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What is the Handsome® font?

Handsome was the first digital typeface to resemble nice, ordinary, fully cursive handwriting. Or neon.
In 2005, Handsome Pro was one of the first script typefaces to utilize the OpenType format to simulate the natural quality of writing, by automatically substituting alternate contextual glyphs. The effect follows the conventional “joining rules” of calligraphy, which are a formalization of the way in which letter forms are modified in cursive handwriting for the sake of speed and efficiency—and also perhaps to make life more interesting. More…
For the look of real handwriting, Handsome is most convincing at around 15 pts. At much smaller or larger sizes it works differently. At display size, the feel of the non-nib styles is very slick, more like a speedball Kauffman, owing to the smoothness of the finish.
As script fonts go, Handsome has a relatively large x-height, which can be useful if you don’t want the “writing” to look too small.

Handsome® Font families

The Handsome® includes the following font families:

  • Handsome Pro Thin
  • Handsome Pro Classic
  • Handsome Pro
  • Handsome Pro Bold
  • Handsome Pro ExtraBold
  • Handsome Pro Rough
  • Handsome Thin
  • Handsome Light
  • Handsome Classic
  • Handsome
  • Handsome Bold
  • Handsome ExtraBold
  • Handsome Rough
  • Handsome Nib

Handsome® Preview

Here is a preview of how Handsome® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Handsome® Free to Download?

No. This is a premium font that you can download from MyFonts.com Please don't waste your time looking for a free download of Handsome® as you just won't find it.

It's highly unlikely that this font can be found for free on the web. If you do, then potentially you'll risk getting viruses on your computer. One thing to remember is that it's illegal to use this font if you didn't pay for it!

Do the right thing. If you want Handsome® then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts to get it with the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their hard work. :)