What is a script font? That's the question we're going to be answering for you today, and then we'll share popular script fonts from Envato Elements that you can use for your next project.
What Is a Script Font?
First, let's talk about the word "script". Script is a style of penmanship from the 17th century, created using a quill. It features joined letters created using fluid and flowing strokes which made writing faster.
A script font is a font that is designed to look like this traditional handwriting. The aim is to recreate the smooth, continuous flow from letter to letter and the natural imperfections found when using ink and quill, like a variation in stroke weight, bouncing baselines, and ink or brush texture. The letters from script fonts can be connected, semi-connected, or unconnected, depending on the style of the font.
Popular Script Fonts
Now that you know what font is script, are you looking for different script fonts for your font library? Then check out these cool script font examples from Envato Elements.
Jumper Brush Script Font (TTF, OTF)
Jumper Brush Script Font is a classic brush-style script font that is an excellent choice for invitations, cards, posters, and more. It offers a number of alternates and ligatures, so you can vary the lettering to suit your needs.
Highlander Marker Script (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Highlander Marker Script is a wonderful script font that offers the same wonderful qualities of a brush script. It includes upper and lower case characters, punctuation, numbers, and multilingual support.
Horstail Script Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Horstail Script Font is a wonderfully playful font that incorporates the swish of a horse's tail into its style. It's great for those times when you need a stylish display font that makes a statement.
Moscato Script Font (TTF, OTF)
Moscato Script Font brings a bit of a modern twist to script fonts. This monoline script font is a great choice for branding, labelling, apparel, and more.
Belaris Script Font (TTF, OTF)
Belaris Calligraphy Script Font is exactly the font you need for your stylish wedding invitations or romantic greeting cards. This elegant font includes upper and lowercase characters, numerals, punctuation, ligatures, and stylistic alternates, as well as multilingual characters.
Clarkson Script Font (TTF, OTF)
This cool and versatile script font is perfect for adding a retro touch to your next project. Clarkson includes over 550 glyphs, plus plenty of ligatures and alternates, so you can create text that reflects your unique style.
Pathout Script (TTF, OTF)
With its chubby characters, Pathout Script is another contemporary take on the script font. It includes uppercase, lowercase, numerals, punctuation, and a ton of variations on each character, including alternates, ligatures, and additional swashes.
Emellie Script Font (TTF, OTF)
Emellie Script Font is a beautiful and stylish calligraphic font that offers all the classic hallmarks of script fonts. This terrific font is perfect for wedding stationery, greeting cards, posters, quotations, and more.
Wild & Brave Brush Script Font (TTF, OTF)
Wild & Brave Brush Script Font is something a bit different from the other script font examples shared here. This one offers a very contemporary look, without the extreme movement found in the most popular script fonts. It also offers a lot more texture than the average, so that you actually feel the movement of the brush as it forms the letters. It's a great font choice when you want the feel of a handwritten font that captures a 21st-century aesthetic.
Octavia Script Font (TTF, OTF)
You can't go wrong with Octavia Script Font for your special projects like wedding invitations, greeting cards, quotations, or branding. Octavia offers a generous selection of ligatures and stylistic alternates that allow you to create your own unique look.
Choose Your Favourite Script Font
Now that you know what a script font is and where to find different script fonts, head over to Envato Elements, and select your favourites today.
If you want even more information on fonts, check out these really helpful articles from Envato Tuts+:
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