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La Rochelle shop signs

Contributed by Pierre Brossard on Jul 5th, 2018. Artwork published in
July 2018
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    L’Orangerie uses a modified version of Comic Sans that we can qualify as a stencil font.
    License: Public Domain.

    L’Orangerie uses a modified version of Comic Sans that we can qualify as a stencil font.

    Some pictures taken in the streets of La Rochelle. The majority of the depicted signs from cafés, restaurants and other shops use fonts that either came with the operating system or were bundled with software like Microsoft Office, CorelDRAW etc.

    L’Orangerie uses a modified version of Comic Sans that we can qualify as a stencil font.
    License: Public Domain.

    Rhumerie L’Alibi in capitals from ITC Bauhaus Heavy – and another straight apostrophe.

    L’Orangerie uses a modified version of Comic Sans that we can qualify as a stencil font.
    License: Public Domain.

    A sandwich café advertises in Lithos, a font that has come bundled with Adobe software for many years.

    L’Orangerie uses a modified version of Comic Sans that we can qualify as a stencil font.
    License: Public Domain.

    Galerie Crea Cadre. In this case, the letter C of Pretoria(n) is different on the vault and on the awning.

    L’Orangerie uses a modified version of Comic Sans that we can qualify as a stencil font.
    License: Public Domain.

    The typeface on the awning of restaurant L’étoile berbère is Harrington, a revival of a late-19th century typeface made by David Berlow and included in many Microsoft products.

    L’Orangerie uses a modified version of Comic Sans that we can qualify as a stencil font.
    License: Public Domain.

    Vietnamese restaurant Cyclo-Pousse relies on French classic Auriol, and (mis)uses it in stacked and stretched letters (left).

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    • Comic Sans
    • ITC Bauhaus
    • Pretorian
    • Lithos
    • Harrington
    • Auriol

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