9 Free Caligraphy Fonts

As if I didn’t have enough to do, I sometimes day dream about starting to learn calligraphy. I mean, I sort of have neat handwriting. When I try to, at least. And how great would it be to embellish homemade gifts with custom-lettered calligraphy, like, all the time? And if you’re planning a wedding or another huge bash, don’t even get me started. You could save tons of dough if you knew how to do calligraphy.

But I usually snap out of that day dream pretty quickly when I realize that calligraphy can be an expensive hobby. And it takes a lifetime of practice to become as good as gals like Melissa Esplin and Jessica Hische.

So for the rest of us, there’s fonts. I’ve spent some time collecting them on my laptop for my projects and crafts (like the Pumpkin Place Cards I made last Halloween, featuring the Some Weatz font), and I thought “Why not share these?”

So here you go. Put calligraphy on everything, no ink neccessary.

9 Totally Free Caligraphy Fonts


1. Antrokas
2. BlackJack
3. Centeria Script
4. Respective
5. Contribute
6. Some Weatz
7. Dancing Script
8. Janda Stylish Script
9. Janda Elegant Handwriting


More great hand-lettered fonts this way →
Even More Awesome Calligraphy Fonts



  • February 12, 2013 10:16 pm

    Calligraphy is on my “oh, if only I could…” list, too! Thanks so much for sharing these fonts, for those of us still dreaming away. 🙂

    • Nightauel

      July 4, 2013 9:01 am

      Calligraphy was one of my earliest “craft” efforts, and I promise, it’s not that hard. I did it as a teenager, taught myself and my second job “in the real world” was as a calligrapher. There are some fonts that are more difficult than others, but the truth is that if you remember to hold your calligraphy pen at the same angle throughout your project, if your letters are all the same size and if your handwriting is consistent, you will produce enviable calligraphy.

  • Sarah

    March 4, 2013 11:40 am

    What site did you get these off of? These would be good for my DVD covers!

  • Sarah

    March 4, 2013 4:14 pm

    Ahhh. Thank you!! They will be put to good use!

  • JustSayin'

    March 10, 2013 11:50 pm

    Not all of these fonts are free! You really ought to check the licensing on them before claiming that. A few specifically say for “PERSONAL USE ONLY”, meaning they cannot be used for commercial use, business use, on any product that you intend to distribute for profit. This post is going around Pinterest. When people pin this thinking these fonts are free, you’re subjecting them to possible legal consequences. Just sayin…

  • Kate

    March 11, 2013 9:48 am

    Hi there,
    Am I being completely silly? How do I actually use the font once I have downloaded it? Do I need to import it to MS Word? I have the zipped and unzipped files sitting in My Docs but don’t know what to do with them!! Please help! 🙂

  • Pam Wykoff

    March 12, 2013 3:06 pm

    How do you get the free fonts.

  • ARH

    March 14, 2013 2:20 pm

    I’m also wondering how to get the fonts to work. I’ve downloaded the fonts and they do not show up on any word files so that I can actually use them. please help 🙂

  • March 15, 2013 3:32 pm
  • April 2, 2013 7:15 am

    Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful fonts. I cannot believe there are so many free and great looking ones out there. My computer is just filling up with the ones I download, but I can appreciate written things with beautiful fonts so much more! These are some great finds, some that I wouldn`t have considered otherwise, perhaps.
    Thanks again 🙂

  • Nicole

    April 9, 2013 9:57 am

    Thank you for the lovely fonts. I can’t wait to try them out!

  • roni g.

    May 20, 2013 5:00 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for.

  • Morgan

    June 8, 2013 9:39 am

    Hi Taryn,

    Did you have issues with your word processor cutting off the tops and bottoms of the fonts (especially the really curly ones)?

  • Paula Rogers

    June 19, 2013 11:47 am

    I think I would use these a lot.

  • Sadie Alverson

    July 5, 2013 10:30 pm

    Can’t wait to try your fonts. I love calligraphy !!!

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  • jac

    October 9, 2013 8:29 pm

    Download “Font” or Download “Font Collection”??? Help?

  • Jocelan

    December 29, 2013 6:37 pm

    Thanks you,these fonts are lovely.
    Blessings Jocelan

  • sarah

    January 8, 2014 1:10 pm

    Hi Taryn,

    I’m having the same problem as Morgan. MS word is cutting off the tops and bottoms of some of the really curly letters. Any ideas on how to fix this? This is super helpful, thanks for sharing!

  • Anita

    February 17, 2014 2:08 pm

    I downloaded the files, but I do not see “.ttf” or “.otf” anywhere…all it gives me is something like a PDF file that shows what the fonts look like. Am I doing something wrong?

  • October 17, 2014 3:04 pm

    Thanks for putting this together & sharing!

  • Carla R

    November 13, 2014 10:00 pm

    Hello!! Your fonts are amazing! So, how can I download them?
    You are awesome! My favorites are “Mr. Robert Holmes”, and “Samantha & Oliver”. xx

  • audrey

    February 4, 2015 10:39 am

    Love them, however Antrokas is not free

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  • September 5, 2015 2:51 pm

    Great Post! I love calligrpahic typefaces so much that I have some for free at http://torontocalligraphyguild.org/designertype/


  • December 26, 2017 8:48 am

    thanks for your info about fonts. its very nice.

  • January 23, 2018 2:51 am

    I love calligraphy – thanks you!

  • February 6, 2020 5:35 pm

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