Sometimes restrictions can be fun! Creating a typeface consisting of only capitals and giving it the appearance of a handwritten font, was both challenging and rewarding. Written with a soft pencil, the resulting structure fits in with the quirky and raw look of the typeface. It’s very suitable for headlines, posters and packaging design. Check it out yourself
Finally the time has come to publish our new ‘BlackHand’ font. It is a bold and upright handwritten font featuring 150 ligatures, which make for a credible handwritten look and feel. The ligatures will appear quasi random without the user having to search for the right alternate character in a list of glyphs.
As you will notice, the font does well in both headers (it even has an ‘instant logo’ quality) and in plain text.
The font finds it’s origin in handwritten notes which were done without paying attention to aesthetics. The regular characters and the ligatures were handpicked to form an organic and natural, very readable result.
The original writing was done with an Edding© 1340 brushpen, giving the font frivolous thick/ thin strokes. We hope you enjoy using the font as much as we did creating it. You can check it out, give it a test run and even buy your own copy here: blackHand
The Manus font family welcomes a new relative: Manus Smooth. Although some major and minor adjustments were made, it still has the look & feel of the original. Check it out yourself
The episode in which Michael Scott, regional manager of Dundler Mifflin INC. Paper Company, buys tickets to Cancun, joeHand 3 can be seen doing a quick cameo.
Lancôme Paris’ new ‘Monsieur BiG’ mascara campaign features our dearJoe 6 font.