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Frank (or Francis) D.K. Ching

West Coast architect whose book Architectural Graphics (1975) made a big splash. His lettering in that book was at the basis of David Siegel's Tekton architectural lettering family (Adobe, 1989-1993) and Harold Lohner's Frank the Architect (2004). This page quotes a University Week news story about the design of Tekton: In 1972, a former classmate working at Ohio University needed someone to teach drawing, so he contacted Ching. As part of preparing lectures in architectural graphics, Ching hand-drew and hand-lettered 400 pages of lecture notes. They came to the attention of Forrest Wilson, chairman of the School of Architecture, who showed them to his publisher, Van Nostrand Reinhard, and the rest is history. Free version of Tekton.

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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html