We get a lot of questions about the script fonts we use in designs and for good reason – script fonts can be tricky to find. While there are tons of options out there, script fonts walk a fine line between “the perfect pop” and “too much”. Some scripts are a bit on the cheesy side while others are too challenging to read and others communicate the wrong look and feel (hand drawn and casual vs high end and romantic).
So which script fonts does our design team turn to when we need an accent for a brand or website?
Beloved Gray is an elegant calligraphy-inspired script font with beautiful accents on it’s capital letters and end letters. This font would be perfect for a high-end, romantic brand or as an accent for headlines on a website.
Blackstone is another calligraphy-inspired script but it’s a bit looser and more artistic than Beloved Gray. We used it as an accent font in our Iona website template design. Blackstone includes a few variations for characters to really make text feel unique (which is perfect if you’re hoping to use this font for your logo!)
This uber-romantic script is playful and feminine. Uppercase letters include big swashes and variation between the weight of the lines in the font mimics calligraphy. Lowercase letters include several options for flourishes so if you’re looking for a romantic font for your logo, this may be it! Just keep in mind that if you use this font on a website, you won’t have access to all of the character variations and it could be a bit challenging to read.
We love both the inky and the cleaner versions of this script font. Hafidz Update feels like it could fit easily with an upscale brand while Hafidz Monoline is a little more contemporary and casual. It’s easy to read and would be great for both websites and brands.
Hermitage has a similar clean feel to Hafdiz. The swashes and strokes feel a little more like calligraphy and the script is feminine without being overly so. The smooth texture of the font also mean that it scales well and works with various printing methods (letterpress, embroidery, gold foil, etc!)
This font reminds us a lot of Blackstone. It’s very elegant, inky and reminiscent of hand lettered calligraphy. It needs to be used at a moderate size in order to be read clearly and we would watch the way the characters come together if you’re using it on a website, but we do really love it!
With very large capital letters and elegant swashes, La Bohemia takes the cake in this roundup for most romantic. When we see this font, we envision handwritten love letters from World War II Europe. La Bohemia is another font that could get challenging to read on a website, so we recommend using it for brands (and very sparingly as accent webtext.)
Little Ophelia is a smooth script with flat edges. It’s unique, easy to read and would look great as an accent script on a website. Creative Market describes the feel as replicating a very organized, but not to organized calligraphic handwrite (don’t we all wish we were described that way?)
Month Glade looks like it could be a hand addressed wedding invitation. This is another font that could be tricky to read on websites so I recommend keeping it to brands and graphics!
We LOVE the way Ooid Script feels like a pen stroke with the inky dots at the end of swashes. It’s elegant without being too stuffy and fairly easy to read. This script would work great for both brands and websites.
Sanitary is another clean, single-weight script font. It’s a little more limited when it comes to character variations but still fun to use for more casual, earthy projects.
We love the artistic feel of The Impressionist. Use it with lowercase letters for a true “I just signed my latest masterpiece” look.
Signeton is loose and artistic in all the best ways. This is another font we love using in lowercase letters to keep it casual and almost as cool as the Folklore album.
We love the thick-to-thin variations in Wild Magnolia as well as all the options for capital letters and ending letters. You can really create a pretty unique logo with just the characters in this font.
And that’s a wrap! Although we pulled a LOT more font options for this post, we didn’t want it to be too overwhelming with options. There are so many beautiful scripts out there these days that it’s getting easier and easier to find one that feels unique to your brand.
If you have any other script fonts you love, feel free to leave a comment below. And if you like this post, let us know because we’re considering doing roundups for other types of fonts (Display, Sans Serif, Serif).