I have been tracking these for some time. All of a sudden I see Chalk Boards blossom at storefronts across several states. One board here or there would not be unusual. But several in each Mall, and others along the streetside say something is afoot. Maybe the 20,000 FixtureCloseUp readers per month have taken this media to heart. CLICK the thumbnail for closeup views.

For other script-ish, chalk, and hand-lettered signs see…
Pumpkin as Holiday Sign Substrate
Hand-Lettered Wood Shingle
Fresh Farm Produce Chalkboard
Retail Hours Subject to Change
Invisible Chalkboard Promotion
Whale-of-a-Sale in Chalk
Always Hire an Artsy for Retail
Ralph Lauren Hand-Chalked Signs
One Sold Every 5 Seconds
Unattended Child Warning
Skeleton Staff Greetings
Hand-lettered, Custom-Fitted Levis.
Totally Visible Total Girl
How to Handle Product Migration
All Sales Very, Very Final
You Bought It, You Own It!
Chalk Boards Across Retail
No Free Taste Tests
Breathalyzer Test By Parachute Jump

For a visual Pinterest Board summary see…
Chalk Boards and Hand-Lettering in Retail

For retail typeface, type size and color references SEE…
Best Typefaces for Retail and Point-of-Purchase
Type Size for Sign Readability
Type Size and Color for Readability
Sign as Communication Vehicle