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So it’s getting to that time of year again… Halloween has been and gone so we are now safe to mention the c-word again, right?! What better way to get in the mood than with some free script fonts for all your festive designs?

A typeface is one of the most vital tools to designers, chose the right font and it helps you deliver your message clearly in the correct tone. There are thousands of free script fonts online but unless you know where to find them it can be really hard and time consuming to find the good ones. Don’t worry, we have done the hard work for you and found these 20 gems! Below are our hand-picked, favourite high-quality free fonts that can be downloaded and used right away. Best of all they are free for personal and commercial use.

So here we go… an early Christmas present from us!

1. Noelan

Our number one is Noelan Script, a modern calligraphy typeface from Ndroadv. It features a very clean and modern design. Noelan includes many alternates for easy mixing & matching and also has international characters. Enjoy!

2. Debby

Runner up is Debby, a hand-drawn brush font. Debby is designed to feel personal and imperfect with irregular bouncy characters and rough shapes. The variety in the letters shapes is sure to make your work look natural. Enjoy!

In third place is Sugar and Spice, as the name suggests is perfect for all your festive designs. It is an elegant font with short ascenders and descenders, so there’s less awkward white space between lines. This makes the font great for multi-line design and it is also easy to pair with other fonts. Mix and match with alternates and ligatures to create a personal look!

Let us introduce you to a lovely hand-made script font: Arabella. A beautiful, versatile modern calligraphy typeface. It has lovely strokes and elaborated curves that makes it suitable for most uses. What a wonderful freebie!

5. Tahu!

We love Tahu!, a clean and professional modern script font, with a wide range of uses. Syaf Rizal is the original creator of this font, thank you for making it free to use.

Number six on our list is The Crawley, a vintage script font created carefully to flow beautifully. It is inspired by old American packaging, signs and labels. For extra variety it comes in three styles, Clean, Rough and Textured. The Crawley also comes with multilingual support.

Atmosphere is beautifully textural. A free hand lettering font from Yasir Ekinci, it features natural hand drawn brush strokes and an authentic brush texture. This font comes with bonus watercolour splotches to create unique typographic pieces!

Milkshake is a substantial script designed to be friendly, readable and versatile. It is a sturdy font, capable of holding up against busy backgrounds and bold enough for headlines. With over 650 glyphs, including 10 ligatures and 87 swashes, it’s sure to become one of your favourites.

9. Hensa

Next up is Hensa, a carefully hand-painted brush script typeface. It contains latin lowercase and uppercase letters, punctuation glyphs, numerals, ligatures and several swashes. What more could you ask for?

Nexa Script is part of the Nexa Rust font system. Nexa Script Regular is available to download for free. We thank Font Fabric for providing us such a brilliant free font. For complete set of Nexa Script, check out the full version.

11. Mightype

Next up is an amazing hand-lettered script font freebie, called Mightype. This font is part of the Mightype FontPack Handlettering, so should run with the highest quality. It is created by AF Studio, many thanks for this brilliant freebie!

12. Aliva

Classic, elegant handwriting and latest tendencies in one typeface – a striking font you don’t want to miss. Alivia is a well crafted and has beauty in every single line, curve or swash. What a find!

13. Brownhill

Number 13 is not an unlucky number on this list, it is time to meet a beautiful script font, made of soft strokes to fit the most tender, the most romantic projects. The font looks brilliant with a full set of lower and uppercase letters, a large range of punctuation and numerals and a bonus swash.

Meet a striking, elegant handbrush font; Connoisseurs. Careless dashes bring an artistic mood to any application. Ligatures are available for several lowercase characters, making sure this font looks purely natural.

15. Selima

We are excited to share with you a modern script typeface with a raw, natural brush look. Selima includes 194 glyphs, basic and extended latin, punctuation, special characters and more. We thank JROH Creative for providing us with this resource. Check them out for more awesome fonts.

16. Tormentor

Made lovingly and passionately – the font in 16th place is Tormentor. It contains everything needed for your creative work flow: punctuation, numerals, both lowercase and uppercase letters. With such a beautiful flow, we’re sure you’ll enjoy getting to know this unique handwritten font.

17. Lauren

We’re happy to introduce you to Lauren, a new hand-made calligraphy font designed to look beautiful on everything from greeting cards, business cards, inspirational quotes, posters, and lots more!

18. Wildera

Wildera is a free typeface inspired by calligraphy. With a ton of working and reworking, the final design includes connected characters, playful up-and-downs, and uneven edges. Enjoy!

Great Vibes is a beautifully flowing connecting script. It has cleanly looping ascenders and descenders as well as elegant uppercase forms. Great Vibes is also available on Google fonts so you can add a bit of script goodness to your web projects!

20. Cylburn

Last but not least is Cylburn, designed by Dai Foldes. It is a semi-connected script font based on Roundhand but written with a pointed brush and restrained tension that separate it from its traditional roots.

Hopefully this has helped you find your new favourite script font. If you want to read more of our thoughts on typography just have a look at some of our previous blog posts on the subject.

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