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David Bowie and Kurt Cobain’s handwriting turned into fonts

A new project called Songwriters Fonts has created typefaces based on the handwriting of five deceased musicians.

Available to download from the songwritersfonts.com website, the fonts are based “original handwritten letters and notes” penned by Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg before their untimely deaths.

The brainchild of French designers Julien Sens and Nicolas Damiens, the fonts are free and come with the stipulation that they’re for “personal use only.”

According to the website, the idea behind the creating the fonts is to inspire musicians and fuel imagination.  

“The Songwriters fonts have been created to give musicians inspiration,” a statement reads.

“Writing lyrics with the handwriting of influential songwriters helps imagination to develop. Being in the mood of Bowie, Cobain, Cohen, Gainsbourg, Lennon, might be purely imaginative… but that’s precisely the point.”

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