The Sketchnote Typeface

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What is the The Sketchnote Typeface font?

The Sketchnote Typeface was born of necessity: veteran designer and illustrator Mike Rohde needed a series of hand-drawn fonts to produce his recent book, The Sketchnote Handbook (2012, Peachpit Press). Because of its origin, the typeface was designed to be practical, to convey the human character and quirks of Rohde’s normal handwriting and unique hand-drawn lettering with the benefits inherent in digital fonts. More…
Sketchnote Square is a bold, somewhat compressed headline type that complements the Sketchnote Text fonts. Drawn instead of written, the characters in Square have neat little happenstance voids within the strokes. Square also includes a handy selection of fun icons, rules, and arrows—some functional tidbits for your design projects. They are accessible via the OpenType feature “Ornaments” or “Stylistic Set 2” For added convenience, those same fun icons, rules, and arrows are also available as a standalone font, Sketchnote Dingbats, which comes packaged with Square and the full family package.
The texture of Sketchnote is the result of actual ink-spread on paper, captured in scans of the written letterforms and left intact during production to preserve that feeling. Under the hood, the texture was carefully edited by hand, eliminating outline errors and keeping the point count low for optimal performance. These fonts are crafted to the highest industry standards.
Sketchnote Square is best used at larger sizes for headlines, titles, packaging, etc. Sketchnote is great for a variety of projects where a handcrafted aesthetic and ease-of-use are desired.

The Sketchnote Typeface Font families

The The Sketchnote Typeface includes the following font families:

  • Sketchnote Text
  • Sketchnote Text Italic
  • Sketchnote Square
  • Sketchnote Text Bold
  • Sketchnote Dingbats

The Sketchnote Typeface Preview

Here is a preview of how The Sketchnote Typeface will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is The Sketchnote Typeface Free to Download?

No, i'm afraid not. Every single font that we feature on is a paid-for, premium font. There is no point trying to find a free download of The Sketchnote Typeface so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find The Sketchnote Typeface for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for The Sketchnote Typeface remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want The Sketchnote Typeface and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)