For our second Typography 2 project this semester, we are asked to create a full bilingual typeface, and associate is with one of the type classifications given to us. After lots of thinking about what the typeface I will create could look like, I finally decided to make it a handwritten typeface.
People always told my I have a very legible, clear, and neat handwriting. So, I always imagined it being a full functioning typeface for people to use. I finally got the opportunity to make it happen. Even though the typeface will look like my font, I will still make changes and adjust the thicknesses, sizes…etc. Handwritten typefaces usually look very scribbly and scratchy, however, I’m hoping mine will be more settled, clean, and not very scribbly. It will be quite curvy (but not too curvy), sans serif, and casual.
I imagine my typeface to be used in fun and more informal occasions. It will probably be used by the younger generations. One special aspect about handwritten typefaces is that they almost always look very friendly. So, I don’t think it will be used in a poster for a horror movie.
Even though we don’t usually pay attention to the characteristics of our handwriting, it is very important to think about them when transforming them into a font. All letters should have same proportions, thicknesses, and overall feeling.
So What is a Handwritten Typeface?
Handwritten typefaces are obviously typefaces that look like they’ve been handwritten. They could look like script, curvy, sribbly, scratchy…etc. Also, handwritten typefaces can sometime have a texture to it, to make it look like it has been written down by a crayon, a pencil, or ink.
Examples of Handwritten Typefaces:
Examples of Posters that use Handwritten Typefaces: