Bradley Hand ITC is a typeface that looks as though it was written by hand on rough paper with a felt-tip pen. Its style is based on italic handwriting, but upright rather than slanted, with a very modern, legible appearance. Type designer Richard Bradley used his own handwriting as the starting point for this typeface, then he applied his skills as a type designer to choosing just the right version of each letter. A handwriting font must look like handwriting, but that’s harder than it looks, since each letter will be repeated exactly the same way every time, unlike true handwriting.

Bradley Hand ITC can give any text the look of a handwritten note, casual and informal but with a certain elegance that most of us can’t achieve. It is legible at small sizes, while still standing out in titles or headlines, and at the in-between sizes of subheads.

Bradley Hand was originally developed by Richard Bradley with the collaboration of his fellow British designer Colin Brignall, for dry transfer lettering. They later enhanced and improved it and turned it into a computer font.

Bradley Hand ITC has only the single style and weight.

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