Megan asked me if I knew of any great script fonts out there & I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to publish it here for everyone to see.
Script fonts are a funny thing. They can be fantastic or they can be horribly awful. It’s not often I come across a script that is in the middle. Another thing, you often times get what you pay for with script fonts. If they’re free, they’re typically nasty. My advice? look around & find a font you like a lot. Invest in it. Don’t just download a bunch of mediocre free ones.
With that said. Here’s a list of some great script fonts. Some are free, some cost money, but they’re all totally worth every cent.
- Poem Script, $89 – this gorgeous font has a million alternates & is incredibly fancy= readability is not a priority. Use it in small doses for a major punch.
- Lavanderia, $donation – this is my favorite “free” script font, hands down. It’s gorgeous! Please, support the designer behind this gorgeous font. At least send $10 his way, k? There are some fantastic alternates in this one.
- England Hand, $0 – here’s a standard copperplate-style script font. Nothing terribly new or exciting about this one, but it’s well designed. Free for commercial use.
- BlackJack Script, $0 – informal retro-type script. I like it for its readability. Could be used in longer titles.
- Wisdom Script $donation - another great retro script. I like the more masculine/angular lines on this one. simple. readable. Again, DONATE!!
- Rythm, $42 – I really like the white stripe running down each letter. Not totally a script, but in between.
- Zierfische, $29 – it’s sort of masculine, fairly easy to read for a script & just different than what you usually see out there. Pretty cheap font for Veer.
- Filmotype, $29 – great for retro styling & signage. I love the weight & angle of the letters!
A couple of things: never use a script for paragraph text. EVER. Script fonts are best in small doses! They’re meant to add personality & style, not necessarily readability (as a general rule). Never use a script font in ALL CAPS. It’s inscrutable. If you’re using a script font in your blog styling, be sure to use it as a flourish, not a staple. If you choose to use it for your post titles, write your titles out in sentence case, not title case (Hello, there. not Hello, There). Make sense?
If you find you’re having an impossible time finding the right script for you, email me for rates on custom calligraphy. I’d be happy to do some work for you!
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. . . And one last thing! I’m looking for an assistant/intern to help me with marketing/advertising stuff so I can spend more time crafting & playing with kiddos. See the below & email me if you’re interested. Thanks!
- detail oriented person
- willing to work up to 5 hours per week scheduling ads & emailing potential sponsors
- tech savvy & quick learner
- has their computer
- has transportation to Orem for weekly meetings
- marketing experience preferred
- commission-based payment
- learn more about social media & its platforms: wordpress, twitter, facebook, pinterest
- learn basic design/photoshop skills
- make valuable connections in the PR & marketing industry
- learn more about sewing, calligraphy, crafting, photography
- access to my studio for projects