Sketchnote

A casual script
with a bouncy baseline.

Designed by Mike Rohde

Sketchnote comes in three styles:

Sketchnote Text

Dear mom, I'm sorry about breaking the vase. It wasn’t my fault, I promise. The dog jumped up on the table and pulled off the table cloth.

Sketchnote Square

I tried to call out for your help, but I didn’t want to bother you in the kitchen as you were making dinner.

Sketchnote Dingbats

@ABC DEFG HIJK LPQR STUV WXYZ 012345

GOOD STRUCTURE Meat and Potatoes Your Mileage May Vary Greatest of All Time Careful Wordsmith Castañuela Notes & Quotations Penmanship

Even the roughest drawings can express ideas effectively. Put Your Observation & Listening Skills to Work Keys to listening: Focus, Eliminate Distractions, Immersion Diagrams and drawings make for more interesting elements. A few pen strokes can illustrate complex ideas quickly. Arrows point out details and can help focus attention on specific drawings, typography, or text. They can also provide a connection between multiple ideas. Icons are also handy to use throughout a sketchnote document.

Story

The Sketchnote typeface was born of necessity: designer Mike Rhode needed a series of hand-drawn fonts to illustrate and produce his book, “The Sketchnote Handbook.” Because of its origin, this typeface was designed to be practical and convey the human character and quirks of his normal handwriting and hand-drawn lettering.

The family is comprised of five fonts: Sketchnote Text in Regular, Bold, and Italic, the somewhat compressed and bold Sketchnote Square for headlines, and the playful Sketchnote Dingbats.

Sketchnote Text is a casual script with a slightly bouncy baseline. In order to mimic the differences present in natural handwriting, OpenType features are built-in that automatically switch between multiple versions of each letter or number. In total, over 240 alternates in each of the text fonts are employed, making for a more authentic appearance.

The warm texture of Sketchnote is the result of actual ink-spread on paper captured in the scans of written letterforms and was intentionally left intact during the digitization process to preserve that feeling.

Rhode created Sketchnote Square as a display type to complement Sketchnote Text. Drawn instead of written, the letters often have neat little happenstance voids within the strokes. Sketchnote Dingbats features a selection of icons, rules, and arrows to provide some functional and fun tidbits, handy for bringing additional life to any design.

Features

Contextual alternates 
nnn ppp rrr sss uuu
nnn ppp rrr sss uuu
 
CCC DDD GGG HHH
CCC DDD GGG HHH

Additional features include: Kerning, Fractions, Ligatures, Ordinals, Case Sensitive Forms, Capital Spacing, Stylistic Sets (ss01–03), Ornaments

Glyphs

(There are 512 glyphs in Sketchnote, but we didn't want to show off too much.)

alphabet

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figures & symbols

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Sketchnote Full Family

starting at $99
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Sketchnote Square
Sketchnote Text Regular
Sketchnote Text Italic
Sketchnote Text Bold
Sketchnote Dingbats

Sketchnote Single Fonts

starting at $29
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