Create Your Own Handwriting Font


There can’t be many designers out there that haven’t wanted to create their own font at one point or another. It’s up there with getting your own t-shirts printed, it’s just a cool thing to do.

I was digging around the internet and I found this great little site www.myscriptfont.com which converts your handwriting into a font. It’s a great starting point as there aren’t that many great handwriting style fonts out there and it’s a pretty quick process. How long can it take to write out the alphabet?

Dickie Free Handwriting Font Example

All you have to do is print out the font sheet, write your characters into the relevant spaces, scan it, upload it and you’re done. I couldn’t believe how fast the whole process was.

MyScriptFont Font Sheet

I gave it a quick test drive with my own handwriting and a pen I had kicking about – without further ado, I give you Dickie…

Dickie Free Handwriting Font Example

The beauty of this is that it puts a whole host of fonts at your disposal – I’ve been handing out the font sheets for people in the office to write in just so that I have even more fonts.

If you’d like to download Dickie to use on your projects, just click the button below – you can use the font for whatever you like, but please don’t redistribute it.

Download the Dickie font

If you’d like, you can also grab my other free font here…

Comments


Steven Dobbelaere:

26 Mar 2014 12:18:02

Very playful font. Nice work

Manas:

27 Mar 2014 08:20:01

ur font design is mindblowing. specially, when merging with colourful background. Nice Work

Kenneth:

06 May 2014 06:21:04

Thank you!

Jolas:

07 May 2014 18:25:45

I love this Font style……….

Dave:

07 May 2014 19:56:58

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Catarina:

14 May 2014 14:34:47

Love the font, thank you for make this free.

Remington:

15 May 2014 20:35:51

Love this font, would love to use it in a design, what are the usage terms? Thanks for sharing!

Dave:

15 May 2014 20:38:18

Hi Remington, the font there for you to do whatever you like with – there are no usage restrictions.

Ish:

11 Jul 2014 01:06:11

Thank you. I love it. Well designed.

andrea:

20 Aug 2014 10:32:32

Thank you for sharing! Well done!

Colette:

05 Oct 2014 14:49:53

Oh! Thanks for sharing! I had no idea there was such a simple way of creating one’s font using our handwriting. I will have to play with it :) Meanwhile, I snatched your beautiful font for use. Have a great Sunday!

Tim:

08 Oct 2014 10:39:35

People have said that I have a very good handwriting. This post definitely inspired me to try out making my own web font. Looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes,
Tim Base

PS. I wonder how long would it take to do the Japanese character set! =)

Su Hall:

23 Nov 2014 15:44:00

Thank you so very much! Very nice font!

Julie Tedesco:

12 Dec 2014 00:40:16

Dave; Finally I found the font I have been looking for. I have been looking for something along the lines of the Dickie Font for months. I love the quirky handstyle it brings out. Thank You so much. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday filled with many blessings.

Paula:

21 Apr 2015 12:24:30

I love this font! I’ve decided to use it for the set image of my blog postings. I hope this is okay? If you definitely want credit for it on my site, I will be glad to do so!

Dave:

21 Apr 2015 14:06:38

Hi Paula, by all means use it as you wish – no need to credit!

Raimis:

21 May 2015 10:57:50

Really lovely font. Thank you for making it and letting us use it !!!

Dana Isnina:

13 Jul 2015 19:30:48

Thank you.. good job ;)

Aika:

04 Aug 2015 08:28:05

Thanks a lot!

Manuelo:

21 Dec 2015 17:54:01

This font is really great, thanks for post

Alex:

02 Mar 2016 12:26:56

Hello I love this font – amazing
issue is that I cannot open the file once I have downloaded it. – HELP! (please and thankyou)

Alex:

02 Mar 2016 13:01:31

Hello I love this font – amazing
issue is that I cannot open the file once I have downloaded it. – HELP! (please and thankyou)

Jing:

23 Mar 2016 01:28:18

Love this Font style.
Thank you for sharing!

Jhashank:

16 Apr 2016 07:54:10

“If you’d like to download Dickie to use on your projects, just click the button below – you can use the font for whatever you like, but please don’t redistribute it.”

Respect.

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