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Opa-locka JNL Font

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Opa-locka JNLDesigner: Jeff Levine
Publisher: Jeff Levine
Opa-locka JNL was designed by Jeff Levine and released by Jeff Levine. Opa-locka JNL consists of 1 design. p > Opa-locka JNL is named for a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida and is based on an Art Nouveau-era little hand lettering found on vintage sheet music.

Legendary aviation leader Glenn Curtiss (who successfully established the city of Miami Springs and the city of Hialeah with James Bright) began the development of Opa-locka around 1925 as a planned neighborhood with a '1001 Arabian Nights' theme.

Plans for this special community included a nation club and a little personal airfield, but the hurricane of 1926 derailed Curtiss' original vision of the city.

Opa-locka slowly took shape as a property area for middle-class households, but the closing of a long-established Marine base, altering demographics and a track record for being a hot-spot for criminal offense, substance abuse and corruption stained this once-grand community (which boasts the biggest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western hemisphere).

Old-time Miamians bristle when the city's name (an abbreviation of a Seminole name, spelled Opa-tisha-wocka-locka) is mis-spelled as 'Opa-Locka', 'Opa Locka' or 'Opalocka'. The right name is hyphenated, and the second part is in lower case.

Font Family: Opa-locka JNL

Tags: 1920s, arabian nights, decorative, display, headline, mideast, novelty, retro

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