Understanding handwritten fonts


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Understanding handwritten fonts

Handwriting fonts soften the digital presentation of text. Most of them are not easy to read. I wouldn't recommend using them for extended text, but they can be used for short passages. Many clients, designers, and bloggers like to use Handwriting fonts because it brings the personal voice, the representation of humanity back into pixel-based presentation of information. This unspoken need for incorporating the human hand reminds me of Gutenberg and his Bible back in the 1450s. You may remember from the beginning of this course that Gutenberg purposely mimicked manuscript books of the time.

He believed his work would be better received if it looked and felt like the handwritten books people were used to. In fact, you may remember that Gutenberg created multiple versions of letters so they did not all look alike. Slight variances in letters helped the texture of the page feel imperfect, unique, and handwritten. One of the problems with digital handwritten fonts is the repetition of lette...

Understanding handwritten fonts
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Understanding handwritten fonts 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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