You can now download David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon handwriting as fonts

Plus Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg

The handwriting of Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon and other rock stars has been turned into fonts.

The Songwriters Font project includes typefaces developed from “original handwritten letters and notes” by Cobain, Bowie and Lennon, as well as Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg.

“Songwriting is about inspiration,” say creators Julien Sens and Nicolas Damiens. “Write songs as the ones who inspired you before. The Songwriters fonts have been created to give musicians inspiration.”


“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.”

See some examples of the fonts beneath.

Tributes were paid to Cobain last week on the 24th anniversary of the iconic singer’s death. The Nirvana frontman took his own life at his own home in Seattle, Washington on April 5, 1994 at the age of 27.

Posting on Twitter, Cobain’s widow Courtney Love shared a heartfelt photo of her late husband, alongside their daughter Frances Bean. “The universe always rips open on this day, those ocean blue eyes. We miss you”, she wrote.


Meanwhile, a newly-unearthed Kurt Cobain interview showed the Nirvana frontman saying that every one of the band’s drummers before Dave Grohl “pretty much sucked”.

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