Looking to jazz up your written correspondence? There are new fonts based on the handwriting of Kurt Cobain, David Bowie and John Lennon

Bored with Helvetica? Arial leaving you a bit cold? Calibri not doing it for you anymore? Then maybe it’s time to investigate the Songwriters Font project.

Created by Julien Sens and Nicolas Damiens, they say “Songwriting is about inspiration. Write songs as the ones who inspired you before. The Songwriters fonts have been created to give songwriters inspiration. Writing lyrics with the handwriting of influential songwriters helps imagination to develop.”

Here, for example, is the Kurt Cobain font chart available for free download.

Bowie’s looks like this.

And if you want to write like Lennon, download this.

You can also get fonts based on the handwriting of Serge Gainsborough and Leonard Cohen.




Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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