Carbit: A Font
Carbit, the second font I released on The Chicago Neighborhoods site, is a display font full of personality that was inspired by the Carbit Paints sign that was on a recently demolished building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Carbit Paints is still in operation, and according to their website, their name is derived from its first product, a Carbon Bitumastic coating to protect the structural steel and rolling stock of the Chicago Stockyards from the corrosion caused by rock ice and salt – the only method of refrigeration in the 1920’s. 

The font can be purchased on the Chicago Neighborhoods website.
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