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.


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 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 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 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 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 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 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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84 comments for „10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts
  1. indigo on March 5th, 2010 at 3:35 am

    great set, thanks!

    • Federico on November 20th, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Hi Indigo, your name is beautiful.

  2. osman on March 5th, 2010 at 4:14 am

    thank you.

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

  3. Deepak on March 5th, 2010 at 4:18 am

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

  4. Andy Gongea on March 5th, 2010 at 4:23 am

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

  5. Callum Chapman on March 5th, 2010 at 4:45 am

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

  6. avanti on March 5th, 2010 at 4:58 am

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

    looking forward for more..!!

  7. Jordan Walker on March 5th, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Thanks for the set of fonts.

  8. Lisa on March 5th, 2010 at 6:06 am

    these are so beautiful. i always love a lovely script font. for other font resources, give 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 on March 7th, 2010 at 4:12 am

      wish i had a membership lisa!

  9. Sang Valte on March 5th, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Thanks for the effort in putting these together.

    “Lainie Day” is my favorite!

  10. Omer Greenwald on March 5th, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Beautiful collection. I like Liberate Wide Normal the most

  11. Patrick on March 5th, 2010 at 6:39 am

    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?

    • on March 5th, 2010 at 9:30 am

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

      Liberate is by BayFonts and is sold here, NOT FREE! (

      Noupe: please screen your posts!

    • Pyre on May 22nd, 2011 at 3:11 pm

      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.

  12. Amberly | Web Designer on March 5th, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Always looking for these kind of great fonts. Love it

  13. DesignTypeGeek on March 5th, 2010 at 10:14 am

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

  14. deamonicangel on March 5th, 2010 at 10:54 am

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

    ~Deamonic Angel

  15. zohaib on March 5th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    useful material and free too. thanks for share

  16. Jenna Molby on March 5th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Great collection of fonts, thanks for sharing!

  17. hedda_hopper on March 6th, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Lovely – thanks!

  18. Ashley on March 6th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks for the great collection of fonts

  19. Peter on March 6th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Always need good fonts thank you.

    Cheers Peter

  20. dKurve on March 7th, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Beautiful collection…

  21. Mino BuG' on March 7th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Searching for this :) thanks

  22. Yan on March 8th, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Yes that´s nice.. ;-)
    greetz yan

  23. Jackson-5 on March 8th, 2010 at 7:58 pm


  24. Dan on March 10th, 2010 at 12:51 am

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

  25. samedus on March 10th, 2010 at 2:10 am

    nice font set thank you !

  26. Mickey Loretz on March 16th, 2010 at 7:57 am

    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

  27. Howard Bentley on June 6th, 2010 at 4:36 am

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

  28. zur4ik on July 25th, 2010 at 1:12 am

    nice collection :)

  29. Priyank Sharma on August 1st, 2010 at 7:34 am

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

  30. giash on October 2nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    i always love calligraphy font. so this is excellent.

  31. najmeh on October 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    thanks.very beautiful

  32. Alex on October 18th, 2010 at 9:46 am

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

  33. mahesh jagtap on November 27th, 2010 at 7:32 am


  34. Faye on December 30th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    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.

  35. kriti on February 24th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    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

  36. J-F on April 6th, 2011 at 12:20 am

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

  37. Sana on June 4th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I like calligraphy And i also writeen bye.

  38. vikneshraj on June 6th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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

  39. Tony on June 20th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I also found a great calligraphic fonts on:

  40. Kath on June 28th, 2011 at 12:47 am

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

  41. edison on July 4th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Lindas fontes, grato.

  42. jyothi on July 23rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    excellent fonts. wanted more of such kind

  43. eduardo on August 14th, 2011 at 5:38 am

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

  44. Aman on August 19th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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

  45. Diwakar Regmi on August 21st, 2011 at 5:54 am

    pleasing to eyes, heart and mind.

  46. Jay Deltree on September 9th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

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

  47. Lakshmi on December 27th, 2011 at 4:49 am


  48. Radhika on January 5th, 2012 at 5:07 am

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

  49. Roby Fitzhenry on January 16th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    NK39pc_D is a complete ripoff of Bickham Script Pro…

  50. anil on January 20th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    its vry nice…. :-)

  51. nitisha on February 24th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    wow superb,splendid

  52. Manasa on February 26th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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

  53. ethel marie on March 29th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Love the yellow background. Thank you for sharing.

  54. manasa on April 10th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    awesome calligraphy;)

  55. eanns on April 29th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

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

  56. laveena goswami on May 2nd, 2012 at 6:19 am

    it’s really awesome

  57. mansoor ali on May 12th, 2012 at 6:02 am

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

  58. Wajeeha on May 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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

  59. Kelton Wyatt Sansah on June 5th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    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!

  60. Jeannette Jensen on June 17th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Beautiful font, thanks for sharing!

  61. Minhaj Alam on July 4th, 2012 at 7:31 am

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

  62. aatish arts on July 10th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    nice collection

  63. simara on July 22nd, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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

  64. Grant on August 1st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Some really nice fonts here…cheers for sharing!

  65. dennis on August 7th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    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.

  66. mahatb on August 9th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Ahaan! Nice fonts i like it

    fnkxz Dear :)

    take care to keep smile on your face always :)

  67. Anjani on August 15th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Really very nice collection of fonts….

  68. Dipak Tarafder on August 20th, 2012 at 4:16 am

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

  69. Maryam on September 3rd, 2012 at 5:41 pm

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

  70. kaveeta on September 22nd, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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

  71. Erik v/d Ven on December 4th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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

  72. monailyas on December 4th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    beautiful!!!! it helped me a lot

  73. vivek on December 4th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    awesome styles of calligraphy

  74. elvis troy on December 15th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    thanks a lot .it was a great help.

  75. elvis troy on December 15th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    fonts are grosom

  76. elvis troy on December 15th, 2012 at 5:30 pm


  77. kevin on January 7th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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

  78. siddeshdali on February 19th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    nice calligraphy

  79. gnanadevi on March 9th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

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

  80. sdi on June 28th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    The fonts are amazing and really excellent.