1950's / 1960's

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It was a prosperous post-war era of sock hops, rock n' roll music and hot rods. Signs were neon and the lettering was flashy and fun. Scripts were popular for magazines and TV, while plain sans serif styles were being hand painted on truck doors. E.C. Matthews was a prolific "snapper" (a sign painter that specializes in quick, functional work) who published many books during this period, showcasing his styles and offering advice. Cecil Wade was a UK-based signwriter who also published lettering books and served as mentor to Arthur Vanson. I'm grateful that Arthur was able to preserve the styles he learned from Cecil, so that we may use them in our work today.

Aloha Script by Charles Borges
LHF Aloha Script
Beatnik Cowboy by Denise Bayers
LHF Beatnik Cowboy
Big Bob by David Parr
LHF Big Bob
Bounce Script by Charles Borges
LHF Bounce Script
Cartoon Cowboy by Chuck Davis
Western Font - LHF Cartoon Cowboy
Chesham Sans by Arthur Vanson
LHF Chesham Sans
Chromeliner by Patrick Kalange
LHF Chromeliner font
Cincinnati Poster by Arthur Vanson
LHF Cincinnati Poster
Cornbread Casual by Dave Correll
LHF Coffee Shop
Cosmic Cursive by Tom Kennedy
LHF Cosmic Cursive
Five & Dime by John Studden
LHF Five & Dime
Flash Script by Arthur Vanson
LHF Flash Script
Flathead by John Davis
Garner by Duncan Wilkie
LHF Garner
Heller's Script by John Studden & David Parr
Hick Sticks by Chuck Davis
Western Font - LHF Hick Sticks
Red Sable Script by Arthur Vanson
LHF Red Sable Script
Retro Cafe by John Studden
LHF Retro Cafe
Retro Ricky by Denise Bayers
Retro Ricky Doohickies by Denise Bayers
Shelsey by Arthur Vanson
LHF Shelsey
Sheridan Script by David Parr
LHF Sheridan Script
Shocard Rodeo by Charles Borges
Western Font - LHF Sarah Script
Speedstyle by Arthur Vanson
LHF Speedstyle
Squeezebox by David Parr
LHF Sqeezebox
Union Thug by John Studden
LHF Aristocrat
Wade Dynamic by Arthur Vanson
LHF Wade Dynamic
Workhorse by Charles Borges & Greg Reid
Zenith by John Studden
LHF Zenith