Martin Luther King Font Update #41

! Feature in National Geographic TV Series and more vowels.

May 2024

Dear reader reader,

The Martin Luther King font has a new digital home: the digital handwriting font library, To access the latest version of the font please sign up for free →there.

I have separated the font projects from myself as a person and artist, intending to bring more focus to the work and grow the historic handwriting font projects into a sustainable business and perhaps a cultural institution.

The Martin Luther King handwriting font was used in the National Geographic TV Series Geniuses: MLK/X to recreate a handwritten letter from King to his parents. I did not know about it, and you can imagine how surprised I was to see the font on screen. While this is an excellent example showcasing the usage of historic handwriting fonts, it showed me some points that could be improved in the design…

Martin Luther King Font update #41 All vowel variations complete

Following update #39 and #40, the May version completes all (mid-word) vowels variations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. handwriting font. Specifically variations for the letters o and u. …and more…
I want to take some space to thank everybody who supported the font creation this month. This update is possible because of the financial support of 22 people from around the world:

B. Desclee, Brussels 🇧🇪
C. Smith, Nedlands, WA 🇦🇺
D.Chamberlain, Benicia, CA 🇺🇸
F. Chaplais, Ile de France 🇫🇷
F. Engerer, Nürnberg, Bavaria 🇩🇪
G. Sjölin, Örebro 🇸🇪
H. Billetter, Kerpen, North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪
H. Colsman-Freyberger, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg 🇩🇪
H. de Wolf, Zaandijk 🇳🇱
J. Ford, New York, NY 🇺🇸
J. Holze, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪
J. Horton, North Turramurra, NSW 🇦🇺
J. Wilson, Nashville, TN 🇺🇸
K. Engelbrecht, Bern 🇨🇭
K. Tilley, Linthicum Heights, MD 🇺🇸
N. Renner, New Britain, CT 🇺🇸
N. Wilson, Broken Arrow, OK 🇺🇸
P. Herman, Bonsall, CA 🇺🇸
R. Lindsey, Grand Terrace, CA 🇺🇸
R. MacDonald, Gourock 🇬🇧
R. Wampler, Colorado Springs, CO 🇺🇸
T. Zwitserlood, Amsterdam, NH 🇳🇱
If you have any questions about this project, reply to this email. I am happy to help.
Enjoy and stay tuned for more updates,
Harald Geisler

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