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Stuart Sandler

Stuart Sandler launched the Font Diner foundry in 1996 and has become a major resource for retro design software products. He has created more than 400 original typefaces for the graphic design industry and established a reputation as the premier retro display typography designer inspired by 1950s popular culture.

Sandler added a second division called Mister Retro to the Font Diner umbrella in 2004 that features Machine Wash Image Filters™ and Snappy Hour™ vector images.

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MyFonts Creative Characters: Stuart Sandler (September 2010)

243 font families by Stuart Sandler

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Coffee Service™

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Coffee Service™ Coffee Service™

Whether you prefer Drip or Automatic, there is nothing quite like quality Coffee Service!

This speedy retro script has a generous x-height and is Chock Full 'o OpenType automatic ligatures so it sets perfectly every time!

One sip and you'll agree, there’s nothing finer than Coffee Service!

Grilled Cheese BTN

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Grilled Cheese BTN Grilled Cheese BTN

Grilled Cheese was cooked up to be one of the most versatile display typefaces ever created.

It makes a bold statement with its strong, easy-to-read look and keeps a playful personality.

Cocktail Shaker™

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Cocktail Shaker™ Cocktail Shaker™

Wrap your chilly fingers around this ultra cool swingin' typeface! Cocktail Shaker is a swanky retro connecting script born out of 1950s lounge culture. Often referred to as the ‘googie’ look, Cocktail Shaker blends a casual loungy script with clean readability and a twist of modern Atomic Age charm.

Several alternate characters are included in this typeface.

Cocktail Script™

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Cocktail Script™ Cocktail Script™

Cocktail Script - Elegance has a new name, Cocktail Script!

This vintage handwritten pen script is certain to add a sophisticated flavor to any design.

Turnpike™

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Turnpike™ Turnpike™

Take a trip down the interstate with Turnpike, an extra wide 1960s style modern gothic font inspired by classic dashboard lettering.

Permanent Marker Pro™

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Permanent Marker Pro™ Permanent Marker Pro™

Don't you wish there were some way to capture the essence of permanent marker on your computer without having to ruin a perfectly good monitor every time? Wait no more! We've perfected the look and feel of your favorite writing instrument and you can use it everywhere! Take a deep whiff, thats success you're smelling friend!

Candy Square BTN

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Candy Square BTN Candy Square BTN

Candy Square is part of the classic Candy family which is inspired by vintage confectionary packaging yet yields a modern look and is a perfect display typeface for any use, even at small sizes.

Rocket Script™

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Rocket Script™ Rocket Script™

Houston, we have a font! I repeat, we have a font! Blasting at you from out of this world is our extra speedy new retro script font Rocket Script!

Crazy Loot BTN

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Crazy Loot BTN Crazy Loot BTN

Crazy Loot is an alternate-caps, offbeat Latin display typeface with a retro feel.

Comes in a variety of flavors to capture the look of greasy currency!

Zolan Mono BTN

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Zolan Mono BTN Zolan Mono BTN

Zolan Mono was developed with software developers in mind.

It provides a clean, easy-to-read on-screen display and has a fresh, modern feeling.

Mister Sirloin BTN

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Mister Sirloin BTN Mister Sirloin BTN

Mister Sirloin is one meaty customer without a lick of gristle to spare.

This playful dish comes in three beefy weights and is perfect anytime you need a fun typeface!

Chowderhead™

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Chowderhead™ Chowderhead™

Chowderhead - It’s simple! It’s fun! It’s Chowderhead!

Dig in and get silly with this casual retro serif font!

Fontdinerdotcom

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Fontdinerdotcom Fontdinerdotcom

We liked the look of this one so much, we decided to name it after ourselves. This fun quirky retro font looks great almost anywhere, which is where you may use it!

Queen Rosie™

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Queen Rosie™ Queen Rosie™

Queen Rosie - She’s ornate, she’s well read and she’s loaded with tattoos!

Queen Rosie holds court for all the rockabilly hipsters!

Cocktail Sauce™

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Cocktail Sauce™ Cocktail Sauce™

Spice up your designs with Cocktail Sauce! This tasty handwritten script is loaded with OpenType magic that gets your designs dancing with tangy sparkling flavor! Inspired by brushscript hand lettering of the 1950s, this casual upright script will turn you into an instant lettering artist with smooth flowing connections and a full compliment of international characters! Make Cocktail Sauce your NEW secret sauce!

Secret Recipe™

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Secret Recipe™ Secret Recipe™

Secret Recipe - Shhh! Don't give this one away, it’s been handed down for generations and it comes with a blue-ribbon guarantee!

This casual handwritten script is ideal for your finest recipes!

Coffee Shop™

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Coffee Shop™ Coffee Shop™

Don't let fashionable High Society types bring you down, head to the Coffee Shop where you can indulge in a Java-induced getaway for one thin dime!

Skranji Pro™

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Skranji Pro™ Skranji Pro™

Filmotype Ford

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Filmotype Ford Filmotype Ford

Initially designed in the early-to-mid 1950s and likely inspired by the styles made popular by Lettering, Inc, Filmotype Ford solves the needs of customers looking for a more heavy duty sans serif style with a 1940s sensibility. Even with its ultra wide characters, Filmotype Ford retains its legibility at a variety of sizes.

Youngsook BTN

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Youngsook BTN Youngsook BTN

Youngsook is a wonderful, condensed marker handwriting typeface perfect for interoffice correspondance.

Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly™

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Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly™ Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly™

Like our Fontdinerdotcom font, but nothing makes a font come alive better than sparklies.

Refreshment Stand™

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Refreshment Stand™ Refreshment Stand™

Refreshment Stand - It’s Intermission Time Folks! Time to whet your whistle with an ice cold refreshing soda, hot buttery popcorn or a box of our freshest candy!

Better still, enjoy our famous handwritten casual pen script at popular prices!

El Nino

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El Nino El Nino

Summer snow and Winter heatwaves, here it comes friends . . It’s El Niño!

Enjoy this wide distressed handwritten number sure to mix it up!

Guest Check

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Guest Check Guest Check

The management kindly requests your departure with the arrival of your Guest Check!

This fine Art Deco inspried font came from, you guessed it, a Guest Check!

Stovetop™

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Stovetop™ Stovetop™

Just the right blend of herbs and spices come together in this playful offbeat retro font!

A perfect side for any main design dish!

Fluffy Slacks BTN

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Fluffy Slacks BTN Fluffy Slacks BTN

Fluffy Slacks is a casually dressed typeface perfect for informal signage, headlines and display applications.

Backtalk Sans BTN

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Backtalk Sans BTN Backtalk Sans BTN

Backtalk Sans is a geometric font family that takes a clean, simple, and straightforward approach to legibility.

Inspired by humanist and geometric letterforms, the Backtalk family creates its own honesty with a hint of personality.

Surfer Shop BTN

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Surfer Shop BTN Surfer Shop BTN

Hang ten with Surfer Shop, a playful display typeface that is perfect for beachside living.

Comes with alternate caps and a fun fresh flavor!

Wacky Action BTN

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Wacky Action BTN Wacky Action BTN

It’s Wacky Action.

Wacky Action is non-toxic, safe for the kiddies and provides hours of fonty fun.

Get wacky with Wacky Action!

Starliner BTN

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Starliner BTN Starliner BTN

Starliner was inspired by vintage brightwork from automobile emblems of the 1950s.

It makes a swell, clean, streamlined look!

Cheddar Salad BTN

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Cheddar Salad BTN Cheddar Salad BTN

Cheddar Salad is a scrapper’s dream. This playful typeface is ideal for both journaling and lettering for all your scrapbook layouts.

With its relaxed and playful homemade look, this font is perfect on everything from recipe cards to gift tags.

Crazy Girlz Blond BTN

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Crazy Girlz Blond BTN Crazy Girlz Blond BTN

Crazy Girlz Blond is a playful, display typeface perfect for the teeny bopper set for scrapping, journaling, or sorority house party signs.

The Blond weight features bubbly serifs!

Concurso Italian BTN

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Concurso Italian BTN Concurso Italian BTN

Concurso Italian was inspired by travel posters of the 1920s. Use it for travel posters, passports, luggage stickers or an elegant vintage look.

Darlin BTN

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Darlin BTN Darlin BTN

Darlin was created by an actual 6-year old girl and fonted for your pleasure.

No need to mimic childrens' handwriting when you can get the REAL thing.

Use it for all your educational endeavors or fun party invitations!

Super Delicious BTN

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Super Delicious BTN Super Delicious BTN

Super Delicious is one funky number. This fantastic typeface is a super-fun playful nod to Summertime.

Casual and exciting all at once. Enjoy this super duper font and use it on everything!

Exotic Island BTN

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Exotic Island BTN Exotic Island BTN

Exotic Island is a playful, exotic, tropical font family with a savage attitude and a bamboo skeleton!

Filmotype Fashion™

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Filmotype Fashion™ Filmotype Fashion™

Initially designed in the early-to-mid 1950s, Filmotype Fashion picks up where Futura left off but with a looser take on a geometric design and drawn wider to capture a more sophisticated 1960s visual aesthetic yet it retains a classic and timeless feel.

Candy Round BTN

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Candy Round BTN Candy Round BTN

Candy Round is part of the classic Candy family which is inspired by vintage confectionary packaging yet yields a modern look and is a perfect display typeface for any use, even at small sizes.

Hawaiian Aloha BTN

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Hawaiian Aloha BTN Hawaiian Aloha BTN

Hawaiian Aloha is a playful, exotic, tropical font family with a relaxed mood and a pleasant, casual demeanor.

Singlesville Script™

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Singlesville Script™ Singlesville Script™

Indulge in this classic retro brush-style script; perfect anytime you need a condensed upright script in those tight spaces.

Giggles BTN

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Giggles BTN Giggles BTN

Giggles is a unique, playful display typeface elegant enough for party invitations but playful enough for a children’s book.

Annie BTN

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Annie BTN Annie BTN

Annie is inspired by the friendly handwriting of a female hand which exudes a casual feeling perfect for scrapbook journaling.

Backtalk Serif BTN

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Backtalk Serif BTN Backtalk Serif BTN

Backtalk Serif is a geometric serif font family that takes a clean, simple, and straightforward approach to legibility.

Inspired by humanist and geometric letterforms, the Backtalk family creates its own honesty with a hint of personality.

Square Meal™

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Square Meal™ Square Meal™

Square Meal - Looking for a square deal? Then get Square Meal, a Saul Bass inspired 1950s style casual interlock that’s sure to make 'em smile!

Lionel Text Diesel

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Lionel Text Diesel Lionel Text Diesel

Lionel Text Diesel - Take this 1940s inspired sans-serif for a spin on the Short Line RR in its biggest and boldest weight!

Filmotype Jamboree™

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Filmotype Jamboree™ Filmotype Jamboree™

Filmotype Jamboree was released by Filmotype in mid-1960s to expand its Scripts category with a smart looking fresh informal upright pen-script!

Kentuckyfried™

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Kentuckyfried™ Kentuckyfried™

Whaddayacall it? Kentuckyfried is the name! It’s the deep-fried sensation a-sweepin' the nation!

Enjoy this playful sans-serif sure to take you back to sweet childhood days!

New York To Las Vegas™

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New York To Las Vegas™ New York To Las Vegas™

New York to Las Vegas - No red-eyes here, we're talking Vegas baby!

All night on Pan-Am this speedy serif gets you there!

Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Dark™

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Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Dark™ Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Dark™

So, you dig the hep sounds of Miles Davis planted on a chair in a smokey 1950s Jazz Club? Sounds like you're a fan of Dark Jazz! Turn up the heat cause this cool number will make your microchips frosty!

Ocalla Hand BTN

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Ocalla Hand BTN Ocalla Hand BTN

Ocalla Hand comes from the hand of a seasoned Creative Director who uses this style during concept meetings to critique comps and layouts internally.

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