Based on a beautiful 70s cafeteria sign in Havana on 23 y 12. To recreate this channel-neon sign Jake made a layered type family; base, edges and neon tubes. He only had the word cafeteria from which to create the typeface.
He was unable to trace the actual font used in manufacturing the sign - but a year or so after making his version of the typeface he found the original font online. It was remarkably similar to the one he had recreated, probably due to the modular form the characters, the major differences were with numerals. The main difference is that Havana Neon is a multi layered typeface.

This is one of three typefaces Jake designed for the book Ten Dinners in Havana.

Name: Havana Neon
Date: 2013
Foundry: Atlas
Weight: neon
Tags: Havana, Cuba, Avendida 23, cafeteria, neon, chanel signage, 70s

The character set for this font includes: lowercase and numerals for all three layers.






Ten Dinners in Havana, Elizabeth M. Grady, Craig Shillitto, designed by Jake Tilson, 2013
Below: SOURCE PHOTOS and sketchbook pages