35 Handwriting Styles We Wish We Had

By Daniel Whitehouse

Man writing with a black ballpoint pen in notebook

35 Handwriting Styles We Wish We Had

By Daniel Whitehouse

Let's take a walk through 35 handwriting styles —with pen collection from Dayspring Pens — that will inspire your own writing journey. In this list of handwriting examples, the first writing style will both surprise and — I hope — inspire you.

1. Meghan Markle’s Handwriting Style

You may be surprised to learn that Meghan Markle is quite the dab hand at calligraphy. Not just an actress, and married to a British Prince, she also has creative flair when it comes to writing letters. In the below letter she is remarking on her guest editorship of the September issue of British Vogue.

How did she get her gorgeous writing talent? Before she became a successful actor, she supported herself by crafting invitations for Robin Thicke, Dolce & Gabbana, amongst others. (1)

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Example of Meghan Markle handwriting style on letter

2. Architect-Style Handwriting on Grid Paper

Calm. Smooth. Thin, yet precise. Just how does he get those angles into each letter? Yes, you guessed it. Writing on grid paper can help with the cadence of your letter spacing. Note how the starting 'N' is twice the height as every other letter that follows. This instantly creates a sense of balance from the beginning of the phrase "Now is the ...".

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pen writing in notebook

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3. Futuristic Handwriting Style

It’s moving day. Everything’s packed up and you’re ready to go. But you live on the 6th floor so you’ll probably tie up the elevators all day. Imagine how easily a quick note can calm your neighbors?

This thoughtful note was written with a blue gel pen, namely the Waterloo Blue Parker Jotter. The gel ink has a smoother, more even flow than a ballpoint or fountain so you can achieve this same look.

futuristic handwriting

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4. Typefaces the Numerals

Ever wonder what a seven’s face would look like? To me, the digit seven hasn’t brought me the best of luck—this attitude face by Capador seems to describe it well. This should probably be among my “handwriting styles to learn” list just in case someone asks about my weekdays.

Typefaces the Numerals

5. Eminem Writes a Letter to Tupac’s Mom

When composing a thank you letter to someone you admire, you want to show respect in every way possible. Eminem managed to scribble down the best handwriting style. While he may have other different types of handwriting, his letter to Tupac’s mom isn't just neat. It also shows humbleness, respect, and discipline and is definitely slower than his rap speed.

Eminem Writes a Letter to Tupac’s Mom

6. A Cousin Caught Me off Guard With His Handwriting

Ever wonder why some people develop decent styles of handwriting after being behind for a while? Well, with enough time and having written hundreds of letters to their loved ones, their cursive styles are bound to get stupid good. Big Mac daddy effortlessly shared his beautiful handwriting via a heartfelt note.

My gangsta cousin caught me off guard with his handwriting

7. Check Out This Coworker's Handwriting When Taking A Lunch Order

A hungry stomach means the face is probably grumpy. But nothing can ease the grumpiness of a co-worker who not only requests to take your order but also scribbles it down with the most amazing and unique handwriting you have ever seen.

Check out my coworkers handwriting when taking our lunch order

8. Possibly The Neatest Writing No Guidelines or Templates Used

There is always a special feeling when someone calls your name before they address you. And aadamblanco knew exactly how to melt Brandon’s heart with joy. An eight-word Christmas note, written in one of those clean types of handwriting, was all he needed to lift Brandon’s Christmas spirit.

Possibly my neatest writing No guidelines or templates used

9. Found a Thrift Store

The last thing you would expect in a store that only deals with second-hand items is a well-written, natural handwriting style. But imagine coming across a gratitude note handwritten, perfectly and equally spaced. You not only want to read their other notes but also enjoy the eye-appealing, stylish handwriting.

Found at a thrift store

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10. Me Being Me

Do you ever read a poem and certain words stick out? Instead of letting them stay in your head, jot them down poetically with one of your best English handwriting styles. It not only makes them beautiful but also adds depth to their meaning—something you want to glare and connect with all day.

me being me

11. The Building I’m Staying in This Weekend Had This Posted in the Elevator This Morning

You are probably used to seeing printed notices posted in our hotels. But what lengths would you go to ensure your package is perfectly placed at your door? Besides foregoing the printer, Patrick Bateman’s cousin (my immediate thought when I saw this cool handwriting) decided to handwrite a well-punctuated note that begins with please and ends with thanks—something every other hotel guest would come closer to read.

The building I’m staying in this weekend

12. Silence

There are hundreds of ways to emphasize your message. But instead of saying out your stance, imagine scribbling it down carefully. Definitely one of the best handwriting styles to copy, especially if you prefer the silence language, too.


13. Wet Pen Look

Careful, you will smudge it. I’ve always admired how ancient people used quill pens to write letters without smudging ink all over the paper. Their penmanship styles not only portrays it as a noble act, but it’s obvious the letter carries an important message.

Wet pen ink writing example

14. Common Surnames Around the World Written With Pencil

Imagine being able to write numerous languages perfectly; you wonder if they are really written or drawn. If I had such a talent, I would definitely walk around asking strangers for their surnames just to impress them with my hand writing.

Common surnames around the world

15. My Everyday Writing

You can’t convince me she is not neat, organized, punctual, and a perfectionist. If Chesydn was my friend, I would probably nickname her “the perfect copywriter.” And while I might wish for her to teach me this nice handwriting, I really wonder how patient I have to be to ace it.

my everyday handwriting

16. My 3 Casual Writing Fonts

Architecture isn’t a course for the weak-hearted. As you begin your classes, you might practice architectural lettering where you may end up having different handwriting styles for every mood. And when the mood is right, you might just scribble down something like number 3—the proper architect's handwriting style.

My 3 casual writing fonts

17. Some Classic Microbiology, Anyone?

Microbiology classes are stressful. But I would pay to read notes written with such neat, relaxing, and pretty handwriting. Maybe all you need is a different handwriting to ace that subject.

some classic microbiology

18. Aesthetically Pleasing Handwriting Styles

Surprisingly, you never quite expect to think about penmanship at your favorite restaurant. I mean, you’re there to eat, right? This waitress at Blue’s Egg made quite an impression on her customer. The different shapes of her “e” had him questioning her Greek influence. Now that’s something you don’t experience every day!

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aesthetically pleasing handwriting

19. Pretty Punchy Handwriting

If you had a sister who wrote like this, wouldn’t you want to show it off? (Or get her to write a nice valentine card on your behalf?). It took 'baby girl' six months to get a handwriting styles sample she could share with the world. A Dayspring pen is the perfect gift for such a talented sibling. Learn how to choose a luxury gift pen.

pretty punchy handwriting

20. Former President Barack Obama’s Beautiful Stylish Handwriting

Encouragingly, it’s good to know the thoughtful art of letter writing is still alive. Retired President Barack Obama couldn’t contain his appreciation for Yann Martel’s book, Life of Pi. His neat cursive penmanship says it all. It’s all in the choice of pen.

former President Barack Obama handwriting

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21. Simply Gorgeous Handwriting

In the age of typing, who even asks for handwritten assignments? This annoyed teacher did. Although he explicitly said there would be no extra marks for handwriting, such beautiful penmanship should change his mind, right? And if school doesn’t work out for the writer, they can make a living making wedding invitation cards. Because that capital “T” is a poem in itself!

simply gorgeous handwriting

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22. Johnny Cash love letter to June Carter Cash

When you’re so used to seeing each other, a thoughtful letter can go a really long way in recreating the original spark between a couple. That’s what Johnny Cash did. Wouldn’t you want to receive this? Or better still, write one? Get started with a customized pen from Dayspring Pens.

Johnny Cash love letter

23. Beautifully Handwritten in 1903

A thrift store is the perfect hiding place for little gems like this 117-year-old book with its extraordinary showcase of handwritin styles. Teaching cursive to a group of eager students will be a lot more interesting for this teacher.

1903 handwriting discovered in store

24. Amazing Cursive Handwriting Styles

Imagine receiving such a beautiful note about your child’s epic performance. Not only are you thrilled but you’re also uber-confident in her teacher. Get your little girl a customized ballpoint pen from Dayspring pens so she could be just as good (if not better).

teacher's handwriting

25. Clean Cursive Handwriting

Imagine reading history notes written in this beautiful font? You wouldn’t forget a thing! The bold cursive really jumps out at you. Boring facts about the sun never looked so good.

26. A Good Pen, a Paper, and Fruits

Fruit never tasted, I mean, looked so yummy! This cursive handwriting brings out the flavor in the fruits’ names. The slow deliberate movements give you just enough time to imagine and salivate.

good pen, a paper, and fruits

27. Exquisite Handwriting in a Beautiful Sheen

Monteverde California Teal never looked so brilliant! It’s a dual-color like dark teal and red sheen. The writer uses a very special pen to achieve the light color at the top and a dark sheening at the bottom where the ink collects. He writes names of places and animals in alphabetical order in an exclusive journal for handwriting styles practice. Such dedication!

dual color writing on paper

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28. Absolutely Amazing Handwriting

To achieve this, the writer used a special felt tip pen but mastered his cursive writing using regular ballpoint pens. Well, Dayspring Pens promises you customized quality ballpoint pens.

dramatic letter handwriting

29. Neat Cursive Handwriting

It takes quite a bit of focus to write these words along an imaginary straight line. If a regular pen can achieve such beautiful cursive penmanship, just imagine what you can do with a fountain pen from Dayspring Pens?

neat cursive handwriting

30. Impressive Cursive Written Backwards

In just two weeks, this cursive wizard taught himself how to write backward (mirror writing). Do you think you have what it takes? Give it a try.

cursive written backwards

31. Elegant Bedtime Handwriting Styles

Ink makes a huge difference in any piece of writing. It’s the right kind of ink that produced this breathtaking iridescent deep blue hue. The basic properties to look for in fountain pen ink are: feathering, show through, bleeding, water resistance, pigment, flow, lubrication, dry time, iron gall, shading, sheen, and shimmer.

bedtime handwriting

32. Honeymoon Handwriting

Imagine starting your honeymoon with such a gorgeous welcome? That’s the recipient’s story and she’s thinking about gifting Juanita, the writer. We think a lovely customized fountain pen is the perfect gift. Of all the handwriting styles this one has a gorgeous flourish in the letters H and W. Shop Dayspring Pens.

honeymoon handwriting

33. Attractive Plant Watering Instructions

If you’re going to get something done right, you might as well leave crystal clear instructions. And she left nothing to chance. Who includes illustrations and cursive writing? This roommate does, so she must really love her plants.

plant watering instructions

34. A Neat Handwritten Invoice

Who achieves such neat penmanship on cheap receipt paper? This store owner does. He took his time with this invoice and it really shows. The recipient still can’t figure out which pen he used.

neat handwritten invoice

35. Lastly, Vintage 'Automatic' Lettering

Good handwriting doesn't always mean you spend hours practicing. Sometimes, to craft those neat handwriting styles, you just need the right tool. You might consider it if you wish to learn more than two types of handwriting styles.

So many wonderful ways to immortalize lovely messages. Get started on your handwriting journey today. Don’t go it alone, can you think of anyone who’d also love a good pen?

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Daniel Whitehouse is the President and CEO of Dayspring Pens. He uses his expertise with premium writing utensils to create exceptional, intentional products and craft easy-to-understand articles that help both new and experienced users learn more about their writing tools. He lives in Virginia where he and his wife are raising their four children.

To learn more about him and his insights about custom engraved gift pens, follow Daniel on LinkedIn.


Sources: Handwriting Matters


pretty handwriting cool lol

Daisy Elmer

Thank you , who-ever got this available for people to check out !! I think,? …Now I’ve found the handwriting I like & that I can copy, practice, and L👀K at. And enjoy dreaming that one day I will wright just like that,!! Or even better? Who no’s? Any improvement on my handwriting is a good thing! For me &for the person who has to do the reading!! LOL thanks again. 💌 Becky



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