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Design Trends 2017: Hand-Drawn Lettering

Updated: Dec 8, 2020




From hand-drawn typography, custom script, sketched, brushed to freeform quirky illustrations, the hand-drawn look is emerging as a growing design trend in 2017.


As the need for authenticity is increasing, many companies have started to incorporate unique and customised fonts to individualize their brands and make them stand out from the more digitally created designs.


Hand crafted adds warmth and a human touch which evokes the feeling of:


•  homemade and wholesome with a sense of nostalgia for the past.

•  unique personality.

•  good-for-you nature, raw and organic.


As a source of inspiration, here is a selection of  hand-drawn typography in use as well as a list of 30 Best FREE Hand-Drawn fonts.



























































30 Best FREE Hand-Drawn Fonts


Hundreds of fonts are being released every month as the popularity for hand-drawn fonts grows. Some really are hand-drawn and others are modified to give it that hand-drawn look. Creative Market is a great website to purchase hand-crafted fonts from creatives around the world.


Here is a list of 35 best Free Hand-written fonts. Enjoy!


NOTE: All of the fonts listed are free for Personal Use while some are also free for Commercial Use. Please be sure to check the terms and license information for

commercial uses.



01 SORTDECAI BRUSH SCRIPT

Sortdecai Brush Script is a hand lettered modern brush script typeface. Combining the style of classic calligraphy with a modern style. Free for Personal Use only. By: Agga Swistblnk




02 HELMUT

Helmut Script is an interesting and charming typeface. Perfect for logos, packaging, branding, clothing, posters, invitations, greeting cards, news, blogs. Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: Polythene Designs




03 HAMMOCK

Hammock is a beautiful, handmade brush font. Fresh & self made look embodying the passion for travelling, surfing, nature and all things made with love. Great for packaging, logo design and lots more. Free for Personal Use only.

By: Mats-Peter Forss & Andreas Twardzik




04 SOPHIA

Sophia is a completely Hand-lettered font: sweet, saucy, and a little shabby.

Free for Personal and Commercial Use.

By: Emily Spadoni & Mats-Peter Forss




05 AVELINE

Aveline is a hand-drawn Script Font. Perfect for logos, name tag, handwritten quotes, product packaging, merchandise, social media & greeting cards.

Demo version is Free for Personal Use only.

By: Faisal Tanjung




06 SITKA

Sitka is a fun, playful and quirky All-Caps brush typeface. Perfect for your logo designs, wedding Invitations, kids books, flyers, posters and so much more!

Free for Personal and Commercial Use.

By: Hustle Supply Co. 




07 BEFOLK

Befolk is a beautiful and sweet handwriting style font. Perfect for logos, badges, insignias, packaging, headline, poster, t-shirt/apparel, greeting cards. Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: Hendra Dirtyline




08 NOVITHA SCRIPT

Novitha Script is a handwritten script developed using a brush pen with a strong personality. Perfect for logos, t-shirt design, typography poster, quote design and lots more. Free for Personal Use only.

By: Ryan Prasetya




09 DUWHOERS

Duwhoers is a modern Brush Font with a vintage handmade feel. Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: Agga Swistblnk




10 RAINWOOD

Rainwood is a Handmade Painting Style Typeface Fonts collection. Combining hand style, brush and paint touch. Free for Personal and Commercial Use.

By: Ian Mikraz Studio




11 BLACK ANIMAL

Black Animal is a cool handmade brush style display font. Great for logos, name tags, handwritten quotes, product packaging, merchandise, social media and much more! Demo version is Free for Personal Use only. By: Faisal Tanjung




12 SIGNIFY

Signify is a cool hand drawn custom font. Free for Personal Use only. By: Conor Leary




13 TINDRA

Tindra is an awesome + cool handwritten and handpainted typeface. Free for Personal Use only.

By: FREE GOODIES FOR DESIGNERS 




14 FIBRE

Fibre is a handwritten vintage feel font. Free for Personal Use only. By: Wildtype & Krisijanis Mezulis




15 TOMBOW

Tombow is a cool hand drawn custom font. Free for Personal Use only.

By: Conor Leary




16 BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS

Beyond the Mountains is a font inspired by the work of Sean Delloro.

Free for Personal Use only.

By: Stereo-type




17 BREAKABLE

Breakable is a hand-lettering brush style font. Great for apparel brand, logos and any design that needs natural and personal touch. Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: Ian Mikraz Studio




18 SANEK

Sanek is a cool custom hand drawn custom font. Suitable for everything vintage and handmade. Free for Personal and Commercial Use.

By: Lordanis Passas




19 BLEAKERST

Bleakerst is a unique cursive script custom font. Modern font with vintage touch. Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: Agga Swistblnk




20 SLOPES

Slopes is a handmade brush font made with a brush pen on plain paper. Suitable for everything vintage and handmade. Free for Personal Use only.

By: Boris Garic




21 THE BRAGGEST

Novitha Script is a handwritten script developed using a brush pen with a strong personality. Perfect for logos, t-shirt design, typography poster, quote design and lots more. Free for Personal Use only.

By: Ryan Prasetya




22 SENSEI

Sensei is brush flavoured  free font inspired by manga style. Free for Personal and Commercial Use.

By: Ezeqviel Ergo




23 SELIMA

Selima Script is a free brush-lettered font with beautiful irregular shapes and baseline. Perfect for adding personal touches to your designs. Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: Jroh Creative




24 LEAFY

Leafy is a handwritten brush font. Free for Personal Use only. By: Wildtype, Leva Mezule & Krisjanis Mezulis.




25 BEAUTIFY

Beautify is wonderful script font. Free for Personal and Commercial Use.

By: Yasir Ekinci



26 LEMON BIRD

Lemon Bird is a quirky digitally hand drawn typeface. Free for Personal and Commercial Use.

By: Ian Barnard




27 SUNDAY

Sunday is an illustrative and handwritten font inspired by vintage and old school hand lettering. Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: Anastasia Dimitriadi




28 SMOOTHIE SHOPPE

Smoothie Shoppe is a great and super flexible script font. It has some really unique connecting letters with swooshes. Free for Personal Use only. By: Emily Spadoni & Mats-Peter Forss




29 AEJEONG

Aejeong is a hand made an all-caps fun font. Perfect for quotes, products, logos, packaging, and so much more! Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: Syed Faraz Ahmad




30 CUTEPUNK

Cutepunk is a very bold and youthful typeface. Free for Personal and Commercial Use. By: flou




The Hand-Drawn Lettering trend looks great combined with other design trends such as Patterns & Textures and Bright & Bold Colours.



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