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FF Soupbone Alternatives

See also: The Grocery Gothic

Noah Nazir
Last edited August 24, 2018

FF Soupbone was initially designed on a Mac Classic, using a mouse to draw each letterform in the original (regular) weight. Slowly. Although it was designed to look like handwriting done with a marker, its tools of production include only the computer. The bold and extra bold weights, as well as most of the dingbats were drawn with a Wacom tablet. The whole process took about three years, finding time amid other projects.

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