Creating your own font

Creating your own font

I've wanted to make my own font for the longest time, even as a child I had my own little font book, which had all the classic fonts like Times New Roman etc. and you could learn how to write in them by tracing over the letters! 6 year old me is stoked right now!!🤯 For this process I utilised the website Calligraphr

  1. First you need to create a Calligraphr account (there are free options), then download a template. As can be seen on the left-hand side margin, you can choose which of these templates you need. There are variations of English. This means that some of these templates will include numbers, some will include symbols, and some won’t include either. Choose the one you want to use.

  2. Then you want to either print and write out your font, or, upload to your selected app/ software. For curvy, I used Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. These are such great tools, but this is also expensive - especially if you’re only doing this as a hobby. Another great option is procreate, you can use this much like a pen and paper, but with the advantage of only requiring an ipad pen to utilise all the different styles of brushes. I will be using this for my font.

  3. When creating your font, do try to stick to the lines for alignment and size that are in the template, otherwise the font may be cut out, or will be built and not align correctly.

  4. Once all of this is done, upload your font (onto your device if you printed and sketched it, then) onto Calligraphr. Select upload template, here you can make any size or alignment adjustments (but it is easier to do these prior to upload), then select build font. That’s literally all you have to do! Then Calligraphr will build the font in ttf. and otf. files for you to download!!

If you would like to check out the font I’ve created that you can see here you can get it at the link here, font is called Curvy. Which was inspired by minimalist fonts, with the exclusion of all the narrow and straight edges.

Happy Creating!!

Inkiest Co.

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