I’ve always loved my wife’s handwriting—and not just for sentimental reasons. It has a fun and sassy kind of look to it that is clearly distinguishable as hers. Ever since I learned about font creation software a few years ago, I’ve been determined to turn Sara’s handwriting into a font of her own. Unfortunately, I never got around to doing it. Anyway, the software programs require more patience than I have and most are too expensive.
But a few days ago I discovered a really cool website (via somebody’s blog, but I can’t remember whose anymore) called Fontifier that automates most of the work and produces a custom font almost instantaneously.
You just print out a template and fill it out with upper-case and lower-case letters, plus a bunch of symbols. Then you scan it and save it as an image. After that, upload the file to the website, fill out the credit card info, and for 9 dollars, you have your font.
This is what Sara’s looks like:
I had Sara fill out one of those templates, and I did the rest. Then, within minutes I presented her with her own font for a little early Christmas present. Not much of a surprise, but it was fun to do, and she seems to like it.
Update: For those of you who think Sara’s handwriting looks cool and want to use the font for yourselves, I’ve made it available for download. Just right-click (control+click on a Mac) on the “download” link and choose “Save Target As…” in the menu that appears. Enjoy!