Sans Illegible

I’ve never been much into typography but as a habitual photoshop user, I’m burdened with some number of thousands of fonts on my computer. I recently came to the profound realization that it is silly for there not to be a font of my own handwriting.

Click for full size chicken scratch

Click for full size chicken scratch

When I was in elementary school, I was one of only a few kids who had a computer at home (Commodore 64 anyone?) so some of my teachers wouldn’t let me type my book reports. They had to be handwritten, so that it would be fair to all the other kids. I sure would have liked this back then.

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5 comments on “Sans Illegible
  1. Spamboy says:

    Perhaps something like the following: http://www.yourfonts.com/

  2. One Fine Jay says:

    Back in 2002 Chris Pirillo’s blog used his handwriting rendered using Macromedia Fontographer and scanned samples of his handwriting using all characters. It was a pretty tedious process and for $8.50 it does make sense to pay someone else to do it.

    That said, dyed-in-the-wool, formally trained graphic designers and typophiles seethe at the idea of converting handwriting into typefaces. I say they can kiss my butt.

    One Fine Jay’s last blog post..Futureproofing: the economics of scale

  3. dominic says:

    Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing

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