Your Handwritting, Your own font

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by snkTab, May 12, 2005.

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    snkTab

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    You write and scan, they turn your handwritting into a font.

    http://www.fontifier.com

    You have to fill out little boxes, I would have liked to have seen them take cuts from a actual bit of text you would write.
     
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    iSaint

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    That wouldn't be a pretty sight. Neat idea though!
     
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    redeye be

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    after all these years that i've been trying to write arial...
     
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    munkle

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    Whilst we're on the subject of fonts, anybody have a clue what font this is?:
     

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    munkle

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    Bumpity bump.

    Pretty please, anybody?...

    Oh and sorry to hijack the thread, I just didn't want to start a new one.
     
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    thats awesome, ive actually considered stuff like this before, i might actually do it sometime now....sorry munkle i dont know what font that is, but i want to know two now....
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Thanks for the bump - I'm probably going to do this handwriting - it will come in handy. I have an Architecture background so way back when I used to spend time working on my *font* - this is in the mid 80s, so it was all by hand for me back then :D

    The trick will be figuring out which pen to use to get the right look...

    And I don't know that font, btw. Where did you find it?

    D
     
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    munkle

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    A friend showed me a sample of that font and I've been hankering for it ever since. I'm trying to design my own site with a relaxed sketchy feel and that font would be perfect. Oh and my friend doesn't know where it's from either, nor does he have any more samples :rolleyes:
     
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    iSaint

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    Looks like a form of Bradley Hand ITC
     
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    Don't panic

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    neat gizmo.
    I'll consider getting it. it wold be even better if they had you write a pre-decided paragraph and then extrapolate the letters from there, so they would appear in their natural "flow". That i would get for sure.
     
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    That's the closest of come as well. It's close but not quite the same, it's not so 'sharp' for the lack of a better word.

    I also tried WhatTheFont but it wasn't that great.
     
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    I've just spent the last hour and a half skimming through my fonts, and whilst I've found similar ones, I've not found 'the' one you want. :(

    Post the sample on the Typophile site, the folk on there are freakishly knowledgeable when it comes to all things type ;)
     
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    Lacero

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    Here's the closest font I've found on my system. It's called Wolf Regular.
     

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    munkle

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    Thanks a lot iGav. Funnily enough, I was thinking of you when posting the font - in a definite macho MR font expert type of way, rather than anything else!! :eek: :p

    Lacero good sir, you are a star. I think that font will do very nicely.

    Thank you again for all the help and sorry for hijacking the thread!
     
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    That sounds like a kind of cool idea. I might have to do that. Really. I'll call it... Sam 16. LOL.
     
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    I remember hearing of a site awhile ago where you could do this for free. Anyone know what it is?
     
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    I didn't buy it, but here is my preview. I think I need to take handwriting classes. Nerver relise how bad it is untill you see it like this.
     

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    I'm touched... heheheh :p

    Did you find out what it was on Typophile?
     
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    snkTab

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    As the saying goes... you could just become a doctor.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    no - its still legible

    I'm going to do it soon and see how it comes out.

    D
     
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    I Have been on a long font hunt as well, exept i don'y have a sample.

    The font was called MacRadical or something like that ( i'm sure that it had radical somewhere in it)
    this was way back when we used to work on those cute little macs at school....ah, i miss those :(

    monster

    p.s. Sorry for hijacking the thread, but this seems like the right thread to ask...
     
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    munkle

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    Man, those guys are good!

    Turns out it's a font called augie, how would they know that?!! :p
     
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    munkle

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    Have you tried doing a search at somewhere like MyFonts? A search for 'radical' only brings up 382 results...happy scrolling!
     
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    I know, they're amazing aren't they. :)

    I used to work with a guy who had a similar encyclopedic knowledge of typefaces, if he didn't know what a typeface was (which was very rare) he'd point you in the direction of one that was almost identical. :eek:
     
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    hey i like that font :) thanks i think ill dl :D
     

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