About this font family
Eckhardt Bold JNL continues a series of sign painter-inspired type designs and is named in honor of the late Al Eckhardt, a talented sign man who was a good friend of Jeff Levine for about 18 years until his passing.
The font is available in both regular and oblique versions and was inspired by an example found in the 1928 edition of E.C. Mattthews' "How to Paint Signs and Sho' Cards". More…
Both squat and wide for maximum use in wall and window applications, the original name for the design is “Heavy Plug”. Plug was the sign painter’s term at the time for describing this type of letter form.