Hands On The Sigmund Freud Typeface: Making A Font For Your Shrink | Smashing Magazine

Skriv som Sigmund Freud!


Handwritten text shows a personal side of its author, a side that is not easy to put into words and that contrasts with the standardized look of digital communication. This contrast and “aura” is perhaps what makes handwriting fonts so popular. As a typographer, I love handwriting, and in this article I’d like to share a hands-on overview of my creation process of a handwriting font.

Over the past four years, I’ve completed three typefaces inspired by handwriting. I started with the digitization of Albert Einstein’s handwriting and continued with Conspired Lovers, a font based on my own love-letter writing. In 2013, I ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a font based on Sigmund Freud’s handwriting. The public interest in the project was overwhelming, and the Sigmund Freud typeface became the first typeface to be reviewed in the Wall Street Journal:

For those who regret what keyboards and touch screens have done to their penmanship, typographer Harald Geisler has an answer…

Hands On The Sigmund Freud Typeface: Making A Font For Your Shrink | Smashing Magazine.

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