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Snitches Get – Custom Font – Typography

I started conceptualizing the idea for a Horror/Dark font back in 2009. After a few had drawn drafts I refined the idea and decided the font should look somewhat like stitched patches of leather with interlacing lines to represent the stitching. My initial work was too complex for smaller font sizes, so I sacrificed a lot of the details I had originally envisioned for the simpler representation shown here. I purposely made the letters sporadic and non-uniform with various bumps and line height to give the font more of a unorganized and disturbed natural feeling similarly derived from classic ransom notes cut from magazines.

It is very close to completed in 2014 and I plan on finishing the font later in the future.

Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
– James Cameron