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12 Handwriting Fonts

Along with grungy typefaces, “handwriting” fonts are popular these days. They can add just the right spot of personality ~ but they can just as quickly lose their “natural” appeal when over applied. Much like the “12 cool fonts” I posted a while back, handwriting fonts should be used with discretion.

By the way, free downloadable handwritten and grungy fonts are sprouting like weeds, and as we all know, some weeds are just plants nobody else wants. Doesn’t mean they’re bad  ~ in fact, some of them are terrific! Three places I’ve had some luck are dafont.comfontspace.com and urbanfonts.com. Thanks and “nice job!” to those type designers sharing their works.

A word of caution: “Free” doesn’t guarantee they’ll work, and can sometimes bring trouble, too. Not all fonts get along with both Mac and PC, so check compatibility before you download. And, as with any freeware, if your computer starts to squeal shortly after loading something new, it’s wise to get rid of that latest freebie sooner than later.

Patricia Saxton

6 Comments
  • Mary Watson

    February 25, 2011 at 10:31 am Reply

    I think you should make a new “Saxton” font. Your handwriting is a thing of beauty!
    I’d buy it!

    • saxtonstudio

      February 25, 2011 at 10:54 am Reply

      Aw, thank you Mary! (I actually started to do that once… it’s very time consuming! But maybe the day will yet come.)

  • Stephanie Scotti

    February 25, 2011 at 9:15 am Reply

    In addition to being a fun post, I noticed that the sample for one of the fonts is “PP” – nice compliment to your campaign — Plethora of P’s!

    • saxtonstudio

      February 25, 2011 at 10:07 am Reply

      Thanks! And you’re right.. those “P’s” persist in popping up. : )

  • Rand

    February 25, 2011 at 7:51 am Reply

    Well worth sharing! Thanks. I keep collecting neato fonts too. Although they’re incredible, I have yet to find an appropriate use for some of them…

    • saxtonstudio

      February 25, 2011 at 8:35 am Reply

      They are fun, right? But it can be challenging to find that “right” place, for sure! Every now and then I get lucky. Then there are times when I just write out a word or two myself and scan it as art. That works too. : )

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