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Typographer Turns Sigmund Freud’s Handwriting Into A Digital Font
By Dorothy Tan, 08 May 2013
Frankfurt-based German typographer Harald Geisler has started a Kickstarter project that aims to turn the handwriting of Sigmund Freud—the famed “father of psychoanalysis”—into a ready-to-use digital font.
Using Freud’s century-old manuscripts from the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna as references, Geisler is not satisfied with rendering the legendary neurologist’s handwriting into a typeface—the resulting font would have to be as historically accurate and natural as possible.
Considering that a person never writes the same letter in the exact same way twice, the typographer has created different versions of each “handwritten” letter, for alternate use when the user is typing out a document.
For just a pledge of US$10, you will get the Sigmund Freud font, ready for use on your own computer—the project has proven to be so popular that about US$25,000 has already been pledged when only US$1,500 is required to fund it.
Wouldn’t you love to write a letter to your shrink using the Sigmund Freud typeface?
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