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ARB 93 Steel™

Want an authentic Western font? From way back when? For an old-timey feel? Heck, pardner, those ain't big old slab serifs yer lookin' at. Those are bars," as in bars of steel. They might be a little rusty, though, having been around since 1939. That's when these branding-iron ready letterforms first graced the pages of ST Publications' "SIGNS of the Times" magazine. This was the 93rd type treatment by master sign painter, Alf R. Becker. And while he had hoped the sign guys would soften things up a bit by blunting the edges of all that steel, most have been left sharp and cut-ready. So watch your fingers! And watch also for the Narrowe version of Moderne Steel. It's been pre-condensed to avoid those embarrassing stretch marks that result from an improperly distorted layout. And of course we did go ahead and blunt the edges a bit, so you wouldn't hurt yourself. That's why this one Becker font family maxes out at 32 flavors. That's a lot of bolding and blunting and italicizing going on there!

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