Here we’ll take an in-depth look at each individual font, how to take advantage of their OpenType features and provide some creative inspiration on how to utilise them in your work.
What is the Handwritten Font Bundle?
Designed to work across a wide range of creative projects; from logos and headlines to packaging and Instagram posts, the Hand Written Font Bundle is a collection of five versatile fonts which allow you to achieve an authentic hand-lettered look, without having to spend the time learning and practising the art of calligraphy yourself.
In the bundle, you’ll find five stylish handwritten fonts—Bloomsbury, Money Penny, Northern Soul, Outbound and Smoothly—plus a selection of bonus graphic elements.
Bloomsbury is a hand-drawn typeface that comes in three styles—Script, Sans and Serif. These fonts look amazing when used on their own or in combination with each other and are perfect for creating awesome designs for logos and branding, posters, album covers, packaging and Instagram posts.
The Sans and Script styles are OpenType fonts which allow you to add extra creative detail to your lettering—the Script version also includes three sizes of end letter flourishes which can be accessed via the Glyphs Panel in Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher.
The Bloomsbury typeface lends itself to a huge variety of projects, here are a couple of examples.
Money Penny is a perfectly paired font duo of free-flowing brush script and sophisticated sans-serif that have been designed to look stunning together. Here’s what’s included:
Money Penny Script—A hand written brush script, first drawn on paper and then remastered on computer to give a smooth free-flowing brush script, that looks perfect over the top of photos or as a classy logo.
Money Penny Sans—A super clean, simple and elegant sans-serif font that works great standalone for sophisticated typographical pieces or in combination with the script font.
Along with these gorgeous OpenType fonts, you also get a selection of elegant Rose Gold Styles, Rose Gold Textures and bonus illustrations sure to enhance your designs!
This elegant font duo are sure to add a touch of class and sophistication to your work. Here are some example projects where the two fonts have been used together.
This awesome brush typeface has two harmonious styles—Caps and Script which have been expertly crafted by hand for an authentic appearance, packed with texture and character.
And with the Caps style, you can quickly see alternative versions of each letter, just by switching between upper and lowercase letters.
The Northern Soul typeface is so versatile it can be used for any creative project that requires hand lettering including t-shirts, posters, magazine and book covers, packaging, album covers—the possibilities are endless!
Here are just a few examples of how this stylish hand-lettered font can be used.
Created to give that authentically hand-drawn look, with subtle textures and uneven baseline, Outbound is perfect for logos and branding, typographic quotes over photos, book covers and packaging design.
Plus, when utilising this fonts OpenType features in Affinity Designer, Photo or Publisher you get access to double letter ligatures and many other advanced typography controls.
Outbound is one of Ian’s signature style typefaces and we love the subtle texture it gives to each letter. Here are some examples showing this off to great effect.
Smoothly is a two font family with a mono weight cursive script and a complementary subtly rounded sans-serif. Based on Ian’s most popular hand-lettered style, Smoothly will give your work a stylish hand rendered look—with zero effort.
Smoothly script has gorgeous capital flourishes too, which work great on their own as monograms for logos.
This fashionable typeface looks great when applied to logos, prints, quotes, magazine headers, clothing…most applications, actually! Here are a few examples.
Where can I get hold of this epic font bundle?
The Handwritten Font Bundle by Ian Barnard is now available to purchase on the Affinity store.
About the maker
Ian Barnard is a lettering expert with a background in illustration and design. After more than a decade working as a graphic designer, Ian decided to spend some time away from the computer and taught himself calligraphy. He immediately fell in love with the craft, which is now his main focus.
As well as working freelance creating hand-drawn lettering for well-known brands, Ian also creates resources for designers to help them achieve authentic hand-written lettering in their work.
Passionate about helping others learn his craft, Ian also runs courses on lettering and calligraphy, regularly posts tips on YouTube and Instagram and organises creative meet-ups in his local area.
We are big fans of Ian’s lettering and resources and have already featured his work in several articles on Spotlight. Check out our interview with Ian to find out more about him and his work and read his top tips for learning lettering.
His Handwritten Font Bundle can be purchased on the Affinity store here, along with his stunning Blast Powder brushes. Alternatively, you can find more fonts and resources from Ian by visiting his shop.