There are a ton of beautiful script fonts available but I wanted to try to isolate some of the new calligraphy fonts that feel more close to a 'real' hand. I chose a selection from classic & sophisticated to the more casual and even girly.  A lot of these font designers have multiple offerings that may entice you as well. I love fonts, but I do try to keep my font collections to a minimum, too many fonts can slow a computer down and also I am not known for being able to make a quick decision. These are not free fonts, they will take an investment, but I really feel like they are worth it. The bottom one is from the font house Emily Lime a newcomer to the scene, I love everything she is doing and from what I am seeing on the interwebs it seems like a lot of designers feel the same way.

From top to bottom:

I have mentioned my friends at Magpie Paperworks prior, but it's worth having another easy to access link for you here to buy their beautiful calligraphy fonts.

P.S. Calligraphy fonts will never replace the beauty of a hand-lettered piece, but I know not everyone has the time + inclination to letter themselves and also you may not have the budget to hire a calligrapher so these fonts are beautiful alternatives.

Whitney (September 11, 2012 at 1:49 PM)  

Other good ones are Saissant & Vermandois!

Miss B. (September 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM)  

I agree Whitney! Those are by Magpie Paperworks whom I adore. My link color is not working but if you hover over the post you can see what is linked. Technology, gah!

Erica Midkiff | Dearingford (September 11, 2012 at 5:41 PM)  

These are great resources! Love, love, love. :)

Truly Smitten (September 11, 2012 at 7:20 PM)  

oh my, THANK YOU for this! You are the bestest =)

ArtsyCanvasGirl (September 12, 2012 at 5:36 AM)  

I am so excited about this topic and will be reading with anticipation each day. I am wondering what is a typical fee of a calligrapher? Thank you for sharing this information! xoxox

Anonymous –  (September 12, 2012 at 1:51 PM)  

These are great. Thanks for sharing. I didn't even know that you could buy fonts on Etsy.

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