create your very own fonts

 This little mock-up uses at least four of my handmade fonts over a grainy landscape image.

Did you know you can create your own fonts from your handwriting? I didn't either and, once I found out, I made a whole bunch of fonts by going here and following the directions. All you need is a printer, a scanner, (or an all-in-one thingy) and a thickish pen or marker. I used an 8.0 fine liner which seemed to work great. You might be able to experiment with smaller though I'm not sure I'd go less than a 5.0.

After a little bit of trial and error (check the arrow on the sample of Patient Zero below) and some post-scan editing, I think I came up with some fun and very unique fonts. One of them has even been used to create the logo for LOL at the top of the site.


Give it a shot, play around, do your thing. I'd love to see what fonts you come up with and maybe even do a little share/exchange. Download mine in a zip below (Windows) and let me know what you think. Happy creating!

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