About this font family
Alf Becker was a master sign painter and lettering stylist who created well over 100 alphabets for a monthly feature in the trade magazine “Sign of the Times” during the 1930s and 1940s. Thanks to Tod Swormstedt of ST pubications for supplying the source material.
One of these designs features a modernized version of Old English or “text” lettering making it more legible for sign and show card work. Doing away with extra curves and swashes, this type style is more calligraphic in nature than classic. More…
Modern English JNL was modeled from Becker’s original design, and is available in both regular and oblique versions.