round foundational lettering

Converting my Round Foundational Hand Lettering into a typeface

Round foundational hand lettering example alphabet

Round foundational hand lettering

Here’s a typeface I’ve had in my mind for a while now. It’s based on the traditional round foundational hand lettering I learnt while at art school.

birthday card

Create that perfect card with hand lettering and all the confidence that your letters will be perfect every time.

foundation hand lettering
Foundational hand lettering

I want to develop on this typeface further by pushing an even more calligraphic style in the lettering. I love the sharpness but roundness in the foundational hand and wished I had studied it in more detail while I had the chance under the calligrapher John Smith (yes, his real name), author of The Art of Calligraphy.

I have updated this typeface and put it onto the Monotype Library – MyFonts.

Other typefaces you might like to try

Take a look at Fontan which is also based on this round lettering

Download typeface

Download the Open Type format of the Round Foundational typeface and let me know how you get on with it. I will be updating in the future to make sure it has all the characters needed.