Many designers love to use cursive fonts because they are artistic. Cursive is the kind of font that is great to be applied in logo, book cover or t-shirt design and other objects. Don’t worry if you want to use a certain cursive font for your creative projects but have no idea to create one. There are many creative people who release their beautiful works of cursive fonts for free and put them on the internet.
However, not all of them allow you to use their free cursive fonts for a commercial project so you have to be careful in reading the license of each font. If you are on the search of free cursive fonts for your commercial projects, you have stumbled on the right place. This article will show you 10 great free cursive fonts that you can use for any purpose, including commercial.
The creator describes Noelan as a modern calligraphy typeface. This font feature a very clean and modern design and very artistic. It includes many alternatives for easy mixing and matching and also has international characters. I have tried this font for the header image of this post. As you can see, the font looks so artistic and a bit similar to Coca Cola’s logo.
2. The Woodlands
Another free cursive font you can get from Behance. The Woodlands is created by designer Jeremy Vessey. It has a modern calligraphy aesthetic that is extremely popular. The main purpose of this font is to give you, the designer, a free alternative which will help you achieve that lettering feel. This font will be a great choice to design a typography-styled t-shirt.
3. King Basil
Still from Behance. We have to thank Missy Meyer and Mats-Peter Forss for offering this beautiful cursive font for free. Before renamed to King Basil this font was named Spiffy McGee. You can apply this font for your creative projects, printed or digital, without having to pay anything but thank you.
Author: Missy Meyer | Download URL: https://creativebooster.net/
4. Variane Script
Fontspace is another place where typographer showcasing their works. There are many font models you can get from this site including cursive. Variane Script is one of examples of free cursive fonts you download from Fontspace. Not all free fonts available in Fontspace can be used for commercial project. We are so lucky because Variane Script isn’t on that list of personal use only free font.
Author: Work Ins Studio | Download URL: http://www.fontspace.com/
The creator of Debby meant this font to help your work looks natural. The font is designed to feel personal and imperfect; the irregular bouncy characters and the rough shapes speaks by itself. The creator gives you some example of how to use this font. According to the creator this font is ideal for wedding invitation, quote poster, logo, greeting card and lots more.
Author: Work Ins Studio | Download URL: http://freedesignresources.net/
If you are working on a wedding invitation and is looking for a free cursive font you might want to consider using Allura. This font is designed by Rob Leuschke and you can use this font for any project, personal or commercial. Allura is stylized, yet very legible font.
Author: Rob Leuschke | Download URL: http://www.fontspace.com/
7. Dancing Script
You might want to add a retro touch over your project. If so, Dancing Script would be a nice choice. This font references popular scripts typefaces from the 50’s. Pablo Impallari is the man behind this cursive font. Dancing Script is a lively casual script where the letters bounce and change size slightly. Caps are big, and go below the baseline.
Author: Pablo Impallari | Download URL: http://www.fontspace.com/
8. Honey Script
Dieter Steffmann, the designer of Honey Script, believes that fonts are part of cultural heritage. The man distributes his font freely via approved websites as part of his philosophy. You can get this font for free on 1001 Fonts. Dieter Steffmann didn’t give too much descriptions over his work but one thing’s for sure, Honey Script is pretty nice cursive font.
9. Freebooter Script
Freebooter Script is a characterful cursive font designed by Graham Meade, a talented Canadian designer. This font also a nice if you want to add some retro touch over your creative projects. Freebooter Script is popular enough. According to a statistic at Dafont, this font has been downloaded over 2,914,583 times.
Author: Graham Meade | Download URL: http://www.dafont.com/
10. Anke Calligraphic FG
You can’t only use this free cursive font but also allowed to make some modification if you wish it. Anke Calligraphic FG is an open source script font, originally designed by Anke Arnold. It’s only available in TrueType, rather than OpenType, but does have a set of over 100 kerning pairs built in, offering an approximation of the benefits of OpenType.
Author: Anke Arnold | Download URL: http://www.1001fonts.com/