Sketchy Ink *FS

by SymbioticDesign
Cloned from Sketchy *FS by SymbioticDesign.

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Clone of Sketchy [the font here was previously named Zmoothed Zketchy, & 'Zketchy Zmoothed Caps (Preview)' was spawned from it, but I decided I liked 'Sketchy Ink' to make it a sort of family name].

Sketchy Ink font is Copyright Doug Peters ( or https://Dougs.Work) of Symbiotic Design (   Released under the Creative Commons Attribution Required Share-alike license allowing you to use it for personal or commercial use as long as you credit me with an attribution for my work on this font (on your website, in your blog, or even on social media).  I do prefer crediting me using a link to one of my websites (your choice).

Credit for my contribution to this work IS greatly appreciated.  Donations are super-appreciated and even more encouraging. 

Type: Hand/mouse drawn/sketched.
I guess I would classify this one as: Casual or Cartoon style Novelty font.
Weight: Regular.
Web font: Yes.
Commercial use: Yes!
Derivatives: Yup. Go for it.
Redistribution: Anywhere.

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Oh yeah, I design logos, websites, graphics, ads, marketing campaigns, PCs, and just about anything, really.  Let me know what you need.  -DP


I've been violently sick. Gotta get better before I can continue.
Comment by SymbioticDesign 6th july 2014
All my best wishes for a speedy recovery. Love your idea here to have replaced numbers by game cards
Comment by cirque traumaccord 6th july 2014

Clone of Sketchy [the font here was previously named Zmoothed Zketchy, & 'Zketchy Zmoothed Caps (Preview)' was spawned from it, but I decided I liked 'Sketchy Ink' to make it a sort of family name].

As two or three people have expressed interest and encouragement with this project, I can easily say that is my most anticipated font to date. ;)

I renamed it and smoothed out its pixelated origins. I hope you like it. If you use it, I'd love to hear about it (but that's not required).

OK, July 4th (USA's Independence Day) 2014 and I'm going to release/publish it. I still have some characters to smooth the jagies out of, but all of the upper and lower case basic latin letter set characters are done, and some of the punctuation, as well (the same punctuation as the preview I released with the upper case letters). Happy Birthday, U.S.!

Of course, it's not done yet. Right now the Basic Latin letterset and the © are done. I think the TM, TEL and SM symbols, and perhaps my logo. But I wanted to make sure that a couple of people knew I was working on it.

The numbers are simple cards with dots because I am still using this font to protest our poor education system, and how my son works way too hard at math in order to learn because we teach our kids so terribly poorly (which is why we rank so poor in education against the rest of the world, and why we have so many ignorant people in America).

Comment by SymbioticDesign 21st january 2019

Uppercase letters kerned to uppercase letters.
Lowercase letters kerened to lowercase letters.

Next: Kern Upper and lower case letters to each other. -Done. 

Maybe finish off the Basic Latin, now.

Greater than > and Less than < signs are in.  

Comment by SymbioticDesign 12th february 2019

I'm going to move the playing card numbers down to Halfwidths and Fullwidths, and replace them with real numerals.  Right now I'm working on #. -Done. 

Now I think I need to indicate that it is a 'rough' style.  Faux curves are my nemisis.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 14th february 2019


Something happened to my bricks and they just don't make any sense anymore.  I pretty much give up on this, now.  Why would the user bricks jumble into some strange fucked randomness when they were all there where they should be until RIGHT NOW?  That sucks.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 15th february 2019

I just doublechecked.  User Bricks are all screwed-up still.  Some are missing, some placed in there where they shouldn't be.  A random mess.  The original "custom" bricks are all there, never moved.  Every time I try to do something I like, FS goes nuts. 

Comment by SymbioticDesign 15th february 2019

Work in Progress.

Still working on this one. 

I just get bored with smoothing out the pixel font I created in order to make this font.  Now though, I am adding new characters, so that means progress. 

I have lost a few bricks along the way, and I don't quite understand that, but it makes doing what I want to a little harder.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 18th april 2019

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