Building a custom font in Adobe Illustrator and FontLab

This is not a tutorial. It is only a glimpse into how I go about creating a custom font.

I created the regular weight version of a font based on my handwriting and have it about finalized. As this has been a project squeezed into spare quarter-hours along quite a few years, I finally decided to finish it, but when testing wanted a bold version.

Here’s the near-final regular font for download and a public-use license…

Graficgod Hand Regular

And here’s a video of me making a few of the letters for the bold version in Adobe Illustrator CC.