Just For Bloggers: Favorite Modern Calligraphy Fonts
Calligraphy is a beautiful style of handwriting reminiscent of the Jane Austen and Shakespeare eras. The romantic style is perfect for invitations or personal letters. It has also become a popular typography trend for graphic design. For those of us not skilled in the art of writing with an inkwell and pen, there are lots of modern calligraphy font options (both free and paid) to use. Below are a few of my favorite options for any budget!
Jacques & Gilles - $34 (MyFonts.com)
Jacques & Gilles is a fun handwritten calligraphy-style font that’s a great value. The paid font includes more than 300 glyphs and 2 sets of ornaments. One set is solid and the other is an outline/painted style. The font looks great in both lowercase and uppercase, so you can choose which you prefer.
Bombshell Pro - $54 (MyFonts.com)
Bombshell Pro is the most expensive font on this list, but the open-type version of the font contains more than 800 glyphs such as initial and terminal letters, alternates, and “run-on” letter connections. It is one of the most beautiful and realistic calligraphy fonts available.
Lavenderia Delicate – Pay What You Want (LostType.com)
Lavenderia Delicate is the thinner version of Lavenderia, a popular script font from Lost Type. The delicate version is lovely and legible. It would be perfect for use on invitations. Technically, you can download this font for free, but Lost Type asks for you to choose an amount you feel comfortable paying such as $5 or $10.
Meddon – FREE (Google.com/fonts)
Not only is Meddon gorgeous, it is also a Google Web Font which means that it’s free to download and easy to use on your website by embedding it. Whenever I’m designing a new logo, I always try to find fonts from Google Web Fonts to use before any others. It makes such a difference to be able to take the font in your logo and use it for specific headings or accents on your website for branding purposes. This is the first Google Web Font that I found really fit into the Modern Calligraphy trend. And it doesn’t cost a cent--- what’s not to love?
Get more tips from Stephanie at her blog, Geek Glam!