Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Since we're an office of font geeks, I was super excited to introduce everyone to YourFonts, a website that lets you create a font from your very own handwriting.

My handwriting is ok, but my problem is that whenever I try to write anything lengthy (like, more than three lines) by hand, it degrades exponentially to the point where it's sloping off the page by the time it's time for me to sign off. So I was VERY EXCITED when I discovered this fun, easy-to-use program.

Basically you print out a PDF with guides on it that you'll use to hand-write in the letters and symbols that will build your font. When you're done, you scan the form, and upload it to the website. And voila! A font of your handwriting.

It was only when I got to the end that I realized it costs $10 to actually download and write with this font. That is $10 I am currently unwilling to spend, but maybe you will feel differently! At any rate, here's a screenshot of my font, should I ever want to give it a home on my computer. The order of the symbols at the end makes it look like I'm font cursing.

Via Lifehacker.


Anonymous said...

why are you font cursing at me?

Sandra Suzanne said...

do you really cross your Qs? Dork.

Uncle Pauly said...

I can't believe they're charging $10 now! When I turned my chicken scratch into a font a few months ago it was free. Which is a very good price.

Cristina Markarian said...

I know, I can't believe it either! I was so disappointed.