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025: Thou shall use real handwriting for convincing handwritten text

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Commentary Organic design that showcases the unique handwork of the designer is something magical. It is one of the very few times that only you can provide a specific solution for the client in question. This appeal has led to a proliferation of fake hand-written typefaces. They look like a perfect solution, or at least a quick fix, when seen in a catalog or on a website, yet in practice, they are far less convincing. The key to handwritten type is that it is one-of-a-kind. You know what’s not one-of-a-kind? A font that anyone can have for a couple of coins; or worse, freeware that is the hacked together scribbles of a first-time fontographer. What’s the harm, you say? Well, just look at a word with the letter “e” in it three times and see how it c....JF


  

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