For our anniversary my husband gave the “Hatch” notebook by Ink+Volt.  As with all things stationary, I went crazy! It’s just a nifty notebook too. It lets you add in ideas as you go and it lets you split them up into three sections: conceive, incubate and hatch. To try out the notebook, I decided to work on a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while – a font!

Conceive: Make a new font!

Incubate: I wasn’t sure what I wanted in a font…I love monoline styles so I knew it had to be a monoline font. Then, I used Pinterest for inspiration. There are so many talented designers out there! Finally, I decided with a cursive monoline font.

Hatch: Once I had my design down, I tested the font on paper to see how it would look.

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Processed with VSCO with e8 preset

There are a few methods to digitally design a font and if you have an Ipad Pro, it will make your life significantly easier. I used an app called Ifont to digitize my font. It’s very user friendly and it allows you to digitize your hand fonts or design your own on the app.

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Processed with VSCO with e8 preset

 

After designing each letter, I then spent several hours working on the kernings (letter spacing) and once that was done, my font was done!

Full alphabet:

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Test script:

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Download it here!

Posted by:Aisha Pectyo

Astrophysicist turned data rockstar who speaks code and has enough yarn and mod podge to survive a zombie apocalypse.

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