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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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Champ Ultra

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Champ Ultra Champ Ultra

Sahara Bodoni

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Sahara Bodoni Sahara Bodoni

Italian Didot®

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Italian Didot® Italian Didot®

Headline Gothic

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Headline Gothic Headline Gothic

Torino Modern

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Torino Modern Torino Modern

Sign Gothic Bold Condensed®

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Sign Gothic Bold Condensed® Sign Gothic Bold Condensed®

Fashion Didot

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Fashion Didot Fashion Didot

Shangrala

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Shangrala Shangrala

Triple Condensed Gothic

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Triple Condensed Gothic Triple Condensed Gothic

Rust Bucket™

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Rust Bucket™ Rust Bucket™

Elephant Bells

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Elephant Bells Elephant Bells

Barnboard®

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Barnboard® Barnboard®

Mission Hills™

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Mission Hills™ Mission Hills™

Shadow Gothic

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Shadow Gothic Shadow Gothic

Milano

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Milano Milano

Cabernet Sauvignon™

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Cabernet Sauvignon™ Cabernet Sauvignon™

Alexandra Script

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Alexandra Script Alexandra Script

Cafe Aroma

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Cafe Aroma Cafe Aroma

Title Gothic Light

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Title Gothic Light Title Gothic Light

Pink Mouse™

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Pink Mouse™ Pink Mouse™

S&L Gothic™

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S&L Gothic™ S&L Gothic™

Steel Magnolias™

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Steel Magnolias™ Steel Magnolias™

Kresson Black

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Kresson Black Kresson Black

Richmond Hill

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Richmond Hill Richmond Hill

South Beach

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South Beach South Beach

Clearmont

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Clearmont Clearmont

Shore Bodoni

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Shore Bodoni Shore Bodoni

Deco Inline

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Deco Inline Deco Inline

French Vanilla

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French Vanilla French Vanilla

Animated Gothic

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Animated Gothic Animated Gothic

Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras Mardi Gras

Road Gothic

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Road Gothic Road Gothic

Summer Nights™

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Summer Nights™ Summer Nights™

Bodoni Roma™

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Bodoni Roma™ Bodoni Roma™

Cedar Key

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Cedar Key Cedar Key

ITC Serengetti™

by ITC
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ITC Serengetti™ ITC Serengetti™

Vinchenso Regular®

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Vinchenso Regular® Vinchenso Regular®

Gusto Black®

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Gusto Black® Gusto Black®

Tequila™

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Tequila™ Tequila™

Equate

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Equate Equate

Radiance Brush™

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Radiance Brush™ Radiance Brush™

Range Gothic

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Range Gothic Range Gothic

Coffee Black

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Coffee Black Coffee Black

High Intensity

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High Intensity High Intensity

Alex

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Alex Alex

Metro Gothic

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Metro Gothic Metro Gothic

ITC Ziggy™

by ITC
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ITC Ziggy™ ITC Ziggy™

Manchester

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Manchester Manchester

Brawn

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Brawn Brawn

CEO Roman™

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CEO Roman™ CEO Roman™

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