I’m crazy about script fonts but rarely get a chance to use them unless I’m working on a wedding invitation or my own personal projects. I’ve often thought about starting a company dedicated to wedding invitations just to be able to work with script fonts all day long. The ligatures, the curves and clean lines, the ascenders and descenders, the glyphs. There is so much to play with. They are so delicate and beautiful, they can transform the most hateful words into a piece of art.
Here is a roundup of some of my favourites. What are yours?
Richard Lipton’s Bickham Script is a classic and sophisticated script. With dozens of alternate letterforms to explore, this font is incredibly versatile.
Another one by Richard Lipton, Sloop is a beautiful and elegant script.
A fun yet elegant hand-calligraphy script by Emily Lime with beautiful long lines between the letters.
James West’s Carpenter Script is simple and graceful and reminds me of my mom’s handwriting!
Designed by Charles Snell in the 17th century, Snell Roundhand is beautifully elegant and timeless.
Inspired by the artist Paul Cézanne himself, Cezanne is an gorgeous, artistic script designed by Michael Want.
Alternate letterforms are a must for the glamorous Burgues Script designed by Alejandro Paul.
Brian Willson‘s Lamar Pen is a exquisite calligraphic script that is very versatile and timeless.