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Script fonts

Script fonts are a diverse category that includes everything from formal calligraphic styles like Copperplate to informal scripts produced with brushes and pens. Some scripts, like brush and neon styles, have a retro feel that evokes 1950s America, while others are more refined and often used for formal occasions such as weddings or high-end restaurant menus. Other scripts blur the line between script and handwriting fonts. Despite their differences, most script fonts share a flowing, cursive-like quality that gives them a natural and unconstructed, hand-drawn feel.

Questions about script fonts

What are script fonts?
Script fonts are typefaces that mimic the look of handwriting or calligraphy. They often have varying stroke widths and flowing, cursive-like letterforms.

When should I use a script font?
Script fonts can add a touch of elegance and personality to designs, but they’re not appropriate for all contexts. They’re often used for invitations, greeting cards, and other formal or decorative applications. However, they may not be the best choice for body text or other situations where legibility is a top priority.

How can I choose the right script font for my project?
When selecting a script font, consider the overall style and tone of your design, as well as legibility and readability. It's also important to choose a font that complements any other typefaces or design elements you're using. Some factors to consider include stroke weight, letter spacing, and whether the font has both upper- and lowercase letters. Be sure to test the font in context to ensure it works well with your design.