Stroke research continues but for far too many people a stroke is an event that happens without warning and changes their life forever.
In 2013, Kristina suffered a life-changing stroke, losing many cognitive abilities such as the ability to write. Ever since, Kristina has battled to teach herself to write again. Recently she won this fight.
Inspired by her determination, a pair of young creatives, Sherwin + Conrad, have turned her handwriting into a downloadable font, called Kristina.Bold
Kristina, who lives in Sweden, wrote down letters and characters in her handwriting, scanned them and sent them to the creatives in London. The pair then turned them into the font.
Sherwin + Conrad told Digital Arts magazine, “Kristina Bold is intended to be a message of hope and defiance to others either affected by strokes or people with those close to them who have.
“When you lose the ability to do something that was once so simple, I’m sure it’s fucking easy to feel hopeless. But, Kristina’s proof that if you really fight for it, you can take it back.”
Sherwin and Conrad are hoping that the media will show support by switching their typeface to Kristina.Bold on World Stroke Day, October 29. Sadly The Stable can’t do that but it can help to spread the word.
On the website, kristinabold.com, is the link to download the font or donate to the cause.