Designers Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens have launched a project called Songwriters Fonts, which creates free fonts based on the handwriting of legends like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, and Leonard Cohen.
The designers say the fonts can only be used for personal use, so professional graphic designers can’t use these on paid assignments, but personal art projects are fair game.”The Songwriters fonts have been created to give musicians inspiration,” their website says.
“Writing lyrics with the handwriting of influential songwriters helps imagination to develop. Being in the mood of Bowie, Cobain, Cohen, Gainsbourg, Lennon, might be purely imaginative… but that’s precisely the point.”
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