Have you been involved in projects where you need to quickly put together a design that shows some possibilities or options and then forgot about it. Then, two weeks later you find out that the sales grunt took a purchase order based on the diagram.
Yeah, right – so greatness, much problems, big fuss.
My solution to this problem is the make my own handwritten font for use in network designs which highlights that the diagram is not final or fit for ordering. There are lots of handwritten fonts but it was easy to make my own so I present the Dunno font (because i don’t know what to call it).
Here it is :
The basic idea is that a rough diagram uses a handwritten font demonstrates that makes a diagram look like I roughly hacked something onto the page. It’s loosely based on the typographic properties of Helvetica so it should be suitable for a wide range of purposes. It’s a TrueType font so works on Windows, OS X and Linux.
Here is an example of comparison. The top diagram is using a high quality sans-style font, the lower diagram is exactly the same but using the “Dunno” font:
Download the Font Here : DunnosFont.ttf
There is no license. You are free to use and consume as you see fit. If there is enough interest I will consider building an italic and bold version of the font. I’m pretty sure I will make a condensed/narrow font when I have time. It doesn’t take long but this font is enough for now. Hit me up on email greg.ferro @ packetpushers.net or leave a comment below to let me know what you thing.
Other Posts in A Series On The Same Topic
- Free Custom Handwriting Font for Network Designs (14th August 2014)
- Network Diagrams: Font Selection and Production Context. Choosing Slab or Thin fonts (9th June 2014)
- Book Release: Tips on Using Visio To Make Network Diagrams (27th March 2014)
- Network Diagrams: Drawing Overlay Network Layers (14th March 2014)
- Network Diagrams: Choosing Better and Free Fonts (10th January 2014)
- My New Diagram Colour Scheme "Old Disco Style" (24th September 2013)
- On Diagrams and Information (10th September 2013)
- Colour Blindness, Network Diagrams and Reliability (3rd March 2011)
- Designer or Engineer, Artist or Painter (19th January 2010)
- Network Diagrams: Rotating Text on a Line (1st October 2009)
- Network Diagrams: Tips for Printing from Visio (22nd September 2009)
- Network Diagrams:Zones on a diagram with Visio shape union (31st July 2009)
- Network Diagrams: Drawing complex VLAN Networks with IP Addressing (7th July 2009)
- Network Diagrams: Drawing Freehand Curves (and then fixing them) (23rd March 2009)
- Network Diagrams:Aligning Shapes (12th March 2009)
- Network Diagrams:Locking the Background Shape (10th March 2009)
- Network Diagrams: Labelling an VLAN/IP Segment (9th March 2009)
- Network Diagrams: VLANs and IP Subnets (8th March 2009)
- Network Diagrams: Drawing the Background Shape (6th March 2009)
- On the Art of Network Diagrams and Presentation (4th March 2009)