33 Useful Free Handwriting Fonts // Thnxz to @Creative_Fan


By CreativeFan Team

 A font improves the readability, presentation and meaning of a text message. Before the advent of computers, people wrote in their own handwriting to make posters and advertisements. But today, there are so many fonts available, making it easy to create designs and letters with unique effects. Graphics, web and logo designs use different styles of fonts to make their meaning and style unique and distinctive. The font in which an article is written gives it a special meaning. An article written in bold, crisp font makes it formal while one that is written with handwriting font makes it more personal.

Thanks to the developments in the field of designing and printing, there are numerous free handwriting fonts available nowadays. Handwriting fonts are becoming popular as they add a personal touch to the message. These fonts make a message stand out from the rest of the text that is written in standard fonts .The handwriting fonts are unique and different from each other, like an individual’s handwriting. With curves, straight lines and swirls, these handwriting fonts convey different messages and emotions to the reader. The following post includes 33 handwriting fonts that are unique. They give a personal touch and meaning to the message, making it distinctive.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Letter FontsNumber FontsTypewriter Fonts and Old English Fonts.

Pacifico Font

Pacifico Font

Pacifico Font

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Hand Font

Hand Font

Hand Font

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

My Handwriting

My Handwriting

My Handwriting

Carrington Handwriting

Carrington Handwriting

Carrington Handwriting

Handwriting Font

Handwriting Font

Handwriting Font

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Para los amantes de las tipografías > lo pedís, lo tenés :D


10 free grunge fonts

Take advantage of this compilation of free grunge fonts that you can put to use in your cool designs.

    Grunge fonts are becoming increasingly popular. Instead of shiny, crisp typefaces, many artists and designers are seeking to use an urban, dirty, street style in their designs. With this in mind, we’ve scoured the web to find you 10 top, free grunge fonts available to download now.
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      01. Everyday Ghost

      Everyday Ghost by Andrew Hart

      Everyday Ghost is one of 63 fonts created by typeface designer Andrew Hart. The design, which features smudges and blotchy effects, adds an interesting twist to an otherwise generic serif font. Free for personal use only.

      FORMAT: TTF

      02. Fail

      Fail by Douglas Vitkausk

      This cool typeface does anything but what its name suggests, having been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times since its release. This is one of 129 fonts designed by Douglas Vitkausk, whose work has amassed over 12 million downloads! Free for personal use only.

      FORMAT: TTF

      03. Laundromat 1967

      Laundromat 1967 by Last Soundtrack

      This cool Laundromat 1967 typeface would make a great newspaper-type ransom note design. Developed by designer Gyom Séguin aka Last Soundtrack, this is one of 46 fonts he’s crafted. The full set of this particular type features uppercase letters and numbers. Free for personal use only.

      FORMAT: TTF

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      How not to design! The Biggest mistakes that designers make | creativebloq.com


      All designers make mistakes. Craig Minchington examines the most common howlers, and how to avoid them.

      Although we don’t like to admit it later on in our careers, when we start making our way as designers, we make a lot of mistakes. Once you’re working in a creative agency you quickly learn that there are a lot of things you should not do. Here I’ve compiled a list of 10 common design mistakes for you to be aware of. Although I’ve committed most of these crimes myself, I have learned from them and hopefully they can help you too…

      01. Not understanding the brief

      Get as much detail about what the clients wants and needs, as early on as possible

      Without a clear idea of what the client wants you can end up making matters complicated for yourself. A lot of time can be wasted procrastinating, or working up design ideas that may not be relevant to the client’s needs. Instead, you need to read and understand the brief carefully from the start, make notes, brainstorm and try to keep in contact with the client to ensure that what you are working up is heading in the right direction.

      02. Not saving files correctly

      In general, save your designs as CMYK for print, RGB for web

      Knowing how to set up your files correctly from the start is vitally important. There are many things to consider depending on the output of the work.

      Print work is generally set up as CMYK and at 300dpi, whereas work for the web should be RGB at 72dpi. Remember to consider bleed, trim and safety areas. Before sending to print, think about your file formats, outlining fonts and colour profiles.

      This may all seem like a lot to take in but learning these processes will save you time in the long run, ensuring your work is reproduced correctly and keeping the client happy.    >>>>>    Leer más “How not to design! The Biggest mistakes that designers make | creativebloq.com”

      8 New Free Fonts for Your Designs / http://webdesignledger.com


       

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      Since here at WDL we believe that having a lot of fonts in our libraries is never enough, we decided to gather some new beautiful and useful free fonts to show you. Today we have eight different styles to add personality to your designs, so check them out.

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      20 FREE New Business Card Templates for 2012 ***HOT DESIGN | recommended | donwload ***


      http://www.webdesignmash.com


      Although we are now near to the end of February it is still time to get yourself a brand new business card design for 2012. I have searched around the web and found some great FREE templates for you use and customise from Own Business Cards and Fresh Business Cards. Whether you are a designer, hairdresser or sales representative there is a neat collection to choose from. Get downloading today! I hope you enjoy the selection.

      Font Used: Standard Photoshop fonts.
      Size: 3.5”x2” (Excluding bleed area)
      Zip file content: .PSD
      Font: Impact, Franklin Gothic Medium

      Pack: Templates, Preview, Fonts, Redme.txt
      Size: (90×50)mm
      Format: Vectors

      Size: 3.5”x2” (Excluding bleed area)
      Zip file content: .PSD
      Font: Coolvetica

      License: CC v3.0
      Pack: Template + Font + Preview

      Font Used: Standard Photoshop fonts.
      Size: 3.5”x2” (Excluding bleed area)
      Zip file content: .PSD
      Font: Impact, Harabara

      Leer más “20 FREE New Business Card Templates for 2012 ***HOT DESIGN | recommended | donwload ***”

      Typography with a Message: 55 Powerful Examples


      http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/01/04/typography-with-a-message-55-powerful-examples/
      By: Hilde Torbjornsen

      Many designers are interested in different aspects of typography for obvious reasons and some even use it in their art and statements. This time we’ve had a look around to find some examples of typography with strong messages. We find these to be an interesting type of art and hope you will enjoy the collection.

      Typography with a Message: 55 Powerful Examples

      Typography with a Message

      Here’s our selection. We’ve tried to find several different styles and a number of different messages. We hope these messages will engage you, whether you love them or hate them.

      The person you love
      The person you love

      You can be told what to say
      You can be told what to say

      Culture
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      Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques

      Wherever we turn online, typography jumps out at us — sometimes literally, with the assistance of some clever coding. And now more than ever, we are seeing greater focus on this design element and its varied implementations around the Web. With the growing popularity of font embedding services and @font-face, typography is the talk of the town, but even though it is a regular topic among communities, not all of our typographic efforts are successful. Sometimes we swing for the fences, only to miss or fall short.

      This is what brings us together today. We have looked around the Web and checked some of the many typographic choices of website owners — some of which are successful, others not so much. Below is a selection of some elegant and interesting websites. We will critique the typography on them, in order to explore how we can improve the type on our own websites. Look through them to see whether you spot any typographical trespasses that you may have committed yourself.


      Smashing Magazine

      Wherever we turn online, typography jumps out at us — sometimes literally, with the assistance of some clever coding. And now more than ever, we are seeing greater focus on this design element and its varied implementations around the Web. With the growing popularity of font embedding services and @font-face, typography is the talk of the town, but even though it is a regular topic among communities, not all of our typographic efforts are successful. Sometimes we swing for the fences, only to miss or fall short.

      This is what brings us together today. We have looked around the Web and checked some of the many typographic choices of website owners — some of which are successful, others not so much. Below is a selection of some elegant and interesting websites. We will critique the typography on them, in order to explore how we can improve the type on our own websites. Look through them to see whether you spot any typographical trespasses that you may have committed yourself.

      [By the way, did you know we have a free Email Newsletter? Subscribe now and get fresh short tips and tricks in your inbox!]

      Typography Examples

      Denise Chandler
      When we look at the portfolio of Denise Chandler, right away the typography begins talking. The original hand drawn sans-serif offers a personal, artistic yet professional feel at the same time. Denise focuses on the most important information and presents it in a relatively simple one page layout. The hover effects offer a great element of interactivity to the site for sure, while the large, bold caps type along with the intricate ampersand for the header works well to playfully complement the page.

      Denisechandler in Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques

      The only critique really would be in the contact area. A slightly larger font and line-height, along with some extra spacing between the paragraph and the social media links would have made the area feel as open as the rest of the site. Also, it’s a pity that the “Submit”-button in the contact form doesn’t change on click — a nice :hover and :active-effect could make the experience even more pleasant.

      Jessica Hische
      Using a good type that doesn’t detract from the content is imperative. Jessica does a tremendous job with this, opting for a simple thin sans-serif font. Even in its simplest form, the italic type adds a flourish to the design. Perhaps for readability, though, the designer could have broken from the italics for the description of the featured pieces. Also, the type could stand to be a bit larger, and not only because the headers appear to blur a bit at that size.

      Jesse in Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques

      MCQ
      The portfolio of Mike McQuade has a truly remarkable interactive page change effect that really grabs your attention. The site is set up as a grid with each square changing position and/or size to accommodate the content that opens with each selection. Also, because the layout is fluid, content squares appear on different positions when you resize the window and hence ensure the proper alignment of the content. It is a very clean, minimalist design that uses a unique combination of a thin and quirky serif and a clean and bold sans-serif to complete the tone and attitude of the portfolio. Leer más “Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques”

      Designing Typography for the Modern Web

      As web designers, it is our job to grow with the trends of the Internet. As new technology emerges, it’s our position to jump on board and see where it can take us. This includes trends all over the web, typography being a major player.

      Many designers don’t consider type as a field of interest or focus. Ironically, typography is possibly one of the most important parts of our dynamic web. It helps deliver a website’s content to users from all over the world and it truly is an art to study.

      I’ll be getting into a few concepts about typography for the modern web. Things haven’t changed too much since the previous years of web design, however many new techniques are being utilized and shared amongst the design community.
      Styling Your Main Document’s Text Elements

      Consider from a user experience perspective what your main elements of text may be. Of course you’ll need paragraphs and a few headings (h1-h3 mostly). You’d also want to style your links in a certain way, and maybe even include other elements such as blockquote properties.

      All of these tags are useful when structuring your site’s content. These can all be styled through CSS properties in any web document with a large amount of precision. The main priority is to consider what each element represents and piece together a puzzle of how you want them to be displayed to your visitors.

      Paragraphs are a good place to start as these will contain the bulk of your content. How do you think it’d be easiest for your readers to follow along? Many corporate and business websites use smaller font in paragraphs for a sophisticated look, but in the modern web things have changed.


      Jake Rocheleau

      As web designers, it is our job to grow with the trends of the Internet. As new technology emerges, it’s our position to jump on board and see where it can take us. This includes trends all over the web, typography being a major player.

      Many designers don’t consider type as a field of interest or focus. Ironically, typography is possibly one of the most important parts of our dynamic web. It helps deliver a website’s content to users from all over the world and it truly is an art to study.

      I’ll be getting into a few concepts about typography for the modern web. Things haven’t changed too much since the previous years of web design, however many new techniques are being utilized and shared amongst the design community.

      Styling Your Main Document’s Text Elements

      Consider from a user experience perspective what your main elements of text may be. Of course you’ll need paragraphs and a few headings (h1-h3 mostly). You’d also want to style your links in a certain way, and maybe even include other elements such as blockquote properties.

      All of these tags are useful when structuring your site’s content. These can all be styled through CSS properties in any web document with a large amount of precision. The main priority is to consider what each element represents and piece together a puzzle of how you want them to be displayed to your visitors.

      Paragraphs are a good place to start as these will contain the bulk of your content. How do you think it’d be easiest for your readers to follow along? Many corporate and business websites use smaller font in paragraphs for a sophisticated look, but in the modern web things have changed.

      Most paragraphs seen in blogs or social media sites today will use much larger font for paragraphs upwards of 16px-18px. This makes sense when you take into account the popularity of mobile users reading content on much smaller screens. Leer más “Designing Typography for the Modern Web”

      11 New High-Quality Free Fonts


      11 New High-Quality Free Fonts

      by Henry Jones

      AW Conqueror

      (to download, click on Solutions > Typefaces in the left menu)

      fonts

      Alt Tiwo

      fonts

      Alt Matey

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      Amazing Examples of Paper Art

      Henry Jones

      When most people think of art involving paper, they think of drawing, sketching, or maybe painting. However, there are very talented people out there that create art from paper in more unusual ways. I’m talking about paper art that involves creative forms of cutting, folding, and carving. Materials for this type of art can vary, ranging from ordinary paper to whole books. To inspire you and let you see what other things artists are doing with paper, we’ve collected some pretty amazing works for you to enjoy.

      To learn more about each work and the artist, just click on the image.


      Henry Jones

      When most people think of art involving paper, they think of drawing, sketching, or maybe painting. However, there are very talented people out there that create art from paper in more unusual ways. I’m talking about paper art that involves creative forms of cutting, folding, and carving. Materials for this type of art can vary, ranging from ordinary paper to whole books. To inspire you and let you see what other things artists are doing with paper, we’ve collected some pretty amazing works for you to enjoy.

      To learn more about each work and the artist, just click on the image.

      paper art

      paper art

      paper art

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      35 Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts for Professional Designers

      Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Display typography is a potent element in graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using type in an artistic manner.

      The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave.

      Below you’ll find Collection of Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts to Enhance Your Designs by which you can save money and focus on making great applications.

      The basic purpose behind this post is to show you Popular, Artistic and most importantly Free Downloadable font types to save your time searching them online. Direct download link available for the entire fonts.

      You can also find some related free references at the end of the post. Just make sure to read the license agreements carefully as they can change from time to time.


      Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Display typography is a potent element in graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using type in an artistic manner.

      The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave.

      Below you’ll find Collection of Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts to Enhance Your Designs by which you can save money and focus on making great applications.

      The basic purpose behind this post is to show you Popular, Artistic and most importantly Free Downloadable font types to save your time searching them online. Direct download link available for the entire fonts.

      You can also find some related free references at the end of the post. Just make sure to read the license agreements carefully as they can change from time to time.

      You may be interested in the following professional typography and free fonts related articles as well.

      Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts For Your Designs

      We know that typography can be used as a way of mutual understanding between you and your users. To communicate effectively, typography requires appropriate typefaces as there are a lot of unsung fonts out there that have really inspired us. Color and size of type elements are much more prevalent than in text typography. Most display typography exploits type at larger sizes, where the details of letter design are magnified. Color is used for its emotional effect in conveying the tone and nature of subject matter.

      Mastering Typography in Web Design with Inspirations & Tools

      Mastering Typography in Web Design with Inspirations & Tools


      Typography is one of the most difficult trends to tackle which is why it will remain fresh in 2010. With all the cries for usability, web designers are afraid of using new and different fonts. We realize that nowadays, knowledge in typography can be applied into various forms in almost all of media fields, including graphic design and the publishing world.

      Mastering Typography in Web Design

      To apply typography effectively in a media, we need to understand how it was developed and how people around made it possible. This not only enriches us by having a deeper comprehension about type usage, we would be able to be choose fonts more wisely.

      Sometimes in the past, I often noticed the way websites applied typography by using quite varied and unique fonts on their simple headers. And in the past, everyone was still using images when applying writing on the header. A while later, JavaScript was used to enhance the font usage. And now? We can’t count on it any more, many things are changing in web typography in this modern age. Such as API utilization, @font-face, CSS3 and possibly there will be many more alternatives in the future.

      Most Common Web Typography Mistakes

      With the resources that we have today, allowing us to use various kinds of fonts to make our websites much more interesting. It’s obviously more exciting for visitors to read our websites and also for a web designer to explore further the intensity of the font usage on a website. So a web designer has knowledge of when to use some particular fonts and when to use standard fonts for reading.

      Most Common Web Typography Mistakes
      Image credit: Lee | Quoteskine

      There are a huge number of fonts available on the web, but that doesn’t mean all of them work and are suitable to be applied to a certain design. Every font is designed with certain characteristics for a certain idea, purpose, impression, and project design. So, our job as a designer is to make the concept meet the design supported with the correct font usage. Leer más “Mastering Typography in Web Design with Inspirations & Tools”

      30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Every now and then we look around, select fresh high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and find them so that you don’t have to.

      In this selection, we’re pleased to present Piron, Nobile, St Marie, Code, Arcus, Crimson Text, Quadranta, Juice, Prociono, Mr Jones, Ibarra Real and various useful symbol fonts. Please note that some fonts are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts; they can change from time to time.

      [Offtopic: by the way, did you know that we are publishing a Smashing eBook Series? The brand new eBook #3 is Mastering Photoshop For Web Design, written by our Photoshop-expert Thomas Giannattasio.]
      New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Piron
      Piron is a highly legible typeface, very well suited to any display or text usage: Web, print (especially magazines), brochures, logos, posters, flyers, motion graphics. The font comes in two weights: regular and oblique. Designed by Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova. Available for free and commercial use, and available in OpenType format.


      By Vitaly Friedman

      Every now and then we look around, select fresh high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and find them so that you don’t have to.

      In this selection, we’re pleased to present Piron, Nobile, St Marie, Code, Arcus, Crimson Text, Quadranta, Juice, Prociono, Mr Jones, Ibarra Real and various useful symbol fonts. Please note that some fonts are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts; they can change from time to time.

      [Offtopic: by the way, did you know that we are publishing a Smashing eBook Series? The brand new eBook #3 is Mastering Photoshop For Web Design, written by our Photoshop-expert Thomas Giannattasio.]

      New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Piron
      Piron is a highly legible typeface, very well suited to any display or text usage: Web, print (especially magazines), brochures, logos, posters, flyers, motion graphics. The font comes in two weights: regular and oblique. Designed by Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova. Available for free and commercial use, and available in OpenType format.

      Piron in 30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

      Fonts-130 in 30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

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      20+ New Apps and Websites for Designers

      New apps and websites seem to appear on an almost-daily basis.

      Trying to find the best ones each week or month can be tough, especially considering how many come out that aren’t that great.

      Here we’ve compiled some of the best apps and websites that have come out in the past few months.

      Some are apps closely tied to a web designer’s daily work, while others aren’t likely to be used as often, but are still useful.

      If you want to share a recent web app or website useful to designers, please send a tweet to @cameron_chapman for inclusion in our next monthly roundup.


      thumbNew apps and websites seem to appear on an almost-daily basis.

      Trying to find the best ones each week or month can be tough, especially considering how many come out that aren’t that great.

      Here we’ve compiled some of the best apps and websites that have come out in the past few months.

      Some are apps closely tied to a web designer’s daily work, while others aren’t likely to be used as often, but are still useful.

      If you want to share a recent web app or website useful to designers, please send a tweet to @cameron_chapman for inclusion in our next monthly roundup. Leer más “20+ New Apps and Websites for Designers”