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Gobbledegoop


wac

Senior Member
#1
I'm doing some simple illustrations that require text that isnt text if you follow me. So I drew in some squiggly lines but the client wants the non-text to look more like text, without actually being legible text, if you're picking up what I'm putting down.

Since there's quite a bit of this to do, I wondered if anyone knew of a font that was just hand written nonsense?
 

wac

Senior Member
#5
Jimlad said:
He wants an illegible font that looks hand-drawn and squiggly.
Yes, although I've addressed the issue for now by using a scrawl script with low kerning, at the small size it's illegible but looks like text.

Still, it would be handy to have a type to handle this, maybe there's a gap in the market....
 

wac

Senior Member
#7
It's not an outrageous idea, but not as consistent or swift as using a pre-made type, unless of course you use the pen tool to create the whole font...
 
#10
Hi
Did you sort this out? I was trying to remember where I'd seen something similar. I was at my mum's when I remembered. She has an elderly sofa which is covered with that fabric that was popular a few years ago which looks like it has calligraphy over it, only it isn't really. So, in the interests of research I looked at it a bit closer and realised that all they had done was taken some real words and deleted bits off some of the letters. You might be able to do something with a handwriting type font and an eraser.

Zoe