Handwriting of John Lennon, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and others turned into fonts
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In 1964, John Lennon published his own book of short stories and poems titled “In His Own Write.” Now, as Pitchfork pointed out, anyone can write in Lennon’s “own write.” If you’ve ever wanted to write like John Lennon, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, or Leonard Cohen, now you can, in a purely calligraphic sense of course (genius sold separately).

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A stroke of genius certainly came to French designers Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens when they scribbled the beginning ideas for Songwriters Fonts. Songwriters Fonts uses actual handwritten notes and lyrics from some of music’s biggest and brightest to craft typeface that mimics the often unintelligible chicken scratch of an iconic genius. 

While the handwriting may be messy, you can be sure to steer clear of the messy dark side of being brilliant. In all seriousness, it is a pretty cool idea. You can download the fonts for free by following this link, which are intended for personal use only, like pretending you're David Bowie.