Finally we release a font! 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 typeface-related side project that lead me into creating this first font of ours.
Download the font for $10. Click here.
If you used a little too much ink on a sheet of paper, it would flow out in a similar way to how this typeface bulges around the edges. It is a handmade font, and it is supposed to look like a handmade font.
Genesis of the font
It all started a little spontaneously. 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. Inspiration grabbed me for a while, and it happened quite quickly to be honest. The hard work comes after the typeface 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 what I start.
I did not spend too much time researching alternatives—though 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, Typeface & Font
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. More fonts will come in the future, as I go down that road once again—I have heard that this particular 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.