Safar

I hate brush script. I mean I REALLY hate brush script. It has been a slow build but when I see font’s in the shape of hand writing it annoys me now. The perfectly aligned letters that are exact replicas of each other. I think people want a perfectly hand written text that looks hand written, but it just ends up looking inorganic. Nobodies hand writing is perfect. Its the lumps and bumps that make it interesting in my opinion. Want something to look hand written? Hand write it!

As for Safar, that comes from my good friend Safar from Blisters, Bunions and Blarney. I just like the sound of her name and think it writes well.

Doodled with Posca Pens.

12 thoughts on “Safar

  1. The Showers of Blessing

    I like brush script because the brush script from my software is different. I like calligraphy, grew up practicing it. But it’s okay that you hate it, it’s so personal. Steve Jobs went to college to take a few classes, calligraphy was one of them. Many fonts on Apple computer are the result of it. I love your posts, humorous, sometimes.

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    1. sable Post author

      Maybe it is a bit overdone in the design world as well? Certainly see a lot of it where it should not be in design circles heh.

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      1. The Showers of Blessing

        Yes, I know what you are saying. Sometimes they use the fancy script that I can’t even read. Takes too much effort to read. Especially in invitations, I just want to know the time and date of the event, but have to read so careful, almost like have to translate them…haha!

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  2. Phil Huston

    The old typewriter ones are fun, albeit blatantly faux retro. But handwriting fonts? Too much too same. There should be an adjustable slop factor percentage.

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  3. twallisstone

    I totally agree! Handwriting should look like hand writing.
    Calligraphy on the other hand (OK – bad pun!) should be consistent and readable. Some lettering can be too ornate for words. (Another bad pun! I better sign off (oh no! not another…) for now!
    Cheers!
    P.S. I am not a fan of comic sans – just saying!

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    1. sable Post author

      Sweet Geogia Brown Pomade, work with them from time to time. They have comic sans on the tin and it kinda works. Only place I have ever seen it work mind… Heh.

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  4. afarawayhome

    I totally agree! Whenever I sign contracts online they put it in this stupid handwriting font, and then there are several to chose from and I end up flicking through even though I don’t care because handwriting fonts are stupid!

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