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Bob Alonso

Lettering artist with 33 years of experience at Photo-Lettering, who more recently released several fonts through ITC and his independent foundry, BA Graphics.

After Bob’s untimely death in 2007, John Bomparte, a friend and colleague wrote:

Throughout his career at the legendary Photo-Lettering, Inc. (one that spanned four decades), Bob created original typefaces and tailored type by modifying, revising and filling out families, fashioning pieces of type for hand-lettered jobs, as well as being involved with the updating of a number of well-known logotypes.

Bob was blessed with natural teaching abilities; and those in social and professional circles who had the good fortune to know him considered him not just a type designer but a mentor and a friend. As one such person close to him put it, he was a "graphic technician... back when computers were not even in site for graphic arts, he would take on any intricate & complex graphic project that others would shy away from and come up with a solution that achieved a masterpiece. I'll always remember someone saying 'this can't be done' and Bob saying ‘let me see it’ and a short time later, there it was --done & perfect. I would like to think that attitude rubbed off on me.

Along with this gift for teaching and explaining the complex, Bob exhibited a level of professionalism that was unsurpassed. A number of years ago when the need came to make the transition from the traditional to digital way of creating fonts, he rose to the challenge admirably. Towards the last few years of Photo-Lettering, Bob played a vital role in the conversion to digital, of many of the typefaces within the collection, notably those fonts that carry the prefix “PL”. More recently, Bob Alonso released several fonts through ITC, Adobe and his independent foundry, BA Graphics.

Bob was on the cutting edge of his best work, and in the circumstance of his untimely passing, left a measure of unfinished designs. However, the spirit of his typographic talents and his fine sense of humor lives on through the many much-loved, and popular fonts he has left us: fonts such as Cookie Dough, Equate, Elephant Bells and Pink Mouse, to name a few.

Personal details

  • From: United States of America
  • Born: Bronx, New York, 1946
  • Died: 2007
  • What he does: Type Design
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124 font families by Bob Alonso

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Sahara Bodoni

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Sahara Bodoni Sahara Bodoni

Champ Ultra

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Champ Ultra Champ Ultra

S&L Gothic™

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S&L Gothic™ S&L Gothic™

California Sans

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California Sans California Sans

Italian Didot®

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Italian Didot® Italian Didot®

Fashion Didot

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Fashion Didot Fashion Didot

Torino Modern

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Torino Modern Torino Modern

Headline Gothic

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Headline Gothic Headline Gothic

Rust Bucket™

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Rust Bucket™ Rust Bucket™

Richmond Hill

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Richmond Hill Richmond Hill

Rancho Grande™

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Rancho Grande™ Rancho Grande™

Alexandra Script

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Alexandra Script Alexandra Script

Elephant Bells

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Elephant Bells Elephant Bells

ITC Ziggy™

by ITC
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ITC Ziggy™ ITC Ziggy™

Shadow Gothic

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Shadow Gothic Shadow Gothic

Gusto Black®

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Gusto Black® Gusto Black®

Barnboard®

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Barnboard® Barnboard®

Steel Magnolias™

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Steel Magnolias™ Steel Magnolias™

Bodoni Roma™

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Bodoni Roma™ Bodoni Roma™

Road Gothic

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Road Gothic Road Gothic

French Vanilla

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French Vanilla French Vanilla

Manchester

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Manchester Manchester

Range Gothic

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Range Gothic Range Gothic

Mega

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Mega Mega

Key West

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Key West Key West

Chunky Monkey

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Chunky Monkey Chunky Monkey

Crescent

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Crescent Crescent

Animated Gothic

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Animated Gothic Animated Gothic

Deco Inline

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Deco Inline Deco Inline

Pink Mouse™

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Pink Mouse™ Pink Mouse™

Title Gothic Light

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Title Gothic Light Title Gothic Light

Sign Gothic Bold Condensed®

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Sign Gothic Bold Condensed® Sign Gothic Bold Condensed®

Elegante

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Elegante Elegante

Shangrala

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Shangrala Shangrala

Cafe Aroma

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Cafe Aroma Cafe Aroma

Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras Mardi Gras

South Beach

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South Beach South Beach

Triple Condensed Gothic

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Triple Condensed Gothic Triple Condensed Gothic

Shore Bodoni

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Shore Bodoni Shore Bodoni

Milano

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Milano Milano

Cookie Dough

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Cookie Dough Cookie Dough

ITC Serengetti™

by ITC
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ITC Serengetti™ ITC Serengetti™

Summer Nights™

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Summer Nights™ Summer Nights™

Equate

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Equate Equate

Clearmont

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Clearmont Clearmont

Vinchenso Regular®

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Vinchenso Regular® Vinchenso Regular®

Radiance Brush™

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Radiance Brush™ Radiance Brush™

Cabernet Sauvignon™

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Cabernet Sauvignon™ Cabernet Sauvignon™

Linear Gothic

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Linear Gothic Linear Gothic

Swank Gothic

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Swank Gothic Swank Gothic

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