Large Wooden Letters
Large Wood Letters over 2 inches in height. For smaller sizes click on Small Wooden Letters.
Available in English and Greek alphabets including numbers and punctuation. Prefinished with a clear natural oil enhances the beauty of the wood. Because our wood letters are milled from solid woods
with a beveled edge it enhances the raised letter effect. No burnt edges or plywood layers that degrade the natural beauty of real wood. Our double raised letters have an oak background which helps the letters stand out when applied to a dark wood surface.
Thick Letters: Notice our 8 inch letters are 5/8 inch in thickness and have a straight sided cut.
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Large Wooden Letters
All of our products are made from the highest-quality hardwoods -- primarily white oak and walnut. All products are pre-finished with a clear hand rubbed oil finish that enhances the natural color and grain of the wood. This is a penetrating finish which means you can use the wooden letters as is or you can stain or paint them. If the letters are to be used outside exposed to the weather we do recommend applying an exterior finish.
WoodenLetters.biz is part of the Paddle Tramps web group. In the early 1960s we developed the solid walnut letter with beveled edges and we continue to manufacture the highest quality wooden letters available today. Our wooden letters can be found in many retail craft stores today. These attractive wooden letters in the English or Greek alphabet are our chief product and come in several sizes and styles. Other products we manufacture include signs, desk nameplates, wooden office accessories, notepad holders, keychains, dry-mark boards, award plaques and picture frames all designed for personalization with our wooden letters.
Style of typefaces
List of typefaces
Illustration of different font types and the names of specific specimens
Because an abundance of typefaces have been created over the centuries, they are commonly categorized according to their appearance. At the highest level (in the context of Latin-script fonts), one can differentiate Roman, Blackletter, and Gaelic types. Roman types are in the most widespread use today, and are sub-classified as serif, sans serif, ornamental, and script types. Historically, the first European fonts were blackletter, followed by Roman serif, then sans serif and then the other types. The use of Gaelic faces was restricted to the Irish language, though these form a unique if minority class. Typefaces may be monospaced regardless of whether they are Roman, Blackletter, or Gaelic. Symbol typefaces are non-alphabetic. The Cyrillic script comes in two varieties, Roman type and traditional Slavonic type.
The three traditional styles of serif typefaces used for body text: old-style, transitional and Didone, represented by Garamond, Baskerville and Didot.
Serif, or Roman, typefaces are named for the features at the ends of their strokes. Times Roman and Garamond are common examples of serif typefaces. Serif fonts are probably the most used class in printed materials, including most books, newspapers and magazines. Serif fonts are often classified into three subcategories: Old Style, Transitional, and Didone (or Modern), representative examples of which are Garamond, Baskerville, and Bodoni respectively.
Old Style typefaces are influenced by early Italian lettering design. Modern fonts often exhibit a bracketed serif and a substantial difference in weight within the strokes. Though some argument exists as to whether Transitional fonts exist as a discrete category among serif fonts, Transitional fonts lie somewhere between Old Style and Modern style typefaces. Transitional fonts exhibit a marked increase in the variation of stroke weight and a more horizontal serif compared to Old Style. Slab serif designs have particularly large serifs, and date to the early nineteenth century. The earliest slab serif font, Antique, later renamed Egyptian, was first shown in 1815 by the English typefounder Vincent Figgins.
Roman, italic, and oblique are also terms used to differentiate between upright and two possible slanted forms of a typeface. Italic and oblique fonts are similar (indeed, oblique fonts are often simply called italics) but there is strictly a difference: italic applies to fonts where the letter forms are redesigned, not just slanted. Almost all serif faces have italic forms; some sans-serif faces have oblique designs. (Most faces do not offer both as this is an artistic choice by the font designer about how the slanted form should look.)
Sans serif typefaces
The sans-serif Helvetica typeface
Main article: Sans serif
Sans serif (lit. without serif) designs appeared relatively recently in the history of type design. The first, similar to slab serif designs, was shown in 1816 by William Caslon IV. Sans serif fonts are commonly but not exclusively used for display typography such as signage, headings, and other situations demanding legibility above high readability. The text on electronic media offers an exception to print: most web pages and digitized media are laid out in sans serif typefaces because serifs often detract from readability at the low resolution of displays. Many have minimal variation in stroke width, creating the impression of a minimal, simplified design.
A well-known and popular sans serif font is Max Miedinger's Helvetica, popularized for desktop publishing by inclusion with Apple Computer's LaserWriter laserprinter and having been one of the first readily available digital typefaces. Arial, popularized by Microsoft, is a common Helvetica substitute. Other fonts such as Futura, Gill Sans, Univers and Frutiger have also remained popular over many decades.