12 Examples of Handwriting So Perfect It Could Be a Font
Browse through these stunning examples of penmanship that’s so lovely you wish it could be a font.
Everyone has their own style when it comes to penmanship. In fact, one could say that your handwriting is as unique to you as is your fingerprint. However, some people have handwriting that looks so good it almost looks professionally printed. Take a look at these fine examples of handwriting that’s so good that it needs to be made into a font. Find out what your favorite font reveals about your personality.
University student @introvert_studies makes note-taking a work of art. “If I could name my handwriting I’d probably name it iridescent,” says the note-taking expert. The style is neat and structured but with a playful twist on the popular hand-lettering trend. The writing feels so approachable that it makes reading school notes more interesting. Here’s why you should always be taking notes the old fashioned way.
Courtesy Lisa Steele | Fresh Eggs Daily
Growing up, Lisa Steele hated being left-handed. She couldn’t write on chalkboards without erasing her work or master the beautiful pen and ink calligraphy that her father tried to teach her. Instead, the now author and backyard chicken expert developed her own style, an interesting mix of print/cursive handwriting, that she calls “Chicken Scratch.” While writing on chalkboards might be harder, lefties have these advantages over right-handers.
Bold and bright
Courtesy Micaela Forziati @micafor.3
Hand lettering artist Micaela’s Instagram feed is full of her bold, bright lettering style that is both dynamic and fluent with a touch of classic cursive style. She says she would name her font “Lucas,” after her brother because he was the one who introduced her into hand lettering. Meet the designer behind the surprisingly divisive Comic Sans font.
Courtesy Deena Tamashiro @craftydeesigns
Former English teacher @craftydeesigns displays a mix of all caps and script in her bullet journaling. She says that “the physical act of writing is meditative for me, and I love writing in my planner both as memory keeping and reflection.” She would name her font “Defying Capitalization Rules,” because not having differentiation between uppercase and lowercase goes against everything she used to teach. If you want to play it straight, brush up on these 10 words you never knew you’re supposed to capitalize.
Courtesy Carrie Freed
Pharmacy student, @apothe.carrie uses her neat penmanship to help her retain information for her studies. She says, “writing slower lets me retain information better.” (She’s not wrong—here’s how writing by hand makes you smarter.) Her entire Instagram feed is full of her memorizing neat penmanship. She’s even made highlighting and bolding her notes a work of art. She calls her “font” Shmallyn.
Courtesy Emily's Hand Lettering
Hand lettering artist @emilettering strives to uplift others with her signature writing style. “One of my favorite things to do with my writing is connecting ‘T’ and ‘H,’” explains @emilettering. She likes how the letters join in two different places. If she could name her font, she’d call it “Bounce Back” because it captures the bouncy, upbeat style of her letters. Discover what Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s handwriting reveals about them.
No-so everyday cursive
Courtesy Amy Latta Creations
Hand lettering blogger and author, Amy Latta, has worked hard to master her penmanship. “I love how each letter has both thick and thin lines that compose it, giving a beautiful contrast and making it stand out from everyday cursive writing,” says Amy of her scriptwriting she calls “Noelle.” Reading in this font could improve your memory.
Courtesy Lucy Mercer
Recent law school graduate, Phoebe, has developed her distinct penmanship over many years of keeping a daily journal. Her “f’s” feature a wonderfully curved downstroke and immediately stand out in a block of text. Phoebe would name her font “Moleskine” because she always writes in black, hardcover Moleskine notebooks.
Clean and bold
Courtesy Michelle Boris of @doublemlettering
Hand lettering artist @doublelettering describes her handwriting as clean and bold and easy to read with a touch of playfulness. “The thing I like most about my work is it is often colorful and stylish,” she says. If she could name her font, she would call it “arting” in honor of her daughter (who often asks “are we arting mama?” when they color or paint.) Find out what your handwriting reveals about you.