For some, the first step towards a chosen career is imitation.
Peter Capaldi is a fan of the great horror actor (and big screen Doctor Who) Peter Cushing. Once, when Capaldi was a child, he was fortunate enough to have met Cushing who gave him a signed autographed photo. Capaldi was so enamored by the actor that he spent many hours practicing his signature to look just like his idol’s as it was his ambition to follow in the great man’s footsteps as a thespian. He managed to make Cushing’s signature his own and forty years later Capaldi became the twelfth Doctor Who.
Nicolas Damiens is a French graphic designer with an impressive back catalog of award-winning work for a range of companies. He has won a trophy cabinet full of awards including a gold medal for his project Tokyo No Ads. Most recently, Damiens designed a series of Songwriters Fonts based on original handwritten letters and notes from the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, John Lennon, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Leonard Cohen. These fonts are available to download for free for personal use so you won’t have to practice your cursive writing skills for penmanship like one of your favorite pop stars.
Via Ufunk and Songwriters Fonts.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
In Their Own Write: Handwritten lyrics by Nick Cave, David Bowie, Joey Ramone, Kate Bush and more
Ian Curtis’ original handwritten lyrics for ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
Ian Curtis: Handwritten schoolboy poem up for auction
Kurt Cobain’s handwritten list of 50 of his most favorite albums
Nick Cave’s handwritten dictionary
John Lydon’s handwritten rant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1996
Real Genius: The Paul Laffoley Archive launches with scans of 120 of his handwritten cosmic journals
Sid Vicious’ handwritten list of ‘What Makes Nancy So Great’