Sho-Card-Caps is a distinctive typeface designed by Nick Curtis, a prolific typeface designer known for his ability to capture the essence of vintage and retro typography with a modern twist. This font draws its inspiration from mid-20th century hand-lettered signage and advertising, evoking an era when bold, attention-grabbing letterforms were crafted with care to stand out in a crowded visual landscape. Its name itself, evoking 'showcard' signage, hints at its roots in the advertising and display contexts where such impactful lettering was king.
Sho-Card-Caps is characterized by its all caps display, a design choice that amplifies its presence and usability in settings requiring prominence and flair. The letters are designed with a hefty, block-style appearance, their forms often exhibiting playful quirks that echo the hand-drawn aesthetics of its vintage influences. Despite its robust appearance, there’s a certain warmth and approachability to the typeface, thanks in part to the subtle rounding of some edges and the careful balance in letter spacing and proportion.
This font serves as a bridge between past and present, making it an excellent choice for projects aiming to instill a sense of nostalgia while maintaining a contemporary edge. It’s particularly effective in headlines, posters, branding, and any other application where a strong, memorable visual impact is desired. Nick Curtis has not only created a font but has also encapsulated a slice of visual culture, allowing designers to tap into the bold and spirited vibe of yesteryears' advertising and sign painting traditions with Sho-Card-Caps.
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135 glyphs, 216 kerning pairs
(c) 1999 Nick Curtis. All Rights Reserved. Generated by Fontographer 3.52 . ALLTYPE:Sho-Card-Caps Regular:ATECH. Sho-Card-Caps. Converted from e:\nickfo~1\SHCC____.TF1 by ALLTYPE
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