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Nice to meet you! My name is Harald Geisler. I am a typographer specialized in handwriting fonts. Here on Kickstarter I created fonts based on Albert Einstein’s and Sigmund Freud’s handwriting. Now, with approval of the King Estate in Atlanta, I would like your help to continue the series and create a font based on Martin Luther King jr.’s handwriting.

The civil rights activist and minister’s speeches and actions resonated around the world and continues to inspire generations today. We all know what his voice sounds like, but as a typographer I became curious: how did he prepare his speeches and organised his thoughts in writing, and what does Dr. King’s handwriting look like?

Support this campaign and you can soon use Martin Luther King’s handwriting with your projects: college papers — surprise your teacher with a paper about Martin Luther King in his handwriting, student assignments — surprise your students with a test “handwritten” by Dr. King, holiday-cards, invitations, hand-outs, a personal recipe book, tattoos, cover art for your new album, email-art, titles for a video project, online-art or a cover for your book.

As of August 28th, this project has raised $1,500 of their $30,002 goal. This project has 59 days left to raise the $30,002 or it will not be funded.  For a pledge of $2, you will get access to the Martin Luther King Font.  For a pledge of $12, you will get the generation edition of the Martin Luther King Font.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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