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Alf R. Becker

Alf Becker (b. St. Louis, MO) was a sign artist in the 1930's and 40's. Beginning in January 1932, at the request of editor E. Thomas Kelly, Becker supplied the Signs of the Times (The National Journal of Display Advertising) magazine's new Art and Design section with an alphabet a month, a project initially predicted to last only two years. Misjudging the popularity of the series, it instead ran for 27 years, ending finally two months before Becker's death in 1959, for a total of 320 alphabets. In late 1941, just ten years after the first alphabet was published, 100 of those alphabets were compiled and published in book form under the title 100 Alphabets, by Alf R. Becker.

The American Sign Museum shows the following death notice, taken from the April 1959 issue of Signs of the Times: A chapter of almost 27 years of extensive influence upon the development if sign and outdoor advertising lettering came to a close March 10 in the passing of Alf R. Becker, whose alphabets had been presented consistently in Signs of the Times since January, 1932. Death came in St. Petersburg,. FL, where he had been hospitalized since last November. The funeral services were in St. Louis, March 16. Mr. Becker had operated a commercial sign business in East St. Louis, IL., and was widely known for his lettering ability when requested 27 years ago by the late E. Thomas Kelley, then editor of Signs of the Times, to do a series of alphabets for the magazine. They had estimated that 24 alphabets which would be presented in a period of two years would serve the purpose. The series was so enthusiastically received and so many readers urged continuation that it was projected indefinitely to eventually each a total of 320 before failing health of Mr. Becker forced him to give up that creative work. His last alphabet for ST appeared in the January issue this year. Countless are the signmen and women who broadened the horizons of their lettering ability by thorough study of Mr. Becker's alphabet. In 1941, his book, "100 Alphabets" was published by Signs of the Times, and all 3,000 copies that were printed were sold out long ago. Numerous requests have been received for a reprinting, but in view of the changes of time in lettering styles, it has not been considered advisable. Mr. Becker's failing health in 1957 influenced him and Mrs. Becker moving to St. Petersburg, where they bought a home, and where he went into semi-retirement. His love of the sign business was such that he continued his alphabets in spite of the problems of his illness.

Many of his faces have art deco influences. LHF Monogram at Letterhead is a digital version of one of his fonts. Other digitizations include Whomp (2006) and Buffet Script (2006) by Alejandro Paul (Sudtipos) and Daffadowndilly (2007) and Stony Island NF (after Becker's art deco face Chicago Modern) and Shaq Attack NF (2011) by Nick Curtis.

The Fontry (James Stirling and/or Adkins) is undertaking a grand digitization project, and releases free and pay fonts with names that start with ARB, followed by the font number, the font name, and the month and year of issue. In The Fontry's ARB series, we find ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 (2013, didone), ARB-85 Poster Script (2011, after a 1939 face by Becker), ARB 70 Modern Poster, ARB 93 Steel Moderne, ARB 44 Chicago Modern, ARB 66 Neon (2010, after a 1937 font, +Block, +Line), ARB 85 Modern Poster JAN-39 (2011, after Modern Poster Script, 1939), and ARB 67 Modern Roman, and ARB08ExtremeRomanAUG-32CASNormal (2009; the original is from 1932).

Jeff Levine created a number of typefaces based on Becker's work as well: Kanona JNL (2010), Karaoke JNL (2010), Mocombo JNL (2010). John Davis created LHF Pipeline (2012) based on Becker's designs.

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Catalog of some of his digitized faces. View the digital typefaces that are based on Becker's work. Showcase of Alf R. Becker's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Antique Embellishments
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A font made in 2009 by Jeff Levine, which includes a gorgeous fist. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Domnikov
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Hightower.Ru
[Evgeny Domnikov]

Evgeny Domnikov (Hightower.Ru) designed many free pixel fonts, including Copyright, Copyright Bold, Dots, BigDots and Terminal, all with Cyrillic versions. FON format only. He cyrillized Jeffrey N. Levine's font Festival Nights JL in 2002. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine
[Jeff Levine: Comic book and cartoon faces]

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Jeff Levine

Prolific type designer in Florida, b. 1952. His fonts were originally free and consisted largely of dingbats. Around 2005 he went commercial, and now sells his work (over 350 fonts as of 2009) via MyFonts. He has branched out into several font styles, with a soft spot for stencil fonts, fonts for signage, and fonts for advertising. Born in New York, his family moved to Florida in 1963, where he has been ever since. An interview. Alternate URL. Yet another URL with his early free fonts.

My pages on him.

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Jeff Levine
[Jeff Levine: Stencil Faces]

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Jeff Levine
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Jeff Levine
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Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces
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This is a list of fonts by Jeff Levine not categorized anywhere else on my pages.

  • A: Abi Nouveau JNL (2010, art nouveau caps face), Adelanto JNL (2009), Adhesive Letters JNL (2011), Aisle Seats JNL (2006, based on letters cut by the Redikut Letter Company of Hawthorne, CA), Album Cover JNL (2008), Alleway JNL (2012, a condensed sans), Allograph JNL (2007), Alphacal JNL (2008, outlined, and like Juneway JNL, based on water-applied decals once made by the Duro Decal Company (now Duro Art Industries) of Chicago), Alton JNL (2010: a bold display sans), Amateur Printer JNL (2007, grunge), Ampersorts JNL (2011: ampersands), And So Forth JNL (2011), Anecdote JNL (2009), Arcaro JNL (2013, a calligraphic typeface based on the movie credits of the ABC TV series Naked City, 1958-1963, starring detective Frank Arcaro), Arch Creek JNL (2010, an all caps revival of Beton), Ardball (2006), Arte Critique JNL (2009), Artist Colony JNL (2009), Arts District JNL (2014), Art Student JNL (2010), Astrospy JNL (2008: techno), Awkward Gothic JNL (2008), Axelby JNL (2013).
  • B: Backpage Article JNL (2010), Bal Harbour JNL (2008), Balcony Seats JNL (2007, narrow retro sans), Barricade (2011, a great shadowed caps face), Bayview JNL (2008, based on Inland Type Foundry's Studley), Bike Decals JNL (2008), Billing and Shipping JNL (2010), Bingo Player JNL (2010), Birch Beer JNL (2008), Bloktor Mosaik JNL (2007), Blue Parrot (2006), Bluesman JNL (2014: based on the lettering of the the blues album "I'm Jimmy Reed" released on the legendary Vee-Jay label out of Chicago), Bonehead JNL (2013, bones), Box Lunch JNL, Broadletter JNL (2009), Brogado (2006), Brushmark JNL (2011), Burger Joint (2006), Burger Royale JNL (2007).
  • C: Calendar Blocks JNL (2009), Calling Card JNL (2010), Callouts JNL (2011, in Circle and Square styles; white letters on black background), Canby (2006, a squarish caps face), Cast Shadow JNL (2010), Casual Lunch JNL (2009), Casual Friday JNL (2008, roman lettering), Catch Words JNL (2009), Channel Tuning JNL (1999), Channel Surfing JNL (2010), Charlies Bar BQ JNL (2008, heavy slab serif), Chive Turkey JNL (2007), Classroom JNL (2009), Cling Vinyl JNL (2009), Coal Train (2004), Coldfield JNL (2008), Commentary JNL (2010, almost typewriter type---easy on the eye), Corkboard JNL (2010: a rounded all caps family), Cornfield JNL (2008), Crown Heights JNL (2007, slab serif caps), Cyberglass (2010, techno), Cybrox JNL (2012, grunge).
  • D: Dance Hall JNL (2011), Dangits JNL (2009), Decal (2006), Deconstructed JNL (2012), Decorative Panels JNL (2009), Deerfield JNL (2006, Bank Gothic style), Desk Jockey JNL (2008), Deskplate JNL (2011), Detention JNL (2007, handprinted), Diamond Jim (2010), Disclaimer JNL (2010, condensed thin headline face), Display Inline JNL (2009), Displayced (2006, LED font), Display Roman JNL (2014), Do It Yourself JNL (2008), Doo Wop Initials JNL (2007), Doowop (2006), Dormitory Decals JNL (2009), Double Take JNL (2008), Duonor JNL (2010).
  • E: Edessa JNL (2009: chiseled stone look, faux Greek), Editorial Comment JNL (2009, grotesk caps-only headline face), Edits and Credits JNL (2008), Elsinor (2006), Endless Journey JNL (2009), Entitled JNL (2007, squarish as in Bank Gothic), Evening Edition JNL (2009), Expressions (smilies).
  • F: Factual JNL (2010,headline face), Fairgrounds (2006), Farragut JNL (2008, hairline geometric), Fastenating JNL (2012, paper clip font), Feltboard JNL (2008), Fence Post JNL (2012), Festival Nights (fancy letters), File Folder JNL (2010, Bank Gothic style family), Film Crew JNL (2009), Fincastle JNL (2011, all caps sans titling face), Flagstaff JNL (2010), Flatbush Beanery (2006), Flipboard JNL (2011), Flivver (2006, a slab-serif display font), Floor Tiles JNL (2009), Florida (2006, retro), Flower Children JNL (2013: art nouveau), Food Vendor JNL (2011), Fordham JNL (2011, all caps slab serif), Frankly Plain JNL and Franky Ornate JNL (2010, all caps faces after Franklin Gothic), French Art Initials JNL (2009, art nouveau), French Serif Moderne JNL (2009), Freunlaven JNL (2006, psychedelic), Fun and Games (2011, a casual retro face redrawn from the lettering found on the cover of a 1935 Speedball Lettering Pen book).
  • G: Gene Condensed JNL (2014), Generic Gothic JNL (2013: an interpretation of Franklin Gothic Condensed), Genesee JNL (2010), Gift Wrap JNL (2014), Gilbert JNL (2011, after Eric Gill's sans), Groovy 3D Caps JNL, Groovy Happening JNL (2005, psychedelic, in the style of Action Is), Groovy Summer (2006, a casual sans), GummedAlphabet JNL (2011), Gummed Letters JNL (2010).
  • H: Halavah Twist JNL (2007; see also its extension Zydeco JNL in 2009), Hallandale (2006), Halliday JNL (2013: an outlined face based on Beton Open Condensed), Handmade Dropshadow JNL (2010), Handmade Gothic JNL (2011, inspired by lettering samples in a 1941 Speedball Lettering Pen instructional booklet), Handmade Roman JNL (2011), Hand Stamped JNL (2006, rubber stamp look), Hanford (2010, a sans headline family), Hash and Beans JNL (2007), Hectonoid JL (2008), Highbrow Cafetorium JNL (2009), Home Room JNL (2009), Horse Puckey JNL (2008), Hoxie JNL (2008).
  • I-J: Impressionable JNL (2012, based on a rubber stamp set), Informational Gothic (2013: The Wood-Regan Instruments Company (Wrico) of New Jersey manufactured for decades a line of lettering kits called the Wrico Sign Maker. With only special ink pens, plastic templates and a template guide anyone could letter clean, clear signs, posters and notices. This typefaces is based on one of those kits), Initial Seals JNL (2012), Inkpad Letters JNL (2011), Inline Lettering JNL (2011, inspired by the opening title of a classic 1940s horror film, The Invisible Man's Revenge), Interoffice Memo (2011), Intrigue JNL (2014, based on the hand-lettered movie titles from one of the William Powell / Myrna Loy Thin Man series of films), Jive Jump (2006), Jobseeker JNL (2011: handprinted), Juneway (2006, modeled after a set of water-applied decals made by the Duro Decal Company of Chicago).
  • K-L: Key Largo JNL (2011, all caps slab serif), Lakeland JNL (2013), Kiddie Blokz JNL (2010), Lamp Post JNL (2012, an interpretation of Post Old Style, ca. 1901), Lasting Impression JNL (2008), Lecture Hall JNL (2012), Lefferts (2006, squarish display face), Les Folies JNL (2009, Victorian), Linem Up (2010), Lobby Card JNL (2010), Longbranch Initials (2006, for decorative monograms), Longacre JNL (2013, fat rounded sans), Loose Leaf JNL (2010), Love Notes JNL (2011: alphadings), Luminum JNL (2007).
  • M: Made in Japan (2014), Mailbox Letters JNL (2008), Mainline JNL (2014), Margate JNL (2013, based on water-applied decals manufactured in 1962 by the American Decalcomania Company for Goodyear), Matchbook JNL (2014: based on lettering on a matchbook from the Carrousel Restaurant in Miami Beach), Mayville JNL (2009), McCadden JNL (2013, inspired by the hand-lettered credits for the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show [1950-1958]), Meal Ticket JNL (2008, squarish), Merchandiser JNL (2010), Millport (2006, squarish display face), Misdirection JNL (2009), Mixed Messages JNL (2007, ransom note), Mocombo JNL (2010, an African look face that is a slightly modified version of one of the numerous alphabets created by the late Alf R. Becker for Signs of the Times Magazine during the period of the 1930s through the 1950s), Moderator JNL (2013), Modern Appliances JNL (2014), Monthly Meeting JNL (2013), Monthly Newsletter JNL (2011), Morningstar JNL (2012, named after Jeff's friend, Estella Dawn Roberts of Stella Roberts Fonts), Movieland JNL (2008), Movie Night JNL (2011).
  • N: Naroid Initials JNL (2010, one of the most ultra-compressed sets of initials available in digital type), National Spirit JNL (2009), Newark JNL (2014: a strong slab serif), Newsbreak JNL (2008), Newshawk JNL (2007, a condensed sans), Newsprint JNL (2011), Newsworthy JNL (2011: a condensed headline sans), Nightcap JNL (2011), Nighthawk JNL (2009, a retro headline sans), Nouveau Riche JNL (2012, art nouveau), Nondescript JNL (2012), Now Playing JNL (2010).
  • O: Oblogram JNL (2008, techno), Occidental Tourist JNL (2009), Odditype JNL (2006, computer simulation), Off The Wall JNL (2008).
  • P-Q: Parfum de Paris JNL (2014), Paint Store JNL (2006), Parkitechture (2006), Part and Parcel JNL (2009), Partial Eclipse JNL (2012), Patriotica JNL (2011, American flag face), Pavement JNL (2010, based on the extra-condensed lettering used on roadway information signs as revised by the U.S. Government in 2000), Pendraw Roman (2006), Penmanshift JNL (2006, ronde style), Personal Note JNL (2011), Picz JNL (2009), Pillow Puff JNL (2008, fluffy and cloud-like lettering), Pistol Twelve JNL (2008), Pitkin JNL (2006, a hand-lettered sans), Plastic Display JNL (2010, sketched from photo examples in an old sales promotion sheet for the Movitex Do-It-Yourself Plastic Sign Kit by Pryor Marking Products of Chicago), Plastic Template JNL (2011), Pleasantville JNL (2012, a condensed slab serif), Pocket Initials JNL (2008), Podunk JNL (2007), Popstix JNL (2013), Postal JNL (2009, white on black, as on stamps), Poster Plain JNL (2012), Prehysteric JNL (2010), Presentation JNL (2011, a slabby family), Pricing Labels JNL (2010), Printed Letters (2006, made from stamped impressions made by a 1940s childrens sign making set), Printing Set JNL (2006, based on a rubber stamp alphabet), Printing Sorts JNL (2009), Prismatiq JNL (2009, shadow face), Promotional Copy JNL (2012), Proofreader JNL (2011, a rounded slab serif face), Public Notice JNL (2009), Public Transportation JNL (2008), Public Utility JNL (2012), Public Works JNL (2007: emulates the hand-cut lettering silk screened onto metal), Publication JNL (2010, a revival of DeVinne, 1890), Quorfid JNL (2010).
  • R: Record Jacket JNL, Recreation JNL (2013, outlined shadow face), Rendering (2011, architectural draftman's lettering), Reprint JNL (2013), Retail Merchant (2006), Retro Resort JNL (2011), Reverberation JNL (2011, horizontally striped face), Reverse Calendar Blocks JNL (2011), Rockaway JNL (2006, titling sans), Roma Initial Caps JNL (2009), Rough Print JNL (2012, rubber stamp lettering), Roundpoint Pen JNL (2011, based on instructional lettering found in an old Speedball Pen textbook), Roughshod (2006), Rural Route JNL (2010).
  • S: Salad Bar JNL (2013), Sales Pitch JNL (2014), Sales Slip JNL (2013), Same Old English JNL (2010, blackletter), Sandcastle JNL (2011), Sans Poster Bold + 3D, Scoreboard JNL (2014: dot matrix typeface), Screentext JNL (2010, pixel), Second Impression JNL (2008), Sennetarium JNL (2008, after lettering in a Charlie Chaplin movie), Sentzoff Coupon (2006, stitched), Serenade JNL (2010, art nouveau sans), Sew What JNL (2010, stitching face), Shelf Numbers JNL (2008), Shicken Zoop JNL (2008, Hebrew), Shipping Carton JNL (2012), Sign and Poster JNL (2009, die-cut letters), Shopkeeper JNL (2010, after a a vintage rubber stamp sign and chart printing set), Simplicity JNL (2014), Simply Grotesk JNL (2012, Peignotian), Sleuth JNL (2013, after the trailer for the 1936 movie After The Thin Man), Snack Shop JNL (2007, the retro diner look in a bold outline face), Socialite JNL (2009), Solid Serif JNL (2014), SplintersJL (2004), Sport Shaded JNL (2009), Spring Fashion JNL (2010), Spur Handlettered JNL (2008), Squarity JNL (2008), Stamp of Approval JNL (2007), Stamped Metal JNL (2012, beveled), Starlight Sans, Stellator JNL (2006, a high-tech modular font), Stonecut JNL (2014), Store Tags JNL (2011), Streeter JNL (2013, based on Beton Bold Condensed), Sunlight JNL, Supporting Cast JNL (2011), Swing Band JNL (2013: inspired by the title lettering from "Hi-De-Ho", a 1930s all-black cast film starring legendary bandleader Cab Calloway).
  • T: Tallahassee Chassis JNL (2007, modeled from a toy rubber stamp set imported from Japan), Tamiami JNL (2009, Victorian, known as "Cuba"), Tea Bag JNL (2013), Technerd JNL (2011, a thin technical/mechanical face), Technopen JNL (2013: a rounded techno sans from a 1929 instructional booklet for the Esterbrook Drawlet Pens), Terror JNL, That Stuff JNL (2009), Theatrics JNL (2009, 3d face), Thin Mint JNL (2011), Three Day Pass JNL (2009), Tiler JNL (2012, a gridded face), Title Block Sans JNL (2011, an avant-garde titling face), Too Much Information JNL (2007), Top Billing JNL (2008, dot matrix), Toucan Tango JNL (2007, multiline face), Tough Guy (2006, shaded titling face), Tough Stuff JNL (2008), Toyprint JNL (2009, grunge), Trade Journal JNL (2010), Trade Printer JNL (2007, Victorian-era sans emulation), Transactive JNL (2007, dot matrix), Tribal Council JNL (2011, jungle lettering), Trilium JNL (2010, triline face), Tropicano JNL (2013, a wavy typeface), Twelve Oaks (2006), Two Cents Plain JNL (2012), Two Reeler JNL (2006; see also its follow-up typeface Positive Vibe JNL, 2007, both modeled after title cards of an early Charlie Chaplin movie), Type Catalog (2011, bilined all caps face), Typesetter JNL (2011), Type Vendor JNL (2012), Type Wronger JNL (2013, old typewriter typeface).
  • U-V: Unpretentious JNL (2014), Urmeba JNL (2012, named after amoebas and codesigned with Ray Larabie; a barf font), Used Cars (2012), Utica JNL (2010, squarish all caps face), Vehicle JNL (2010, a condensed block font as for car plates), Vendor JNL (2010, Victorian era ribbon face), Vertical Roundpoint JNL (2011, found in a 1941 edition of the Speedball Lettering Pen instruction book and re-drawn digitally by Jeff Levine), Vintage Designs JNL (2009, dingbat which has some fists).
  • W: Wavely (2010), Weeneez JNL (2011, wiener-shaped glyhs), Welcome Home JNL (2009), Werble JNL (2010), Whoosh JNL (2007), Willoughby JNL (2006, based on 1950s toothpaste lettering), Window Sign JNL (2013), Winery JNL (2012: a soft-serifed caps face), Wire Mesh JNL (2009), Work Force JNL (2011), Wynwood JNL (2009).
  • X-Y: Yard Sale JNL (2013), Yargo JNL (2009, handprinted), Yayazout JNL (2008, fun titling face), Yorso Square JNL (2007).
  • Z: Zera JNL (2007, intersecting rings), Zodor JNL (2010), Zoning Department JNL (2012), Zydeco JNL (2009).
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Jeff Levine: Alf R. Becker fonts
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Jeff Levine created a number of typefaces that were based on alphabets created by the late Alf R. Becker for Signs of the Times Magazine during the period of the 1930s through the 1950s. These incude Film Noir JNL (2010, counterless geometric art deco style), Hexide JNL (2011, a fat hexagonal design), Kanona JNL (2010), Karaoke JNL (2010), Mocombo JNL (2010, African look), Nightspot JNL (2011, an art deco headline face), Patriotica JNL (2011, a stars and stripes face), Police JNL (2010, caps only 3d shadow face after a design by Alf R. Becker), Roadblock JNL (2011), Tradewinds JNL (2010, African look), Udsed Cars (2010, comic book style caps). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine: Art Deco Faces
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Art deco is another style that appeals to Jeff Levine. He has created some beauties:

  • Aircheck (2006, retro CBS font).
  • Airliner JNL (2008, all caps, based on a promotional postcard for Kitty Davis' Airliner - a popular Miami Beach night spot of the 1940s).
  • Art Lover JNL (2007, based on an art deco face from a Dan Solo book).
  • Big Band JNL (2011) is a brash face that is based on a lettering example found in a 1941 Speedball Lettering Pen instruction book.
  • Brand X JNL (2013),
  • Brookhurst (2006, compressed art deco font).
  • Cabana Club (2006, Miami Deco inspired font with a razor-thin double outline).
  • Canarsie JNL (2006, a hand-lettered art deco face), Canarsie Slab JNL (2001).
  • Catalog JNL (2012). A blocky headline typeface.
  • Contintental Gothic (2006).
  • Cortland JNL (2009): modeled [in part] from lettering spotted in the opening credits of Columbia Pictures 1945 Batman serial.
  • Crestview Six JNL (2010). And its outline and shadow versions called Gramercy Eight JNL (2010).
  • Cut Stencil JNL (2011).
  • Deco Pennant Initials JNL (2013).
  • Deco Elongated JNL (2013).
  • Design District (2006, art deco inspired design elements).
  • Desk Clerk JNL (2010).
  • Direkta JNL (2012).
  • Double Bill JNL (2013). Inspired by the promotional movie trailer for 1938 gangster comedy A Slight Case of Murder starring Edward G. Robinson.
  • Drawing Tablet JNL (2011).
  • Estella JNL (2008, starry art deco version of Farragut JNL). Jeff writes: Her father named her Estella Dawn, or morning star. She truly shines bright, for as the owner of Stella Roberts Fonts, she has dedicated part of her net profits to helping her siblings pay for their medication; they both suffer from Cystic Fibrosis and diabetes. Calm in spirit, loyal to friends and family, nurturing and caring, Stella has been a friend of Jeff Levine's for years. His Estella JNL font was dedicated to her, as is this other namesake font, Morningstar JNL.
  • Eckhardt Showcard JNL (2008).
  • Faux Decaux (2007, fat art deco).
  • Favorite Hangout JNL (2009).
  • Film Noir (201). A counterless art deco face based on Alf R. Becker's examples.
  • Floorwalker JNL (2013). Based on stncils made in 1926 by Display Material Company of St. Paul, MN.
  • Frisco Bay JNL (2007, a nice art deco).
  • Gidley (2007).
  • Grand Central JNL (2010): multi-line Art Deco font is reminiscent of all of the glitz and glamour associated with Manhattan in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Hollenbeck JNL (2008).
  • Home Movies JNL (2012). Based on 1950s cling vinyl letters made by the Clingtite Letters Company of Chicago.
  • Huntington (2006, an art deco face inspired by the opening titles of the film Casablanca).
  • Lauderdale JNL (2013).
  • Limousine JNL (2010, counterless, caps only).
  • Maplehurst JNL (2010): a beautiful rounded ultra-fat face.
  • Market JNL (2009).
  • Metalworker JNL (2009), and its star-spangled derived face, NationalSpiritJNL (2009).
  • Metalet Modern JNL (2008, based on the letters found within the Metalet Movie Titling Set manufactured by the Modern Display Advertising Company of Hollywood, California circa the 1940s. Each stamped metal letter would be affixed to the background surface via the use of miniature magnets. Once in place, titles for home movies or slides could be photographed, the letters then returned to their storage area in their box.).
  • Midtown JNL (2010) and its serifed version, Crosstown JNL (2010).
  • Monoline Deco JNL (2014).
  • Monthly Adventures JNL (2012).
  • Movie House JNL (2013). A trilined typeface.
  • Night Life JNL (2012).
  • Nightspot JNL (2011). A bilined headline face based on lettering by Alf R. Becker.
  • Nightowl JNL (2011): a headline font encased in rectangles inspired by an Art Deco hand-lettered alphabet found in a 1941 edition of the Speedball Lettering Pen instruction book.
  • Nouveau Poster JNL (2011). based on an alphabet found in Modern Pen Lettering (1915, C. Howard Hunt pen company).
  • Nyack (2010, Inline, Solid, Monoline): tall, caps only.
  • Parkitecture JNL (2006): counterless and fat.
  • Playwright JNL (2010): Levine's version of Broadway.
  • Old Miami Beach JNL (2012). Based on signs of the Roney Plaza hotel in South Miami Beach.
  • Opening Night JNL (2013).
  • Ormond JNL (2011) and Ormond Inline JNL (2011). The latter is a blackboard bold style face.
  • Regal Suite (2006, display art deco).
  • Ridgewood JNL (2012).
  • Ritz Stencil JNL (2011).
  • Roney JNL (2008, a stylized version of his own art deco face Metalet Modern).
  • Screenplay JNL (2010): modeled after the signage seen in an old photo of the RKO movie studios building circa the 1930s.
  • Sheet Music JNL (2011).
  • Show Biz JNL (2013).
  • Showgirl JNL (2011). Based on the neon letters of a 1940s marquee.
  • Signage JNL (2013). A stencil in the style of Futura Stencil.
  • Sleuth JNL (2013, after the trailer for the 1936 movie After The Thin Man).
  • Summerhaven JNL (2009).
  • Society Dame JNL (2008).
  • Striptease JNL (2012). A 1930s burlesque show marquee typeface.
  • Stuffed Shirt JNL (2013).
  • Stylette JNL (2007, an art deco face after Stylor JNL).
  • Stylor JNL (2006, hairline art deco).
  • Supper Club JNL (2007).
  • Table Fortu JNL (2007, art deco stencil).
  • Tanawonda JNL (2010).
  • Top Hat JNL (after Art Lover JNL).
  • Triborough JNL (2008).
  • Tropical Tourist (2011). A 1934 advertisement for the Roney Plaza Hotel at 23rd Street and Collins Avenue on Miami Beach yielded the inspiration for Tropical Tourist JNL.
  • Upscale JNL (2014, based on a 1939 alphabet by Sanford Ink Company).
  • Uptown JNL (2013). Based on the book Sixty Alphabets (1944).
  • Van Wyck JNL (2008).
  • Vaudeville JNL (2012).
  • Westbrook JNL (2012, a monoline all-caps typeface), Window Dressing JNL (2012).
  • Window Treatment JNL (2013). A Braodway style marquee face.
  • Wingate JNL (2006, a narrow monolinear art deco type).
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Jeff Levine: Athletic lettering faces
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Athletic lettering typefaces by Jeff Levine: Base Runner JNL (2008), Ebbets JNL (2009), Forward Passed JNL (2007), Hayfork JNL (2011, based on wood type sans faces from the 1880s), Home Field JNL (2010, outline), Return Pass JNL (2007), Rushing Pass JNL (2007), Sporting Chance JNL (2011), Sporting Life JNL (2006), Sports Jock JNL (2013), Sports Play JNL (2012), Stadium JNL (2011), All Pro JNL (2009). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine: Comic book and cartoon faces
[Jeff Levine]

Comic book or cartoon letters by Jeff Levine: Afterthought JNL (2013), Art Department JNL (2011), Beat Poet JNL (2011), Cartoonist JNL (2012), Coupon Clipper JNL (2010), Doowop JNL (2006), Greatest Hits JNL (2008), Jacaranda JNL (2009), Miss Rhythm (2013, funky typeface), Nobody Home JNL (2011), Now Appearing JNL (2010), Opportoonity JNL (2009), Prankster JNL (2012), Sock Hop (2009), Stand Up JNL (2013), Toon In JNL (2009), Tooned Out JNL (2009). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine: Dingbats and Alphadings
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Before 2006, Jeff Levine was mostly known for his free dingbats, having made over one hundred of them. He keeps making them, but now commercially, and less frequently. The list is long though:

  • Dingbats: 50s Yesterdings, Action is the Sequel, ActionIsJL, Alpha Test, Another Dingbat Font JL, Antique Decorations JNL (2012), Antique Embellishments JNL (2009, nice 1800 style dings, including a great fist), Antique Ornaments JNL (2009), Antique Stencils JNL (2013), Apartment-Life-JL, Artsy Parts JL, Attention Getters JNL (2009), Auto-Store-JL, Bachelor Pad, Bank-Visit-JL, Bijou, Boat Decals JNL (2008, squarish), BookshelfTitlesJL, BottomsUp!JL, Buttons-and-Switches-JL, Carnival Days, Cartoon Cavalcade (2014), City-Signs-JL, Clown Alley JNL (2009, clown faces), Cobb-Shinn-Stock-Cuts (7 fonts), Collected-Dings-JL, Columbia Shuttle Memorial Font (2003), CroakersJL, DecoPics, Decorative Arrows JNL (2011), Decorative Elements JL, Dekka Dense, Desk Draswer JNL (2010), Ding Dong Dingbats, Dingdangits JNL, Dingfont100JL, Dingits JNL (2009, flags), DiskettesJL, Doctor's-Dings-JL, Dont Bug Me JNL (2009), Double Nines JNL (2011, a domino tile font), Drug-Store-Items-JL, ElectricalItemsJL, Embossing Seals JNL (2014), Error-MessagesJL, Even More Dings JL, FloorTilePatternsJL, FontCollectingJL (2003), Frantic, FunInTheSunJL, Funny-Faces-JL, Fun Signs JNL (2013: comprises twenty-six humorous signs from a 1930s-era sales list of products manufactured by the Koehler Sign Company of St. Louis, Missouri), Geometric Patterns JNL (2013), GoingPostalJL, Got A Ding For You JL, Graphic Arts JL, Grocery-Items-JL, Handbill JNL, Hurricane-Preparations-JL, Ink Spots JNL (2013), It's Your Ding JL, JeffreyPrintJL (8 fonts), JewishCultureJL, Kilroy Was Here JL (very funny), Law-and-Order-JL, Leathercrafter JNL, Letter Delivery JNL (2014), Letterpress Embellishments JNL (2014), Letterpress Helpers (2014), Lifeline, LittleBalerina, Loung-Lizards-Lite-JL, Message Helpers JNL (2014), Messages&Memos JL, Militaria JNL (2014), Miscellany JNL (2012), Mixed Bag O' Dings JL, Monthly Calendar JNL, Mordings JNL (2010: this includes weather dings, snow dingbats, and a beautiful quill), More Antique Stencils JNL (2013), More Printing Helpers JNL (2010, has some fists), Mr.MuellerJL, Old Favorites JNL (2009, fists), One Ding After Another JL, Outer Space JL, OuterSpace, Picnics-&-Parties-JL, Pictora JNL (2009, dings), Point Made JNL (2011, fists and arrows), Point of Sale JNL (2013), Point Taken JNL (2009, fists), Price Tag JNL (2011), Print Art JNL (2013: contains nice fists), Print Assistants JNL (2013), Print Damosel (2013), Print Embellishments JNL (2013), Print Enhancers JNL (2013), Printers Choice (2014), Printers Impressions (2014), Print Helpers JNL (2013), Printers Leftovers JNL (2013), Printers Lot JNL (2014), Printers Parts JNL (2013), Printers Picturs JNL (2014), Print Illustrations JNL (2013), Printing Extras JNL (2009), Printing Press Cuts JNL (2013), Printing Press Designs JLN (2013), Printing Press Elements JNL (2013), Print Marks JNL (2013), Print Oddities JNL (2014), Print Partners JNL (2014), Print Shop Classics JNL (2013), Print Shop Parts JNL (2012), Print Shop Relics JNL (2014), Print Spots (2013), Printy Things JNL (2013), Prismatiq JNL, Rail Line JNL (2014), Ranger Ray's Rocketeers JL, Remnants-JL, Remnant Sorts JNL (2011: contains many nice fists and plumes), Screen Scrawls JL, Sendit Safely JNL (2010), Shinn Kickers (2014: after Cobb Shinn's cartoon characters), Shopping Center JL, Sign Helpers JNL (2009, a collection of silhouette images carefully redrawn from two distinct sources, the Webway sogn kits of the Holes-Webway Company of St. Cloud, MN, and the cling vinyl sign kits made in the 1950s and 1960s by the Joseph Struhl Company (now known as Magic Master Industries)), Silhouettes&StuffJL, Silly-Symbology-II, Silly-Symbology-JL, SimplerTimesJL, Sixties Symbols JNL (2009), SmallTalkJL, Son of the Bride of Foo JL, Star Time, Star Time 3 and 4, Star Time Too, Storm-Track-JL, Sunbursts JNL (2013), SunDings, Sundings2JL, SymbologicaJL (2003, has smilies), TaxingMomentsJL, TeeVeeSet, These Foolish Dings JL, Things-Collected-JL, TimePiecesJL, Toddler JNL, Top 40 JL, Trinkets JL, Typesetter Helpers JNL (2014), Typesetter Trinkets JNL (2014), Typesetter Treasures JNL (2014), Typesetter Ornaments JNL (2012), Vintage Stencil Motifs (2014), VitaminShopJL, Whatzis JNL (2009, question marks), Winner-Take-All-JL.
  • Alphadings: Looky Here JNL (2009, alphadings), Love Notes JNL (2011), Sensual Initials JNL (2009, alphadings after his own French Art Initials JNL), Suninitials JNL (2008: alphadings), Eurasian Stenciinitials JNL (2010).
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Jeff Levine: Groovy -- Psychedelic faces
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Psychedelic faces by Jeff Levine start with the free face he did with Brad Nelson (Brain Eaters) called Action Is. This was based a title page for a commemorative photo album of images from the 60's TV music show Where the Action Is, formerly hosted by Jeff's employer at the time, singer-writer-producer Steve Alaimo. Brad Nelson gave Jeff his blessing to re-work and take Action Is into the realm of commercial type. Newly improved and re-released as Groovy Happening JNL, it became one of Jeff's better selling type designs. A simplified version is called Groovy Summer JNL, both done around 2005. In 2010, he published Groovy 3D Caps JNL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine: Octagonal typefaces
[Jeff Levine]

Octagonal faces made by Jeff Levine: Arvada JNL (2009), Bike Tag JNL (2013), Borough Hall (2006), Celluloid NL (2010), Diagon JNL (2007), Directory Board JNL (2010), Eckhardt Poster Display JNL (2011), Government Issue (2006), Hayfork JNL (2011, based on wood type sans faces from the 1880s), Inventory JNL (2007), KP Duty (2006), Mailbox Letters Two JNL (2008), Mechanized JNL (2011), Mixed Drinks JNL (2013), Moving Van JNL (2010), Oven Plate JNL (2013: Oven Plate JNL solidifies the outline lettering of Stove Plate JNL; based on the logo for Red Star Oil Stoves and found on an old letterpress cut), Poster Chamfer JNL (2012, a condensed octagonal face), Quirkley JNL (2006), Stadium JNL (2011), Staple Remover (2013), Stove Plate JNL (2013), Wall Sign JNL (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine: Oriental simulation faces
[Jeff Levine]

Oriental simulation faces made by Jeff Levine include China Doll JNL (2011, after a 1960 Speedball Pen lettering instruction book), China Dragon JNL (2013), Chinese Herbs JNL (2010), Chinese Menu JNL (2009), Fong Shay Noon JNL (2007), Ginseng JNL (2012), Rice Bowl JNL (2009). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine: Signage
[Jeff Levine]

Signage typography has also attracted the attention of Jeff Levine. Here are some typefaces in that category: Brushmark JNL, Dubois JNL (2007: DuBois JNL is based on hand lettering designed by Albert DuBois of New York City, and originally titled Round Block, which was found in an old sign painting design book from the early 1900s and has been translated to digital form by Jeff Levine), Eckhardt Brushletter JNL (2011), Eckhardt Casual JNL (2011), Haute Couture JNL (2009; see Signboard JNL for similar lettering), Koehler Sans (2006, a grotesk inspired by a set of cardboard sign kit letters made by the Koehler Sign Company of Missouri in the late 1940 or early 1950s), Laughter JNL (2011), Night Sign JNL (2011, neon sign font), Sheldrake JNL (2006, condensed; the outline version is Sign Decal JNL, 2009), Sign Artist (2006), Sign Crafter JNL (2009, and its reworking, Sign Trade JNL), Sign Crafters JNL (2011), Sign Display Casual JNL (2014), Sign Engraver JNL (2011, a rounded sans), Sign Kit (2006, based on the Webway Font Cabinet sign lettering system), Sign Maker JNL (2009), Sign Project JNL (2011, based on decals by the Meyercord Decal Company of Chicago), Signboard JNL (2008, based on die-cut cardboard display lettering once made by the Duro Decal Company (now Duro Art Industries) of Chicago), Signed JNL (2005), Sign Letterer JNL (2010), Sign Merchant JNL (2013), Sign Painter JNL (2010, based on a sales catalog sheet from the American Decalcomania Company, ca. 1950), Signed Production JNL (2009), Sign Shop JNL (2010, retro), Sign Card JNL (2011, mad by adding slabs to Sign Shop JNL), Sign Designer JNL (2012), Sign Man JNL (2010, hairline face), Sign Writer JNL (2012), Stock Signs JNL (2011), Market JNL (2009), Waite Park JNL (2010, also based on the Webway Font Cabinet sign lettering system), Fountain Service JNL (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine: Stencil Faces
[Jeff Levine]

Jeff Levine may well be the most prolific stencil font designer alive today. His passion for this nook of type design is clear from his writings. The stencil faces made by Jeff Levine include Adverse Stencil JNL, Amateur Stencil JNL (2010), Book Report (2006), Another Stencil JNL (2014), Antique Stencils JNL (2013), Boot Camp JNL (2012, army stencil based on a set of vintage brass interlocking stencils made by the Stafford Manufacturing Company), Brass Stencil (2011, an army stencil face), British Stencil JNL (2010), Cardboard Cutouts JNL (2007), Carton Stencil JNL (2013), Case Closed (2011), Casual Stencil JNL (2013), Censorship JNL (2011), Class Project (2006), Claim Check JNL (2009), Cold Case JNL, Condensed Stencil JNL (2011), Confirmation JNL (2008), Corporal JNL (2009), Craft Project (2006, stencil design dingbats), Cut Paper Stencil JNL (2011), Delivered JNL (2005), De Vinne Stencil JNL (2010), Duffle Bag JNL (2008: military stencil), Educator JNL (2010), Evidence JNL (2009), Excess Baggage JNL (2009), Federal Case JNL (2008), Flatsider JNL (2012, a blocky stencil), Folk Singer JNL, French Stencil JNL (2010), In Shipment JNL (army stencil), Interboro JNL (2010), Investigator JNL (2010), Jailbreak JNL (2010, a stencil version of his wood face Hoosegow), Kashigata Stencils JNL (2012: based on round Japanese stencils), Lettering Guide JNL (2007), Mess Hall JNL (2007), Metal Stencil JNL (2011, white on black), Mondawmin JNL (2010), More Antique Stencils JNL (2013: dingbats), Mystery Stencil JNL (2010), Narrow Stencil JNL (2011), Nature Stencils JNL (2013), No Parking JNL (2011), Nottingham Stencil JNL (2011), Oil Barrel JNL (2011), Old Chisholm JNL (2012, an old brass ornamental stencil), Packed JNL (2005), Pendleton JNL (2011, an octagonal stencil face created from some scant images found on military machinery housed at the Marine Corps Mechanized Museum at Camp Pendleton, CA), Print Shop Stencil JNL (2013), Railyard Stencil JNL (2009), Paper Stencil JNL (2010), Parking Lot Stencil JNL (2013), Ramshackle JNL (2010), Record Promotion JNL (2011), Ritz Stencil JNL (2011, art deco style), Rubbish JNL (2007, grunge stencil), (2013), Schoolmarm (2006), Science Fair (2006, a filled stencil font), Sealed JNL (2005, blackletter stencil), Shipped JNL (2005), Signage JNL (2013, Futura Stencil style typeface), Sign Stencil JNL (2013), Simple Stencil JNL (2014), Sixties Stencil JNL (2014), Sloppy Stencil (2010, grunge stencil similar to Packed JNL), Steel Stencil JNL (2012), StencilBoard JNL (2010), Stencil Box JNL (2014), Stencil Deco (2008, a modification of Cardboard Cutouts JNL), Stencil Designs JNL (2012, vintage dingbats), Stencil Extras (2013), Stencil Gothic, Stencil Machine JNL (2013), Stencil Maker JNL (2013), Stencil Mark JNL (2011, based on a stencil by Meyer and Wenthe from Chicago), Stencil Modernistic JNL (art deco), Stencilbats JNL (2005), Stencil Monograms JNL (2011), Stencil Plate JNL (2013), Stencil Press JNL (2011, based on just a few existing sample punches from a 1920s stencil machine made by the Diagraph-Bradley company), Stencil Project JNL (2013, stencil ornaments), Stencil Set JNL (2013), Stencil Sheet JNL (2013), Stencilvania JNL (2006), Stenson (2006, a stencil seen in rubber stamp shops), Storage (2006), Strong Stencil JNL (2013), Study Hall (2006), Table Fortu JNL (2008, a stunning art deco stencil), Teacher JNL (2009), Templit JNL, Term Paper (2006), Tin Lizzie JNL (2013, stencil-style automobile logos), Tote Bag JNL (2006), Tramp Steamer JNL (2007), Trencher JNL (2011, based on hand-cut stencils spray-painted onto a vintage 1947 Cleveland Trencher acquired by the Marine Corps Mechanized Museum at Camp Pendleton, CA), Trocadero JNL (2009, inspired by an early 1950s photo showing the signage for the Trocadero Restaurant located on Liberty Avenue and 23rd Street in Miami Beach), Trooper JNL (2009), Ultra Thin Stencil JNL (2012), Van Alt (2006, described as a geostencil, Futura Blacular kind of setup but from way before that style got Rennerized), Western Adventure (2006, classic stencil from the 1950s), Xmas Stencils JNL (2007, stencil dingbats). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine: The Eckhardt Series
[Jeff Levine]

Between 2006 and 2009, Jeff Levine published the Eckhardt Series, named after his friend Albert Eckhardt, Jr. (1929-2005) who had owned Allied Signs in Miami, Florida from 1959 until his passing. Several fonts by Jeff Levine are based on lettering found in an old sign painting book:

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Jeff Levine: Western style faces
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Western style faces made by Jeff Levine:

  • Boonville JNL (2009, Western, wood type).
  • Bootblack JNL (2007).
  • Bootspur JNL (2006).
  • Canarsie Slab JNL (2001) could pass for a heavily slabbed Western face.
  • Cattle Drive JNL (2011).
  • Cattleman JNL (2013, a condensed French Clarendon).
  • Cloverdale JNL (2009, Western, wood type).
  • Farmland JNL (2009).
  • Frontiersman JNL (2011): A Tuscan face. See also Frontiersman JNL Black.
  • Gower Gulch JNL (2010).
  • Grande Parade JNL (2009, Western style: a decorative version of Winnetka JNL).
  • Grist Mill JNL (2009).
  • Homesteader (2008).
  • Hoosegow JNL (2009).
  • Kalvesta JNL (2012).
  • Lost Hills JNL (2008, a Wild West font based on Levine's own Brogado JNL).
  • Oak Ridge JNL (2009).
  • Pickfair JNL (2010) is based on the vintage wood type Vandenburgh Tuscan (circa 1867).
  • Old Chisholm JNL (2012).
  • Ornery Polecat JNL (2014).
  • Overland Stage JNL (2011). A Tuscan stencil face.
  • Primitive Tuscan JNL.
  • Rancher JNL (2013).
  • Ranch Land JNL (2013). Based on a classical French Clarendon wood type.
  • Rustic Setting JNL (2013).
  • Saddle Tramp JNL (2013).
  • Sagebrush (2014). modeled after French Clarendon wood types.
  • Stablehand JNL (2010).
  • Tamarac JNL (2006).
  • Tent Show JNL (2014). Based on a French Clarendon wood style.
  • Texarkana JNL (2011): based on a classic condensed wood type from the 1800s, and embellished with stars.
  • Turlock JNL (2007).
  • Western Bevel JNL (2010).
  • Western Block JNL (2010): Western, and almost octagonal.
  • Western Railway JNL (2007).
  • Westward JNL (2014).
  • Wood Tuscan JNL (2014).
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Jeff Levine: Wood type
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Digital renderings and simulations of wood type by Jeff Levine include Advertiser JNL (2009), Blacksmith JNL (2011, based on a brass stencil image), Brenham JNL (2011), Buckdance JNL (2005, Tuscan), Bushwick JNL (2011, caps-only sans), Cattleman JNL (2013, a condensed French Clarendon), Clarenwood JNL (2014), Daily Tablet JNL (2014: based on wood type used gor newspaper headlines), DuBois Block JNL (2008), Elida JNL (2011, a didone all caps wood type family), Elk Grove JNL (2009, based on a wood type called Facade), Emporia JNL (2011), Engine Company JNL (2013), Fort Courage JNL (2014, a French Clarendon), Framingham JNL (2010, a widened version of Nostrand JNL), General Merchant JNL (2013), Hayfork JNL (2011), Ingomar (2006), Lenorah JNL (2009), Lockup JNL (2009), Longwood JNL (2014), Normandy Isle JNL (2011), Northfork JNL (2010, based on a William H. Page wood type alphabet called Parisian, circa 1857-58), Nostrand JNL (2009, condensed wood type), Notification JNL (2011), Old Wood JNL (2013), Ornery Polecat JNL (2014: Western style), Payson (2009), Primitive Tuscan JNL (2014), Rachelle JNL (2009, Italian), Ranch Hand JNL (2013), Reverse Gothic JNL (2014), Roman Wood Type JNL (2012, in the Clarendon Condensed style), Rustic Setting JNL (2013), Saddle Tramp JNL (2013), Sagebrush JNL (2014: modeled after French Clarendon), Sales Book JNL (2013), Sales Event JNL (2014), Shadowland JNL (2014), Shadowlawn JNL (2014), Sidewinder JNL (2013, an ultra-compressed wood type), Splinters JNL (2009, wood pieces), Stockville JNL (2012), Streamwood JNL (2014), Strongbox JNL (2009), Tamarac (2006, slab-serif wood type), Tent Show JNL (2014, based on a French Clarendon circus style), Teterboro JNL (2010; although built from scratch, this slab serif has a wood type feel), Texarkana JNL (2011, based on a classic condensed wood type from the 1800s, and embellished with stars), Topanga JNL (2010, ultra-condensed sans serif wood type), Trail Boss JNL (2011), Troubadour JNL (2011, ornamental wood type), Weekend Tabloid JNL (2009, a sans serif wood type), Westward JNL (2014: circus lettering typeface), Winnetka JNL (2009, octagonal wood type inspired by Cooley Antique Tuscan Condensed---a printer's wood type manufactured in 1859 by J.G. Cooley), Wood Condensed Grotesk (2014), Woodcraft JNL (2013), Woodhaven Initilas JNL (2014), Woodlawn JNL (2013, outlined), Woodmark JNL (2014: based on William H. Page's New Process No. 507), Wood Nouveau (2014), Wood Poster Display JNL (2014), Wood Tuscan JNL (2014), Wood Type Bodoni JNL (2013), Wood Type Grotesk JNL (2014), Woodwork JNL (2014). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

John G. Cooley

American wood type designer/manufacturer from the 19th century, whose company started out in 1852 by taking over Edwin Allen in South Windham, CT. In 1864, he partners with Robert Lindsay, sells the South Windham factory, and moves to New York City as John B. Cooley and Co. In 1866, he enters into a partnership with Samuel T. Dauchy to become Cooley&Dauchy. In 1869, however, that company was bought by William Page, who ironically, had been Cooley's employee in 1855-1856. He published Specimens of Wood Type.He published Specimens of Wood Type.

Examples of their wood types: Antique Tuscan No. 1 (1859).

Digital revivals: Jeff Levine's Winnetka JNL (2009) was inspired by Cooley Antique Tuscan Condensed from 1859. See also AWT Cooley Ant Tuscan XX Cond (2013) and AWT Cooley Grecian XX Condensed by Dick Pape. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stella Roberts
[Stella Roberts Foundry]

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Stella Roberts Foundry
[Stella Roberts]

Type Designer in Sunrise, FL, who created a coop style foundry for a charity that pays for the medical bills of her siblings. Some typefaces are made by guest designers such as Jeff Levine, Ray Larabie, Matt Yow, and Brad O. Nelson. The list of typefaces:

  • Ali SRF (2012). By Ray Larabie.
  • Austrual SRF (2012). By Jeff Levine: star dingbats.
  • Big Jim Roberts SRF (2012). Named after Stella's father, this is a seventies retro face.
  • Cardholder Dispute SRF (2012). By Ray Larabie, based on his own old freeware font Cardholder Dispute SRF.
  • Consonant SRF (2012). By Jeff Levine based on an old Ray Larabie font.
  • Dastardly Deeds SRF (2012). A stick font by Ray Larabie and Jeff Levine.
  • Devama SRF (2012). A mini-stenciled face by Ray Larabie.
  • Dirty Money SRF (2012). A dollar bill font designed by Brad O. Nelson.
  • Femi SRF (2012): a black monoline grotesk caps face.
  • Fenimore SRF (2012). An art deco face by Jeff Levine, related to hius own Theater District JNL.
  • Fitz Sans SRF (2012). By Matt Yow.
  • Hem and Haw SRF (2012). A stitching font by Ray Larabie based on his earlier typeface Stitchen.
  • Infantry SRF (2012). By Jeff Levine, an update of his old freeware dingbat font Infantry (1999).
  • Mancave SRF (2012). A stone age face by Jeff Levine.
  • Marginal Notes SRF (2012). A hand-printed typeface by Ray Larabie.
  • Mevada SRF (2012). By Ray Larabie.
  • Ovala SRF (2012). By Ray Larabie.
  • Playya SRF (2012). A graffiti tag font by Ray Larabie.
  • Ranger Rays Rocketeers SRF (2012). By Jeff Levine, based on an old freeware space-age dingbat font.
  • Seminar SRF (2012). Jeff Levine overhauled a Peignotian / Optima-style typeface by Ray Larabie.
  • Transaction SRF (2012). A dot matrix font by Ray Larabie.
  • Wesley SRF (2012). A Ray Larabie original.
  • Wrenchworks SRF (2012). Ray Larabie and Jeff Levine cooperated to bring this mechanical octagonal outline face.

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Stencil fonts

Partial list of stencil fonts recently posted on abf: AGBook-Stencil (Adobe, 1992, and Berthold), AustralianFlyingCorpsStencil, BrideOfTheMonsterStencil (Harold Lohner, 1998), DeStijl-Stencil (P22, 1995), Dollar Store Stencil (Josh Wilhelm 1999), FuturaStencilICG (Image Club Graphics, 1995), FuturistStencil (WSI, 1996), GlaserStencil (URW, 1994), Rugged Stencil (The Font Emporium / Matt Dennewitz), SexySilouetteStencils (Darrian and California Cosmo, 1999), SprayStencil (SWFTE, 1995), Stencil Camera, Army Stencil, Stencil D (URW, 1994), Stencil Compress D (URW, 1994), Stencil Export (Allen R. Walden, 1993), Stencil Gothic BE (B.O. Nelson/Brain Eaters Font Co.&Jeff Levine, 1999), Stencil Sans (Agfa, 1995), StencilSansCondensed (WSI, 1996), StencilSet (SWFTE, 1995), Stencilcase (John Martz, Robotic Attack Fonts, 1997), Stenciled Out Left (Fantazia Concepts, 1993). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stenso Lettering Company
[Jeff Levine]

Jeff Levine writes up the history of the Stenso Lettering Company, started in 1940 by Ruth Hormats and her husband, Robert Libauer. [Google] [More]  ⦿