The new typography platform “Songwriters Fonts” does just what it sounds like – mimics famous songwriters’ handwritings such as John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, and David Bowie. But the unique design project under fire and has been instructed to be shut down due to intellectual property legal issues.
The site, launched on April 10th by graphic designer Nicolas Damiens and copywriter Julien Sans, is a free library, and fonts were available for download for personal use only.
According to the creators of the font site, the purpose was to inspire musicians and the next generation of songwriters to put their imagination to work. However, since the release of this project, they have been contacted by the intellectual property rights owners themselves and are being forced to shut down.
In their goodbye message, the site’s creators wrote, “The unexpected success of this project went a bit too far… We have been contacted by intellectual property rights owners, and are sad to announce that we have to shut down this website because of legal issues. We’re sorry to have to say goodbye.”