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 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 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.

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or buy in USD

Buy Thirsty Dog $8

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