This is the final article in my series on Selecting Journaling Fonts. In case you missed the first four articles, you can go back and read them here: Principles of Page Design: Selecting Journaling Fonts, Serif Fonts, Sans Serif Fonts, Script Fonts.
Handwritten fonts often give the most personal touch to a layout. They help make a digital layout feel hand-crafted and unique. And that’s why you might consider selecting a handwritten font for your scrapbook page journaling. Just remember, make sure the handwritten font you select is legible in larger amounts. Some handwritten fonts look great for a couple of words or sentences, but really become hard on the reader when used for a more substantial block of text. In recent years, there has been an explosion of handwritten fonts available so selecting one for the journaling on a layout can be difficult. And because handwritten fonts are such an individual choice, selecting just the right one comes down to you and your own style. To help you find the perfect handwritten font, I’ve highlighted some of my favorites below and also provided links so you can browse other fonts from the same font maker or source. Enjoy!
I am a huge fan of Jellyka Nerevan’s fonts, though most of them are a little illegible for large blocks of text. Cutty Cupcakes has that Jellyka touch and is easy-to-read.
This is a fantastic Kimberly Geswain font with lovely lines and curves.
This font has gorgeous capitals!
A fun kids-style handwriting font.
I can think of lots of ways to use this fun and quirky font.
This font with the same name as one of my favorite songs from the Broadway musical Wicked is another favorite of mine.
I love the vintage ball-point pen feel to this font.
I love the masculine feel to this font.
Harold’s Fonts has lots of handwritten fonts plus other types of fonts, too.