Today's font, according to its' designer, James T. Edmonson, is based on the lettering found on Laundromat windows in the Mission District in San Fran, CA:
Love, love, LOVE this font!
P/S: Don't forget about the following challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
It's a Sketchy Challenge (deadline: Nov 30/12 - That's TODAY!!)
Leave Your Legacy (deadline: Nov 30/12 - That's TODAY!!)