Confession time: I am a huge font junkie. You name it, I probably have it downloaded on my computer and have used it somewhere. Seriously, it is downright dangerous for me to even venture over to a font site. I can spend hours upon hours just browsing, looking at handwriting and calligraphy and decorative flourishes. The bright side of this time-sucking hobby is that I always have a good font recommendation when a friend is designing something, from her wedding invitations to a graphic for Instagram.
Here, you’ll find my collection of 7 new summertime fonts to kick-start your creativity.
This is one of my favorites because it’s curvy and fun without being too over-the-top with the loops and swirls. It get a little hard to read, so obviously this isn’t one I would use as a body text or for long paragraphs, but definitely as an accent text. The laid-back feeling of this font definitely says summertime to me, but could easily translate beyond the season to be useful all year long.
I think I’m most drawn to this handwritten style font because it reminds me so much of my own style of handwriting. For whatever reason, I’m an all-caps writer 90% of the time. I do enjoy that this font gives you the option of upper-case or lower-case letters (on some letters) so you can change up the look a little bit if you’re so inclined.
What I like about this one is that the letters all connect, giving every word a really unified, flowing look. With a lot of script fonts you can get gaps that form between certain letters, but not the case with this one. I’m also really into the flourishes at the ends of some letters, like the “d” and the “m”. This font doesn’t have some special characters, though, so keep that in mind if you’re choosing this font for design purposes.
Alright, I’ll admit that my initial need to download this font came from the name of the font itself. I mean, how can I live in Arizona and not download a font called Arizona?! (Remember, my love for fonts knows no limitation or rationality.) But after using it, I actually quite enjoy it. It’s bold without being obnoxious, and even feels a little bit hip-hop, like it could be used on an album cover.
This is another one of those fonts that I think I’m always going to be drawn to because it reminds me a little of my own penmanship. It is sort of similar to Kisah Ceritra (above), but with a more rounded look that feels more “bouncy” to the reader. I also enjoy how all the characters are the exact same height – a rare find for a handwritten font.
I absolutely love this font, and am tempted to pair it with a traditional Serif for my next branding endeavor. The name of this font embodies its characteristics perfectly. The only thing that I would personally change about it is the way the letters fit together (you know I’m a sucker for perfectly connecting letters), but I think the gaps and overlaps give it a lot of it’s original character. Be aware that this font contains no special characters whatsoever, so it may be difficult to use in a design project.
This is it, everyone. My favorite font of this entire post. It is adorable without being too childish or cutesy. It is scripted without being over-done. And by now, you know how I feel about the perfectly connecting letters. This is the ultimate wedding font too, because it comes with so many gorgeous flourishes, hearts, and special characters. I’m in love with Stea!
That’s it – my list of 7 New Summertime Fonts that I am totally obsessing over. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!