House signs and numbers from The House Nameplate Company

A guide to the fonts we use for our house signs, house numbers and letterboxes

Ariel

Ariel font provides a modern clean feel to a house sign

Ariel is a sans serif font renowned for its simple elegance. Its clean, uncluttered lines usually suit more modern and urban homes.
One of the benefits of Ariel is that you can use a more funky motif without fear that the two will clash.

Audiowide

Audiowide is a modern fun font

If you're looking for a contemporary feel to your house sign then this will appeal to you.
Audiowide font will (probably) only suit modern homes and businesses and looks great in stong bold colours.

Bangers

Bangers font is fun, funky and a little eccentric

Bangers font is loud, fun and funky. It really says something about who lives at the property.
Use it with strong colours for maximum impact or tone it down with more subtle colours.

Black Ops

Black Ops has a stencil almost military feel.

Black Ops has a stencil almost military feel. Probably not ideal for a country cottage, this font is better suited to more industrial or urban areas.

Bradley Hand

Bradley Hand is friendly and informal

Bradley Hand is a relaxed, friendly and informal font for relaxed, friendly and informal homes.

Brush Script

Brush Script font

Again, this is a friendly and informal font that creates a pleasant sign.

Caesar Dressing

Caesar Dressing is fun and eccentric

Caesar Dressing is fun and eccentric. You won't be a boring, normal person if you like this. You'll love to be different and unique.

Carnivalee Freakshow

Carnivalee Freakshow

All the fun of the fair, Carnivalee Freeshow has the spirit of the circus.

Coming Soon

Coming soon font

Coming soon is simple, friendly and cheerful.

Dancing Script

Dancing Script is one of our most popular fonts

Dancing Script is one of our most popular fonts. It has a simple, uncluttered elegance that adds style without pretentions.

Fontdiner Swanky

Fontdiner Swanky

The most fun you can have on a house sign. 

Gaelic

Gaelic font is popular in Wales and Ireland

Gaelic font is popular in Wales and Ireland and works especially well with a national motif - shamrock or red dragon.

Gill sans

If the BBC was a font it would be Gill Sans

If the BBC was a font it would be Gill Sans. Solid, formal and without fuss. 

Graduate

Graduate has an American feel to it.

Graduate has an American feel to it. Confident and loud, it produces a very clear sign in upper case type.

Helvetica

Helvetica is a simple and elegant, modern font

Helvetica is a simple and elegant, modern font. Jass it up with a fun colour or motif, or simple leave it understated in white or cream.

Lato

Lato is an alternative to Gill Sans

Lato is an alternative to Gill Sans

Park Lane

Park Lane is an art deco font

Park Lane is an art deco font. Very stylish on granite and slate signs.

Permanent Marker

Permanent marker

Permanent marker provides a casual feel and can be jazzed up with a funky motif.

Snowburst One

Snowburst One

Snowburst One is a delightful font with little touches of eccentricity and fun. It is one of our favourites.

Special Elite

Special Elite font

Rather like an old typewriter, this retro font is unusual and fun. Use it with a fun motif for a unique house sign.

Times New Roman

Times New Roman for a high quality, more formal feel

Times New Roman for a high quality, more formal feel

Tradewinds

Tradewinds

Unusual and distinctive, this font will give you a memorable and unique sign.

Unifrattur Maguntia

Unifrattur Maguntia

Unifrattur Maguntia has an ancient feel to it and should be used wisely.

Hopefully this little guide to fonts has been useful to you. You are very welcome to give us feedback and offer your own thoughts.

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