Eckhardt Informal JNL was found in a Dan Solo alphabets book under the name ‘Circus Wagon’. This hand-lettered design with a playful inline is reminiscent of the show cards of the 1940s and 1950s.
The Eckhardt series of typefaces is named in honor of the late Al Eckhardt, Jr. – a good friend of type designer Jeff Levine whose talents in hand-crafting attractive lettering was appreciated by many.
His work, like the others before him is fast become a lost art in today’s technology-driven world.
Eckhardt Informal JNL is available in it’s regular (inline) version and also as a solid version.