Whippin Piccadilly font hand drawn with alternative
Whippin Piccadilly font, my latest typeface creation that I've literally just finished. Inspired yet again by hand-drawn lettering.
Instagram made me do it
I've been doing a lot more lettering lately. Mainly to fill the void on Instagram and because it's something I love to do. I've only started to use my Instagram account in the last few months. I joined years ago but never used it. Like dude, where have you been? I know, it was the last thing on my mind. I love it now.
Brushes all the way
My hand lettering is created with a brush pen or watercolor brush. So it's quite loose and very rough around the edges. It's not everybody's cup of tea, but I don't care—I like it. I'm not really into that tight style. So that gave me the idea for Whippin Piccadilly. It's not a traditional cursive font; 99% of the letters are not joined up.
Looks joined up
It's got the aesthetics of a cursive font, it looks like handwriting. I guess you can say it's a big experiment. I've made every character sit independently from each other, with hardly any attempt at making them join to the next. The uppercase works really well; I think I prefer using it in all caps more than sentence case—that's a first.