My Six Year Old Font Squirrel

My Budding Typographer

My son came home from school the other day having completed a complete specimen sheet for a new font. I had him draw some extra punctuation to make it a bit more usable. He's hoping to make some money with this to buy Lego. If this scratches you where you itch, feel free to send him a donation!

Update Jan 7, 2011 - He's made a little over $60 thanks to you. Thank you! You all have made his head swell, so no more donations for now. There are likely to be more fonts in the future...

Download the font here.

Comments

Richard Fink

Beautiful. Matthew Carter move over.

Dad/Ethan,
Do you mind sharing how you went about digitizing it?

And how do I donate to the "Lego" fund? This is work worth encouraging.
November 23, 2009 at 09:39 PM
Ethan Dunham

Thanks Richard! I was blown away when he came home with it. You can send a PayPal donation with the button above. He'd be floored.
December 1, 2009 at 01:39 PM
Donald

Good start!
December 27, 2009 at 01:45 PM
Valerie

This is the cutest thing ever! Grapphic design in the making perhaps? ^_^
January 28, 2010 at 11:32 PM
Thomas

Thanks for the font - really nice =)!
February 12, 2010 at 03:40 PM
turkey holidays

very cute - a good start too
March 1, 2010 at 04:45 PM
Jeroen

Donation for the Lego Fund is underway -- great story and well done.
March 10, 2010 at 10:08 AM
Ethan Dunham

Your donation may forever alter his future choice of careers. Thanks!
March 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM
Birgit

wow how cute is that?!

love FontSquirrel, it's the best and most beautiful free font resource by far!
March 30, 2010 at 01:03 AM
norman

It is lovely =)
April 16, 2010 at 06:32 AM
ricky

You are such a cool dad.
May 6, 2010 at 01:24 PM
Nicole

That is too cute. I love it.
August 5, 2010 at 09:10 PM
Krystal

This is quite adorable, I just downloaded it!

Also, I wanted to add that I'm new to FontSquirrel, and this is a wonderful first impression :D
September 26, 2010 at 02:51 PM
Salman Aslam

OMG :) This cutie deserves a donation :D I love how creative children are
November 12, 2010 at 06:33 AM
Chad Holden

I've donated $5 to the Lego fund! I wish someone bought the stuff I made when I was a kid so I could buy Lego! You've got an awesome kid Ethan. I hope he knows it.
November 12, 2010 at 11:06 AM
Linda Motes

What a great way to teach your child the value of money. I'm impressed with your parenting skills plus what a "cool" thing to do for your kidlet.

Donation already sent your way.

p.s. Is his font commercial use? It would be a nice font for wordart in digital scrapbooking kits.

Regards,
Linda Motes
co-owner
www.thedigiscrappers.com
November 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM
Housse

Really nice font, great job from a 6 yo boy ! He will become a famou writter in the futur :)
December 29, 2010 at 10:33 AM
Alicia Gresham

Absolutely precious! What a boy!!! :)
October 25, 2011 at 08:21 AM
Meg

This is adorable and amazing. Wish my parents has known how to do stuff like this when I was a kid! I'd have been all over this! Is he still collecting lego donations? I'm considering using it for the header on my portfolio and/or personal site.

Also the fact that he is making fonts for lego rules. This kid has his priorities straight. I'm 28, and I wish I could make fonts for lego money
November 1, 2011 at 02:56 PM

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