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Lettering: Gas-pipe

This is a style of lettering common during the 1920s–50s. It’s typified by a simple, almost modular construction of even strokes and rounded corners on a rectangular grid (think pipes!). Sign painters and makers often used this style as it was easy to learn and quick to produce. Flat- or round-topped ‘A’, ‘M’, and ‘N’s are common in gas-pipe lettering. Sometimes strokes end at a jaunty angle, but mostly its fairly straightforward. Gas-pipe style fonts:

Sather’s Jewelry, Roosevelt, UT

Florida | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Rey Giese Exhibition | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Muster-Alphabete Block-Schrift | Flickr - Photo Sharing!