I keep getting weird inspiration. I LOVE the design of the cd packaging for Panic at the Disco’s Pretty. Odd. The old style with hand drawn lettering and illustration is very in right now, but it looks really cool, I think. About a year ago, I had the same thought and made a font by tracing some cool characters from some fonts with interesting glyphs.
However, Handoodles v1.0 suffered a few fatal flaws:
- It was traced with too thick of a Sharpie
- The glyphs were created too small
- The font was not interesting enough
For v2.0 I fixed this. I worked LARGE, with 3 or four letters per page. I scanned them in at 600 dpi. Also, each letter was hand drawn, freehand. No tracing. Certainly, I borrowed elements from existing fonts and letterforms. I really just made it for my own enjoyment, but I thought it was so cool I wanted to show it off. So it is offered here, along with a few other fonts I designed last year.
So, I’ll say it; I’m a sucker for freebies. There are some incredible, high quality wallpapers and vector illustrations and fonts out there. I’ve downloaded quite a few and even used them in both my artwork and as inspiration.
The latter is what I’m getting at today. Though they are amazing and of incredible quality, I feel guilty using someone else’s work on my desktop or in my projects. After all, I’m and artist too, aren’t I? And as such, I should use my creativity to create something that brings me joy.
So I did.
And now, I share with you. I’ve scaled the original 1920×1200 Widescreen images to the 4 most common desktop monitor resolutions. You, of course, are more than welcome to scale them as you see fit. Just follow that whole Creative Commons thing and don’t sell them. Or, if you do, let me know so I, too, can reap the benefits of the money. We all like money 🙂
There are six so far. I’ll probably add more as I create more.