Lester Carey

Introducing carey type

A new typeface to honor the late great New Orleans sign painter Lester Carey


Carey Regular - all characters example


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Free for personal and commercial use.


Lester Carey was a New Orleans sign artist whose work has been found on churches, corner stores, neighborhood bars, and other commercial buildings around numerous neighborhoods of New Orleans for three decades.

There will be other font variations at some point in the future. Next up will be Carey-Script. If you would like to become a contributor to this open-source project, please reach out.


Carolyn Carey

If you would like to contribute to this project, please make a donation to Lester's sister Carolyn, who is undergoing cancer treament.

Carolyn Carey - Go Fund Me