Handwritten sans or script with OT alternates

deadsumo's picture

Hi all you freako's

For an outdoor campaign I am searching for a handwritten sans serif or script - either in to differrent cuts (alternative styles) or as an Opentype font with alternates. Handwritten type often gets "stereotype" so i need to make it more alive.

I hope anyone can help.


Stephen Coles's picture

Casual or formal?

deadsumo's picture

Hehe - something in between. Not too formal and not too casual. At this point any suggestions goes. But if i have to answer in one word, it's: Casual ;) - You're pushing me man.

A little like Canada Type's "Birthday"

Stephen Coles's picture

Nick Shinn's Handsome Pro is the thing, available at FontShop or Veer.

The Handsome family has been given the OpenType treatment! Now, contextual alternates (which work automatically in the latest versions of Adobe software) make typesetting with Handsome look even more like real writing. Not only that, but the range of “pens” has been extended to six styles, with Thin (much like a “Fineliner”) and Extra Bold (rather like “Speedball Fat”) versions at either end of the weight spectrum, Classic (a super-elegant version of Nib) and Rough, which simulates the effect of a rollerball or fine-tipped felt-nib pen on ordinary paper, with a subtle “bleed”.

Nick Cooke's picture


Nick Cooke

Stephen Coles's picture

I had missed that thread, Nick. Very well done!

paul d hunt's picture

our very own Randy Jones is very good at doing hand-lettered fonts that straddle the line between formal & informal. I know he has some projects he's developing, you might contact him and see if he has anything that you would fine useful. Or, check out Christian Robertson's Dear Sarah.

paul d hunt's picture

Another script with alternates: Dearest

andyclymer's picture

How about Casino Hand?

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