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Fun Fonts: Indiana State Fair Style

Hello! For my loyal readers, you will realize that I am posting this on a Sunday, but I had good reason for “missing” a post on Friday: The Indiana State Fair! I just knew that it would be full of fonts that all of you would wish to see! I honestly think that sometimes this is where fonts go to be butchered. As a typographer, it can get a little hard to look at sometimes. It was all worth it though! So take a look and enjoy!

Ah yes, when dealing with ethnic food, especially Greek, Italian, and Asian influence, stereotypical fonts are sure to follow!

Not sure your message is getting across that you’re selling cold water? Why not make it really clear by adding a visual cue: snow capped letters!

“Hand-Dipped” is the font I’m looking at. I’m getting an 80s vibe with the triangular cross bar of the letters.

Art Deco with broiled steak? Not really seeing the connection.

Mamma Mia! What an interesting font!

Some very interesting things are happening with the “S” and “E” here.

Would you like some T(LARGE SPACE)aters with your script font?

Font designers are cringing everywhere because this font is so skewed. I get they’re trying to have the font personify curly fries, but do all the words need to curl? Answer: No.

I’m getting the old-fashioned feeling Doc.

Oh uncial fonts… You never fail to show up when words like “ye olde” or “old world” appear.

I Always love these type of fonts.

The Asian food (I use that term loosely) stands always bring out stereotypical fonts. Never fails.

Classic, hand-lettering. This sign has been at the fair for a minimum of 26 years. Beautiful!

Let’s add lights to the fonts now!

I’m thinking this lettering was done with an air brush. I love the sign is a fish! Also note: If you win, they will baby-sit your fish while you’re at the fair…haha.

Love this font!