David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg are some of the musicians whose longhand has been turned into a typeface, writes Neha Pant

Since writing songs is all about inspiration, the The Songwriters Font project has come up with a unique way to inspire budding artists through typefaces that were created using original hand written letters and notes by Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg.

In a similar project last year, Adobe collaborated with The Munch Museum in Oslo and Photoshop brush maker Kyle.T.Webster, to digitally recreate seven 100-year-old brushes of Edvard Munch. These were then added to Photoshop ‘in the hope of inspiring a new generation of master painters.

The Songwriters Font project was created by Julien Sens and designed by Nicolas Gamiens. The website states that, “the Songwriters fonts have been created to give musicians inspiration. Writing lyrics with the handwriting of influential songwriters helps imagination to develop. Being in the mood of Bowie, Cobain, Cohen, Gainsbourg, Lennon, might be purely imaginative… but that’s precisely the point.

The fonts can be downloaded for free and are easy to install. 

‘Check out some of them below.


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