If you grew up during the 70s to the 90s, you’d be very familiar with Elmo, Big Bird, Bert, Kermit, and the rest of the delightful cast of Sesame Street. The American children’s TV series premiered in 1969, and boasts of more than 4,000 episodes since then. Featuring Jim Henson’s Muppets, the educational show for kids has been a household name with its catchy songs, informative themes, smart humor, and cultural references.
Sesame Street as an Avenue of Learning
Until today, quality education is something that can be out of reach for some children, particularly for disadvantaged families. According to experts, access to quality education early on can have long-term benefits to the child. And if kids can’t be sent to a good school, public access television can help. Here’s where educational programs like Sesame Street come in.
In the beginning, the show was funded by government and private foundations. But through the years and with revenues from various sources (i.e. licensing agreements, other media, international sales, etc.), Sesame Street was able to produce other content and was even able to reach 140 countries.
Nostalgic Sesame Street Font
If you want to get the original font used in the show, it’s called Interstate Bold Compressed designed by Tobias Frere-Jones. For something similar, check out Alternate One by OPTIFONT. Here’s one more FREE font alternative by The League of Moveable Type that you can use for personal or commercial purposes.