Sketch-​​style Fonts

Jennifer Farley
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 sketchy-resources_clip_image002 Tiza by Pablo Caro sketchy-resources_clip_image004 Tusj (Indian Ink) by Magnus Cederholm (formfett.net) sketchy-resources_clip_image006 Sketch Block by Lukas Bischoff sketchy-resources_clip_image008 Sketchy Times by !Exclamachine Type Foundry sketchy-resources_clip_image010 Green Pillow by Billy Argel sketchy-resources_clip_image012 Denne Threedee by Denise Bentulan sketchy-resources_clip_image014 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. sketchy-resources_clip_image016 Atman Dingbat by Eyesaw sketchy-resources_clip_image018 Che Viva Banana by Font Environment . There’s lots more sketchy style dingbats on their site too. sketchy-resources_clip_image020 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 sketchy-resources_clip_image022 Scribbles and Doodles Photoshop brushes from my favorite brush “artiste” Osidian Dawn sketchy-resources_clip_image024 Doodles and Sketches Vectors from Spoon Graphics sketchy-resources_clip_image026 Hand-drawn arrows, RSS logos and social marketing icons from Think Design. sketchy-resources_clip_image027 Another from the Think Design blog, is this set of Vector Marker Scribbles. sketchy-resources_clip_image029 Hand-drawn vector icons from Blog Theme Machine sketchy-resources_clip_image031 Hand-drawn social networking icons from Charfish Design sketchy-resources_clip_image032 Heart Doodle Photoshop Brushes by Susan Libertiny sketchy-resources_clip_image034 Squishy Sketches by Squishy Paws sketchy-resources_clip_image036 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. sketchy-resources_clip_image038 Have you got some hand-drawn resources you’d like to share?

Frequently Asked Questions about Sketch Style Fonts

What are the best free sketch style fonts available online?

There are numerous free sketch style fonts available online. Some of the most popular ones include Sketch Block, Sketchy, Sketch Rockwell, and Sketch Gothic. These fonts are perfect for creating a hand-drawn or sketchy look in your designs. They are available for free download on various websites such as FontSpace, 1001Fonts, FontsC, and Fonts4Free. However, always ensure to check the license before using them in your projects as some may only be free for personal use.

How can I use sketch style fonts in my designs?

Sketch style fonts can be used in a variety of ways in your designs. They are perfect for creating a casual, playful, or hand-drawn look. You can use them in logos, posters, t-shirts, greeting cards, and more. They can also be used in digital designs such as websites and social media graphics. Simply download the font, install it on your computer, and you can start using it in your design software.

Can I use sketch style fonts for commercial projects?

Whether you can use a sketch style font for commercial projects depends on the license of the font. Some fonts are free for personal use only, while others allow for commercial use as well. Always check the license before using a font in your projects. If the font is not free for commercial use, you may need to purchase a license or contact the font’s creator for permission.

How can I install a sketch style font on my computer?

Installing a sketch style font on your computer is a simple process. After downloading the font file, usually in .ttf or .otf format, open the file and click on the ‘Install’ button. The font will then be available in all your design software. If you’re using a Mac, you can also drag and drop the font file into the Font Book application.

What are the most popular sketch style fonts?

Some of the most popular sketch style fonts include Sketch Block, Sketchy, Sketch Rockwell, and Sketch Gothic. These fonts have a hand-drawn look and feel, making them perfect for creating a casual or playful design.

Can I create my own sketch style font?

Yes, you can create your own sketch style font. There are various software and online tools available that allow you to create your own fonts. You can draw your own characters, scan them, and convert them into a font. This can be a fun and creative process, and it allows you to create a truly unique font.

Are there any sketch style fonts available for web use?

Yes, many sketch style fonts are available for web use. You can use them in your website designs to create a unique and playful look. Some websites offer web fonts in .woff format, which can be easily integrated into your website’s CSS.

How can I pair sketch style fonts with other fonts?

Pairing sketch style fonts with other fonts can create a balanced and visually appealing design. A common practice is to pair a sketch style font with a more traditional, clean font. The contrast between the two can create an interesting dynamic in your design.

Can I use sketch style fonts in my logo design?

Yes, sketch style fonts can be used in logo design. They can give your logo a unique, hand-drawn look, making it stand out from the crowd. However, ensure the font aligns with your brand’s personality and target audience.

Are sketch style fonts suitable for professional designs?

While sketch style fonts have a casual and playful look, they can still be used in professional designs. It all depends on the context and the message you want to convey. For instance, they can be used in the design of a creative agency’s website or a children’s book cover. However, they might not be suitable for more formal or corporate designs.