The Alphabet Man

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Just for the sake of reference, here’s a list of my tattoos:

  1. R from unknown wood type

  2. & from Poetica by Robert Slimbach

  3. ü from Meta Bold by Erik Spiekermann

  4. s from Fette Fraktur

  5. K from the old Krispy Kreme logo

  6. g from Baskerville, based on types of John Baskerville

  7. § from Champion Gothic Middleweight by Jonathan Hoefler

  8. 7 from Century Oldstyle Bold by Morris Fuller Benton

  9. y from Cooper Black Italic by Oswald Cooper

  10. W from Whitney Bold by Tobias Frere-Jones

  11. z from Stilla by François Boltana

  12. r from Maple Medium by Eric Olson

  13. 2 from Ingeborg Block by Michael Hochleitner

  14. w from Actium Black Italic by Gerben Dollen

  15. a from Dolly Italic by Underware

  16. e from Sodachrome (Left and Right) by Ian Moore and Dan Rhatigan

  17. Y from Banco by Roger Excoffon

  18. Å from Leyton by Ian Moore

  19. C from De Little 30-Line 196

  20. H from Calypso by Roger Excoffon

  21. é from Gill Sans Ultrabold (Gill Kayo) by Eric Gill

  22. B from Festival Titling by Phillip Boydell

  23. ø from Bell Centennial Bold Listing by Matthew Carter

  24. N from Balega by Jürgen Weltin (based on Nebiolo Resolut by H Brünnel)

  25. Q from Electra Bold by William Addison Dwiggins

  26. s from Franklin Gothic No. 2 by Morris Fuller Benton

  27. R from unknown wood type (seen in Aldo Noverese’s Alfa-Beta)

  28. 9 from Frankfurter Highlight by Alan Meeks

  29. N from Wood Font Four by Intellecta Design (after various 19th century sources)

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