The Sketchnote Font

The Sketchnote Typeface

Mike Rohde is a designer and friend of mine. The first time I met Mike he asked me about the Moleskin notebook I was using… that should have been the tip-off that he was into sketching.

Mike pretty much pioneered the idea of Sketchnotes, and over the years he’s been perfecting it and building an army of others who practice the craft. (He even wrote a book!)

But his latest Sketchnotes project is a typeface based on his sketching style. Here’s an excerpt from the blog post:

The texture of Sketchnote is the result of actual ink-spread on paper, captured in scans of the written letterforms and left intact during production to preserve that feeling. Under the hood, the texture was carefully edited by hand, eliminating outline errors and keeping the point count low for optimal performance. These fonts are crafted to the highest industry standards.

And finally, here’s a video I shot of Mike a few years ago talking through the process of Sketchnoting.

June 25, 2013 · Posted by in art, design  


One Response to “The Sketchnote Font”

  1. Mike Rohde on August 20th, 2013 11:45 pm

    Pete – thanks for the mention! I’m happy to hear you like my new typeface. :-)

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