Thin calligraphy fonts are a current popular trend not only in web design but also in the general art scene. Fonts set the premise or the vibe of a web design. It could lead the readers into thinking whether the website is serious, vibrant, fun, or sophisticated.
What are thin calligraphy fonts?
Thin calligraphy fonts are typefaces that are designed to look like handwriting. These are characterized, quite literally, by thin ‘pen strokes’ as if they are written with a ball-point pen. Oftentimes, these are designed to look personal like handwritten signatures. However, unlike handwriting, thin calligraphy is still drawn letters. This means, there are techniques, standards, and methods with which these letters could be written (or, drawn) and even recreated.
These are commonly used in DIY niches, creative art niches, and the like. Designers can see these usually on Etsy, Instagram, and even Pinterest.
Why is thin calligraphy so popular with designers?
People use it for self-improvement
A lot of people say that old dogs can’t be taught new tricks, but learning ‘handwritten’ calligraphy disproves this. With practice, people doing calligraphy can surely improve and they can do so at fast speeds. If you are looking for a new hobby, doing calligraphy may be a good idea for you. With so many apps and software available online, you can even upload your thin calligraphy fonts. You can use these uploaded calligraphy fonts for your design projects or share them with other designers.
Always fun to buy supplies (physically and virtually)
If you are the collector type, there are so many tools and supplies available at the stores for you to buy. This is true for physical tools and supplies, or even virtual ones. It is always so fun to discover them. Remember, you can still design thin calligraphy fonts using virtual tools.
Calligraphy creates a sophisticated design look
It is common to see thin calligraphy fonts in more feminine website designs. Common niches where these types of fonts are used are weddings, fashion, motherhood, and the like. But, with new designs, thin calligraphy fonts can be used in other niches to create a sophisticated or luxurious look. Who says thin calligraphy fonts can’t be used for male-targeted websites, right?
Easy to inject creativity in calligraphy
As a designer, you don’t necessarily have to know how to do calligraphy to be able to use it in design. Calligraphy is actually a great way to express creativity in a variety of methods. For instance, arranging typefaces while considering readability with looks is one way. Another is learning how to arrange spacing and sizes to not make the fonts overwhelm the overall design. Also, choosing which font to use to match the theme is another skill. Remember, typefaces can drastically change the look of a website.
Enjoy this showcase to learn more about the thin calligraphy fonts:
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