Kelton Wyatt Sansah
4 years 1 month ago

Wow good writings, I think I will try my hand on them one by one till I get to know them all very well.
Thanks for your help!

Jeannette Jensen
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Jeannette Jensen
4 years 1 month ago

Beautiful font, thanks for sharing!

Minhaj Alam
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Minhaj Alam
4 years 24 days ago

nice collection i learnt many more writing style from it.. thanx………..

aatish arts
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aatish arts
4 years 18 days ago

nice collection

simara
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simara
4 years 6 days ago

nice work …. I just love fontss. Thankyou so much ~~~~

Grant
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Grant
3 years 11 months ago

Some really nice fonts here…cheers for sharing!

dennis
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dennis
3 years 11 months ago

i would love to see or if you know any greek calligraphic fonts set …plz if anyone knows i would much appreciate to point out to me whereto go….ty for your time

ps. very nice fonts you have here.

mahatb
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3 years 11 months ago

Ahaan! Nice fonts i like it

fnkxz Dear :)

take care to keep smile on your face always :)

Anjani
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Anjani
3 years 11 months ago

Great….!!!
Really very nice collection of fonts….

Dipak Tarafder
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3 years 11 months ago

I’m very much fond of the writing style. I want to write in my various letters.

Maryam
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Maryam
3 years 10 months ago

Wonderful collection! it helped me a LOT! Thanks a million

kaveeta
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kaveeta
3 years 10 months ago

Awesome!! Whoa!never seen anything more beautiful since ambigrams.Three cheers to the creator!!!

Erik v/d Ven
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Erik v/d Ven
3 years 7 months ago

I was just looking fot this! Awesome fonts! Good to know it’s called “calligraphy”, didn’t knew that :)

monailyas
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monailyas
3 years 7 months ago

beautiful!!!! it helped me a lot

vivek
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vivek
3 years 7 months ago

awesome styles of calligraphy

elvis troy
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elvis troy
3 years 7 months ago

thanks a lot .it was a great help.

elvis troy
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elvis troy
3 years 7 months ago

fonts are grosom

elvis troy
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elvis troy
3 years 7 months ago

superb

kevin
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kevin
3 years 6 months ago

am good at calligraphy anyway can it pay…i do it for fun

siddeshdali
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siddeshdali
3 years 5 months ago

nice calligraphy

gnanadevi
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gnanadevi
3 years 4 months ago

its very nice to see. thanks for your kind sharing.

sdi
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sdi
3 years 1 month ago

The fonts are amazing and really excellent.

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