Fonts

With our unique fonts created from historic sign painting manuals dating from the 1840s to the 1920s, you can develop signage that will help your business stand out to potential customers. You will also contribute to the sense of place in your neighborhood by having signage that complements the historic building your business is located in.

Our fonts were created specifically for storefronts to engage customers from a time when downtowns featured neighborhoods that were walkable, included mixed-use buildings of residential and commercial enterprise, and saw vehicle traffic that wasn’t moving at high rates of speed. Today, these same features are what contribute to the success of revitalized downtowns.

Each of these fonts are named after a community that is engaging in downtown revitalization through the National Main Street program. This is our way of honoring the successful impact Main Street America has had in sustainable economic development and historic preservation. As our sign font collection grows, we hope to recognize the revitalization work that is happening in your downtown through naming a future font after your community.

These authentic historic fonts are only available through our sign kit packages and the heritage sign kits that we offer. Explore our growing font collection, through these samples that were painted using our unique sign kit process: