Mar 05 2010

10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts

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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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Comments and Discussions
  • indigo, 05 March 2010

    great set, thanks!

    • Federico, 20 November 2012

      Hi Indigo, your name is beautiful.

  • osman, 05 March 2010

    thank you.

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

  • Deepak, 05 March 2010

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

  • Andy Gongea, 05 March 2010

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

  • Callum Chapman, 05 March 2010

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

  • avanti, 05 March 2010

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

    looking forward for more..!!

  • Jordan Walker, 05 March 2010

    Thanks for the set of fonts.

  • Lisa, 05 March 2010

    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, 07 March 2010

      wish i had a membership lisa!

  • Sang Valte, 05 March 2010

    Thanks for the effort in putting these together.

    “Lainie Day” is my favorite!

  • Omer Greenwald, 05 March 2010

    Beautiful collection. I like Liberate Wide Normal the most

  • Patrick, 05 March 2010

    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, 05 March 2010

      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, 22 May 2011

      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, 05 March 2010

    Always looking for these kind of great fonts. Love it

  • DesignTypeGeek, 05 March 2010

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

  • deamonicangel, 05 March 2010

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

    ~Deamonic Angel

  • zohaib, 05 March 2010

    useful material and free too. thanks for share

  • Jenna Molby, 05 March 2010

    Great collection of fonts, thanks for sharing!

  • hedda_hopper, 06 March 2010

    Lovely – thanks!

  • Ashley, 06 March 2010

    Thanks for the great collection of fonts

  • Peter, 06 March 2010

    Always need good fonts thank you.

    Cheers Peter

  • dKurve, 07 March 2010

    Beautiful collection…

  • Mino BuG', 07 March 2010

    Searching for this :) thanks

  • Yan, 08 March 2010

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

  • Jackson-5, 08 March 2010

    Thank`s

  • Dan, 10 March 2010

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

  • samedus, 10 March 2010

    nice font set thank you !

  • Mickey Loretz, 16 March 2010

    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, 06 June 2010

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

  • zur4ik, 25 July 2010

    nice collection :)

  • Priyank Sharma, 01 August 2010

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

  • giash, 02 October 2010

    i always love calligraphy font. so this is excellent.

  • najmeh, 10 October 2010

    thanks.very beautiful

  • Alex, 18 October 2010

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

  • mahesh jagtap, 27 November 2010

    excellent

  • Faye, 30 December 2010

    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, 24 February 2011

    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, 06 April 2011

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

  • Sana, 04 June 2011

    I like calligraphy And i also writeen bye.

  • vikneshraj, 06 June 2011

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

  • Tony, 20 June 2011

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

  • Kath, 28 June 2011

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

  • edison, 04 July 2011

    Lindas fontes, grato.

  • jyothi, 23 July 2011

    excellent fonts. wanted more of such kind

  • eduardo, 14 August 2011

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

  • Aman, 19 August 2011

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

  • Diwakar Regmi, 21 August 2011

    pleasing to eyes, heart and mind.

  • Jay Deltree, 09 September 2011

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

  • Lakshmi, 27 December 2011

    Nice…..

  • Radhika, 05 January 2012

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

  • Roby Fitzhenry, 16 January 2012

    NK39pc_D is a complete ripoff of Bickham Script Pro…

  • anil, 20 January 2012

    its vry nice…. :-)

  • nitisha, 24 February 2012

    wow superb,splendid

  • Manasa, 26 February 2012

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

  • ethel marie, 29 March 2012

    Love the yellow background. Thank you for sharing.

  • manasa, 10 April 2012

    awesome calligraphy;)

  • eanns, 29 April 2012

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

  • laveena goswami, 02 May 2012

    it’s really awesome

  • mansoor ali, 12 May 2012

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

  • Wajeeha, 30 May 2012

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

  • Kelton Wyatt Sansah, 05 June 2012

    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, 17 June 2012

    Beautiful font, thanks for sharing!

  • Minhaj Alam, 04 July 2012

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

  • aatish arts, 10 July 2012

    nice collection

  • simara, 22 July 2012

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

  • Grant, 01 August 2012

    Some really nice fonts here…cheers for sharing!

  • dennis, 07 August 2012

    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, 09 August 2012

    Ahaan! Nice fonts i like it

    fnkxz Dear :)

    take care to keep smile on your face always :)

  • Anjani, 15 August 2012

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

  • Dipak Tarafder, 20 August 2012

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

  • Maryam, 03 September 2012

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

  • kaveeta, 22 September 2012

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

  • Erik v/d Ven, 04 December 2012

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

  • monailyas, 04 December 2012

    beautiful!!!! it helped me a lot

  • vivek, 04 December 2012

    awesome styles of calligraphy

  • elvis troy, 15 December 2012

    thanks a lot .it was a great help.

  • elvis troy, 15 December 2012

    fonts are grosom

  • elvis troy, 15 December 2012

    superb

  • kevin, 07 January 2013

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

  • siddeshdali, 19 February 2013

    nice calligraphy

  • gnanadevi, 09 March 2013

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

  • sdi, 28 June 2013

    The fonts are amazing and really excellent.

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