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Designed by John Roshell, Beachwood is a sans serif font family. This typeface has eighty-one styles and was published by Swell Type.

Los Angeles’ distinctive “shotgun” style street signs were last produced over sixty years ago, but these durable porcelain and steel signs are still in use all over the city, by both humans and birds, who like to build their nests between the panels.

The street names were drawn at wildly different widths to fit on panels which were manufactured in only one size. Beachwood faithfully captures the extreme range of widths & weights on these vintage signs, and adds a new matching lowercase. Use the Beachwood Variable font file to access any width, weight or italic angle between the presets — a technology 20th Century sign painters could only dream of!

Each weight of Beachwood includes numbers based on the street signs, plus four alternate number sets based on the jerseys of Los Angeles’ pro football teams.

Beachwood is named for Beachwood Drive, the street which leads to the famous HOLLYWOOD sign, so we just had to include a bouncy HOLLYWOOD mode!


- Five widths (from XTall to XWide), with eight Weights (from ExtraLight to UltraBold), each with matching italics

- Variable font to access any width, weight or italic slant


- 584 glyphs to support 223 languages in Western Europe, Central Europe, Vietnam and Oceania, plus Cyrillics

- Five styles of numbers, plus Tabular Lining for screen display

- Ordinals, Fractions and Arrows

- Hollywood mode

Foundry Swell Type
Fonts 81
Price $25.00
Released 2022
Style Sans Serif
Designer John Roshell


81 Fonts


Beachwood XTall

16 Fonts


Beachwood Tall

17 Fonts


Beachwood Normal

16 Fonts


Beachwood Wide

16 Fonts


Beachwood XWide

16 Fonts


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