Saturday, January 21, 2012

[gibbering] Insane Handwriting [/gibbering]

How do you recreate the look of a madman's handwriting? It's a not unfamiliar subject here at Propnomicon, and this discussion thread covers how to do it using the open source LaTeX typesetting program. It's a bit involved, but being able to script the randomization function goes a lot faster than doing it by hand.

Via Boing Boing.


Jason McKittrick said...

I actually saw this the other day. A useful resource for quickly producing a decent handwritten note for a LARP event.

I enjoy making them by hand too much to use this though!

Anonymous said...

"I am a Cthulhy worshipping gibbering madman"

Well, they say the first step is admitting that you have a problem...


Anonymous said...

You can do this in Adobe Illustrator by drawing your squiggly 'baselines' and then using the 'Type on a Path" tool. Using the superscript / subscript adjustments can help you fine-tune the up & down motion.

In Corel Draw, I believe something very similar is possible.


Mike J.