45 Free Calligraphy Fonts for Web Designers

There are so many freebie fonts online that it can be tough choosing exactly what you need. With more options you often feel trapped picking just one solution – so how do you know where to start? I want to present 45 brilliant calligraphy fonts which go perfect in any website layout. Even for basic graphics design or digital branding, these calligraphy fonts offer quite an experience in the realm of beautiful typography.

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Calligraphy Unicase

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Calligraphy Pen

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Dudu Calligraphy

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Korean Calligraphy

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Chinese Calligraphy

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CalligraphyFLF

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Crazy Calligraphy

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Dael Calligraphy

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Machines of God

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eL&FoNt rBAN CalligRAPhy

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Sixth Kristen Squirt

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CD Writing

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Florante at Laura

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Felipa

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Gondola SD

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Calligraffiti

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Bispo

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Kingthings Calligraphica

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Kells SD

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Kingthings Exeter

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Kingthings Petrock

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MothproofScript

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Orotund

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Tangerine

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Lainie Day

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Adine Kirnberg

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Exmouth

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Brock

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Ballpark Weiner

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Channel

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Black Chancery

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One Fell Swoop

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Sachiko

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Anke Calligraphic

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Enchanted Prairie Dog

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Anarchistic

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Heather

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Killigraphy

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Pavane

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Juergen

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Scrypticali

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Beech

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Marriage

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Lyonesse!

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Illinois Shakespeare Festival

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. September 14, 2009

    Freebooter Script is my absolute favourite script font! It’s so elegant, and not in the typical overused script way. It’s how I come to terms with the obsession with script fonts in wedding invitations. 😀

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  3. September 15, 2009

    These are brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

  4. September 15, 2009

    Like it !

  5. September 15, 2009

    really nice collection, can you share more about same category.

  6. September 15, 2009

    While the “old school” part of me love the Old Script style, I find it amazingly hard to write. I love and have better luck writing with the Renaissance and English styles.

    Oh heck, I love them all!

    Thanks for sharing so many font types in one place!

    Frank

  7. September 15, 2009

    Alison,
    I agree, that’s a great font.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

  8. Mark
    September 15, 2009

    Champignon is a ripoff from Parachute’s Champion Script

  9. Mohamed-Ikbel Boulabiar
    September 15, 2009

    Is there any links for Arabic Calligraphy fonts ?
    I know many fonts, but I don’t know if they are free (as in freedom).

    There is an abundunt list about arabic calligraphy :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_calligraphy

    is there some open fonts for that ?
    Sprecially for Diwani, Thuluth, Kufi, roqa’a, …
    http://tinyurl.com/khoutout

  10. September 15, 2009

    Mohamed,
    I don’t know. I’ve never paid attention to Arabic fonts because I have no use for them, but they may exist. I would try a search on Google or Delicious.

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  15. Jay
    September 16, 2009

    @Mohamed-Ikbel Boulabiar

    Linotype offers a wide range of Arabic fonts, maybe that helps:
    http://www.linotype.com/2517/arabicfonts.html

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  17. September 16, 2009

    A very nice collection here and some I have not discovered before. Thank you for sharing!

  18. September 17, 2009

    Thanks for sharing the collection, going to install some of these later on, I’m always looking for new calligraphy fonts for invitations etc!

  19. September 17, 2009

    These lists are so great! Because looking for a good font in any font database is so time consuming. Thank you for this…

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  22. September 22, 2009

    wow very fonts beatifull thank you.

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  25. Bim
    September 29, 2009

    You solved my problems .. Thank you.

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  27. unn
    October 12, 2009

    who a !!
    this … wonderful

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  32. November 16, 2009

    nice collection! keep up the great work : )

  33. pia
    December 23, 2009

    really very beautiful.

  34. olis
    January 12, 2010

    Great article, thx 🙂
    Also some nice calligraphic free fonts http://www.fonts2u.com/category.html?id=51

  35. PK
    February 18, 2010

    Thanks, very good article. Personaly i like Monika font.
    Just now i using this scrip font in my designs http://www.fonts2u.com/valentinajf.font

  36. Jyoti Moorjani
    April 10, 2010

    Thanks for the brilliant fonts. I am new to calligraphy. Just learnt some basics. Would like to know, if one can write different fonts with the same set of nibs? Thanks.

  37. pankaj goyal
    May 11, 2010

    calligraphy is a beautiful art….it expressur thought

  38. July 1, 2010

    its wonderful…. it really helped me to learn calligraphy…. totaly its very useful to intersting people….

  39. July 23, 2010

    Thanks, very good article. Personaly i like Monika font

  40. rahijapriya
    August 7, 2010

    hi, i liked the king and queen, brock script.

  41. soukanya INTHAVONG
    December 7, 2010

    very good idai

  42. January 7, 2011

    this is Amazing post thanks brother to share this beautiful fonts

  43. February 17, 2011

    brilliantttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt……….

  44. kriti
    February 25, 2011

    I think this an informative and interesting article. I think it is very readable and knowledgeable, happy to see some people still have interest in this.I will share this blog with my friends. I would like to share this video of calligraphy artist Dave Wood with reader of this blog http://davewood.com.au/blog/videos/artist-at-work-dave-wood-the-master-of-calligraphy-art
    i hope viewers will like this.

  45. Shamantha Renukaradhya
    March 9, 2011

    Awesome!!!

  46. March 17, 2011

    i recently found a usefull website for arabic fonts , you can upload, download hundreds of arabic free fonts from http://www.arafonts.com. hope this is usefull

  47. March 18, 2011

    I can erite the most beautiful english calligraphy .

  48. April 1, 2011

    i want to download this font: Spledid es. This looks so amazing to me.

  49. April 15, 2011

    I… love… these…

  50. abc
    April 27, 2011

    wonderful,keep it up

  51. May 7, 2011

    this is a very well designed website, you should most definitely keep doing what you’ve been doing

  52. anushrav jain
    June 1, 2011

    i have enjoyed very well.

  53. June 26, 2011

    good to know that

  54. Loris
    July 15, 2011

    just what I am looking for… thanks a lot!

  55. July 19, 2011

    Absolutely amazing fonts! Thanks for posting

  56. Pinocchio
    July 26, 2011

    Thanks a lot.

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