9+ Fancy Cursive Letters

While cursive writing may be a dying art in this hyper-digital world, beautifully sculpted alphabet letters as a font face will always have a distinguished place even in the arena of digital art. These font styles are easy and guaranteed ways to lend a touch of polish and sophistication to any document or script.

If you are designing your own fancy typography for the screen or practicing your penmanship on paper, these sets of cursive alphabets will be great guides to go by.

Handwriting Fancy Cursive Letters

Handwriting Fancy Cursive Letters

Cursive Letters in Capital

Cursive Letters in Capital

Fancy Cursive Small Letters

Fancy Cursive Small Letters

Hand Drawn Cursive Letters

Hand Drawn Cursive Letters

Fancy Script Cursive Letters

Fancy Script Cursive Letters

The Case for Cursive Writing

You might remember (or be surprised) that in earlier times not too long ago, the practice of cursive penmanship was a mandatory drill in classrooms. As soon as children were old enough to pick up a pen, they were taught to copy the distinctive swirls, the connecting tails and loops very much like the ones you find on this page.

They thought it was trite, difficult, and boring.

What you perceive now as a rare and graceful skill used to be routine before the digital age. Many schoolchildren rejoiced when it was dropped from the forced curriculum, and yet the enchantment of cursive persists to this day, and to this page.

Think of them this way: they have become the graffiti letters of the cultured class.

A Note on How to Use These Fonts

These cursive letter sets are not TrueType or OpenType Font files you can import and type with (see Purple Glitter Fancy Alphabets). They are set as picture (PNG) clip art files you can download for free and use as references or, if you are really creative, as copy-paste resources.

PNG files are formatted with transparent backgrounds so you can rescale the letters and overlay them on another picture file, especially if your computer does not support the fancy font feature. Many of the sets feature both uppercase and lowercase letters as well as punctuation marks and numbers for fuller use.

For cursive TTF and OTF downloads, feel free to check our archives on Template.net for more fonts.

Purple Glitter Fancy Alphabets

Purple Glitter Fancy Alphabets

Fancy Cursive Script Writing

Fancy Cursive Script Writing

Calligraphic Cursive Letters

Calligraphic Cursive Letters

Cool Cursive Tattoo Fonts

Cool Cursive Tattoo Fonts

Custom Fancy Cursive Words

Custom Fancy Cursive Words

Where to Use Fancy Cursive

Wherever you want, if you are tired of cutesy alphabet bubble letters and want something with more class. While back in the quill-pen days the cursive script was used for any kind of writing, these days they are reserved for special occasions or to achieve a certain effect.

They are most often used

  • in high-class, prestigious settings (not necessarily a royal decree; it can even be the letterhead on a five-star hotel or fancy uptown restaurant menu);
  • in ceremonial documents as wedding certificates, college diplomas, lawyer certificates, etc.;
  • in romantic and celebratory greeting cards;
  • in handwritten poetry; and
  • many other places where creative types lurk and flourish.

You can even see running, flouncy calligraphy printed on T-shirts.

It is an impressive art form that won’t die any time soon but adapts to whatever art touches. So download these and other fancy fonts now for free on Template.net and see what you can do with them to make your art better.

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