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Open All Hours

There was a much-loved long-running TV comedy series in the UK called Open All Hours, about a small town corner shop. I've just been given the job of making a model of it, to go with a model railway.The thing is, I'm struggling to find the correct typefaces for the sign above the shop.

Here's a picture of the real thing. My best-guess for the san-serif typeface is something like Lucida Sans, and the decorative typeface is something similar to Algerian. But neither seem quite right.

Any ideas and suggestion gratefully received.

asked by Keith Sep 25, 2018

2 Answers

+1 vote

What a great project! Hand-painted signs like these usually don’t use typefaces, they are custom lettering. I would advise hiring a lettering artist or sign painter to assist you.

answered by Stewf Expert (3,343 points) Sep 26, 2018
+1 vote

For Arkwright, Hessian is vaguely similar, as is Lynchburg.

answered by kthomps5 Expert (2,426 points) Sep 26, 2018