Leading up to All Hell Breaks Loose 7, I came up with the idea to get a sample of Misha Collins’ handwriting at my autograph op to create a font. Even though I had never made a font before, I thought it would be manageable, because Misha tends to write in block letters. Due to that, I wouldn’t have to worry about differences in upper and lower case letters. So, when it was my turn at auto ops, I gave him the option and since you’re here, that means he gave permission!
You have probably seen or heard the sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” before. It contains every letter of the alphabet and is commonly used to display font samples and for testing computer keyboards. This also makes it perfect to obtain a writing sample.
The resulting font, currently called ‘Misha’, because I forgot to ask him if he would like to name it, is an exact duplicate of his writing, using the letters from what he wrote that day. He was even gracious enough to include the numbers 0-9! No punctuation was included, but luckily, he did write some little marks around his signature and rested the pen on the paper and left dots. In an effort to make the font more user friendly I have used those elements to create some limited punctuation.
It has been brought to my attention that downloading a zip file is not straightforward on phones and tablets. If you are trying to download this on your phone or tablet, please open a browser window and navigate back here, then try again. It can not download from the window Twitter or Facebook opens when you click the link on my tweet or post. You will also need a third party apps to unzip the file (a free file manager app) and to install the font file. For android, you’ll need a launcher app (some are free) and for iPhone a paid app called AnyFont, which you can find in the app store. Cheers! (Please note, use of installed fonts on Apple devices is limited.)
The font is open type format, usable on both Windows and Apple computers. It is completely 100% free for personal use. Due to this font being based on a living person’s handwriting, it must not be used for commercial purposes. This font is just one single sample of Misha’s handwriting at one point in time. Real samples of his handwriting will change over time and look different, because he is human. Due to this, it will be easy to tell when someone uses the font and when someone has an actual handwritten article from Misha. Please remember this font is intended for entertainment purpose only. Thanks!
(Please read the licensing file that comes with the font in your download.)
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Misha’s font you can contact me here.