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“GLIDE-O-BIKE”: Simple, retro caps with speed lines

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Image from Plan59. Request originally posted on the Facebook page.

asked by Stewf Expert (3,349 points) Jul 20, 2015
edited by Stewf Jul 20, 2015

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This is most likely lettering. Before 1970, large text on advertising, posters, and packaging was often lettered by hand, not with type. The best bet for achieving this look is to ask a lettering artist for help. James T. Edmondson would be particular handy with this sort of thing. 

If you must use a typeface, there are a few “fast fonts” out there, which achieve their speedy look with varying degrees of success:

answered by Stewf Expert (3,349 points) Jul 20, 2015
selected by Stewf Jul 31, 2015
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