Ghost Sign JNL

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Designed by Jeff Levine, Ghost Sign JNL is a western and wood type font family. This typeface has two styles and was published by Jeff Levine Fonts.


Ghost Sign JNL Regular


Ghost Sign JNL Oblique


Ghost Sign JNL is a spurred serif type design based on the faded lettering of an antique brick wall sign for Homer Hardware [located in Homer, NY] and is available in both regular and oblique versions.

From Wikipedia:

“A ghost sign is an old hand-painted advertising sign that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time. The sign may be kept for its nostalgic appeal, or simply indifference by the owner.

Ghost signs are found across the world with the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Canada having many surviving examples. Ghost signs are also called fading ads or brickads.  In many cases these are advertisements painted on brick that remained over time.  Old painted advertisements are occasionally discovered upon demolition of later-built adjoining structures. Throughout rural areas, old barn advertisements continue to promote defunct brands and quaint roadside attractions.

Many ghost signs from the 1890s to 1960s are still visible.  Such signs were most commonly used in the decades before the Great Depression.

Ghost signs were originally painted with oil-based house paints. The paint that has survived the test of time most likely contains lead, which keeps it strongly adhered to the masonry surface. Ghost signs were often preserved through repainting the entire sign since the colors often fade over time. When ownership changed, a new sign would be painted over the old one.”

Foundry Jeff Levine Fonts
Price $29.00
Styles Western, Wood Type
Designer Jeff Levine
Licenses Desktop
Web Font
Digital Ad