About this font family
Stuffed Shirt JNL acquires its name from a term popularized during the years when the Art Deco period flourished. The Great Depression further widened the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. Occasionally, some of those that ‘had’ (and some who pretended they did) came off as standoffish, egotistical and pompously arrogant.
Such individuals were referred to as a “stuffed shirt”; a blowhard who thought he was better than others. More…
In this case, Stuffed Shirt JNL is no more than a dual-line adaptation of Playwright JNL, itself an interpretation of the classic Broadway type design in a way that emulates the hand lettering of old-time sign painters.