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Harald Geisler is a typographer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His projects range from font design, book and app publishing to still life flower prints and calendars. His recent projects are a typeface that renders Sigmund Freud's Handwriting and a continuing series of Typographic Wall Calendars on Kickstarter made of used keyboard keys. Geisler's projects have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Fast Company and many more.

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Hands On The Sigmund Freud Typeface: Making A Font For Your Shrink

Handwritten text shows a personal side of its author, a side that is not easy to put into words and that contrasts with the standardized look of digital communication. This contrast and “aura” is perhaps what makes handwriting fonts so popular. As a typographer, I love handwriting, and in this article I’d like to share a hands-on overview of my creation process of a handwriting font.

Hands On With The Sigmund Freud Typeface: Making A Font For Your Shrink

Over the past four years, I’ve completed three typefaces inspired by handwriting. I started with the digitization of Albert Einstein’s handwriting and continued with Conspired Lovers, a font based on my own love-letter writing. In 2013, I ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a font based on Sigmund Freud’s handwriting. The public interest in the project was overwhelming, and the Sigmund Freud typeface became the first typeface to be reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.


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