I've played around with making fonts before. It's always fun, but I've never been too thrilled with the end result. Since I do so much hand lettering for Illustrated Children's Ministry, I thought it was time to try and put together a nice font that I could use on projects - a unique hand lettered font.
It's a font you'll probably see appearing on some of our upcoming Worship Activity Sheets and marketing/PR materials. But instead of just keeping it for business uses, I thought some of you might want a fun hand lettered font as well.
So, here you go: the 1230 Pencil font.
What's included in this unique, hand lettered font?
1230 Pencil includes a variety of font weights and styles:
- 1230 Pencil Light Sans-Serif
- 1230 Pencil Regular Sans-Serif
- 1230 Pencil Bold Sans-Serif
- 1230 Pencil Light Serif
- 1230 Pencil Regular Serif
- 1230 Pencil Bold Serif
- 1230 Pencil Fancy Caps
This is the first real font I've made, so I'm aware that there may be some bugs, and if you purchase the font, you'll get free updates whenever I publish a new version.
Where did the name come from?
There are a few components of the name 1230 Pencil.
- 1230: I had a couple pretty late nights when I put this font together, and 12:30 was when I was just hitting my groove.
- 1230: 12/30 is also Caleb's birthday.
- Pencil: I drew this font on my iPad Pro with my Apple Pencil.
- Pencil: A "Pencil" font makes me think of a fun, more casual hand lettered font, as opposed to something like Helvetica (which I think is one of the best fonts ever).
If you're looking for a new font to play around with, I hope you'll consider checking out 1230 Pencil. You can purchase the font by clicking on the buy button under the image at the top of this post, or you can click here for more info.