Wondering "What's a cursive font?" Well, we're here to answer your question and then show you how to get a cursive font when you need one.
What Is a Cursive Font?
Cursive is a style of handwriting that became popular in the 16th Century. It features characters that are joined in a flowing manner and was designed to make writing faster and to look more pleasing to the eye.
In the world of fonts, cursive fonts embody all these qualities. That is, they feature characters joined together as if written by hand. Cursive fonts contrast with traditional fonts, which have a distinctly machine-printed look.
Now that you have an idea of what fonts are cursive, let's take a look at some cool examples of cursive fonts.
Cursive Brush Script (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Kicking things off is Cursive Brush Script, an elegant font with a bouncy baseline that's an excellent choice when you need a font that mimics handwriting. Cursive Brush Script includes both upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols.
Aunttum (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Aunttum offers a contemporary look for those who want an updated approach to the cursive font. Aunttum is a great choice for projects like branding and logo making, labelling, stationery, and more.
Sallowbliss Cursive Script Font (OTF, TTF)
How fabulous is Sallowbliss? This exciting cursive font is an excellent choice when you need to create an eye-catching signature or stunning stationery for weddings and other important events.
Yesie Monoline Cursive Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Yesie is a monoline cursive font that offers a contemporary approach to cursive font styles. Yesie includes upper and lowercase characters with plenty of alternates and ligatures, numbers, punctuation, symbols, and multilingual support.
Lazy Ride Script & Sans (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Lazy Ride is another monoline cursive font which includes a gorgeous sans serif font pairing. The cursive font contains 670 glyphs—averaging 21 alternates, ligatures, and swashes per letter—which means that you have a lot of choice when it comes to creating text that is unique and eye-catching.
Hadrey (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
If you're looking for a font with a bit of a vintage touch, check out Hadrey. This bold and retro cursive offers both upper and lowercase characters, numbers, symbols, punctuation, and tons of ligatures.
Atlantika (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Inspired by traditional sign painting and speed brush lettering, Atlantika offers 300 glyphs and 122 alternate characters. This means that you have loads of options to experiment with to create a look that is uniquely yours. This is an excellent font for branding, creating logos, signage, and more.
Ralyne Cursive Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
This stylish cursive is perfect when you need to create a signature logo, wedding stationery, product designs, and more. Ralyne offers both uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, punctuation, ligatures, and multilingual symbols.
Homey Cursive Brush Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Not every cursive font is as decorative as the ones we've already featured. Some offer a simpler handwritten style, like this one. Created with a Chinese brush, Homey has a tactile quality that will complement a wide range of projects.
Berttina (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Designers of wedding invitations and other types of stationery will love Berttina. It offers the ultimate calligraphic feel to bring elegance and visual interest to any project.
Choose Your Favourite Cursive Font
Now that you know what fonts are cursive and how to get a cursive font when you need one, head over to Envato Elements and select your favourites today.
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