Tea Chest font family


Designed by Robert Harling in 1939

Tea Chest

About Tea Chest font family

The English typographer Robert Harling created Tea Chest in 1939 with the Stephenson Blake foundry. Today, this classic design is available in digital format from Linotype GmbH.

Tea Chest is a bold stencil face. The font's narrow letters are all caps, and they sport small, slab serifs. Harling's design was most likely reminiscent of the old industrial lettering painted onto boxes and wooden crates that used to be shipped all over the world on the high seas. These letters had to be simple to reproduce, easy to read, and not take up too much space!

Try out Tea Chest for large signage displays, on exotic product packaging, or in magazine or newsletter headlines.
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