The Easy Way to Roughen Your Typography in Illustrator
In this quick tutorial, I'll share a pro tip for giving your typography a subtle grungy, roughened effect. It's perfect for adding an old print effect to your designs, and the imperfections can even create a handlettering feel.
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Yeah, it costs money. But it's such a great font it really does pay for itself. So if you don't already have it be sure to pick it up next time you have some extra cash! If you need something free and kind of similar you might try Source Sans Pro.
Standard Issue Subtle Grunge Textures
This is a massive collection of subtle grunge textures ready to add to your work fast. We've also specially process them so they look great out of the box. Just place them on top of your work and set the blending mode to Multiply, Linear Burn, Color Burn, or Screen.
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Emir Ayouni (AKA Growcase and one-third of Forefathers) was one of my first design heroes. I remember this Inappropriate Factory logo he did (see above) just blew my mind.
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