Teardrop a hand drawn ink typeface

by itsmesimon in Fonts / Display


This is Teardrop a hand drawn ink typeface with contextual alternatives. 100% handmade.


My aim was to create a typeface that looked like teardrops had hit the ink and created drips and splashes.

Teardrop is imperfect, distressed and completely hand crafted.

Inspired by

Inspired by the song teardrop by massive attack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7K72X4eo_s

From the song I created a poster, from the poster I created the font.

Original teardrop design


Contextual alternatives

It has 3 glyphs for each A-Z a-Z letter - the typeface is programmed to cycle these alternate glyphs when contextual alternates are turned on in your application. It makes it look less repetitive, and kind of funky.

If you buy the typeface please turn this option on to get the full benefit of this feature.

Font format

The font format is OTF, and TTF it has just over 500 glyphs in total including uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation, symbols, Western European, South Eastern European and Central European glyphs.

If you need any help or have questions just ask.

Also, you can follow my ramblings and other things on Instagram—http://bit.ly/2jCtXnw



Founding Shop

Hello, It's me Simon, a designer from London, England. I specialise in creating simple, authentic typefaces, photographs and graphics. @itsmesimon