Handdrawn fonts

deluxehorror's picture
beejay's picture

Kenny - Max Kisman has a couple of nice ones.


Maybe Chank or Brian Bonislawsky?


You could also draw your own, depending on what
flavor you are looking for.


deluxehorror's picture

I've never made my own fonts before (i know, shame on me). Maybe I should give it a try.
Is it difficult? :p
What kind of program do you recomment, after I have made sketches?

beejay's picture

you might check out


In lieu of that, you scan your stuff into a raster program
such as Photoshop.
Streamline the raster to get vector.
Then the vector you can turn into a font using
FontLab or Fontographer or FontStudio.

deluxehorror's picture

great thanks mate!

porky's picture

>What kind of program do you recomment, after I have made sketches?

Seeing as no-one else mentioned it, if you're new to type design and want to experiment before investing the $600 for FontLab, you could try TypeTool, FontLab's smaller brother, at a fraction of the price, with the added benefit its not nearly as scary to use!


kakaze's picture

Action Jackson is a Tom7 font, there's a link to his site on the page that lists the font: http://fonts.tom7.com/

All of his fonts are hand drawn like that. I've found several of them useful before.

deluxehorror's picture

great thanks david and chris! just what i was looking for

Miss Tiffany's picture

Point Central has some. Their site is down right not though. Astigmatic too.

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