So I’ve continued to practice my sketchnoting, something I picked up a few months ago, thanks to Mike Rohde’s book “The Sketchnote Handbook.”
It’s been fun and a great way to make the notes I take something I actually want to look at again sometime. Mike’s book was a super great entry point into the world of sketchnoting, and he’s a super supportive coach as well (he even linked to my post here on his Sketchnote Army site). So, I’m a fan of his.
And then I just found out that he had recently released a typeface: The Sketchnote Typeface. Done deal. Game over. I was sold.
I find that these variations of typefaces and fonts add a really unique touch to my graphic design work, as well as to handouts and things that I do with design for my ministry. Just using the Sketchnote Typeface for something as simple as a header in a Word document handout for a Christian Education class is a huge “special touch” that I think makes people notice it a bit more. You can read in detail about what went into the production of the Sketchnote Typeface here. And as far as fonts go, the price is right. It’s $29 for each of the fonts, but you can get all five of them for $99. Included in the full pack are:
- Sketchnote Text
- Sketchnote Italic
- Sketchnote Bold
- Sketchnote Square
- Sketchnote Square Dingbats
Again, you can see full descriptions of each of the fonts here. Now, I’m not a typeface/font guru, but I can already imagine multiple uses for this font in my library, and I’m excited to see all of the different ways that I’m able to use it. Of course, I’ll still be keeping up with my own personal sketchnoting and the development of my own typeface as I draw and keep notes, but this is a great tool to have.