Simon Stratford

Blog of Simon Stratford creating unique hand crafted fonts, illustrations and any other nonsense I care to create.
Display fonts type typography

Display fonts

Yesterday I scheduled over 300 display fonts to my Pinterest account (feel free to follow me). A crazy and time-consuming experiment to see if I can get some traction on my account. It's not something that I like doing. It somewhat ticks me off to have...

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Brush font inspiration 10 awesome examples of modern handmade brush fonts. Brush fonts, from script to display all hand drawn with Irregular brush marks, thick and thin strokes with wobbly lines and the odd paint drip.

10 awesome examples of modern handmade brush fonts

The thing I like best about brush fonts is their hand-drawn nature. No, not drawn hand painted nature. With paint, it's almost impossible to keep your brush marks under total control. Modern brush fonts Irregular brush marks, thick and thin, expressive strokes with wobbly lines and the...

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Beer label brand design and the explosion of craft beer.

Beer brand design the explosion of craft beer

Beer label design — You've probably noticed the explosion in craft beers in your local pub, bars and supermarkets. Gone are the stuffy formal designs of Stella Artois, Budweiser and Fosters. Out with the old For these young upstarts the classic beer heritage style has gone,...

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Gift box mockup

Gift Box mockup

Gift box mockup there are a lot of them around, but most mockups are 3d models. I'm not knocking 3d models, but you can kind of tell, or I can, they are just too perfect. And as I keep saying—perfection is overrated. Gift box but with real...

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