Aside from playing an important role in reading, writing and language, the alphabet has also become a common tool in decorating stationery, documents, clothing--even tattoos. Different styles of lettering are used for advertising, monogramming or labelling everyday. If you enjoy adding creativity to anything containing the written word, different styles of curly alphabet lettering can help you customise just about anything.
The My Fonts website offers a variety of different font styles that you can purchase online and download to your computer. All fonts are designed by--and credited to--various graphic artists. The Curly Q font created by Rae Kaiser offers print-style upper and lower case letters that each curl inward or outward within the body or at the ends. Rounded letters--such as lower case a, b and o--include a full circle swirl in the centre. Straight line letters--like y and f--feature slightly curved ends.
Font Space Designs
Font Space is a website where artists share their font designs free of charge. The site hosts over 13,000 styles and whether you have a Windows or Mac computer, you can download a number of curly lettering fonts at no cost. The "akaFrivolity" font is a combination of print and cursive lettering with swoops, swirls and spiral edges. "Sachiko" is a hand writing style of lettering that adds curls at the beginnings and ends of certain letters and the hand written "Precious" font features large intertwined curls and smaller curls throughout.
Curly Tattoo Lettering
If you're looking for the perfect curly lettering style to incorporate into a tattoo, try the tattoo lettering designer tool on the TattooDesign.com website. The site offers six different styles of curly alphabet lettering, including print and cursive designs. Type the desired words into the text box at the top of the page and watch them appear in the sample box. Available fonts appear in the box below. Click on different curly styles until you find one you prefer, then click the print icon next to the "Pick Style" button to print your design.
Kid's Curly Alphabet Designs
If you're looking to buy personalised children's gifts and accessories, the ABC & 123 Kids site offers two types of curly alphabet lettering designs. The embroidered patches can be added to purchased items or bought separately for at-home projects. Both lettering styles are in print-letter form. The Curly-Q option has slightly plump and curvy letters that come to complete spirals at the lower ends, while the Curl style restricts the curls to only certain letters, such as a fully swirled "S" and capital "M" with a loop in the centre point.
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