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Sketch-​​style Fonts

By Jennifer Farley

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Here, I’ve put together some resources that you might find useful if you are interested in applying the popular sketch style to your own designs.

Here’s a compilation of fonts, Photoshop brushes and vectors that have been sketched, hand-drawn and doodled.  All of the following design elements are free for personal use. For commercial use, please check the license.

Les oeufs de Cassowary, Normal by Albertine Nerevan
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Tiza by Pablo Caro

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Tusj (Indian Ink) by Magnus Cederholm (formfett.net)

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Sketch Block by Lukas Bischoff

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Sketchy Times by !Exclamachine Type Foundry

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Green Pillow by Billy Argel

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Denne Threedee by Denise Bentulan
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Pee Pants Script by Kirk Shelton http://www.dafont.com/pee-pants-script.font Check out his website too http://www.kirkshelton.com/ , for lots of cool sketchy illustration and inspiration.

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Atman Dingbat by Eyesaw

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Che Viva Banana by Font Environment . There’s lots more sketchy style dingbats on their site too.

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There are of course, plenty more sketchy fonts available. Here’s the sketchy and hand-drawn styles on dafont.

Design Elements

Urban Scrawl Photoshop brushes from Invisible Snow

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Scribbles and Doodles Photoshop brushes from my favorite brush “artiste” Osidian Dawn

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Doodles and Sketches Vectors from Spoon Graphics

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Hand-drawn arrows, RSS logos and social marketing icons from Think Design.

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Another from the Think Design blog, is this set of Vector Marker Scribbles.

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Hand-drawn vector icons from Blog Theme Machine

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Hand-drawn social networking icons from Charfish Design

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Heart Doodle Photoshop Brushes by Susan Libertiny

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Squishy Sketches by Squishy Paws

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Andantonius’ Pencil Brush combined with paper action

This is a brush and a Photoshop action which used together will allow you to create natural looking pencil sketches.

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Have you got some hand-drawn resources you’d like to share?

  • http://www.designfestival.com Elliot Birch

    Awesome resource thanks! I was working on a project a while back that this would have been perfect for.

  • http://www.eservices-india.com Nancy

    really nice resources. I will must use in my next artwork.

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