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Art deco typefaces by Nick Curtis: I [Nick Curtis]

Free art deco typefaces by Nick Curtis, made between 1997 and 2003. Nick Curtis also made commercial art deco typefaces, but these will be listed elsewhere.

  • AmstelHeavyNF (2002): based on this poster from 1926 by C. De Haas.
  • AmsterdamTangram (2002): based on this poster by Joost Swarte from 1987 entitled "De wereldtentoonstelling van Joost Swarte".
  • AnchorSteamNF (2002): based on a poster from 1923 by Wilhelm Poetter.
  • Rainbow Bass (1982, Saul Bass) a vertically striped disco style design, was remade by Nick Curtis as Backstage Pass (1999, 2008).
  • BeckerBlackNF (2002, 2007): Based on Alf R. Becker's lettering.
  • BigAppleNF (2000, 2007).
  • BoogieNightsNF, BoogieNightsShadowNF (2002, 2007): based on this poster from 1916 by Paul Hosch and Hans Melching. In 2009, CheapProFonts made a "pro" version.
  • BoomerIngueNF (2002, 2007).
  • Bric-aBraqueNF (1999, 2007). Bric-a-Braque was based on Cubist Bold (John W. Zimmerman, 1929).
  • ChainsawGeometric (1999). Based on this alphabet by Draim (1928).
  • ChippewaFallsNF (2002, 2007). Originally called Hiawatha. See this roadside photograph that inspired Nick.
  • Coaster Poster (1999).
  • DayPosterBlackNF, DayPosterShadowNF (2002, 2007).
  • DebonairInlineNF (2000, 2007). The commercial Debonair Inline (2008) is an extension (uppercase, etc.) of Herbert Bayer's 1931 monocase typeface Architype Bayer, also known as the universal moderrn face.
  • DecoBordersNF (1999) and DecoDingbatsNF (2000).
  • Drumag Studio NF (2003, 2007).
  • DustyRoseNF (2000), DustyRoseRevised (2007): Dusty Rose is an art deco typeface based on the logotype for the Dutch magazine Geillustreerd Schildersblad in 1940, by Anton Kurvers. The commercial Dusty Rose NF was published in 2008.
  • EastMarket (1999), EastMarketTwoNF (2007).
  • GradoGradooNF (2002, 2007): a Bauhaus-style font, based on this 1932 poster by Urbano Corva.
  • Great Lakes (2003, 2007), GreatLakesShadowNF (2007): based on this poster by Peter Ewart (1935).
  • Heavy Tripp NF, Heavy Tripp Ultra Bold (2001, 2007). Both Day Tripper NF and Heavy Tripp are based on Dignity Roman, a typeface from 1929 by art deco alphabet designer Alphonso E. Tripp.
  • HeraldSquareNF, HeraldSquareTwoNF (2002, 2007): a font family based on a design by Welo shown in Studio Handbook for Artists and Advertisers (1927).
  • High Five Jive NF, High Five NF (2001, 2007).
  • Indochine NF (2003, 2007). Based on this poster by Joseph-Henri Ponchin (1931).
  • Ironick-Normal (1999, 2007): an exaggerated Bernhard Modern.
  • KerfuffleNF (2000, 2007). Based on this poster by Chris Van Der Hoef (1920).
  • KismetNF. A free font. Based on this lettering.
  • LabyrinthCapital, Labyrinth (1999, 2007). Based on this poster.
  • MetroRetroNF (1999, 2007). MetroRetroRedux (2001, 2010) is a commercial version of that.
  • Milton Burlesque NF (2000, 2007).
  • Monkey Fingers NF (1999, 2007). Based on an alphabet by Otto Heim published in Farbige Alphabete (1925).
  • MunchausenNF (2003, 2007). Based on a poster for an exhibition by Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel (1911). This is inbetween art deco and art nouveau.
  • NickerbockerNF (1999, 2007).
  • NightcapCapital, Nightcap NF (1999, 2007). Based on Disque (A. Bardi, 1931).
  • OdalisqueNF, OdalisqueRevised (2000, 2007). The commercial versions are Odalisque NF (2008) and Odalisque Stencil (2010). These art deco typefaces are based on Morris Fuller Benton's Chic (1927).
  • ParkLaneNF, ParkLaneRevised (2000, 2007).
  • PhattPhreddyNF (2001, 2007).
  • PinballWhizNF (2002, 2007). Based on this logotype by Joost Swarte for the comic-strip series "Katoen + Pinbal" (1975).
  • PlatonickNF (1999, 2007).
  • PlugNickelNF (+Black) (1999, 2007): a reworking of Bremen Black, with small caps and a rather skeptical uppercase R added.
  • RadioRanchNF (1999, 2007). Adolf Behrmann designed the classical display typeface Rundfunk at Berthold in 1928. This typeface was digitized by Nick Curtis as Radio Ranch NF.
  • RaskalnikovNF (2003, 2007). A Cyrillic simulation typeface based on this poster.
  • RialtoEngraved, Rialto NF (2000, 2007): a Broadway style art deco face.
  • RiotSquadNF (2000, 2007). after a design by Otto Heim from Heim's 1925 book, Farbige Alphabete.
  • RitzyRemixNF (2000, 2007). RitzyNormal is based on Tom Carnase's Busorama.
  • Seaside Resort NF (2003, 2007). A bilined titling typeface based on a 1933 poster by Italy's Bertarelli Studios.
  • SelznickNormal, SelznickRemixNF (1999, 2007). An art deco typeface inspired by movie theaters of the 1930s. Based on ITC Anna.
  • Sesquipedalian, SesquipedalianAlternates (2000, 2007). Inspired by a handlettered logo for Torre's Buckdruckerei in Vienna, circa 1919.
  • Sid The Kid NF (1999, 2007).
  • Skittles N Beer NF (2007) is based on handlettering on a 1929 brochure for the P&O British-India Steamship Line.
  • Standing Room Only NF (1999, 2007). Modeled after Broadway, designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1928, originally named Broadway Poster.
  • Stony Island NF (2002, 2007). An adaptation of an art deco font called Chicago Modern, designed by lettering artist Alf Becker, whose designs graced the pages of Signs of the Times magazine from the late 30s into the 50s.
  • StudebakerNF-Bold, Studebaker (1999, 2007). Based on the lettering on a package for True-Mark Brand Typewriter Ribbons, circa 1938, designer unknown.
  • TaraBulbousCapital, TaraBulbousNF (1999, 2007). TaraBulbous NF (the commercial version is from 2008) is a fat-lettered font based on Carlyle-Oring lettering. See also here.
  • TitanickDisplayNF (1999, 2007): a remake of the bold pin-striped trilined Dextor by L. Meuffels.

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file name: Nick Curtis Backstage Pass N F 2008 after Saul Bass


file name: Nick Curtis Rialto N F 2000c


file name: Nick Curtis Big Apple 2006


file name: Nick Curtis Standing Room Only N F


file name: Nick Curtis Standing Room Only N F 2006


file name: Nick Curtis Standing Room Only N F


file name: Nick Curtis Standing Room Only N F 2010


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file name: Nick Curtis Great Lakes N F 2007d


file name: Nick Curtis Titanick Display after Dextor


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file name: Nick Curtis Tara Bulbous N F 1997


file name: Nick Curtis Milton Burlesque 2000


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file name: Nick Curtis Skittles Beer N F 2013


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file name: Nick Curtis Kismet Normal N F poster


file name: Nick Curtis Monkey Fingers 1999 after Otto Heim


file name: Otto Heim 1925 Monkey Fingers N F


file name: Nick Curtis Munchausen N F 2000 after Poster by Ludwig Jungnickel Austria 1911


file name: Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel 1911 Munchausen N F


file name: A Bardi 1931 Disque Nightcap N F


file name: Nick Curtis Nightcap 1999


file name: Nick Curtis Nightcap 2013


file name: Nick Curtis Odalisque Stencil N F 2010


file name: Nick Curtis Rialto N F 2000


file name: Nick Curtis Pinball Whiz N F poster


file name: Nick Curtis Fontsource Raskalnikov N F


file name: Nick Curtis Riot Squad N F 2000 after Otto Heim


file name: Nick Curtis Ritzy 1999


file name: Nick Curtis Nickelodeon 1999 First


file name: Nick Curtis Nickelodeon 1999


file name: Nick Curtis Nickley 1997


file name: William Joseph Dard Hunter Nickley N F


file name: Nick Curtis Hut Sut Ralston 2001


file name: Nick Curtis Tanglewood Tales 2000


file name: Nick Curtis Souci Sans 1999


file name: Nick Curtis Sesquipedalian 2000


file name: Nick Curtis Fontsource Studebaker N F


file name: Nick Curtis Studebaker 2010


file name: Paul Carlyle Guy Oring 1938 Tara Bulbous N F


file name: Nick Curtis Labyrinth 1999


file name: Nick Curtis Labyrinth 1999


file name: Nick Curtis Labyrinth numerals 1999


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file name: Chris Van Der Hoef 1920 Kerfuffle N F


file name: Nick Curtis Kerfuffle 2000 after Poster By C Jan Der Hoef 1920


file name: Nick Curtis Indochine N F 2005


file name: Joseph Henri Ponchin 1931 Indochine N F


file name: Nick Curtis Great Lakes N F


file name: Peter Ewart 1935 Great Lakes N F


file name: Nick Curtis Grado Gradoo G N F poster


file name: B E P I 1932 Grado Gradoo N F


file name: Urbano Corva 1933 Grado Gradoo G


file name: Anton Kurvers 1940 Dusty Rose N F


file name: Nick Curtis East Market


file name: Nick Curtis East Market 1999


file name: Nick Curtis Dusty Rose N F poster


file name: Nick Curtis Debonair Inline N F 2008 after Herbert Bayer Universal Modern Face 1931


file name: Nick Curtis Debonair Inline N F 2008 after Herbert Bayer Universal Modern Face 1931 La Chica Poster by Stephanie Overmars 2016


file name: C De Haas 1926 Amstel Heavy N F


file name: Nick Curtis Amsterdam Tangram N F poster


file name: Wilhelm Poetter 1923 Anchor Steam N F


file name: Paul Hosch Hans Melching 1916 Boogie Nights N F


file name: Nick Curtis Brica Braque N 2010 after Cubist Bold by John W Zimmerman1929


file name: Draim 1928 Chainsaw Geometric N F


file name: Nick Curtis Coaster Poster 1999


file name: A Bardi 1931 Disque Nightcap N F


file name: Nick Curtis Nightcap 2013


file name: Nick Curtis Nightcap 1999







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html