When I first saw Freud’s century old letters, I was fascinated by the beauty of these historic manuscripts. It made me smile to imagine a person writing his or her shrink a letter set in Freud’s handwriting. I started to plan creating a font based on his manuscripts.
I contacted the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna and Freud Museum London. To start the creation I selected eight handwritten documents – This selection of specimen was my orientation during the design process. They were created between 1883 to 1938 and are of various character such as handwritten scientific papers, personal letters, notes and a telegram.
A successful Kickstarter Campaign with over 1400 Backers enabled me to visit the Archive and study the original Manuscripts of Sigmund Freud. Here you can see the video for the Kickstarter Campaign:
After months of development I finished four alphabets based on Freud’s handwriting. Why four and not just one? When you write a text on your computer every letter looks exactly the same. When you write with your hand, every letter looks a little different.
In order to make type look like handwriting, different variations of each letter have to be drawn and stored in the font. The font is then programmed to exchange letters while you are typing. This makes the rendered result on your screen or print look like handwriting.
The PRO Version contains all alphabets and alters the appearance of the written text while you are typing. The alternating mechanism works in certain applications i.e. Word 2010(or newer), Pages, TextEdit, InDesign, Illustrator… some applications like LibreOffice, OpenOffice do not support this feature. Maybe future versions will. Until then you can use the Sigmund Freud Font #1 , #2, #3 and #4 to access the different alphabets by hand.
The sixth file Kurrent renders German handwriting. Until the 1950’s a slightly different handwriting was taught in German speaking countries (Switzerland, Austria, Germany). This script had three significantly different letters (s,h,e,). This style of writing was called Kurrent. Most of Freud’s correspondence was written in German.
You will receive all six fonts (Sigmund Freud Typeface PRO, #1, #2, #3, #4 and Kurrent). The Fonts (OpenType PostScript) work on all Windows, Mac and Linux Computers. The Sigmund Freud Typeface is international and features a wide range of accented letters to reach everyone in Sweden, France, Hungary and almost everywhere around the globe (Find a complete list below).
Sigmund Freud Typeface
19,00€–7.800,00€ ( excl. EU VAT)
What do other people say about the project?
“As a psychotherapist, I believe Freud contributed greatly to the thinking and understanding of Western society, and that this is an interesting way to draw attention to his work.”
RB, Psychotherapist, San Francisco Bay Area, California
How to install a font on a Mac or Windows Computer.
1 – Download the file by clicking on the download link in your email receipt.
2 – Locate the file on your hard disk. [ Optional: the downloaded file is a .zip archive. A zip file bundles files. If the file is not automatically extracted, double click the file Sigmund-Freud-Typeface.zip and the individual files will appear. ] 3 – Double click each of the six font files (A window pops up with an install button.)
4 – Press the install button. !! Success the fonts are now installed. !!
It will appear in your font menu under ‘Sigmund Freud Typeface PRO’ ,’Sigmund Freud Typeface 1′, ‘Sigmund Freud Typeface 2′ …etc.
Conspired Lovers is inspired by love-letter-writing. A font to capture the intentions of writing love letters more than any other font.
Conspired Lovers ist inspiriert vom Schreiben von Liebesbriefen. Eine Schrift die die Intentionen vom Liebesbriefeschreiben mehr verkörpert als jede andere Schrift.
How did the Project start? In the last five years I wrote love letters with two persons. I became used to the joy of handwriting with ink and nib on fine paper. Through practice and experimentation my hand continuously refined. As life moves on, suddenly I found myself with no one to write love letters to. It’s a luxury to have someone to write letters to. Missing this luxury and joy of writing, listening to Gregory Porter’s “Be Good”, the decision was made to take this 5 years of writing and turn this dance on paper into a font. A handwritten typeface for everyone to use.
This font was created in July, 2012 and named Conspired Lovers. A font to capture and convey your message in a special way to the beloved ones close to your heart. With a long practice of writing crafted into the unique design I hope that you and the recipient of your writing will soon enjoy this design.
The Open-type version features 350+ glyphs including alternates and ligatures. All lowercase and most uppercase letters are connected, to create a realistic hand-writing-calligraphy on your creations.
Conspired Lovers is international and features a wide range of accented letters to reach everyone in Sweden, France, Hungary and almost everywhere around the globe. The font is delivered in OpenType format and works on PC and MAC.
Wie hat das Projekt begonnen? In den vergangenen fünf Jahren habe ich mir mit zwei Personen Liebesbriefe geschrieben. Ich gewöhnte mich an den Genuss handschriftlich mit Tinte auf feines Papier zu schreiben. Durch kontinuierliches Schreiben und Experimentieren habe ich meinen Stil verfeinert. Das Leben bewegt sich weiter; auf einmal finde ich mich in einer Situation ohne eine Person an die ich einen Liebesbrief schreiben kann. Es ist ein angenehmer Luxus jemanden zu haben dem man Briefe schreiben kann. Als mir dieser Genuß am meisten fehlt höre ich Gregory Porter’s “Be Good” und entschließe diese fünf Jahre Liebesbriefeschreiben, diesen Tanz auf dem Papier aufzunehmen und damit eine Schrift zu machen. Einen Font mit dem jeder schreiben kann.
Die Schrift wurde im Juli 2012 umgesetzt und heißt Conspired Lovers. Ein Font der die Absicht einer Botschaft auf eine einzigartige Weise einfängt und übermittelt, an die die einem nah am Herzen liegen.
Sie erhalten eine Schrift die für PC und Mac geeignet ist. Alle Kleinbuchstaben und die meisten Großbuchstaben sind miteinander verbunden um ein sehr realistisches handschriftliches Schriftbild in Ihren Kreationen zu erzeugen. Mit mehr als 350 Zeichen, Alternativfiguren, Ligaturen, Sonderzeichen und Akzenten (z.B. Å, Ä, Ã, Â , Á , À oder Ñ, Ò, Ó, Ô, Õ, Ö, Ø) ist der Font auch für internationale Kommunikation vorbereitet.
Construction plan for Conspired Lovers – Inital Drawings Erste handschriftliche Entwürfe
GLYPH TABLE |GLYPHEN TABELLE
Connected letters to create realistic calligraphic impressions
Comes in OpenType (OTF Postscript)
Works on PC and MAC
All future updates, like extension of the character set, additional ligatures, features, kerning etc. are free.
You will be notified via email if an update is available. Updates are also announced in the monthly newsletter.
It is very simple to purchase and download a font.
First Step. Select a product license that fits your needs. I.e. you like to install and use the font on two computers select "two users" and press the "Add to cart." button. Check the order displayed in your shopping cart. Proceed with the process by pressing the "Proceed to Checkout" button. Follow the instructions to process the payment.
PayPal After PayPal has processed your payment - which should be done within seconds - a printable receipt along with a unique download link will be presented to you. By pressing that link the font file will be downloaded immediately to your computer and is ready to use.
Additionally the unique download link to the font file and a copy of the receipt will be emailed to you automatically.
Wire transfer / cheque: After the money is transferred a unique download link to the font file along with a copy of the receipt will be emailed to you automatically.
Please make sure to keep that copy along with a copy of the file at a safe place.
If you encounter problems with processing the payment or downloading, please don't hesitate to contact me directly via telephone +49 69 13878688 or use this contact form here
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Tangible goods must be send back immediately after claiming the return within the original packaging.
Shipping costs will not be refunded. The buyer ships the item at own risk and cost. A refund will be made after the returned item arrives undamaged.
A restocking fee of 25% of the total purchase price applies to returns of all tangible goods. A reduced restocking fee of 10% of the total purchase price applies to returned offset prints.
Returning intangible goods: Intangible goods (i.e. font licenses) are not returnable or refundable, for obvious reasons. If your purchase is proven defective and you notify me within 5 days of your purchase, I will either provide a replacement/update to that item or refund your money.
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Items are sold from Germany. Only to purchases made within Germany and the European Union an additional sales tax of 7% or 19% will be added to the final bill. You will see a breakdown of the applied taxes in your cart before checking out.