Good Casual Handwriting Font

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Jonathan Sleeman's picture
Joined: 16 Jun 2005 - 7:10am
Good Casual Handwriting Font
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Can anyone recommend a good quality, casual, legible handwriting font?

(Sorry if this is a common question?)

Florian Hardwig's picture
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Joined: 18 Feb 2007 - 6:41am
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Hi Jon,

brandnew and with lots of OpenType alternates (that help to evoke a truly handwritten feel): Suomi Hand.
Equally intelligent, with ‘print’ letters: FF Duper.
If you are looking for a clever connected script: Handsome.
Free with some Adobe applications: the beautiful hand of renowned Swiss typographer [[Max Caflisch]], Caflisch Script.
A lot more casual script fonts in this FontList.
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One from Charles Borges de Oliveira:

http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/charlesborges/louisiana/

Jonathan Sleeman's picture
Joined: 16 Jun 2005 - 7:10am
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Thanks Florian,

Suomi is great and we have already have purchased this, I had forgotten about Caflisch which is also very good, but a bit too even. I think its somewhere between the two.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Jon

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You are welcome. I'll add Dyna & Dolce.

Jonathan Sleeman's picture
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Thanks Stephen, nice font a bit too friendly for what we need though.

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Freedom Writer is a beauty I've been eyeing.
[[http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/bomparte/freedom-writer-bf/]]

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Between Suomi Hand and Caflisch: Amadeo, Fineprint, MVB Calliope

Jonathan Sleeman's picture
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Thanks dianzina, very nice, too beautiful for this project though.

Thanks Stephen, bang on! I purchased Amandeo, but my art director didn't like it! great suggestion though. We ended up with P22 Vincent, which is surprisingly cool.

http://new.myfonts.com/search/p22+vincent/fonts/

Thanks for all the suggestion they were really helpful.

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Your art director clearly has an ear for good fonts. :-)

As you're a brand and packaging designer might want to double-check the EULA. http://www.p22.com/support/licenseexamples.html

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@ Jon >We ended up with P22 Vincent

I hope you will never need it for German text. The Eszett (germandbls, ß) of Vincent is crap: just a modified uppercase B. Many non-German type designers think the ß was an uppercase character, but it is strictly lower case*.

Andreas
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* Unicode 5.X has an uppercase ß now, but the need for it is contested.

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Another vote for Suomi. Have added it to the Cart, and plan to purchase it this year!