But without a doubt, the creative area in which he stood out and left an indelible mark was typography. After studying calligraphy and typography under Paul Standard, he dedicated himself to the creation of more than 600 typefaces. Not only is he one of the most prolific typographers in the history of design, but each of his creations, designs, and redesigns were used in many brands, publications, and pop culture items that we see on a daily basis. He knows more about his work and discovers some of his most important sources.
Ed Benguiat: Stranger Things, Esquire, and the 600 Fonts of a Unique Typographer 4 Ed Benguiat. ITC specimen Benguiat Gothic (1979). Cary Graphic Arts Collection. snapshot of a life As a child, Ed was able to enjoy a virtually unlimited supply of drawing jewelry retouching service supplies, due to his father's job at a department store as a display manager. From the age of 9, Ed started practicing lettering and creating posters with his father's tools. Benguait stated that this approach did not lead him directly into the universe of typography,
but that it came to him as most people land in his profession: accidentally. In time, he helped found the International Typeface Corporation (ITC), a licensing organization for typesetters. He worked for type companies such as Photo-Lettering and Lubalin and Burns, where he developed some of his signature fonts. Ed Benguiat: Stranger Things, Esquire, and the 600 Fonts of a Unique Typographer 6 Ed Benguiat. Poster (1980). Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Ed Benguiat: Stranger