Metal architectural lettering

Neutraface-style lettering on the SCROC Industrial Technology building

One of my favorite aspects of living in Southern California is the local architecture and its accompanying signage. Many of the schools in my area were built in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and lots of them utilize gorgeous, low x-height, geometric titling faces like the ones on which Neutraface is based. The Southern California Regional Occupation Center, circa 1969, has some particularly nice signage adorning its sturdy, imposing Battersea-esque industrial architecture.

The SCROC Industrial Technology building

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One Response to “Metal architectural lettering”

  1. George March 26, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    I’ve been trying to figure out what to call the steel letters on the sides of old buildings, for the purpose of finding similar font faces. I, too, am from SoCal and have loved the look of vintage steel building lettering. Now I know – “architectural lettering”. Thanks for your post! (Found you via google)

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