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Lettering: Gaspipe

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This style of lettering was most common in the 1930s–50s, but used up to the 1980s. It’s typified by a simple, almost modular construction of even strokes and rounded corners on a rectangular grid (think pipes!). American signpainters called it “gas-pipe”, a speedy way to get clean, simple letters up on a board or wall. Flat- or round-topped ‘A’, ‘M’, and ‘N’s are common in gas-pipe lettering. Gas-pipe style fonts: http://j.mp/ZyI1zT

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“Schrift” by Ernst Bentele, p53

Schrift: Geschrieben, Gezeichnet, und Angewandt, Ernst Bentele, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, n.d. (ca. 1953) A very nice lettering manual. Find it on Abe → This page describes variations on “Gleichstrich [Monoline]-Grotesk”, commonly known in America as “gaspipe” style.

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“Schrift” by Ernst Bentele, p60

Schrift: Geschrieben, Gezeichnet, und Angewandt, Ernst Bentele, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, n.d. (ca. 1953) A very nice lettering manual. Find it on Abe → This page describes an oblique version of “Netz [Grid]-Grotesk”, commonly known in America as “gaspipe” style.

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“Schrift” by Ernst Bentele, p52

Schrift: Geschrieben, Gezeichnet, und Angewandt, Ernst Bentele, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, n.d. (ca. 1953) A very nice lettering manual. Find it on Abe → This page offers schematics as the basis for modular lettering styles.

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Alphabet formed by Jesse Collins, Industrial Design Partnership, London, from Lettering of Today, 1937

A typeface worked by Jesse Collins showing what was described as a 'mechanically formed alphabet' suitable for display purposes. It was illustrated in the 1937 Studio book on 'Lettering of Today'. The Industrial Design Partnership of 1935 - 40 was one of the UK's first multi-disciplinary design groups that included such designers as Milner Gray and Misha Black.

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“How to make show cards” by Charles Arthur Miller, ca. 1916.

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“Schrift” by Ernst Bentele, p30

Schrift: Geschrieben, Gezeichnet, und Angewandt, Ernst Bentele, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, n.d. (ca. 1953) A very nice lettering manual. Find it on Abe → This page describes the placement of lettering in a modular, round-cornered style commonly known in America as “gaspipe”.

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Texas Centennial Exposition Pass, Dallas, 1936

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