The Songwriters Fonts project was created by graphic designers Julien Sens and Nicolas Damiens, who have developed a series of free-to-use typefaces in the handwriting of musicians such as David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon.
The designers used “original handwritten letters and notes” to develop the unique fonts, which were created with the intention of inspiring up-and-coming musicians.
“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,” they wrote on their website.
The labour-intensive project took several months to develop.
"The first thing was to find as many handwritten documents as we can to find the while alphabet for each of them. It was a time-consuming work but we're so grateful to have finally found the missing letters after hours of investigation," Sens and Damiens told Dezeen.
The designers plan to expand their line-up of fonts in the future.
Go to Songwritersfonts to download the fonts for free.