Inspired by my current reading of Harry Potter and the infamous store Flourish and Blotts, I have named the typeface Ink & Blotts. It was a side project that lead me into creating this first font of ours.
The font can be yours for only $1. Click here.
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. It happened quite quickly to be honest. The hard work comes after the font is imported to the computer.
Somewhere along the path I decided I would go all the way and create a finished font, so I looked for a program, and found Glyphs to be the most attractive program, in every way. Here came the point of no return. I like to finish my projects (at least most of the time).
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. It simplifies so many steps if the process.
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.
All in all, it has been a good experience, and I am happy with the result. I will certainly go down that road once again in the future—I have heard that road goes ever on and on.
If you are looking for a new, handmade custom font for your brand, I am happy to help with that as well.