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Kurt Cobain, David Bowie Handwriting Now Available As Fonts

 

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Music fans can now write their documents with the handwriting of Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, or David Bowie thanks to Songwriters Font.

Kurt Cobain, David Bowie Fonts

The project, which offers downloadable typefaces, was created by designers Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens from original manuscripts, letters, and notes handwritten by some of the greatest lyricists in history.

Damiens is the same man behind "Tokyo No Ads," a project that basically removes all advertisements from the streets of Tokyo, Japan.

"The Songwriters fonts have been created to give musicians an inspiration," the website revealed. "Writing lyrics with the handwriting of influential songwriters helps imagination to develop."

There are currently five fonts available for download: Kurt, David, John, Leonard [Cohen], and Serge [Gainsbourg]. All five fonts can be downloaded for free from the Songwriters Fonts' official website.

The songwriters' font is a nice tribute to the five songwriters whose music continues to influence new generations of artists. It comes a few days after the world remembered Cobain on the 24th anniversary of his death.

'Empire Records' Kurt Cobain Tribute

Ethan Embry, the actor who starred as Mark in Empire Records, said that "Rex Manning Day" was specifically set on April 8 to pay a small tribute to the Nirvana frontman. Cobain, 27 years old at the time, was found dead inside his home in Seattle on April 8, 1994, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

"The reason we picked April 8th as the day to have the powdered/coifed Rex Manning visit Empire is because Kurt was found on the 8th of April, the day the music of the 90s lost its mascot," he tweeted.

Empire Records, an "alternateen" movie, was released in 1995. Embry's costar Johnny Whitworth also confirmed the connection.

Greatest Tribute

But, perhaps one of the best tributes to Cobain's life and works came from his daughter Frances Bean. Last week, she previewed a song she wrote.

In an interview this week, she spoke to E! News about her identity as an artist.

"I don't want to pigeonhole myself and say I am a musician or a visual artist because I feel like it's all encompassing and I feel like every bit of my art is related to the other," she stated. "So do I want to pursue my music further and see it come to fruition and see something further and see something palpable? Absolutely."

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