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Roger W. Roberson

American designer, b. 1939, Saint Louis, MO, d. 2013, Lexington, KY. He also lived in Wildwood, Florida and Rushville, Indiana. Creator of the typewriter typeface Letter Gothic for IBM between 1956 and 1962, which was inspired by Optima. Poster by Ashley Donahue (2013).

Later versions of the font: Letter Gothic (Agfa), Letter Gothic (Linotype), Letter Gothic 12 Pitch (Bitstream), Letter Gothic L (URW++, 1993).

The non-monospaced version of Letter Gothic is called New Letter Gothic, which was digitized and Cyrillized by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan in 1999 at Paratype. In fact, at Paratype, LetterGothic Baltic, LetterGothic Central European, LetterGothic Cyrillic Asian, LetterGothic Cyrillic International, LetterGothic Cyrillic Old Russian, LetterGothic Multi Lingual, LetterGothic Turkish and LetterGothic Western were digitized based on Roberson's work by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan. Same goes for New Letter Gothic Baltic, New Letter Gothic Central European, New Letter Gothic Cyrillic Accented, New Letter Gothic Cyrillic Asian, New Letter Gothic Cyrillic International, New Letter Gothic Cyrillic Old Russian, New Letter Gothic Multi Lingual, New Letter Gothic Turkish, New Letter Gothic Western.

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file name: Roger Roberson Letter Gothic12 Pitch


file name: Roger Roberson Letter Gothic 1956 1962 Poster by Jesse Escobar 2016


file name: Roger Roberson Letter Gothic 1956 1962 Poster by Ashley Donahue 2013


file name: U R W Letter Gothic based on Roger Roberson 1956 1962


file name: Roger Roberson Gayaneh Bagdasaryan New Letter Gothic 1999


file name: Roger Roberson Gayaneh Bagdasaryan New Letter Gothic 1999


file name: Roger Roberson Gayaneh Bagdasaryan New Letter Gothic 1999


file name: Roger Roberson Pic







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