10 Awesome Free Handwritten Fonts

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Introduction

It’s no secret in the MyInkBlog community that hand drawn websites are a growing trend, and one that I rather enjoy. This post will showcase ten such free handwritten style fonts that are sure to add a touch of personality to you next design. In no particular order, my ten faves are as follows…

1. Christopher Hand   Download

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2. Dali   Download

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3. Daniel   Download

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4. Hand of Sean   Download

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5. Jellyka Estrya Handwriting   Download

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6. Journal   Download

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7. Luna Bar   Download

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8. Note This   Download

notethis

9. Pappo’s Blues   Download

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10. Sketch Rockwell   Download

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Andrew is a primary contributer for MyInkBlog. He is a full time web developer for Niagara University. When he's not working there, he's a blogger, twitter'er, wordpress'er, silverstripe advocate, blessed father and husband.

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  • http://www.webdesignbooth.com Dicky

    Cool fonts! but can we use these fonts in commercial project such as premium themes?

  • http://blog.reality-engine.com/ Vaughan

    These are great, I especially like the Sketch Rockwell – I can definitely see that getting some use. Thanks for posting the links, I never would have found these otherwise.

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @Dicky The two that I know are for commercial use are Christopher Hand and Daniel. The others I couldn’t find that info. If you plan on using the others for that use, you could dig a little deeper, or contact the creator of the font.

  • http://www.edsdezign.com Emina

    Thank you so much for posting these. They are really great, I am bummbed that scetch rockwell can only be downloaded for PC.
    Emina
    e.d.s.dezign

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @Emina – It will work on mac as well. I’m on a mac and it works great :) Just do the pc download and install.

  • http://thevideoroo.com Paul Saunders

    Great collection , thanx … does anyone know whether you can use these in WP dashboard for a normal post? Gracias – Paul

    http://twitter.com/paulsaunders

  • Jack F

    Great post, I already had Sketch Rockwell but got the rest now! Thanks. Although I do think Sketch Rockwell is a bit overused (but it is an awesome font).

    Cheers!

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @Paul – The best way I know how to setup non-browser friendly fonts is through image replacement techniques. Here is one of the most popular: http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/sifr/

    @Jack – I’d agree that it’s overused, but I can’t help myself either, I love that font :)

  • http://www.extra-income-seeker.com myTanny

    Thank for your great post.
    And I will use “Pappo’s Blues” for my signature.
    Wish you have a nice time.
    mytanny

  • merengue

    I downloaded note this and journal fonts. When I tried to extract them, I learned they both were password protected. Does any anyone know the password? Thanks

  • http://iniwoo.net/ T-Law

    Sketch Rockwell my favorite. Thanks for this list :)

    T-Law´s last post was… Illustrator Freebies: Skull Vector

  • http://www.art2code.com Art2code

    nice fonts! thanks for this list!

  • http://www.helpfulhannahs.com/ hannah williams

    thank you so much for sharing ..it is a beautiful collection..a wonderful friend sent me to your site…

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @hannah – Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for swinging by the site :)

  • http://www.wpdone.com Adrian – WPDONE

    Sketch Rockwell & Daniel are my 2 favourites!

    Adrian – WPDONE´s last post was… WordPress How To Articles – May 24, 2009

  • lishoy

    cool fonts… especially rockwell

  • Aashish Niroula

    really useful and cool ones!

  • http://ambitiousdesign.com Stephen Ackart

    Now where can I find good fonts that I can use??

  • Pac

    You people are insane. These are all hideous.

  • Munnai Bhai

    Wow!!! wonderful fonts. Great jOb. Loved it!!!
    http://www.visa.iskconnepal.org

  • http://www.dreamcoders.com.ar/ Christian

    Wow cool fonts!!! visit my webpage,
    Saludos from Formosa / Argentina

  • http://meghansland.wordpress.com/ Meghan

    I like these. Really cool!!!

    Meghan´s last post was… Brussisms or Bold and Gutsy and Fearless

  • Dominik

    Hey
    thanks for this nice fonts :-D

    finally i have Rockwell

    but one question what Background/texture did u use for this: http://www.myinkblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/handwritten-poster.jpg

    i would love to have it, just had a great idea to designe something :D

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @Dominik – Your welcome, glad you liked them. That texture was modified from the 8th texture in this set: http://www.myinkblog.com/2009/02/19/freebie-11-high-res-rock-bark-textures/

  • http://studioagra.wordpress.com/ Rebecca Agra

    Wow cool fonts!!
    I like these!!

    =D

  • http://www.bloggodown.com gautam hans

    great fonts, i just love sketch rockwell :)

    gautam hans´s last post was… How To Add a Search Box to Blogger Blog

  • http://www.assortedcorner.blogspot.com Ankit

    Hi,

    Thanks for the wonderful fonts. Can you please mail me this font:
    Itc Grimshaw
    Please mail me on my email id.

    Ankit´s last post was… The Law of Attraction

  • http://www.elemental.co.za Elemental Web and Mobile Solutions

    thanks very much for these, they are super slick and really cool to use for website design etc…

    Much appreciated.

    Elemental

  • tawanna d

    i had downloaded some fonts and when i go to extract them, they ALL were PASSWORD PROTECTED…does anyone know the password?????

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @tawanna – None of those fonts should be password protected. Which one are you having trouble with? Can you describe where you are running into the issue?

  • http://alove4horses.com Joni

    Not all free: Luna Bar font info in the readme text file…

    This font carries a $10 shareware fee.
    This is to help cover my cost of developing
    and supporting this, and my other typefaces.

    ————
    Please read the readme text file that comes with many fonts for more info on the font and its use.
    .-= Joni´s last blog ..Jewelry for horse lovers =-.

  • http://www.tamyraimondo.net tamy

    gracias, muy utiles!,… (thanks, very useful!)

  • http://www.genosgarden.com Jeannie in Sacramento

    New (to this site), inexperienced and impressed…and confused!
    How would I go from wanting to use one of these fonts on my blog to actually using it? I can download the page and what I get is the downloaded page, not something interactive. Where do I go from here? Jeannie
    .-= Jeannie in Sacramento´s last blog ..Good Morning Talini’s! =-.

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    @Jeannie – When you go to the page, there should be a downlink link for the font. There you’ll download the font to your computer. Unzip the font and install it. Check out these helpful directions for if you are installing fonts on a pc: http://www.myfonts.com/support/help_install_win.html

  • http://www.dainis.info Dainis W. Michel

    I just purchased an image and used the Sketch Rockwell font to make poster text within the image:

    http://www.curetinnitus.org/gently-go-from-tinnitus-to-liberation/

    I am new to this and am not sure about rights, payments, etc. Can someone help me out?

    Best,
    Dainis
    .-= Dainis W. Michel´s last blog ..IMG_3391.JPG =-.

  • http://www.edsdezign.com Emina

    @Andrew, I just found your reply to me, and wanted to thank you. i am very excited now!

    • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

      No problem, glad I could help out!

  • http://www.herbalgranny.com Alok

    Really it is gr8 post and too informative as well.
    .-= Alok´s last blog ..Goitre and its herbal treatment =-.

  • http://www.reggaealmighty.com Reggae Music

    Jellyka Estrya Handwriting is a great font. I love it.

  • http://www.snilesh.com/ Neel

    Nice fonts list i will definately use them.
    .-= Neel´s last blog ..Dynamic Font Replacement =-.

  • AP610

    this is a really good list
    especially sketch rockwell is a great idea
    more of such “sketch” versions of bold fonts must be made

  • http://www.creativecube.net Pieter

    Wow, nice fonts

  • http://www.erkasoft.com erkasoft web tasarim

    yes great fonts.
    thanks for share.

  • Manjusha

    Hi,

    Can you tell me how do I add these fonts to a blogspot blog?

    TIA

  • http://www.youngair.co.uk Alistair Conditioning

    Great set of handwritten fonts, I love Hand of Sean and Sketch Rockwell. I found one on DaFont called ‘Complete in Him’ which I would recommend you check out.

  • http://www.kaplang.com/blog Michelle

    nice fonts :) I really like handwritten looking fonts.

  • http://kevinbatae.maxsiteth.com/ Pierre

    Good morning. I’am french speaker. You’re post interset me a lot. I think french are according with that. Sorry for languges errors

  • http://www.studio1c.com michelle

    Handwritten fonts are so great! I love them! Here’s my list of my favorite 10: http://www.studio1c.com/blog/27-designers-and-webmasters/232-free-handwritten-fonts.htm

  • http://checkoutb4checkout.blogspot.com/ markt

    Very nice! I love them!

  • Hugo

    Great article, thx :)
    Also some nice free handwritten fonts http://www.fonts2u.com/category.html?id=53

  • http://www.marketharboroughmagazine.co.uk/ Market Harborough Magazine

    Great fonts hopefully will be able to use some of these in future Market Harborough Magazine issues.

    Thanks

  • http://www.theweddinghirecompany.co.uk The Wedding Hire Co

    Awesome Fonts, usefull in redesigning my wedding suit hire logo!

  • http://theofficialpageof.com daddy design

    awesome fonts!!

  • http://vacuumscout.com/ Kirby

    One of the best font out of them is Journal, i love that one.

    Good collection

  • Christine

    Nice work – love the fonts and thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.theweddinghirecompany.co.uk Wedding Hire Co

    Fantastic fonts – Ideal for my wedding website Testimonial Page!

  • http://www.formulis.com A Website Guy

    Wow, great collection! I love the Pappo’s Blues and Jellyka fonts. The Pappo’s in particular looks very deceiving… I would imagine if you put it on a printed marketing piece, most people would see it as actual handwriting. Thanks!

  • http://www.davidnh.com David Hardwick Photography

    Nice fonts. Thanks for the info.

  • http://www.overlayblog.com Brandon Houlihan

    Thanks for sharing the fonts Andrew. I just picked up the Sketch Rockwell, loving it! Thank you for taking the time to put this list together, i appreciate it.

  • http://www.zrhprint.com zrh

    Really cool ! thanks for sharing !

  • http://webdev5.com mupet

    Nice fonts, cool collections, my favorite is Sketch Rockwell

  • mobwiki

    I love “Note This” font most..

  • asraf

    great fonts ever..