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Old West Fonts

Most lettering from the Old West or "cowboy" era was relatively simple and sometimes even crude. One mistake I often see in period movies or shows is that the lettering is far too ornate (or worse, from the wrong period!) for the particular location. One show that did it right was AMC's Hell on Wheels, which used our fonts for background signs and labels. That's not to say that western signs never featured fancy lettering. Where larger populated towns had local sign painters, lettering was indeed a bit more ornate and often featured scalloped serifs and spurs. However, merchants in more rural towns were often forced to create their own signs and thus these signs utilized simple lettering. If you are attempting to replicate the period, consider carefully how the viewers of your design would have been dressed and match accordingly. The fonts below range from very authentic to the period (Antique Half Block and Full Block for example) to derivative (like Boston Truckstyle and Kodiak). If you examine vintage photographs, films, signage, stagecoaches, and other artwork from the Old West era, I believe that you will appreciate the genuine, enjoyable, and true-to-life essence captured in our collection of Old Western Fonts. If you're in doubt and need assistance making a choice, ask me and I'll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Aledo by David Parr
LHF Aledo
Amarillo 2 by Chuck Davis, Denise Bayers & Patrick Kalange
LHF Amarillo 2
Antique Half Block 2 by Chuck Davis, David Parr & Patrick Kalange
LHF Antique Half Block 2
Antique Shop by Chuck Davis
LHF Antique Shop
Bandit by Denise Bayers
LHF Bandit
Betterbilt by John Davis
LHF Betterbilt
Big Dog by Chuck Davis
LHF Big Dog
Blacksmith by Dave Correll
LHF Blacksmith
Bootcut by Tom Kennedy
LHF Bootcut
Boston Truckstyle by Ken McTague
LHF Boston Truckstyle
Branding Iron by Patrick Kalange
LHF Branding Iron
Cartoon Cowboy by Chuck Davis
LHF Cartoon Cowboy
Cedar Creek by David Parr
LHF Cedar Creek
Champ by Mark Searfoss
LHF Champ
Cigar Band by Mark Searfoss
LHF Cigar Band
Classic Caps 2 by John Studden
LHF Classic Caps 2
Country Road by John Studden
LHF Country Road
Dickinson by John Studden
LHF Dickinson
Durango by Denise Bayers
Elixir 2 by Mark Searfoss
LHF Elixir 2
Emporium by Mark Searfoss
LHF Emporium
Factory by Dave Smith
LHF Factory
Firehouse by Tom Kennedy
LHF Firehouse
Full Block by Chuck Davis
LHF Full Block
General Store by John Davis
LHF General Store
Gunslinger by Chuck Davis
LHF Gunslinger
Hastings Gold by John Studden
LHF Hastings Gold
Henderson by Mike Jackson
LHF Henderson
Hick Sticks by Chuck Davis
LHF Hick Sticks
Imperial by Mark Searfoss
LHF Imperial
Jumbo by John Studden
LHF Jumbo
Kips Bay by John Davis
LHF Kips Bay
Kodiak by Charles Borges & Brian Grant
Lonerider by Chuck Davis
LHF Lonerider
Mackinlay by John Studden
LHF Mackinlay
Mercantile by Denise Bayers
LHF Mercantile
Naylorville by Chuck Davis
LHF Naylorville
Old Abe by John Studden
LHF Old Abe
Old Stock by Chuck Davis
LHF Old Stock
Rawson & Evans by Tom Kennedy
LHF Rawson & Evans
Riverboat by John Studden
LHF Riverboat
Saddleback by John Studden
LHF Saddleback
Sawbones by Mark Searfoss
LHF Sawbones
Shocard Rodeo by Charles Borges
LHF Sarah Script
Signwriter Roman by Chuck Davis, Patrick Kalange & Denise Bayers
LHF Signwriter Roman
Smalts by Chuck Davis
LHF Smalts
State Street by John Studden
LHF State Street
Swindler by Mark Searfoss
LHF Swindler
Tarantula by Steve Contreras
LHF Tarantula
Timberlodge 2 by Chuck Davis & Patrick Kalange
LHF Timberlodge 2
Tonic by Tom Kennedy
LHF Tonic
Tuco's Revenge by Chuck Davis
LHF Tuco's Revenge
United Trade by John Studden & Patrick Kalange
LHF United Trade
Valencia by John Studden
LHF Valencia
Vaudeville by John Studden & Patrick Kalange
LHF Vaudeville
Western Rose by John Studden
LHF Western Rose
Winchester 73 by John Studden
LHF Winchester 73
Woodmere by John Davis
LHF 20 Six Letters

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