Anna is a self-confessed font whore – in truth we initially artistically bonded over our strange designs loves like swirly handwriting and Sasha dolls. But whilst I can appreciate the impact even a simple pen stroke can have on a page, she takes the love to a whole new level. Which is how we discovered Harald…
We first saw him on ‘Kickstarter’ (If you can watch the film, it’s delicious) – Do you know Kickstarter? It’s effectively a crowdfunding platform that gives creative projects the chance of financial support without the need to give away their equity. instead, project creators offer their backers ‘rewards’ to thank them for their support..it’s seriously worth checking out..sometimes I’ll just go there to see what whacky creative concept has grabbed the collective imagination..the whole thing is an idea with wings and has breathed new life into the world of struggling creatives..and I adore the huge variety of projects it attracts….’Slime moulds, An Illustrated Guide’ anyone?
So Anna puts ‘fonts’ into the search option…and we are hooked.
Harold Geisler wanted to create a font based on the beautiful and unique handwriting of Sigmund Freud:
We became backers and in return for a small amount ($10) we will get the font on completion (imagine on the blog!) and receive regular updates on his progress. We also couldn’t resist going to his website and ordering his Conspired Lovers font as well. A pure extravagance.
And what better thing to do than be able to support it?