Good Casual Handwriting Font

Jon Sleeman's picture

Can anyone recommend a good quality, casual, legible handwriting font?

(Sorry if this is a common question?)

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Jon,

brandnew and with lots of OpenType alternates (that help to evoke a truly handwritten feel): Suomi Hand.
Equally intelligent, with ‘print’ letters: FF Duper.
If you are looking for a clever connected script: Handsome.
Free with some Adobe applications: the beautiful hand of renowned Swiss typographer Max Caflisch, Caflisch Script.
A lot more casual script fonts in this FontList.
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Jon Sleeman's picture

Thanks Florian,

Suomi is great and we have already have purchased this, I had forgotten about Caflisch which is also very good, but a bit too even. I think its somewhere between the two.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Jon

Florian Hardwig's picture

You are welcome. I'll add Dyna & Dolce.

Jon Sleeman's picture

Thanks Stephen, nice font a bit too friendly for what we need though.

dinazina's picture

Freedom Writer is a beauty I've been eyeing.
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/bomparte/freedom-writer-bf/

Stephen Coles's picture

Between Suomi Hand and Caflisch: Amadeo, Fineprint, MVB Calliope

Jon Sleeman's picture

Thanks dianzina, very nice, too beautiful for this project though.

Thanks Stephen, bang on! I purchased Amandeo, but my art director didn't like it! great suggestion though. We ended up with P22 Vincent, which is surprisingly cool.

http://new.myfonts.com/search/p22+vincent/fonts/

Thanks for all the suggestion they were really helpful.

Si_Daniels's picture

Your art director clearly has an ear for good fonts. :-)

As you're a brand and packaging designer might want to double-check the EULA. http://www.p22.com/support/licenseexamples.html

Fontgrube's picture

@ Jon >We ended up with P22 Vincent

I hope you will never need it for German text. The Eszett (germandbls, ß) of Vincent is crap: just a modified uppercase B. Many non-German type designers think the ß was an uppercase character, but it is strictly lower case*.

Andreas
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* Unicode 5.X has an uppercase ß now, but the need for it is contested.

dylan's picture

Another vote for Suomi. Have added it to the Cart, and plan to purchase it this year!

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