Thirsty Dog

Thirsty Dog free hand drawn typeface

You like free fonts don’t you? Yeah, it’s your lucky day. 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 distorted, I’ve tried to inject as much movement as my pen and ink would allow. This gives it a certain amount of energy and urgency—like a blitzkrieg of ink.

How I created Thirsty dog

It took me about a day to draw, scan in, clean up, and convert to a font with glyphs app. It took about one hour to sort the kerning out in Glyphs, nothing fancy. The font only includes uppercase letters, it has only 95 glyphs, including numbers, punctuation, and basic symbols.

You can’t get something for nothing

Well, I disagree, Stephen Hawking puts it better he said: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing.”

So there.

Thirsty Dog font let ‘er rip, tater chip!

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Thirsty dog font

Thirsty dog is a messy typeface. It was written in a hurry—it’s untidy and barely legible. Like I did it in a boring meeting in my journal.

It’s ideal for use over images (like in my examples) or anything that you want to look spontaneous. It looks better at larger sizes—the format is .otf.

Buy commercial version

Same font as above with full commercial use, the font format is still .otf.

Buy Thirsty Dog

How to download free for non-commercial use

For Those that don’t read too good—this font is uppercase only. To download it you have to pay with a tweet. It’s not a virus, you just have to give it permission to post to your twitter, it’s a one-time thing and won’t spam you. I’ve used it myself many times to get free stuff. Just follow the instructions.

P.S. The pay with a tweet option needs to open in a new window, it also needs javascript and a browser that works (pop up blockers will kill it stone dead). If you do not have a working browser or twitter account you can buy the font above for £4.

Please note: Although this font is free, it can not be distributed by individuals, bulletin board systems, FTP sites, WWW sites, etc., without prior permission.

That is all.

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