New font lets you write like Einstein

New York: You might not have a brain like Albert Einstein, but at least now you can write like him! 

A German artist has created a font based upon Albert Einstein’s handwriting to let people write like the famous physicist. 

The Albert Einstein handwriting font is a collaboration between Harald Geisler, a German artist specialised in typography, and Liz Waterhouse, a former dancer. 

“The Albert Einstein font will be compatible with most digital devices, allowing you to write like a genius on your computer and phone,” the duo said on Kickstarter website. 

The project has already raised USD 8,723 of its USD 15,000 goal. 

The project is being launched to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity this year. 

Einstein is best known for achievements such as general relativity (his theory of gravitation) and special relativity (his theory on the relationship between space and time). But the famous physicist also had impressive handwriting. 

“Einstein’s equations were beautiful, so it makes sense that their presentation should be as well,” said Phil Marshall, an astrophysicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in California, according to Kickstarter. 

Geisler has spent six months poring over letters from the Einstein Archives before developing a prototype, which he created by tracing the handwriting with a digital pen. 

The Einstein Estate has since granted approval for Geisler to develop the font, ‘LiveScience’ reported.

In actual handwriting, letters aren’t always written the same way. To make the Einstein font seem more natural, Geisler created several variations of each letter, which can be combined with other letters in different ways. 

Geisler has previously produced a font based on Sigmund Freud’s handwriting.


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