Designed by Jeff Levine, Nouveau Rose JNL is an art nouveau font family. This typeface has two styles and was published by Jeff Levine Fonts.
In the July 24, 1915 issue of “Dry Goods Reporter” is a demonstration of hand lettering rendered with the use of a “speed pen”. Two suggested examples cited in the accompanying article were the Payzant pen and the then-new Speedball pen.
An ornate Art Nouveau serif alphabet is displayed, with some examples having delicate floral elements entwining the letters.
The initial alphabet was auto-traced, then cleaned-up and modified to recreate the core design of the basic (unadorned) letters. The numerals, punctuation and all additional characters were then made from scratch.
Nouveau Rose JNL is the finished result, and is available in both regular and oblique versions.