Posted by Nixon
3 November, 2009

This is a font, or is it?

I’ve become bemused at the proliferation of fonts that look like handwriting – after all why can’t people just write things anymore? There’s even a typeface that looks uncannily like my own handwriting – see above. I seem to have developed a classic creative scribble over the years and I’ve noticed many other arty types from architects to fashion designers to fine artists also share the same personal font (someone even asked me once whether I’d been taught to write like this at art school!). However, everyone can now turn their handwriting into a font, thanks to new sites like ‘fontcapture’, but personally I still suggest you use a pen…

The words 'This is a typeface!' and 'But this isn't!' in two slightly different handwritten fonts.