10 awesome examples of modern handmade brush fonts
The thing I like best about brush fonts is their hand-drawn nature. No, not drawn hand painted nature. With paint, it’s almost impossible to keep your brush marks under total control.
Modern brush fonts
Irregular brush marks, thick and thin, expressive strokes with wobbly lines and the odd paint drip.
In a time where everything is pixel perfect and aligned to a precise grid its great to see designers rebel.
Ditching the Illustrator vector and using dry brush marks, paint splatter and thick Chinese brushes dipped in ink—love it.
Don’t get me wrong. I love modern typography as much as the next person. But give me paint and a brush and I’m as happy as Larry.
Pure Heart Brush font
Seems like opensvg fonts might just take off, especially with the realistic brush marks that you can get. Pure Heart by Greg Nicholls really does look like paint.Get Pure Heart font
Another opensvg font by Sam Parrett. This handpainted brush font is a real beauty, lots of realistic transparent brush texture.Avallon
Forever Young Brush Font
Lots of texture in this brush font another display font by Greg Nicholls. Hand drawn, this typeface really has a lot of energy and would be perfect for branding and posters.Forever Young Brush Font
Little Wonder font
Shameless self-promotion as this handpainted typeface was made by me. Created with a single watercolour brush and a pot of ink. It’s a bold script typeface that would be ideal for anything where you want that handmade style.Get Little Wonder
The Sofy Font Brush font
The Sofy by MyCandyThemes is a more delicate handmade brush font. It has thin but flowing lines that have a wonderful energy about them—love it.The Sofy font
Heartsoul has a kind of dry brush look, with lots of detail in the brush work. Designed and created by Graphic Box this script typeface would be ideal for invitations and posters.Heartsoul Font
JackSway was inspired by Jazz music. Its brush marks are kind of kooky but I like that. It comes with two other complimentary styles and dingbats.JackSway font
Frolicky – A quirky but cool handmade brush font
Frolicky brush script by Angie Makes, in good old Texas.
I love the slightly quirky look to this brush font. It has a kind of dry brush edge and with wobbly hand painted lines. I think the name sums it up, its a cheerful and lively font perfect for stationary and invitations.Frolicky
Portobesto Brush Script Trio
Portobesto is a cool looking cursive brush script by Katsia Jazwinska, from Belarus.
With 3 different styles, I love the way Portobesto is properly cursive. The letters join in an almost seamless way, like proper handwriting, but with a brush.Portobesto Brush Script
A cool font by PintassilgoPrints a type foundry based in the sunny city of Florianópolis, Brazil.
I’m not quite sure why this is called Daft brush? Sure it’s a bit kooky but the daft name does not do it justice. I like the typeface, its got a spontaneity and energetic spirit, that just makes you love it.
Perfect for fun packaging designs.Get Daft Brush
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