Script fonts range from some of the most elegant fonts out there to fonts which basically look like someone with really nice flowing handwriting. The style of writing on which todays script fonts are based was made possible by the introduction of paper. It replaced parchment which had a much rougher surface and prevented free flowing writing. If you would like to see what writing prior to this looked follow this link to the Wikipedia page on Blackletter fonts. Script style fonts may also be known as cursive fonts.
I think fonts can be hugely useful and important in styling stationery. I design bespoke stationery and I like to give my clients as big a choice as possible so they can truly reflect their style in the stationery I design for them. If you’re making your own stationery choosing an interesting looking font is an easy way to bring artistic elements and style to what you’re making.
Script fonts can really bring a touch of sophisticated elegance with the delicate and artistic flourishes that many of the fonts use. Whereas those that look more like regular hand writing can make an occasion seem more friendly and informal. If you want to use a font that is hard to read for large amounts of text, use it for headers or titles and pair it with a plainer font for the bulk of the text. This doesn’t have to be a script font and using them with serif fonts can provide a good contrast.
Below is a selection of freely available script fonts which can be found online as well as chosen by clients of Artemis Stationery. These fonts will be added to the main selection on the website (click to see) when the newest version of the website is released. To find out more about stationery from Artemis Stationery visit the website now.