Inspired by the idea of how newspapers are printed to protect us, I've created my first fontstruction for the start of my UWE graphic design course. I drew the letters by hand using black ink and a quill that sort of created this idea of the ink that is used in newspapers. Therefore, creating this abstract font design.
A smooth font inspired by the shimmer and glare of a water droplet.
My theme was messy. I began looking into paint and the effect it can give when the ink runs out towards the end of the stroke. This led me to looking into graffiti and the 'messy' appearance it can give a place. I took photographs on my way home from Arnolfini of any typographic graffiti I came across and I traced the ones I was fond of. I particularly liked this one that had drips at a slight angle as it was written on a slant so I reproduced my own interpretation of it.
The font is based around the theme 'messy'. Each letter is inspired by messy paint/ink strokes; therefore no letter is exactly the same as another. However they all work well as a whole complementing eachother with small similarities. The font is designed to be used for headers, for example art posters or flyers. It could be used for big bodies of text, however slightly less suitable as it may become harder to read if it's made too small. The font could also be used in any colour and still grab attention!
Based on the relationship between ink and water, experimenting with the way the two liquids merge and the variation of patterns they create. The font does not follow one distinct pattern, it displays the variation of impressions these two fluids can create. The typeface is a display font, not designed to be used for large bodies of text.
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 (https://www.Doug-Peters.com or https://Dougs.Work) of Symbiotic Design (https://www.SymbioticDesign.com). 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.
Web font: Yes.
Commercial use: Yes!
Derivatives: Yup. Go for it.
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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. -DPThis is a clone of Sketchy *FS