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Mike R. Stevens

Designer and old-timer in the signpainting business in San Jose, CA, who influenced sign layout in a big way. Mike Stevens died of a heart attack in 1989 at the age of 46. At the SignDNA foundry, we find reincarantions of many of his alphabets, such as Magic, Stix (art deco), Happy Script, Master, ArRoyo, Tahoe, Staton, BigSur, DuVall, BigRed, BigMedicine, Tenor, Phoenix, Vasona. His bio at SignDNA states: I hope sign people are inspired once again by these great lettering styles of Mike's -- now available as typefaces. MyFonts link.

Author of Mastering Layout: The Art of Eye Appeal and Ninety-Nine Showcards: A Photo Album, and frequent contributor of articles on layout to SignCraft magazine. MyFonts: Few sign artists in recent times have had as much influence on sign layout as Mike Stevens. He not only mastered lettering and layout, but is also credited with starting a renaissance in sign lettering on the West Coast.

Nick Curtis also created some typefaces that were inspired by him, such as Mikeys Roman NF (2011), Marky Marker NF (2008, comic book font) and Mikey Likes It Corpulent NF (2008, signage face). .

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file name: Mike Stevens Sign D N A Catalog


file name: Mike Stevens Sign D N A Catalog


file name: Mike Stevens Sign D N A Catalog


file name: Nick Curtis Marky Marker N F 2008


file name: Mike R Stevens Nick Curtis Mikey Likes It Corpulent N F 2008


file name: Nick Curtis Mikeys Roman N F 2011







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