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Anyone who has ever spent quality time in the bathroom stall of an interstate rest stop or enjoyed an outing at a picnic table in a municipal park is familiar with the scrawl of impromptu messages. Who hasn’t carved a monument to young undying love in a tree or etched a favorite limerick in a junior high library? These 11 unsophisticated fonts and sketchy Household Items illustrations reference barely-intelligible handwriting, notebook doodling and chalkboard scribbles. Upon their release in 1995, the Scrawl fonts earned a reputation of locking up systems and crashing printers because their rough outlines require lots of data points to maintain an organic hand-drawn flavor. Computer manufacturers eventually caught up with the sophisticated typographic technology coded into these unique fonts and we haven’t had those sorts of problems since 1999.