The First Typeface is Here

Inspired by my current reading of Harry Potter and the infamous store Flourish and Blotts, I have named the typeface Ink & Blotts.

If you used a little too much ink on a paper, it would flow out in a similar way to how this typeface bulges around the edges. Think classic, think handmade.

It all started a little spontaneous. I had just made a new word for my side project Wrds and I thought it was so nice that before I knew it I had made an entire set of letters.

Ink & Blotts typeface in it's infancy

Ink & Blotts typeface in it’s infancy. The original word was “Spring” which you can see in the background.

Glyphs

Somewhere along the path I decided I would go all the way, so I looked for a program, and found Glyphs to be the most attractive program, in every way.

So I did not spend too much time researching alternatives (a little of course), but instead spent that time learning the program. As usual I was instantly frustrated with it, since it didn’t act exactly like Photoshop and Illustrator, but very soon I was into it, and I now love it.

Glyphs all the way.

Ink & Blotts

The typeface has 233 glyphs, which means it contains the Basic Latin and Western European typesets. You can see all the characters included, and test drive the font here.

I decided to release it as part of Wrds, and sell it for $1.

This one was written by Benjamin Antoni

Soon reaching 10 years experience developing for the web, and have been doing various forms of graphic design since he discovered a copy of Photoshop in his brother's room a long long time ago. Mail him if you want work done.

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