I’ve hunted for interesting fonts around town to add to my sketch note “visual library” but I haven’t been finding ANY. So this morning, when out for a jog on one of my usual routes, the red flash of my favorite sign hidden in an apartment complex made me turn on a dime in my Vibram Five Fingers. I smacked my forehead for not thinking of this place earlier and made good use of my iPhone and app HDR3 (High Dynamic Range – 3 exposures) by Christopher Herbon to take a pic.
The sign is cheerful, innocent almost, definitely from another time and I love the font. Here’s my rendition using the lovely Tombow dual brush pens for the grays:
I’ve tried looking at a few font identification websites such as What the Font, Adobe Font Finder, and Identifont (my favorite) to see if I can find this but no such luck. If you are in the know and care to share let us know!
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