Four fonts, each with alternative characters, accents, numerals and punctuation.

An elegant, flowing sans, block or gothic face is often the choice for secondary text in a layout where a flamboyant feature style is used for primary text. However, a well formed sans can also look good when used for headline text in more formal layouts. In these instances, outline or shade can help add a bit of authority or punch.
The Chesham Sans font has lowercase but, as a speed-style, I always paint it caps only. Every signwriter has their own version, it's often as recognisable as a signature, and is probably the most useful tool they have. In gentle support of more glamorous alphabets, a neat sans face can be used every day on almost any job.

Lee Bros sign with secondary text in Chesham Sans.

Standing at the buffers - a sighing hiss, scalding drips, the smell of warm superheater oil and white hot steam coal. ____________________________________________________ Steel come to life. _______________

Lee Bros (Wade) with Chesham Sans secondary text
William Harling Studio, Chesham Sans headline. Tels: Stevens Percepta Light
1960s D.McMinn deilvery truck layout. Chesham Sans signwriting font
Rep. plate from Stanier 4-6-0 5XP Jubilee class steam locomotive, 45699 Galatea
Ayrton & Saunder's Areca Nut Toothpaste, Liverpool.


Potlid layout, Chesham Sans and Essendine.

Chesham Sans and Stevens Percepta Modified
LHF Sarah Script and LHF Chesham Sans
LHF Chesham Sans. Classic Lettering & Layout (& LHF Tideway Script)