Font Friday

Style Script (free font)

The lively and elegant script typeface Style Script in a heading and a pull quote on a mobile phone.

Script typeface

by Robert Leuschke, at Google Fonts

1 style

Regular

License for web/app usage

Free

Best for

  • Headings (display text)
  • Long reading text (body text)
  • User Interfaces (functional text)

Specialty

A ton of OpenType features that can change the appearance from very formal to more simple.

My thoughts on Style Script

Good script typefaces are hard to find. They have to be well crafted to convey this elegant, calligraphic vibe. And they also have to be executed well, speaking of the connectors between letters, that always have to be right and align in any combination. So I was psyched to find out that Style Script comes with all that and on top of that is a free font! I had the pleasure to chat with its designer, the magnificent calligrapher Rob Leuschke. He told me that he included this before commercial font to the Google Fonts library, which explains why all its glory is now for free.

Don’t just go with the default – toggle the OpenType features and discover the many possible appearances of Style Script

Style Script is a gorgeous upright script with looks that vary from Casual to Formal in appearance. It takes the look and simplicity of 1950s and 60s advertising and therefore works ideally for display text. With three main stylistic sets, Plain, Script and Formal, and a ton of OpenType features, it provides you with a lot of possibilities to adjust it for your application. I especially like the plain look in contrast to the swashed style. I encourage you to discover these possibilities and spend some time with it. It might be just ideal for your big headline or even a logo type.

If you’re not sure how to access these different sets, here’s a good article I found on how to enable OpenType features.


What do you think? Is Style Script something for an upcoming project? Tell me in the comments below!

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5 Comments

  1. Style Script is a one-woman show herself. Independent, enchanting, elegant. If it has another name, the prices would skyrocket. For me, it’s a gem but I’m just a former fashion editor, no surprise.
    Thank you Robert for bringing this Lady to the world🎀 and a magician Oliver for an ever exploring spirit!

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