Kafka Font

Some geekery: a font is made from Kafka’s handwriting.

The manuscripts of author Franz Kafka had such a profound impact on Finnish graphic and type designer Julia Sysmäläinen that she decided to convert his handwriting with its unusually strong calligraphic characteristics into a digital script. The philologist took on the challenge to transform in Kafka’s rather eccentric letter forms into an balanced typographic flow.

Via Bookninja.

I challenge anyone to make a font from the illegible, child-like, doctor-shaming scribbles in my notebooks.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.