23 Architectural Fonts – Download Free Fonts Similar To Architect’s Handwriting

Updated on August 28, 2023 in Architectural Resources/Fonts

architectural fonts

[ Updated ] Architectural font intended for use in technical drawings, presumably with Google Sketchup 7 and the hand-drawn strokes feature. Now, everyone can write like an architect! More architecture fonts:

woolkarth bold font
Woolkarth-Bold Bold Font (Free)

flux architect architectural fonts
Flux Architect (Free)

bold architect architectural fonts
Architect Bold by Australian Type Foundry ($25)

graphite light architect architectural fonts
Graphite Light by Adobe ($26)

tekton architect architectural fonts
Tekton Pro Regular by Francis D.K. Ching ($25.99)

urban sketch architect architectural fonts
Urban Sketch (Free)

stylus bt architect architectural fonts
Stylus BT (Free)

two by four architect architectural fonts
TwoByFour Regular ($19)

frank architect architectural fonts
Frank the Architect (USD20)

architect architectural fonts
Architect Font by Hank Gillette (Free)

schema light architect architectural fonts
Schema Light (Blueprint) ($19)

tk architect architectural fonts
TK Architect (Free)

ndp architect architectural fonts
Architect NDP ($20)

le corbusier architect architectural fonts
Modular Stencil (French drafting stencils) by Le Corbusier ($178)

rough draft architect architectural fonts
Rough Draft (USD30)

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tecon architect architectural fonts
Tecon ($20)

damned architect architectural fonts
Damned Architect (Free)

draft hand architect architectural fonts
Draft Hand ($15)

small hand architect architectural fonts
Architect Small Block ($20)

architect font
Prov Architect NDP ($20)

architects daughter
Architect’s Daughter (Free)

draftsman cap architecture fonts architect

scratch font architect
PWScratched (Free)

Serif vs Sans

Which type of font is better? The best font choice are the one where readers do not notice the font, but the message. Serif fonts are easier to read in printed works, this should be your primary choice.


The author is not a CAD expert nor a web genius. Just another guy spending too much time online. The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.


  1. I am getting a book on manual drafting published. I have used romans.shx in CAD and Calibri in WORD for my illustrations. My editor has seen Archstyl.shx, city blueprint and country blueprint and want me to use one of these more hand-drawn looking fonts. Before I go to the expense of downloading one of them, I would like to see a sample of them first. Would it be possible for you to e-mail me a sample of these fonts. Perferably in all caps and large print (equal to 24″ in publishing print or 12″ in CAD.

    Your site is wonderful. It is the only site hat gives samples of some fonts!!1 Thank you so much.

  2. Great debate, though I always use the sans font. Its good on web and in print I just have to convert them to an object or a shape to make it show well on prints.

  3. Nice posting.
    It would be nice if the samples included a line of numbers. (0123456789)
    This is particularly useful for architectural drafting.

  4. well i was curious about architectural style hand lettering.
    yes the internet can help sometimes.
    i reviewed your information about handwriting.
    and your lettering SUCKS too

    the examples that are shown are from where or what country
    obviously not from the USA.
    if a candidate presented these styles he may not get a job
    in my arch firm.

    i believe that the skill and practice for arch lettering
    is the mark of a true architect because lettering shows
    the attention for detail that starts with your hand.
    i have been complimented many times for my great PRINTING.
    Yes i do use all capitals.

    nowdays it seems that no arch tyles and never artist can
    write in a professional manner. they just scribble some letters.
    It is total bad taste. And since everyone uses the computer,
    the lettering is done by the computer. the typical font is
    CITY BLUEPRINT. It is very good but not prefect.
    yes it is not perfect. your examples show a pentel pen
    or felt point instrument. It is not the best. But it is the
    most useable writing tool. I guess FLUX and DRAFTSMAN FONTS
    are the best but still not perfect.

    CITY BLUEPRINT autocad is very good. But your styles miss
    many letters forms and technique. W is the worst. M are a clue. the
    outer vertical strokes are VERTICAL not slanting.

    Most beginning or entry arch jobs are doing construction drawings.
    That will lead to detailing. That is the real test for hand lettering.
    I do not need any guidelines or t-square to make perfect lettering.
    and that is with a PENCIL. The techniques is a chised tip and hold
    the pencil position to stroke all verticals with the edge of the chised
    tip and flat side for all horizontal strokes. now that is THE MASTER.

    Yes i am a master architect and artist. And when I handwrite anything
    it is always noticed and commented. If you cannot use your HAND
    for lettering, you will get nothing else to do. Your sketches will
    probably worse. I guess they are trying to be doctors scripts style.
    but you cannot read that shit.

    byron keener 50 years art and design

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