Choosing a handwritten font


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Choosing a handwritten font

So now that we know more about Handwritten fonts, we need to choose one to use. If you look at Myndraine online, you'll see it called an abstract font and a Sans Serif font. I classify it as a Handwriting font that's because of the strokes within the letters. They aren't inky or curved, and more because of the energy and forms of the letters themselves. The letters have a quirky form, when used in text they have handwritten energy and texture. We can see up close some of the characteristics that help make it feel handwritten.

For instance, the way the shoulder comes up out of the stem on the n, and the b, and the g and the p. But even though there are these exaggerated shapes within the letters, they work together in a system because the letters still follow a structured pattern. No letter goes beyond our expectations of what a letter form should look like in this system. Myndraine has large x-height compared to Georgia, so we're able to set it at 14 pixels and it's...

Choosing a handwritten font
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Choosing a handwritten font provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Choosing and Using Web Fonts

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