Simon Stratford

Blog of Simon Stratford creating unique hand crafted fonts, illustrations and any other nonsense I care to create.
Thirsty dog font

Thirsty Dog free hand drawn typeface

Last Friday I bought a whole bunch of Faber Castell pens, ink nibs and a pot of ink to create this new hand drawn font. I'm calling it Thirsty Dog. The name comes from a Nick Cave song—thanks, Nick.Thirsty dog font is wilfully scratchy and...

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watercolour effects

Beautiful watercolour textures in photoshop

Beautiful watercolour textures are always good to have in photoshop. They can change an ordinary design into something special. Adding texture can give your image an extra edge giving it a expressive or moody appearance.Here, I've found some of my favourite brushes and textures that...

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Falling snow in photoshop

Easily create falling snow in photoshop

Ever wanted to give your photo’s that falling snow chocolate box look? Now that Christmas is just around the corner I thought I’d create a little tutorial on falling snow. It's a very quick tutorial as the falling snow is pre-made in after effects ready...

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distressed typeface

Five beautifully distressed and worn typefaces

Looking for some old worn distressed typefaces for your next project? I love distressed fonts. Why? Because they are fantastic. I like the small details, and the faults that relief printing creates. You just can't beat the look of real printed type.Distressed fonts have more...

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