A Font That Pays Tribute to American Diners of the 20th Century
Diners… They’re as American as jazz and baseball.
Inspired by streamlined trains, diners first appeared in the northeast United States. They were pre-fabricated and ready to go out of the box.
Slap one down on an empty lot, flip the open sign, and you’re pretty much in business.
Diners are beautiful in a distinctively American way. But that’s not what really interests me. What I find most fascinating is the role they play in America.
- Inspired by American diner culture of the 20th century
- Created to tell uniquely American stories in your design and branding work
- Language support for US and Western Europe
- No brainer price (approximately the price of a slice of pie and cup of coffee)
- NightHawk and Over Easy is a single font. The two names reflect the different moods of a diner in the morning and late at night.
Number of fonts: 1
File Type: OTF versions of all fonts
File Size: 13.2 KB
License Type: Standard version
Foundry: Designers from Across America
The Two Weird Things That Make American Diners Special
For one, patrons come from a wide spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds. Any given morning you could find a slice of America in the booths. From car mechanics to lawyers to house painters to doctors. All eating the same short order fare together.
But that’s not all. Because diners are part of a rare club. Real diners were open 24/7 - a club reserved for a select group of establishments including nightclubs, bars, and hospitals.
As a result, you got the morning rush of commuters picking up an affordable breakfast and in the wee small hours of the morning, you had bar patrons stumbling in for a greasy meal to absorb the alcohol before work the next day.
In fact, it could be argued that if you knew nothing about America a diner is the fastest and most immersive way to understand the country.
This Font is a Tribute to American Diners
So it’s with that spirit we bring you a brand new font. We call it Nighthawk.
Nighthawk (a name that pays tribute to Edward Hopper’s classic painting Nighthawks) reflects the late night, melancholy, feel of lonely bar patrons making their way home.
This font is our tribute to an American institution. And like the diners themselves the font has passed through the hands of designers from all across America. Each one helping to tell the font's story.
The Font Made by Designers from Across America
From original designer Scott Fuller, in Atlanta, Georgia. To myself, in Vancouver, Washington. To Dathan Boardman, in Oh Claire, Wisconsin. To Suzanne Sarver, in Mobile, Alabama.
This is a simple font like the simple fare served at American diners. But it’s got soul and it stands out.
Plus, you can pick it up for about the price of a slice of apple pie a la mode and a hot cup of coffee.
Grab it now and take a little piece of diner culture with you.
- JCJim C.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars2 years agoNice font!
One 2020 design trend is the use of big, bold fonts. This appealing font fits that trend well. And the font has a stylish, Art Deco appeal as well. The added texture seems to age the font to perhaps a more-retro look. Very nice.Was this helpful?
- CKColleen K.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars2 years agoNothin’ But NightHawk
I love the look and feel of this font. I’ll be using it on two upcoming projects and will keep you posted.Was this helpful?
- JVJoshua V.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 4 stars3 years agoGreat font
It didn't end up working for the project I bought it for, but I played with it on it's own, and it won't take long to find uses for it.Was this helpful?RCRetroSupply Co.3 years agoBummer. Well, hopefully a project comes up soon that it is used in. Tag us on Instagram if you do. Would love to see it.
- TLThomas L.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars5 years agoNighthawk Font
RetroSupply fonts are a new addition to the great textures and brushes we've been accustomed to seeing in the RetroSupply lineup. The latest fonts including Nighthhawk are a great extension to keep the 'retro' vibe.Was this helpful?
- JHJosh H.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars6 years agoI wish I had gotten this earlier
I have made countless coffee and snack signs for people over the last few years. Looking back at most of those, I see one thing that is missing. That would be the NightHawk Font from Retro Supply Co. This font is perfect for all kinds of stuff! I wish I had gotten this a few years ago. If you love old diner style stuff, this is the font for you. Get this and you won't have to spend a month of Sundays trying to get your work to look authentic.Was this helpful?