looking for a 'chalk' font

Marco's picture

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a chalkboard font (legible, at least a bit), script-like.
Like used in a tapasbar / restaurant to show the menu.

I've looked at a lot of scripts, but no luck yet.

Maybe some of you can suggest something>

Thanks a lot,

typerror's picture

If you cannot find a suitable font you could contact Elmo van Slingerland or Brody Neuenschwander to letter it. They are in country and both are excellent lettering artists.


Stephen Coles's picture

Not script-like, but as close to chalk-like as you'll get: Tafelkreide.

Michael is right: best bet for exactly what you want is a lettering artist.

aluminum's picture

Get some chalk + chalk board and ask each of the servers who feel they have good handwriting to write out a line or two of the menu.

Pick the best one and have them write out the alphabet.

Custom font!

Marco's picture

I just got back from a presentation, and it seems there is budget (thus time!!!) to explore 'making' a custom font.

Does anyone know of a good resource ( - i'm a graphic designer, not typographer/type designer) to start (books, software)... I would really like to do this myself (for fun and experience)...

Thanks for the quick reply's...

And now for some chalk and getting my hands dirty!


jazzhustler's picture

Don't know if this is any good to you, but try Gladly Mailed.



Lantz's picture

I was going to suggest Regular Joe, but I see now that you are going to go for the Full Monty, so be sure to show us when you finish!


Bert Vanderveen's picture

ITC Arid, which I am currently using, fits the bill…


And to make it more ‘special’ you could un-slant it a bit.

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

.00's picture

David Quay's Bronx would be my suggestion:


seventyone's picture

i've used chalk dust (not a script though and may not be elegant enough)


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